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  • The Lewis Family (Damian, Helen McCrory, Manon, and Gulliver) were photographed out walking in Marina Del Rey, California on Thursday, April 2, 2009; click here to read the entry at Celebrity Baby Blog. 😀

  • Listen to Rupert Wyatt, director of The Escapist, discussing the film with Dan Persons on Mighty Movie Podcast.

  • Laemmle Theatres is sponsoring a special $6.00 screening of The Escapist in West Hollywood on April 14th at 7:30 pm (PT); click here for more information.

  • In the Sunday edition of the London Times Stephen Armstrong writes about doing voice-overs for Disney’s hit, animated series Phineas and Ferb; and he talks about the large number of British actors that have contributed to the series, including Damian Lewis.

    If you are in the UK, watch Phineas and Ferb and hear Damian Lewis as Agent 00 0 in “Elementary My Dear Stacy” on the UK Disney Channel on April 12th and 13th at 11:20 am.

  • Listen online to Helen McCrory on BBC Radio 4 in the second and final part of “Something Fresh” by PG Wodehouse.

  • Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker with Damian Lewis will air on HBO2e at the dates and times shown below:

    » HBO2e Wed, Apr 8, 1:30 PM Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker
    » HBO2e Thu, Apr 16, 7:30 AM Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker

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  • Click here at the gallery for HQ stills from episodes 2×20 and 2×21! Many thanks to Dryope!

  • Click here and here for reviews of The Escapist from New York Times and Hollywood Elsewhere.

    The program At The Movies also reviewed the film and highly recommended it. Click here at the official site for information on local broadcast days and times.

    The film is currently playing at the Village East Cinema and will open in LA on April 10th at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 theater and in Portland at the Living Room Theater on May 8th. It is currently available to Video On Demand viewers under “IFC In Theaters; click here for the Comcast On Demand listing.

  • Damian Lewis is featured in The Observer’s This Much I Know.

    I’ve got Wikipedia insight. I used to be able to sit at dinner parties and talk at length about a novel, having just read the jacket in a bookshop. Now it’s like I’ve got the jacket and the inside cover as well, but nothing more.

  • According to this press release Damian Lewis will be part of the upcoming book Inspired, which will feature inspirational stories from both celebrities and the young people supported by the youth charity The Prince’s Trust. The book will include photography from Cambridge Jones and will be released in July 2009. According to the release the launch will be accompanied by bookstore signings and a possible broadcast special. No word if Damian will be part of that.

    Click here at the site for more info on Damian’s involvement with the charity.

  • Click here for part 4 of emiliglia’s Winters/Nixon Picspam. Warning: The commentary is a bit on the “slashy” side. I’m not usually comfortable linking to slash material but she’s even got Winters/ Nixon gifs for crying out loud! 😀
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  • Click above to view the trailer (posted by KateBlake_2000) for “Initiative 38”, episode 2.20 of
    Life that will broadcast in the US this Wednesday, April 1st, at 9pm ET on NBC.

  • Thanks once again to dj for the screencaps from the “3 Women” Life episode 2.18 that aired in the US on March 18, 2009.

  • In this New Jersey Star-Ledger article Alan Sepinwall talks about foreign actors portraying Americans on US television and describes Damian Lewis as one of the “very few foreign imports who can do a convincing American accent while giving an interesting performance.”

  • IFC Films has a new page for the April 2nd US release of The Escapist with Damian Lewis.

  • Blogger Thomas Robinson says of The Escapist:

    “Rupert Wyatt’s debut then is one of those most wonderful of films, defiantly modern without shirking its genre’s classic roots…That the lead is played by supporting actor du jour Brian Cox is the films biggest boon… It’s wonderful to see him excel in a starring role written with him in mind…The supporting cast are also excellent with some nicely against-type casting in the form of Damian Lewis’ soft spoken murderous kingpin…Wyatt is a talent to watch.

  • Michael Sheen and Helen McCrory have again been cast to play British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie Blair; this time for a new film about Blair’s interactions with US President Bill Clinton. The film is called The Special Relationship and Dennis Quaid will play Clinton; click here for more information.

  • Thanks to bashfulbadger for the news that “Deep Waters”, the 1996 Touch of Frost episode that featured a guest appearance by Damian Lewis, is currently running in the UK on ITV1. The first part aired on March 27th and the final episode will broadcast at 4 pm on March 30th.

    “Deep Waters” is available on DVD in the Touch of Frost Season 4 boxset and screencaps from the program are available in the Warehouse.

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  • Win a free DVD of Life – Season One autographed by Damian Lewis!

    Damian Lewis’s LA associate Sharon has graciously provided us with a (Region 1, US and Canada) DVD boxset of Life – Season One autographed by Damian! To win this great item, just name an episode of Life that included a reference to a “rabbit” or a “bunny”! Send an email with your answer along with your mailing address and include “Life DVD Contest” in the subject line.

