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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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by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 29, 2022
Panel L-R: Anna Maxwell Martin, Damian Lewis, Ben Macintyre, Patrick Spence, Nick Murphy
Damian debuted his new six part series A Spy Among Friends at ITVX Showcase event on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 during a Q&A panel discussion. Joining him was actor Anna Maxwell Martin, author Ben Macintyre, director Nick Murphy and Patrick Spence. Damian told the moderator,
“We just wanted to get in behind the curtain of what an intimate betrayal between two friends [looks like]. It starts very much, and returns to, this friendship. I don’t want to give the end away, but there was a famous 4-day interview set in Beirut, an interrogation, which is the centerpiece of our drama that we come in and out of in a brilliantly orchestrated sort of time jumping way by Alex Cary who adapted Ben’s brilliant book. And that 4-day interrogation is the emotional heart of the show.”
Watch the full-length 12-minute video here. View images from the event here.
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by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 18, 2022
Golden globe and emmy award winning actor Damian Lewis will be at Content London to debut his new six part series, A Spy Among Friends. Joining Lewis, who is executive producing as well as acting for this exclusive Case Study, will be creator and executive producer, Alexander Cary, author Ben Macintyre, actor Anna Maxwell Martin and Sony Pictures Television’s Lauren Stein. Content London is one of the most stimulating events in the global content industry calendar. Over three days between November 28 – December 1, 2022 the event brings the global drama, formats and factual communities together around a conference, awards and networking agenda.
Tickets will be released in five tiers leading up to the event and each tier will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out. Register now by clicking here.
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He’s Back, Baby!
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 7, 2022
We suspected Damian could possibly be shooting a scene or two for Billions when pictures surfaced after his Halloween weekend trip to Nashville and New Orleans showing him sporting what we felt was a “Bobby Axelrod” haircut and guess we were right!
Outlets are reporting Damian was pictured reprising his role as Bobby Axelrod in Billions this past Friday evening filming outdoors at the Tower of London, a year after announcing his exit from the series. Reports say he was seen chatting with crew members and former colleagues as he filmed including, Paul Giamatti (Chuck Rhoades), Maggie Siff (Wendy Rhoades) and David Costabile (Wags). Yet no photos of Giamatti were captured.
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ITVX Promo Trailer Released
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 2, 2022
Damian Lewis in A Spy Among Friends is coming to ITVX on December 8, along with other exclusive shows. Watch teaser clips of all new shows, including ASAF, Riches, Litvinenko, Tell Me Everything, Without Sin, A Year on Planet Earth and PLEBS here:
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World Premiere and Red Carpet
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 7, 2022
A Spy Among Friends starring Damian Lewis received its World Premiere at BFI London Film Festival Friday, October 7, 2022. Damian spoke with press for interviews and walked the red carpet before the screening. Episodes one and two of A Spy Among Friends premiered at 6:30 p.m. on screen one at Curzon Mayfair to a sold out crowd. The drama will consist of a total of six episodes. Not only is Damian in one of the lead roles, but he also served as a producer. A Spy Among Friends is set to air in November 2022 on the new streaming platform ITVX in the UK. US release pending.
In 1963, MI6 agent Kim Philby (Guy Pearce) was revealed to be a KGB spy in one of the most humiliating chapters of Britain’s involvement in the Cold War. This adaptation of Ben Macintyre’s best-selling book explores the impact of this notorious betrayal of the British establishment. It focuses specifically on what happened during the final meeting between Philby and his close friend and fellow MI6 agent Nicholas Elliott (Damian Lewis), in the days leading up to Philby’s defection.
Outstanding performances from Lewis, Pearce and Anna Maxwell Martin bring to life the layered and deeply intelligent script by showrunner Alexander Carey (who previously worked with Damian on Homeland). Part gripping spy thriller in the Le Carré mould, part incisive dissection of the British class and power structures still in place today, A Spy Among Friends is, above all, a moving portrait of friendship and betrayal.
