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Damian Lewis Hosted the Annual McCrory Award in Private Exhibit

The McCrory Award Campaign 2024

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 26, 2024

Damian hosted a private viewing of the “DoNotDisturb” art exhibit on March 26, 2024 at the Alon Zakaim Fine Arts gallery in London, showcasing exclusive photography pieces and black and white sketches of Helen McCrory and other celebrities to support the Sir Hubert von Herkomer Foundation and to honor The McCrory Award.

Funds raised from the charity event will sponsor three young HvH Arts Foundation artistic beneficiaries who will be bestowed The McCrory Award mentorship. The inaugural event launched back on June 15, 2022.

Debbi Clark, photographer and CEO/Founder of HvH Arts Foundation, and Sadie Frost also co-hosted the occasion, with a visit from the Mayor of Camden. The event was curated by stylist Marcella Martinelli. Others in attendance at tonight’s private exhibit were Damian and Helen’s children Manon and Gulliver.

Images of Helen, Damian, Cillian Murphy, Jude Law, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Billie Piper, James Purefoy, Andrew Scott, and many more were donated in support of the private viewing and some images were launched via the online catalogue to browse for purchase through donation and pledge to support the charity.

The pieces were donated by professional photographers Debbi Clark, Ray Burmiston, David Venni, Clive Arrowsmith, Ian Derry, Charlie Gray, Lorenzo Agius, Tony Vaccaro, John “Rankin” Waddell , Ram Shergill, Terry O’Neill, plus black and white sketches from artist Nina Mae Fowler.

The foundation – which Helen was the former Patron of and is now patroned by Damian – gives access to free art and media workshops for disadvantaged children “…so they can express their inner artist” and flourish.  This includes, but not limited to, photography, film making, sculpting, cooking, music production and song writing, drama, poetry, dance, crochet, fine art/painting, graffiti street art and much more. View more images from the event in our Gallery here.

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Damian Lewis Smooches a Pooch

Baby Dog Buddy

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 25, 2025

While on This Morning earlier this month, Damian smooched the most famous UK puppy and cutest fur celebrity named Baby Dog Buddy, who brings awareness to the Dogs for Autism campaign. Currently there is an emergency appeal for 10 more miracle dogs like Buddy desperately needed in 2024. Sponsor a puppy, transform a life: your donation matters
Every pound you donate goes towards the comprehensive training of their remarkable pups. Learn more here.

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Unveiling of ‘A Fairy Tale of New York’

Sir HvH Arts Foundation

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 23, 2023

It was a fantastical evening as Damian and friends unveiled the Advent window ‘A Fairy Tale of New York’ on the eve of the Winter Solstice for Sir HvH Arts Foundation, a charity organization that Damian is the Patron of, and Helen McCrory was the former Patron. The beautiful design was created by Damian and Helen’s children, Manon and Gulliver, and displays a silhouette of the New York City skyline as “our Angel” flys over all those on earth.

Source: Debbi Clark, CEO of Sir HvH Arts Foundation

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Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends Concert Recording to be Released This Week

Live Recording on CD Set

by Alex Wood and Tanyel Gumushan | WhatsOnStage | December 6, 2023

A live cast recording of Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends will be released in the US and UK this Friday, December 8, 2023 on a 2-disc CD set and digital and streaming formats from First Night Records.

The WhatsOnStage Award winning event, which took place in May 2022, featured a bumper cast of Michael Ball, Helena Bonham Carter, Rob Brydon, Petula Clark, Anna-Jane Casey, Rosalie Craig, Janie Dee, Judi Dench, Daniel Evans, Maria Friedman, Haydn Gwynne, Bonnie Langford, Damian Lewis, Julia Mckenzie, Julian Ovenden, Bernadette Peters, Sian Phillips, Jon Robyns, Clive Rowe, Jenna Russell, Imelda Staunton, Charlie Stemp, Gary Wilmot and Michael D Xavier. View photos from the event in our Gallery here.

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Damian Lewis To Host Annual McCrory Award in Private Exhibit

The McCrory Award Campaign 2024

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 5, 2023

Damian is scheduled to host a private viewing of the “DoNotDisturb” art exhibit on March 26, 2024 at the Alon Zakaim Fine Arts gallery in London, showcasing exclusive photography pieces and black and white sketches of Helen McCrory to support the Sir Hubert von Herkomer Foundation and to honor The McCrory Award. Funds raised from the charity event will sponsor 3 young HvH Arts Foundation artistic beneficiaries who will be bestowed The McCrory Award mentorship. Sadie Frost will also co-host the occasion. More than likely there will be an online catalogue to browse for purchase through donation, typically via a prize draw and pledge to support the charity.  The inaugural event launched back on June 15, 2022.

The foundation – which Helen was the former Patron of and is now patroned by Damian – gives access to free art and media workshops for disadvantaged children “…so they can express their inner artist” and flourish. Like last year, we anticipate featured photographs will be donated by additional celebrities, all who have posed for Helen’s friend Debbi Clark, photographer and CEO/Founder of HvH Arts Foundation. To explore more about Debbi Clark Photography click here and here.

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Damian Lewis for CureEB

Coffee To Cure EB Campaign

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 6, 2023

Damian took to social media today to aid in the ‘Coffee To Cure EB‘ campaign. Damian has been a Patron of the charity since 2014 and encourages his followers to donate the price of the average coffee, £3, by texting CUREEB to 70560.  Cure EB is a research-focused charity dedicated to finding effective treatments and a cure for all types of Epidermolysis Bullosa. Do it like Damian:

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Damian Lewis and Alison Mosshart Attend Vogue World: London

Vogue Brings Fashion Fantasia to the West End

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 14, 2023

Damian and Alison walked the red carpet in style as they attended the star-studded Vogue World: London show at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London on Thursday, September 14, 2023. The theme and dress code for the evening was Opening Night for the 1,500 guests. Damian performed on stage in a punchy tartan frock coat and worked the crowd playing a hammy theater usher as part of the original comedy sketch Safety Curtain alongside James McAvoy, James Corden, Sienna Miller and others. The evening concluded with a live performance by the fabulous and talented Annie Lennox singing ‘Sweet Dreams.’ View more photos from the event in our Gallery.

