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Damian and Helen will Join This Year’s BGC Charity Day – Sep 9, 2020

It’s a Team Effort on the Virtual Trading Floor

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 9, 2020

On Friday September 11, 2020 BGC Partners will hold its 16th Annual Charity Day to commemorate colleagues lost in the World Trade Center attacks. Damian will be joining the VIRTUAL London trading floor this year in support of Cure EB and Helen  will help raise funds for Sir Hubert von Herkomer Arts Foundation. Both Damian and Helen assist each other’s fundraising efforts on Charity Day! Check back with us this Friday for any news or developments. Hopefully there will be pictures! See the confirmation tweets:

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Happy Birthday Helen McCrory – Aug 17, 2020

Another Trip Around the Sun

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 17, 2020

Happy Birthday to Helen McCrory, a brilliant actress and a kick-ass woman! We give you our top dozen reasons to love her at a sister site here

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Happy Anniversary Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory – July 4, 2020

The Year of Lace

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 4, 2020

Happy July 4th and Happy 13th Anniversary to Damian and Helen! We wish the two of you many, many more decades together. So where did they meet? How did Damian propose? Did they have a honeymoon? Go on a 13-year journey at our sister site Fan Fun with Damian Lewis to find out!

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Helen Dishes About Damian on Desert Island Discs – June 28, 2020

Helen McCrory on Desert Island Discs Podcast

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 28, 2020

Helen McCrory OBE is one of the most versatile and critically acclaimed actresses working today. On screen she has played Anna Karenina, Cherie Blair (twice), Harry Potter‘s Narcissa Malfoy and the Peaky Blinders matriarch Aunt Polly. Her theatre roles range from Yelena in Uncle Vanya to Euripides‘ Medea.

A diplomat’s daughter, she spent her early childhood in Africa before continuing her education in the UK. After a bruising and unsuccessful audition at the Drama Centre in London – she was instructed to find out more about life before learning to act – she travelled to Italy where she discovered art and love and came back to try again. This time she passed the audition.

In 1993 she made her mark in Richard Eyre’s production of Trelawny of the Wells at the National Theatre and went on to perform leading roles on some of London’s most prestigious stages, winning two Olivier Award nominations. She was awarded an OBE for services to drama in 2017.

She met her husband, fellow actor Damian Lewis, when they both starred in a play called Five Gold Rings. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic Helen and Damian, together with the comedian Matt Lucas, co-founded the Feed NHS campaign which raises money to provide hot meals to frontline NHS workers.

On BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs podcast that aired June 28, 2020, Helen McCrory shared eight music tracks, one book and a luxury item she would want to take with her if cast away to a desert island.

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FeedNHS Expands Fundraising Efforts – May 16, 2020

Rolling Out the Nationwide Campaign

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 16, 2020

FeedNHS is expanding its fundraising efforts from £1M to £2M. So far, £1,239,800 (*updated June 12) has been raised of the £2,000,000 target (61%). Just launched on March 27, it took the coalition only 10 days to raise the first £1M. And now they want to do it again in order to expand nationwide.

For more information, visit their FeedNHS website here and to donate, please visit the JustGiving campaign here. Here is a recent story Damian and Helen shared online:

“Hi, we’ve been raising as much money as we can to help feed NHS workers one healthy meal each day. We started in the hardest hit London hospitals and with the help of our coalition partners we’ve now taken it nationwide.

We had a target to raise 1 million pounds for our scheme and thanks to the public’s overwhelming generosity we’ve raised it. Thank you! But as more hospitals have heard about what we’re doing it’s become clear that we mustn’t stop. So our aim now is to raise 2 million (in total ) which will enable us to feed even more hospital workers across the nation. So if you can, and we know not everyone can, please donate. With you, we know we can make up the difference.

We’re Damian and Helen and like all the best things in life, this started with a chat to a friend.”

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