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by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 18, 2023
Fresh off The Alps, Damian was back at his old stomping ground as he mingled with the guests at the Charles Finch x CHANEL pre-BAFTA dinner party in London on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 5 Hertford Street, ahead of Sunday’s ceremony. Also attending the event was Angela Bassett, Ruth Wilson, Minnie Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Sir Patrick Stewart, Andrew Scott, Taron Egerton, Sir Bob Geldof, Regé-Jean Page, Austin Butler, Felicity Jones, Lily James, Jenna Coleman, Alexa Chung, Ellie Bamber, Hayley Atwell and host Richard E. Grant. View more photos in our Gallery here.
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Centenary Year Celebrations: Cover Stars of 2022
by Staff | Radio Times | February 7, 2023
Last week Radio Times kicked off their centenary year celebrations with their annual Radio Times Cover Party at Claridge’s Hotel Ballroom in London on January 31, 2023 to celebrate those who have featured on the front cover of the magazine in the previous 12 months, and what a night it was! Hosts Sir Lenny Henry and Radio Times Editors Tom Loxley and Shem Law were joined by various cover stars of 2022. HRH Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, was presented with two commemorative Radio Times covers featuring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, from the years 1940 and 2022. View more images in our Gallery here.
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Bobby Axelrod Plays for Real Billionaires
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 20, 2023
According to drummer Will Cleasby’s Instagram post, Damian and other members of his band (David, Phil and Kitty) were in Davos, Switzerland apparently providing House of Koko music entertainment at the annual World Economic Forum, which was held January 16 – 20, 2023. What? Yea, you heard me. Didn’t Bobby Axelrod flee to Switzerland last we checked? 😉 View more photos and videos from the event in our Gallery here.
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FeedNHS: Sharing Honor With Helen
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 14, 2022
Damian was honored with Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to drama and charity on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at Windsor Castle, which was bestowed upon him by King Charles III. His daughter Manon and son Gulliver attended their father’s ceremony, as well as Helen’s parents Iain and Anne. And did you notice Damian wore his purple socks? 🙂
The recognition was previously announced during the Queen’s Birthday Honours in anticipation of her Platinum Jubilee in June 2022 and published in the official public record of The Gazette. Damian has quietly carried out philanthropic work for several charities over many years, some of it with the late Helen McCrory. Beginning in 2020, he and Helen helped raise over £1.2 million for the FeedNHS campaign, a coalition charity helping feed NHS staff and frontline workers during the CoVid-19 pandemic, which allowed over 40,000 meals a day to be served to 100 hospitals.
The Royal recognition comes after Damian was awarded an OBE by The Duke of Cambridge Prince William at Buckingham Palace in 2014 for contributions to drama. In addition to CureEB, he is an Ambassador and Patron for a number of organizations, including youth charities Sir HvH Arts Foundation for The McCrory Award and The Prince’s Trust.
An Investiture is the very special day when someone who has been awarded an honour receives their award in person from a Member of the Royal Family. The investee visits a Royal residence with members of their family to receive their insignia.
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Royal Honours for FeedNHS
by Danny Halpin | Evening Standard | December 13, 2022
Damian Lewis, William Roache and AstraZeneca’s chief executive Sir Pascal Soriot are among a number of people due to be recognised with honours at an investiture ceremony on Wednesday, December 14, 2022.
Lewis, star of the award-winning shows Homeland and Band Of Brothers and who started a fundraiser to feed NHS staff healthy meals, will be made a CBE for services to drama and charity; while Roache, who holds the world record for the longest-serving TV actor in a continuous role for playing Ken Barlow in Coronation Street, will be made an OBE.
French-born Sir Pascal will be knighted for services to UK life sciences and the response to Covid-19 at the ceremony at Windsor Castle, after his company developed a vaccine and sent billions of doses around the world.
Paralympic athletes Karen Tonge and Sophie Wells and TV presenter Matt Baker are also to receive honours. Tonge, chair of Para Table Tennis, will be made an OBE for services to Paralympic table tennis after years of promoting the sport at a grassroots level. Para-equestrian Wells, who won gold at the London Paralympic Games in 2012, will also be made an OBE for services to equestrianism.
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ITVX Showcase Event
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 1, 2022
Damian and A Spy Among Friends co-star Anna Maxwell Martin attended the ITVX showcase event in London back on November 15, 2022. View images from the event here. The event celebrated the upcoming December 8 launch of new streaming service ITVX, which will feature more than 10,000 hours of free programming, including Spy.
As reported earlier, Damian is part of the 2022 Jury for UK’s Raindance Film Festival this year. The festival runs from October 26 – November 5, 2022 and organizers have announced on social media that Damian has accepted a posthumous Icon Award in tribute to Helen McCrory. Helen served on the Raindance Jury back in 2011. The Radio Times reports Damian said:
“I’m honoured to accept the posthumous Raindance Icon Award on Helen’s behalf. She’d be pleased as punch to be receiving it. There was no more fiercely independent spirit than Helen and in her attitude towards work. She loved her time on the Raindance jury and being able to view films made with that same liberated energy. Raindance and Helen – it’s a perfect match.”