Vogue brought its very own fashion fantasia to the West End as audience members and streaming viewers watched the magazine dramatically bring to life the pages of Vogue. Masterminded by BAFTA- and Olivier-winning director Stephen Daldry, show director Emily Burns, and creative producer Fran Miller, alongside the Vogue team, the evening ran the gamut of the performing arts—opera and ballet and theater, oh my—with a galaxy of fashionable stars ranging from Kate Moss, Jared Leto, Brian Cox and Cindy Crawford to Sophie Okonedo, Ian McKellen, Linda Evangelista and Stormzy. Other guests included Baz Luhrmann, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Maisie Williams.

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Damian Lewis Supports BGC Charity Day 2023

On the Trading Floor for Cure EB and HvH Arts Foundation

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 11, 2023

Damian makes trading look easy as he participates in the annual BGC Charity Day 2023 on Monday, September 11, 2023 at Canary Wharf located at One Churchill Place in London, England for CureEB (alongside founder Sharmila Collins) and Sir Hubert von Herkomer Arts Foundation (alongside Ambassador Sadie Frost and CEO Debbi Clark). He was among other celebrities helping raise money for various charities for the 22nd anniversary of 9/11.

The annual Charity Day supports BGC Partners and it’s affiliated companies Cantor Fitzgerald and GFI Group and all profits made from trades today will go to hundreds of charities across the globe. In addition to BGC’s offices in London, Charity Day 2023 took place across the firm’s international offices including, New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo and Sydney. View more photos from the event in our Gallery.

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Damian Lewis To Support BGC Charity Day 2023

Time to Make Some Calls for Charity Day

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 6, 2022

HvH Arts Foundation announced on social media today that their Patron Damian Lewis will be back on the trading floor this year to support their charity at BGC Charity Day 2023 with Ambassador Sadie Frost and CEO Debbi Clark. Damian will also raise funds for CureEB as Patron of that charity, alongside founder Sharmila Collins. He is scheduled to participate in the 19th annual BGC Charity Day on Monday, September 11, 2023 at Canary Wharf located at One Churchill Place in London, England.

Damian raises money for two local organizations: The HvH Arts Foundation, a foundation near to Helen McCrory’s heart, provides free courses designed to deliver a route through the often prohibitive costs that comes with studying the arts for young people, as well as free after-school, weekend, and holiday tuition for vulnerable children and youth. Donations support their summer holiday programs which provides art, music, photography, film, sculpture, illustration, dance and drama workshops every day during summer break, and helps develop their Music Mentoring Project that supports young gifted and talented musicians with resources associated with live band or music studio. CureEB is an organization that supports those affected by epidermolysis bullosa, a severe genetic skin condition that leads to blistering and skin loss at the slightest friction. Children with the condition are often referred to as ‘Butterfly Children’ as their skin is said to be as fragile as a butterfly’s wings.

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Damian Lewis Performed at HvH Arts Foundation Summer Exhibition

Summer Exhibition: Create Every Day

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 3, 2023

Patron Damian Lewis performed with students at the Sir Hubert Von Herkomer Arts Foundation (HvH Arts) summer exhibition “Create Every Day” on Saturday, September 2, 2023 in London, England. Other attendees were Ambassador Sadie Frost and CEO Debbi Clark. HvH Arts Foundation offers youth a gateway to the arts, providing inspiration and tools to develop lifelong artistic passions, and is home of The McCrory Award in honor of former patron Helen McCrory. The award is given annually to support gifted disadvantaged young people who do not have access to the resources, training and finances to support them in their chosen medium. Damian and his children Manon and Gulliver presented the HvH Arts Scholarship Awards at the event. Watch video here:

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Vogue World Launches London Fund for Performing Arts

Vogue World: London

by Staff | Broadway World | August 29, 2023

Vogue will donate 100% of net proceeds from ticket sales to Vogue World: London to arts and cultural organizations in London.

Vogue World: London will be held on 14 September at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. You can stream it live at Vogue World at 8:00 p.m. BST (3:00 p.m. EST), with the preshow beginning at 2:30 p.m. EST. The theatrical production, conceived with Stephen Daldry, will be inspired by an opening night in the West End. It will mark the start of London Fashion Week, with a red carpet followed by performances across the worlds of opera, theatre, film, contemporary dance, classical and popular music.

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Damian Lewis Attends Prince’s Trust ‘Coronation of the King’ Celebration

Prince’s Trust Celebration

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 4, 2023

Photo Cred: Ty Francis, MBE – Twitter

Damian was spotted at the Prince’s Trust celebration of the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla held at Christie’s Auction House on Thursday, May 4, 2023 in London. Damian is an Ambassador for Prince’s Trust, a charity that believes every young person should have the chance to succeed, no matter what their background or the challenges they are facing. The charity helps young people, aged 11-30, from disadvantaged communities and those facing the greatest adversity by supporting them to build the confidence and skills to live, learn and earn. They develop essential life skills, get ready for work and access job opportunities so they can lead a more stable, fulfilling life.

Christie’s marked the historic Coronation of the King occasion with two special exhibitions during the month of May in London. Visit Christie’s at 8 King Street in London from May 2-26 and join the festivities in the midst of extraordinary art, objects and stories. Entry to their exhibitions is free and open to all.