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Hay Festival Appearance

Damian Lewis will be performing in the Hay Festival on June

4th this year! He’ll be taking part in a stage presentation of Phillippe Sands’Torture Team,

described on the event page as “An inquiry into the interrogation techniques used by the American

administration and military in Guantanamo and beyond. When do lawyers who authorise abuse cross a line into

criminality?.” Vanessa Redgrave, Ralph Fiennes, Jay Sanders, and Gillian Anderson are also part of the

lineup. Tickets (£15) are only available to members at the moment but will be made available to the general

public soon.

For more on the event, click here on the Hay Festival website.

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Damian in NY

We’ve received a brief update from Damian’s assistant, Michael. He sends us news that “Damian is going to be over in New York from Saturday 2nd April until Wednesday 6th April. He is there with his wife, Helen McCrory who is over in the city promoting “Harry Potter”, I believe the DVD and the new exhibition which is opening in New York.”

Helen McCrory is listed as being in attendance of the red carpet event happening December 4th celebrating the Harry Potter: The Exhibition grand opening and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 DVD release. will have a live stream of the event.

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Oxford Literary Festival Appearance

Damian Lewis will be taking part in the WordTheatre and The Sunday Times Magazine present Sunday Best event as part of the Oxford Literary Festival on April 7th! He’ll be performing “The Deep” by Anthony Doerr, one of six shortlisted stories for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award which will be announced April 8th. Tickets (£15) may be purchased here at the Tickets Oxford website. For more information on the event, visit the WordTheatre or the Oxford Literary Festival websites.

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Upcoming appearance

Damian Lewis will again be taking part in a Josephine Hart celebrity poetry reading! The Beyond Frankenstein:
Josephine Hart presents Romantic Poetry
will take place April 15th with special guests Damian Lewis, Dan Stevens and Harriet Walter. The event will celebrate “the great romantic-gothic world of Frankenstein, Josephine Hart presents the work of Shelley, Byron and their Romantic contemporaries.” Tickets (£3.50) are now available here at the National Theatre site.

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out and about

  • Damian Lewis attended a performance of the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Ballet at The Royal Opera House on Thursday in London.

  • The Damian Lewis-narrated documentary Keep on Running: 50 Years of Island Records will be repeating on BBC Four at 12:30 am on Sunday. For an mp3 download of Damian’s narration, click here on the Audio page.

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The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 World Premiere

Gallery Update: Click here at the gallery for pictures of Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory at The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 World Premiere held at The Odeon Leicester Square in London on November 11th.

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‘Number 10′ update + Fundraiser pics

  • Reminder: The 2nd episode of the Afternoon Play Number

    10 broadcasts on Monday from 2:15pm – 3:00pm and may be listened to live and later again at the BBC Radio 4 page. Damian plays the part of PM Simon Laity.

    A summary of Episode 2 from the BBC website:

    Written by Jonathan Myerson. A leaked consultation document has the PM suggesting the armed forces budget should

    be cut in half. The Chief of General Staff declares war on the PM.

    It’s a minority Tory government and they need Lid Dem support to get their Health Bill through – Whitman (LD

    Whip) wants imposed industry regulation, whilst the Tories want it to be voluntary.

    The good news is that they have just signed a huge armaments deal with Saudi Arabia- securing factories and jobs

    – which Hugo, the Deputy Prime Minister, did all the hard work on. But suddenly a journalist says that Hugo took a

    bribe while there – in the form of a prostitute….

    But obscuring all this is the news that the new Sheriff of Essex – controlling police and prisons – is cutting

    costs by getting convicted criminals to stand outside the Lakeside Thurrock wearing placards proclaiming their

    crime such as ‘Thief'”. She is determined to stick to it putting her in direct confrontation with the PM.

    A summary of Episode 3 from the BBC website:

    Written by Jonathan Myerson. The PM has recalled Hugo – his secret task is to open negotiations with the Lib

    Dems to form a permanent alliance. Hugo isn’t keen but….

    Meanwhile the Scottish Parliament is bringing in a ban on burqas and Number 10 wants the Prince of Wales to

    soften the blow by bringing Islam into his all-Faith Conference. But a Muslim millionaire announces he will pay all

    anti-burqa fines..

    And Nathan is proposing a universal DNA database..

    But everything goes up into the air when Princess Eleanor, seventeenth in line to the throne, goes missing,

    maybe kidnapped…. Is the Home Secretary to blame for cutting his bodyguarding bill? How furious is the Prince of

    Wales – just as they are asking him for a favour?

  • Gallery Update: Click here at the gallery for pictures of Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory at the Scene & Heard’s Gala Fundraiser earlier this month. Thanks to

    Chantel for the headsup!

    Scene & Heard is an organization that pairs inner city children with theatrical professionals to teach them

    the theatre arts. Click here on the

    Audio page to listen to Damian reading Beauty & Death, a play written by 11 year-old Promi Chowdhury which aired on

    BBC Radio back in 2006.

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BFI Appearance

  • We heard from Damian’s new personal assistant, Michael, this week and he was kind enough to pass on the news that Damian will be at a Directors UK event at the 54th BFI London Film Festival on Monday and that as far as projects go “Damian is currently working on some of his own stuff.” We’ll just have to wait and see what that “stuff” turns out to be!

  • Reminder: The first episode of the Afternoon Play Number 10 broadcasts on Monday from 2:15pm – 3:00pm and may be listened to live on the BBC Radio 4 page.

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Scene & Heard Charity Event – October, 2010

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.

Continue reading Scene & Heard Charity Event – October, 2010

Categories Events News Radio Video

New BBC Radio 3 drama, Cambridge Jones’ exhibit, new vids

  • Thanks to Ann for the headsup on the wonderful new article at the British Airways High Life website where Helen McCrory discusses the family’s recent vacation in Sicily.

  • According to The Stage, Damian and Greta Scacchi will star in the upcoming BBC Radio 3 production of Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin. Damian Lewis worked previously with Scacchi in the zany comedy Jeffrey Archer: The Truth.

  • Damian Lewis will be featured in Talking Pictures, an exhibition of portraits by Cambridge Jones at the Wales Millennium Centre from September 7th to October 25th. The exhibition will later visit London, New York and Los Angeles. Click here and here at the Wales Online site or here at the Wales Millennium Centre site for more information.

    Damian was also featured in the 2008 book Inspired by Music, a collection of celebrity portraits by Cambridge Jones. Click here at the gallery for scans.

  • Thanks to Kirsten for the headsup on 2 new videos: Click here at Talksport for an interview with Damian at the Leuka Mini Masters golf tournament where he discusses football and fans.

    Click below for video from The Big Lunch event in Tufnell Park where you can see Damian with Helen and the children.

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‘The Big Lunch’, new candids

  • Gallery Updates: Click here at the gallery for pictures of Damian Lewis attending ‘The Big Lunch’ at St George’s Avenue in Tufnell Park on Sunday, July 18th. Click here at the Daily Mail for more on the event.

    Also click here at the gallery for pictures of Damian hanging out in the West End in London on June 30th.