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Gallery update, new vid, ‘The Baker’ screening

  • Gallery update: Click here at the gallery for a couple pictures of Damian Lewis leaving the Comedy Theatre on Thursday, February 4th.

  • New download: Click here on our Events page to download a video interview with Damian at the South Bank Awards Show. Many thanks to Kaz! ➡

  • The Baker will screen in Old Saybrook, CT on Friday, February 12th as part of Connecticut Film Festival activities. Click here for ticket information. Click here for more info on the festival.


  • BBC Radio 4 will rebroadcast The Saturday Play thriller The Small Back Room at 2:30pm on Saturday. Click here on the Audio page to download it in mp3. More info on the project page here.

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New interview!

  • Gallery update: Click here at the gallery for a Damian Lewis interview from John Lewis Edition.

    An excerpt from the interview:

    I ask him if he overlapped with David Cameron at Eton. He gives me a funny look and I immediately correct myself: ‘Of course, he probably left before you got there.’

    ‘Actually I’m considerably younger,’ he says.

    I start laughing, assuming he’s joking, then quickly realize he’s not. Cameron is 43 while Lewis is 38. Oh God! What have I said? ‘Sorry about that,’ I say, slapping my forehead. ‘I’m an idiot.’

    ‘Don’t worry,’ he says, ‘I just look old before my time. It’s the effect of all the drugs.’

    😆

    Click here for items autographed by Damian Lewis (after a performance).

    Many thanks to June for all the scans!

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Broadway.com interview


  • Matt Wolf of Broadway.com published this terrific interview with Damian Lewis about his current role as Alceste in The Misanthrope at the Comedy Theatre in London’s West End.

    Paul Levy praised Damian’s portrayal of Alceste in his review for the Wall Street Journal.com.

    Visit the Warehouse for photos of Damian leaving the theatre on January 2, 2010.

  • Damian Lewis is scheduled to make a guest appearance on the Jonathan Ross show on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday January 16, 2010. The programme will run from 10am to 1pm and will be available for online listing live during the broadcast and on demand for 7 days after the broadcast. Thanks to Ann for the info and links!

  • The Wimbledon Film Club will screen Chromophobia starring Damian Lewis at the Odeon Wimbledon on January 14, 2010. Director Martha Fiennes will attend to present the film and answer questions; click here for more information.

  • In the US HBO is currently repeating Band of Brothers starring Damian Lewis. Episode 2 “Day of Days” will air on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 8:00 PM ET. HBO subscribers can also access episodes on HBO On Demand at no additional charge through March 29, 2010.

    Two companion programs are also available on HBO On Demand, the documentary “We Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company” and a featurette titled “The Making of Band of Brothers”.

  • Additional Damian Lewis performances available on US television this month include Dreamcatcher, Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker, and Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe; click here for more information and remember to check your local listings for accurate viewing information.

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New Metro.co.uk Interview

  • Metro.co.uk has a pretty picture to go along with their new interview with Damian Lewis:

    He’s just got back from two years in the US filming NBC show Life, in which he played a policeman newly released from prison after serving 12 years for a murder he didn’t commit. He’s the latest British actor to make it big in America but he found the experience culturally dislocating.

    ‘I enjoyed it enormously but it was never my intention to be an LA TV actor jumping from one show to the next. It’s a luxurious living but it’s also rather deadening.’

    And so he and his family (he has two small children with the actress Helen McCrory) swapped sunshine for the rain and now Lewis is about to appear in an updated Martin Crimp version (opposite Knightley) of Molière’s 17th-century satire The Misanthrope.

    ‘I just called up a bunch of people and asked whether anyone wanted to do a play with me,’ he says, which sounds both sweet and staggering.

    Is that really how actors get work? He laughs awkwardly.

    ‘No no, not really. But you have to seek variety, particularly if you want to do theatre, which is the thing that drives me and which is somehow lacking when I’m doing these other things.’

    Read the rest of the interview here.