    The contest is only open to US and Canadian residents and April 8th is the last day to enter.
    Click here for more information and good luck!


  • Click above to view the trailer for Life episode 2.19 titled “5 Quarts” that will air in the US this Wednesday, March 25th on NBC. (Source: kateblake_2000.)

  • Major spoilers! NBC has released the synopsis for the season 2 finale of Life episode 2.21 titled “One”. This episode will broadcast in the US on April 8th on NBC.


  • Thanks to Westie 14500 for sharing photos of Damian Lewis taken at the Northern Rock All-Star Golf Tournament in August 2006. Click here to view more pictures from this event in the Photo Gallery Warehouse.

  • The Escapist with Damian Lewis will screen at the Independent Film Festival of Boston which runs from April 22 – 28, 2009; click here for more information.

  • Damian Lewis is featured in the “Quiz of the Week’s News” from the BBC ! 🙂

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  • The Baker starring Damian Lewis will screen at the 12th Annual European Union Film Festival in Chicago at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Saturday, March 21st at 5:30 pm CT and again on Monday, March 23rd at 6:00 pm CT. Click here for tickets and click here for more information.

    Any local Damian Lewis fans that would like to get-together in Chicago on Saturday to see The Baker should contact KathyV. 😀

  • Thanks to 3Steel for sharing this great photo of Damian Lewis on the cricket grounds at Lords taken on May 18, 2007.

  • Oh no, we’re trailing the competition! 🙁

    Keep voting for Damian Lewis in Round 2 of E!’s “Alpha Male Madness” tournament! You can vote multiple times, just refresh your browser to reset the page.

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  • Reminder for US fans: on Wednesday, March 18th be sure to watch the “3 Women”, episode 2.18 of Life starring Damian Lewis at 9 pm ET on NBC.

  • Thanks once again to DJ for the great screencaps from Life episode 2.17 titled “Shelf Life” which aired in the US on March 11, 2009.


  • Keep voting for Damian Lewis in Round 2 of E’s! “Alpha Male Madness” tournament! It’s a close contest between Damian and Thomas Gibson (Aaron Hotchner on Criminal Minds.) You can vote multiple times, just refresh your browser to reset the page.


  • Alex Billington at Movie Net News says that The Escapist with Damian Lewis will be released in New York City on April 3rd and in Los Angeles on April 10th. Excerpts from his comments about the film include:

    “IFC Films just sent over the official poster for The Escapist, the British prison escape film from Sundance last year that stars Brian Cox, Damian Lewis, and Joseph Fiennes. This incredible little indie deserves as much as love as it can get, as it’s truly a fantastic film full of great performances. It’s one of my favorite films of last year, although it’s only just hitting theaters this upcoming April. Not only did it make my list of the 19 Best Movies That You Didn’t See but I ranked it as my #1 favorite film from Sundance that year.…Brief excerpt from my Sundance review: This movie just rocked me to the core… Great characters, a well-written plot, an intricate escape plan, and that damn score, are all part of what made this my favorite film.’”

  • Alex Rider Operation Stormbreaker with Damian Lewis is available on HBO On Demand through April 5th (thanks to Beth for the head’s up!)

  • Two new Life music videos have been posted on Youtube by Spidermanjohn titled “Life: What Do You Know” and “Charlie Crews” (if the images seem blurry just click the “HQ” or “HD” buttons to sharpen.)

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  • Spoiler warning! Check out the Warehouse starting here for new HQ stills from Life episode 2.19 “5 Quarts” which broadcasts March 25 in the US on NBC. Thanks again to dryope!

  • Remember if you missed Wednesday’s episode or would like to rewatch it again, “Shelf Life” is now available for free, online viewing at NBC.com and Hulu.com. You can also purchase it off iTunes and Amazon.

  • Click here for interviews, clips, and behind-the-scenes stuff for next week’s episode “3 Women” in which Gabrielle Union joins the cast. Many thanks to Ann!

  • The Evening Standard’s “Londoner’s Diary” reports that the film rights to Jeffry Archer’s Paths of Glory, a fictionalized account of the story of 1920’s explorer George Mallory who disappeared while attempting to climb Mount Everest in 1924, is on the verge of being sold and that it has drawn interest from Damian Lewis. According to author Jeffery Archer, “Damian Lewis loves it as a part.” Thanks to Ryanne for the headsup!


  • Click above for a new Damian clip from Posh and Beck’s Big
    Impression
    .

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  • Thanks to Eowyn for uploading this scanned Life article (in French) to the gallery!
  • A few LJ notes: Click here for fantastic Charlie Crews and The Baker icons from omphale23 … Click here for the latest pers_pineapple newletter, a roundup of the most recent news and info on Life.
  • Click above for a few more The Baker clips on YouTube.
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  • Click here for screencaps from “Hit Me Baby” episode 2.16 of Life
    which aired in the US on February 25th. Thanks to DJ for the caps!

