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Ambassador for Prince’s Trust Influenced by Keane Role
by Fred Attewill | Metro | March 25, 2013
Homeland star Damian Lewis’s role as a homeless man moved him to become an ambassador for a charity helping disadvantaged young people.
The 42-year-old star became involved with the Prince’s Trust after research for his 2004 film Keane, in which he played a man who suffered a nervous breakdown, showed him how easy it was for a comfortable lifestyle to fall apart.
Lewis said: ‘It’s alarming how few steps I trod in the film from a successful life to a breakdown into homelessness – and many kids are closer than adults to this because they don’t have support networks.
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Damian and Helen Onstage for Children’s Charity
by Stephen Einhorn Blog | October, 2010
At the beginning of October, the children’s charity Scene & Heard played host to a star studded event held at the 20th Century Theatre in Notting Hill. The evening included champagne, canapés, the performance of plays written by Scene & Heard’s child playwrights, and an auction.
Famous faces included patrons Damian Lewis (the host), Helen McCrory, Tim Pigott-Smith, Tom Goodman- Hill, Twiggy Lawson and Jonathon Pryce.
Scene & Heard is a unique mentoring project that partners the inner-city children of Somers Town, London with volunteer theatre professionals. They give children intensive, one-to-one adult attention, enabling them to write plays which are then performed by professional actors. For many years, this vibrant charity has created astonishing and extraordinary theatre.
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Music Remains a Constant Force of Inspiration in All Our Lives
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 1, 2009
The Prince’s Trust released a book compilation titled, Inspired by Music that includes a personal reflection by Damian Lewis and many other celebrities like Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Benedict Cumberbatch, and more. Each portrait subject is accompanied by lyrics of a song that inspired them. The Foreward was written by Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and the Introduction was written by Phil Collins. All photography is by Cambridge Jones and the book was published in 2009 by Shoehorn Publishing. View images of the book here
By sharing their own thoughts and musical choices, the celebrities and young people featured in this book offer a unique insight into how one piece of music became their inspiration to survive, to excel, to remember or simply to be happy. The aim of The Prince’s Trust has always been to change the lives of young people in the UK whose music might tell a different story. The sale of every copy of this book will provide the vital funding needed to help more young people turn their lives around and realize their own inspiration.
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Berkeley Square Ball for The Prince’s Trust
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 19, 2005
Damian, an Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust organization, performed his famous Elvis Presley impersonation on stage during The Berkeley Square Ball at Berkeley Square on July 19, 2005 in London, England. The fundraising party in aid of The Prince’s Trust has not taken place in several years, but this year was hosted by Vince Power as 700 guests tuck into a dinner prepared by chef Jamie Oliver.