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.
‘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
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.
‘The First Grader’ premiere
Gallery Update: Click here at the gallery for pictures of Damian Lewis at the premiere of The First Grader at the 54th BFI London Film Festival.
Click here on the Audio clips page to download Episode 1 of BBC Radio 4 political drama Number 10. You’ll find downloads of last year’s episodes on the same page.
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
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.
‘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.
Golf tournament pics , ‘Will’ update
Gallery Update: Click here at the gallery for pics of Damian Lewis at the Leuka Mini Masters golf tournament. Read more on the event here at The Sun.
According to the film website Film New Europe, Will is scheduled to be released in the US, England, Germany and Italy in December 2010 and in Turkey in February 2011. Click here for the article and a few production images (No Damian).
Upcoming appearance, new interviews
Upcoming events: Damian Lewis is expected to be present at St. James’s Palace in London on July 5th in a gathering of Ambassadors from the Prince’s Trust. Click here for more on his activities as Ambassador.
Damian will also be taking part in the celebrity golf tournament Mini Masters 2010 in aid of Leuka at Duke’s Meadows Golf Club in Chiswick on July 16th! Click here for ticket information. Thanks to Linda and Ryanne for the news!
Damian was interviewed by Richard Bacon at Wimbledon on Friday by BBC Radio 5 Live. Click here at the BBC website to download the podcast. He was also part of the Wimbledon with Tarango and Skelton program; click here for that download. Update: Click here to download the Bacon interview.
Damian tv in Australia: The Situation will be screening on Movie One this month – click here for broadcast times. Thanks to Jen for the news!