The 66th annual festival took place in venues across the UK capital beginning Wednesday October 5 and will go through Sunday October 16, 2022. Video clips:
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All Shook Up
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 1, 2022
David Harewood, Alison Mosshart, Damian Lewis and Michelle Dockery attended a special dinner hosted by Ruthie Rogers, with Baz Luhrmann and Austin Butler to celebrate the new 2022 film Elvis at the River Cafe on Friday, September 30, 2022 in London, England.
The dinner party was a toast to Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann. The movie chronicles the life and career of Elvis Presley, played by Austin Butler, from his early days as a child to becoming one of the first rock and roll stars, as well as his complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks.
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On the Trading Floor for Cure EB and HvH Arts Foundation
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 29, 2022
Damian makes trading look easy as he participates in the 18th annual BGC Charity Day 2022 on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Canary Wharf located at One Churchill Place in London, England for CureEB and the Sir Hubert von Herkomer Arts Foundation. He was among other celebrities helping raise money for various charities for the 21st anniversary of 9/11. The annual Charity Day supports BGC Partners and it’s affiliated companies Cantor Fitzgerald and GFI Group and all profits made on trades today will go to hundreds of charities across the globe. In addition to BGC’s offices in London, Charity Day 2022 took place across the firm’s international offices including, New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo and Sydney.
To view more photos of the event, please visit our Gallery here. We will add more photos as they come in so please check back! More about the charities:
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VIP Album Launch
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 28, 2022
Damian and his girlfriend Alison Mosshart attended The Big Pink’s album launch at The House of Koko in London on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.
The couple were joined by Robbie Furze, Robbie’s wife Lady Mary Charteris and Jamie Hince of The Big Pink as they celebrated the new album ‘The Love That’s Ours.’ Also in attendance at the event were guests Rafferty Law, Andrew Radix, Matt Smith, Dynamo and VIP’s Kevin Bishop, Paul Rowe, Marley Mackey and Noel Gallagher of Oasis.
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Soccer Aid Portraits for Auction
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 24, 2022
Some of the world’s biggest stars from the entertainment and sporting industry have been photographed by legendary celebrity portrait photographer, Andy Gotts MBE, for an exhibition at Maddox Gallery in Westbourne Grove, London. The online auction will open at 9:00 am on September 30 and runs through October 9, 2022. Damian’s Lot number is #23. Presented in a floating black wood box frame (with grain), the large Fine Art Giclée Archival Print measures 168 x 117 cm (sheet size 152 x 102 cm). Soccer Aid team: England. Appearances: 5
The stunning portraits, which can be viewed in our Gallery here, were taken behind-the-scenes at Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2021 and 2022, and all proceeds from the sales of the signed prints will support UNICEF’s work helping children around the world to get the best start in life. By tackling the issues that turn childhoods upside down – from war and disaster to hunger and disease – UNICEF helps children to learn, rebuild their lives and gain access to healthcare so they can get back to just being kids.
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Ringside: Boxing For The Mind, Body and Soul
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 16, 2022
Damian attended Head Guard’s “weigh-in and charity auction” on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at London’s Groucho Club in the Gennaro Room. Head Guard is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower women and children who have experienced trauma in the form of sexual assault, trafficking, domestic violence, war or life-altering abuse. The charity piloted the program in Iraq in 2019 at a refugee camp so that young women and their boxing sisters would be self-sufficient once they left. A small local charity in Iraq called The Lotus Flower then paid the women to coach as they recognized the huge benefits it had on the mental health of the women within the camp.
Although the auction is closed, you can view the catalogue here. The evening’s weigh-in was a precursor for the charity’s next mission, a boxing match fundraiser and fight night with Damon ‘The Showman’ Bryant (trained by Cathy ‘The Bitch’ Brown) to be held October 21, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the indoor arena and leisure complex York Hall in Bethnal Green to help more young women in Nepal, along with the Sustainable Foundation.