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New BBC project! + HIGNFY, again!

  • New Project Update: Damian’s personal assistant, Michael, has updated us on Damian’s new project: “He has been cast in a TV film which is produced by the BBC titled “Stolen” he goes to Manchester in the next few weeks to begin filming, he will be there for approximately a month. At the moment there is no release date for the film on the BBC but it will be early in the New Year. The film is writer by Stephen Butchard and directed by Justin Chadwick who directed “The Other Boleyn Girl” as a film and various TV series such as “Spooks”, “Life Force”, “Red Cap” and “Bleak House”.”

    Click here for the film’s IMDb page and here for the site’s Stolen project page.

    According to the BBC press release, “it’s a story of modern child slavery” that deals with the “subject matter of human trafficking in Britain today, where children are brought here for a better life but end up working illegally outside the system.” The 90-minute film is being made by RSJ Productions and will broadcast in 2011 in the 9:00pm slot. More articles on the production at The Guardian, The Stage, and Vision+Media.

  • Damian Lewis will again appear as guest host in a new episode of the quiz show Have I Got News For You on Thurday, November 18 at 9:00pm on BBC1. For more info click here (Many thanks to Ann for the headsup!) The extended version Have I Got a Bit More News for You will broadcast Saturday, November 20 at 9:20pm on BBC2. This will be Damian’s 3rd stint as guest host on HIGNFY. Click here on the TV Appearances page to download his 2009 appearance.

Categories HIGNFY Life

  • Click here to sign a petition to move Life starring Damian Lewis to the USA Network where the show has a better chance of being recognized, appreciated, and promoted!
  • Click here to find out what else you can do to fight for the return of Life.

  • Thanks to Ryanne for the news that season two of Life will premiere in the UK on ITV3 on June 3rd.

  • Click here to voice your comments about NBC’s cancellation of Life.

  • This Guardian article says that episode 37.2 of Have I Got News For You “pulled in 5 million viewers and a 23% share over the half-hour from 9pm on BBC1 for an edition hosted by actor Damian Lewis.”

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  • Today’s edition of the Times Online provides information about AngloMockba, the British/Russian artistic and cultural festival that featured guest appearances by Martha Fiennes and Steven Frears along with screenings of their films “Chromophobia” starring Damian Lewis and “The Queen” strarring Helen McCrory.

    The article also reveals that the long-awaited production of Boogie Woogie starring Damian Lewis has been delayed due to lack of funding.

Categories HIGNFY

  • Damian Lewis has made a second appearance as the guest host on Have I Got News For You, the popular British political satire. Episode 37.2 was originally broadcast on BBC One on May 1, 2009 and a longer version (called Have I Got a Bit More News For You) aired on BBC Two on May 2nd. Viewers located in the UK can watch the program on the BBC site that also features the text of an interview with Damian about the program.

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Categories Band of Brothers HIGNFY Life Richard Winters The Escapist

  • Thank you to Linda from the Major Dick Winters site for uploading scans of the “Deluxe Edition” of the new Easy Co. 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment – In Photographs publication autographed by Damian Lewis.

  • Click here to sign a petition asking NBC executives to renew Life starring Damian Lewis for a 3rd season.

  • Vote to keep Life on the air in Zap2it’s “TV Shows On The Bubble” poll.

  • Jeff Simon of the Buffalo News wrote thisarticle in favor of keeping Life on US television.

  • The BBC’s web site now lists the details of Damian Lewis’s upcoming guest host appearance on Have I Got News For You!. The show will air in the UK on Friday, May 1st at 21:00 on BBC One.

    An extended version of the program titled Have I Got A Bit More News For You will run on May 2nd at 22:30 on BBC Two and will feature additional footage not included in the original broadcast.

  • The Escapist with Damian Lewis will screen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the Cinema Paradiso from May 13 through May 17, 2009.
  • The Escapist is now available on Region 2 DVD and Blu-ray in Denmark; click here and here for more information.

  • The Escapist is currently available as a “Video On Demand” feature in the UK and the US.

  • Thanks to GroovMonkey for sharing her Charlie Crews fanart with us.

Categories HIGNFY The Escapist Voice Work

  • The musical score for The Escapist (Benjamin Wallfisch, composer) will be released on CD on May 5, 2009 and is now available for pre-order. The soundtrack is currently available for MP3 download.

  • Click here for info about Damian Lewis’s guest host appearance on “Have I Got News For You” on May 1, 2009 on BBC One.

  • Click here for the updated “global release dates” for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince featuring Helen McCrory at Narcissa Malfoy. The film will be released in the US and Canada on July 15, 2009 and in the UK on July 17th.
  • Wikipedia has a summary page for “Elementary, My Dear Stacy” the Phineas and Ferb episode featuring the voice of Damian Lewis as “Agent Double 0 0.” The episode will air in the US on May 15th on the Disney Channel.

Categories HIGNFY Life The Escapist

  • There’s only one more day to enter to win the large, autographed poster of Damian Lewis as Detective Charlie Crews in Life. The contest ends at 11 pm ET on Friday, April 17th; click here for more information.

  • Click above to watch a review of Life by Kansas City Star television critic Aaron Barnhart. He polled his readers to select shows that “deserved a second look” and Life was the winner by an overwhelming majority!

  • Damian Lewis is scheduled to appear as a guest host on Have I Got News For You on May 1, 2009 at 9 pm on BBC One. This is a new episode and not a repeat of his hilarious November 2006 appearance on this popular British “political quiz show”. Thanks to Kaz you can click here to download and view Damian’s November 2006 appearance on HIGNFY from the Multimedia page.

  • Through August 1, 2009 all 21 episodes of Life: Season 2 will be available for free, online viewing at and (US residents only – sorry!)

  • This viewer’s review of The Escapist has this to say about Damian’s performance:

    The menacing Rizza (Damian Lewis)…rules the prison like a violent version of Howdy Doody…Lewis chilled me to the … bone. Rizza isn’t a yeller; he carries this quiet grim evil in him. With the clean, bright-red, close cut part hair, he looks like a clean-cut fella, and you wonder why everyone is supposed to be afraid of him. He quickly quells that, merely with a gesture or a quiet shushing. You realize why men would cut off their own finger without screaming just to avoid his temper.

    Video On Demand viewers can watch The Escapist right now on TV under “IFC In Theaters;” click here for the Comcast On Demand listing.