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by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 20, 2022
According to a tweet by theatre critic Dom Cavendish, Damian hosted a memorial service at St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden (aka The Actors’ Church) in London on Friday, May 20, 2022, to celebrate Helen McCrory’s life and her formidable personality. There was laughter, tears and a standing ovation in Helen’s honor. Attendees included Helena Bonham Carter, Allie Esiri, Ralph Fiennes, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Natascha McElhone, Bob Geldoff, Rory Kinnear, Mark Strong, Joe Cole, Finn Cole, Matthew Macfadyen and Keeley Hawesdeath. Mark Strong led the tributes as the actor who had worked with Helen more than almost any other actor, appearing in seven different films, shows and plays together. Damian and Helen’s daughter Manon, 15, delivered a touching reading and son Gulliver, 14, played the guitar for guests at the ceremony.
You can see part of the event programme from Mr. Cavendish’s tweet below. Bob Dylan’s To Be Alone with You was featured and a film titled In Her Own Words played. One cannot help remember that Helen chose To Be Alone with You as one of her favorite tunes during a recent segment of Desert Island Discs and she added that she had a blank check from Damian to run away with Bob Dylan. A close friend who attended the memorial service said, “It was just the most beautiful memorial. It was very touching. Speechless.”
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Oscar International UK Tour: Education With a Kick
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 19, 2022
In May, 2022 Damian attended a luncheon hosted by the Oscar Foundation to celebrate Oscar’s work in low income communities in India. Royal Patron HRH Sophie, The Countess of Wessex also attended the event, which took place to thank those who supported the Foundation, and also to share plans how to reach out to more children in 2022/2023. The combination of football and charity is totally Damian’s turf!
The Foundation is education with a kick, a non-profit organization that uses football to instill the value of education in children and youth from low-income communities of India. The Foundation is headquartered in Mumbai and has reached out to children in Mumbai, Delhi, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand. Others in attendance were Nathaniel Parker, Ashok Shankar Rathod and Lucinda Sowerbutts.
To view more photos of the event, please visit our Gallery here.
For more information about The Oscar Foundation, visit their website here.
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Historical Milestone of a British Monarch
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 15, 2022
More than 500 horses and 1,000 performers took part in a 90-minute programme for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration, marking the momentous occasion of 70 years on the throne. She officially hit the milestone back on February 6th, with celebrations happening throughout 2022. A variety of stage stars took part in the televised theatrical arena event, broadcast on ITV and ITV Hub from the grounds of Windsor Castle in Berkshire on May 15, 2022, as Britbox North America live streamed the event to viewers in the United States and Canada. The event took place from 8:00 p.m. to about 10:40 p.m. local UK time.
Helen Mirren took on the role of Elizabeth I (fitting, given she played Elizabeth II on stage) alongside Omid Djalili as The Herald, a character who introduces a cast of Queen’s Players, in the first of four acts charting the modern history of the nation. Damian Lewis opened the evening (video below), and Tom Cruise and Adjoa Andoh all served as hosts for the other acts. Musical guests included Gregory Porter, Maureen Lipman, Katherine Jenkins of Wales who sang Calon Lan and David Jason at various intervals throughout the night. Each act reflected on key moments in history, including Elizabeth I’s Tilbury Speech and James I and the Gunpowder Plot.
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by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 3, 2022
L to R: Allie Esiri, Damian Lewis, Sue Latimer, Helena Bonham Carter
Media outlets are claiming it was a hit and fans feel honored to have witnessed it, so why not continue the celebrations of Sondheim’s Old Friends gala with an afterparty! After their performances, stars of the stage gathered at The Prince of Wales Theatre in Leicester Square, London, on May 3, 2022 for a little adult-cocktailing to salute the memorable event in aid of the Stephen Sondheim Foundation. View more photos of the afterparty in our Gallery here.
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Suited and Booted
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 30, 2022
We’re not exactly sure what the occasion is, possibly a family wedding, but Damian and daughter Manon are “suited and booted” as they provide us 12 seconds of dancing entertainment on TikTok. See screengrabs in our Gallery here and enjoy video below:
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Moroccan Luncheon with Friends
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 19, 2022
Peek just beyond the healthy, green foliage and you will see our favorite Ginger enjoying a Moroccan luncheon with friends Dominic West and British antique dealer and television presenter Gordon Watson. In Gordon’s Instagram post he shared that the beautiful table had been set as he awaited the arrival of his special guests. Watson owns the furniture company Gordon Watson, Ltd., one of the first established 20th century design galleries in London specializing in French and Italian design. See more photos of the luncheon in our Gallery here.
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Liverpool vs. Inter
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 9, 2022
Photo Credit: Cliff Whittingham
Guess who was out and about to watch his fave Liverpool play? Damian was spotted at the UEFA Champions League match, round of 16, leg 2 of 2, on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, UK. Liverpool lost 0 -1 against Internazionale Milano (Inter), but won by aggregate. In the first game, LFC beat Inter 2 – 0. In the second match, Inter beat LFC 1 – 0. LFC has more goals in total, so even though LFC lost this game, they will go on to the quarter finals. Damian posed for photos with many fans and even made a stop at Taggy’s, a unique LFC-themed bar on 21 Anfield Road. Whether Damian stopped by to imbibe for pre-game or post-game, who can tell?! 🙂 But we’re told some singing may have been involved. For more about Taggy’s Bar, visit their website here.