  • Thanks to Groovmonkey for this link to information and clips for the second season of Life on Australia’s Ten network including this interview with Damian Lewis.

  • Click here for Indiwire’s announcement for the US theatrical release of The Escapist with Damian Lewis.

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  • Spoiler warning! Check out the Warehouse for new HQ still photos from Life episode 2.18 the “3 Women” which will broadcast in the US on March 18, 2009 on NBC (source: SpoilerTV.)

    This episode will introduce actress Gabrielle Union as Detective Jane Seever; Charlie’s temporary new partner during Sarah Shahi’s pregnancy.

  • Brian Gibson of The Vue includes Keane starring Damian Lewis in his summary of the “Best Films of the 2000s.” Keane is available for rent or purchase on DVD.

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  • Once again thanks to DJ for the great screencaps for Life episode 2.15 titled “I Heart Mom” which aired in the US on February 18th on NBC.

  • Beginning March 1st American Airlines will begin featuring NBC Universal programming (possibly including Life) on selected domestic and international flights; click here for more information.

  • Spoilers! Alan Sepinwall of the Star Ledger published this review of “I Heart Mom;” and these reviews were posted on Cinema Blend and
    PopOptimal.

  • A viewer named Karan described The Escapist with Damian Lewis as “The Shawshank Redemption of 2008”!

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  • Acclaimed British actress Helen McCrory (a.k.a. Mrs. Damian Lewis!) made a surprise guest appearance last night on episode 2.15 of Life titled “I Heart Mom” and she was fabulous and she looked great! Her character, security expert Amanda Puryer, is scheduled to appear again in “Shelf Life” on March 11th. ➡

  • The New York Daily News picked “I Heart Mom” as “The Best of Wedneday Night’s TV” and called the show a “fabulous drama.”

  • It was also great to see veteran actress Charlotte Rae (Mrs. Edna Garrett on “Facts of Life”) making a guest appearance on last night’s episode of Life; she was hilarious! 😆

  • Spoilers! NBC Universal has released this synopsis of Life episode 2.18 “3 Women” which will air in the US on NBC on March 18, 2009:

    3 WOMEN
    03-18-2009 9:00PM

    SPECIAL GUEST STAR GABRIELLE UNION JOINS THE CAST OF “LIFE” AS DETECTIVE JANE SEEVER — With Reese (Sarah Shahi) still on loan to the FBI, Crews (Damian Lewis) is assigned a new partner, Detective Jane Seever (Gabrielle Union). Seever, the exact opposite of Reese, is an over achiever with a 15-year plan to one day become mayor. Crews and Seever get right to work on the murder of a court reporter who was clubbed to death with a three iron. The reporter turns up dead after becoming pen pals with a convict who was imprisoned for a jewelry heist. Sarah Shahi, Donal Logue and Adam Arkin also star.

  • Life episode 2.03 “The Business of Miracles” has been nominated by the Visual Effects Society for an award for this dramatic scene. The VES awards ceremony will take place this Saturday, February 21st.

  • Check out the Life page at NBC.com:

    » Click here for information and links for the wonderful music featured on Life.

    » Click here for “Life’s Questions” a new trivia game!

  • Life – Season One was released on region 2 DVD with Dutch subtitles in Belgium and The Netherlands today.

  • Click here for great wedding pictures of Sarah Shahi (Dani Reese on Life) and her new husband, actor Steve Howey.

  • Congratulations to actress Jennifer Siebel (who plays the ex-wife of Charlie Crews on Life) and her husband, Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco. The couple recently announced that they are expecting their first child in September.

  • Rob Hunter’s review of The Escapist for Film School Rejects includes these comments about the film:

    “…First-time director Rupert Wyatt also co-wrote the film with Daniel Hardy, and he shows an interesting eye for both the bleak and dreamlike visuals as well as the alternating narrative threads…Wyatt knows exactly when to switch to the action of the escape itself. Aside from the timing, Wyatt’s edits are also stylistically impressive as locations and events in one thread trigger the move into the other fairly seamlessly…

    (Brian Cox) owns the film and his performance alone makes it worth viewing. The remainder of the cast all serve to support him and most do so quite well. One of the standouts is a bulked-up, angry, and barely recognizable (Joseph) Fiennes, and another is Damian Lewis (“Life”) as the menancing Rizza, the most powerful and dangerous convict inside. Both men play hard-asses but do so with completely different styles…The Escapist was released last week on R2 DVD. It’s scheduled for a limited US release from IFC on April 3rd.”

  • Thanks to Ryanne for sharing the Dutch broadcast schedule for The Baker on Film 1, 2, 1+ or 1 Action (digital television).

  • New on YouTube:

    » “It’s My Life”, a terrific new music video from Shervin.

    » “Milo, The Professional”, a clip from The Baker posted by hani273nhk.

    » “Vox, Life trailer2”, season one of Life will premiere on Vox in Germany on March 11th.