  • Click here at the livejournal apple grass icons for a gorgeous and detailed picspam of Charlie’s various outfits, minus tie, in Life. 💡
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  • Jasper Rees of the Times Online has published a new interview with Damian Lewis, Keira Knightley, Tara Fitzgerald, and director Thea Sharrock for The Misanthrope. Damian’s comments about returning to the stage include:

    I think it makes you a much better actor when you come back. It makes you more detailed and less generally wanting to present yourself out front… In film, you don’t have to think about anybody. You learn your lines, you come up with your idea for your part on your own; you might get a day’s rehearsal, you might get one minute’s rehearsal. On stage, the wonderful paradox is, it’s massively empowering while at the same time utterly exposing. You never have that fear on camera. You can do it again.

    Click here at The Misanthrope‘s official site to order tickets. Previews begin at London’s Comedy Theatre on December 5, 2009! Interested in getting together with other fans to see the play? Click here at the Yahoo! Group for more information.

  • Click here for a new Damian Lewis fan video by 123CeeGee. The background music is Damian Lewis as Simon Fuller singing Hello Dolly’s “Just Leave Everything to Me” in Posh and Beck’s Big Impression. Click here to see the actual scene from this 2004 BBC comedy spoof.

  • Thanks to jellybean for sharing the news that Australia’s Seven network has recently been re-broadcasting the Band of Brothers mini-series starring Damian Lewis.

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    Damian Lewis discusses The Misanthrope and working with Keira Knightley in a new interview with the Telegraph:

    Knightley’s promised theatrical debut is eye-wateringly hot stuff. … If the flame-haired Lewis, 38, feels any anxiety or concern about the fact that Knightley looks set to be the centre of much frenzied attention in the coming weeks, he’s not confessing to it when we meet. His last stage appearance, as the inwardly tortured businessman Karsten Bernick in Ibsen’s Pillars of the Community earned him rave reviews at the National in 2005. The part of the people-hating Alceste – the biliously witty anti-hero reconceived as a hip playwright in Martin Crimp’s smart update of Moliere’s 1666 classic comedy – should cement his reputation as one of theatre’s finest talents. But will he get his chance to capitalise on the opportunity?

    As he calmly downs a pint of Guinness in the pub next door to the show’s Bloomsbury rehearsal rooms, Lewis radiates only relaxed enthusiasm for the project, which he had a hand in getting off the ground and which will mark his own West End debut. When Keira came on board, then, of course it became an ‘event’,’ he says. And pauses. ‘I can only say that I think it’s fun to be part of these things.’

    Click here for the interview.

    Click here at The Misanthrope‘s official site to order tickets. Previews begin at London’s Comedy Theatre on December 5, 2009! Interested in getting together with other fans to see the play? Click here at the Yahoo! Group for more information.

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  • Click here for a “Two Minutes With Damian Lewis” Evening Standard interview conducted at the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the blockbuster film that features Helen McCrory in the role of Narcissa Malfoy.

    The interview included questions for Damian Lewis about Your Highness, his latest project that is currently filming on location in Northern Ireland:

    ES: What are you up to at the moment?

    DL: I’m shooting a new film called Your Highness with Natalie Portman and Charles Dance.

    ES: What’s it about?

    DL: It’s a medieval caper about two brothers who go on a quest to rescue a fair maiden. I play the head of a dastardly pack of knights who are chasing them.

    ES: Any plans for the summer?

    DL: I’ve already been on holiday. I’ve just got back from southwest France with my wife Helen (Narcissa Malfoy). We went to Gascony; it was lovely. The spirit of Cyrano was strong — I was having cutlass lessons every day.

    Thanks to Ann for the news and to Idle Hands for the scan! 😀



  • The Region 2 (UK, EU, Japan, MidEast, Egypt, SoAfrica) DVD for Life – Season 2 will be released in the UK on December 28, 2009 and is now available for pre-order.

  • Click here (profanity warning!) and here to read fan comments about Damian Lewis and his outstanding acting talents.

  • Profanity warning! Click here for an audio interview with Danny McBride, co-star and co-creator of Your Highness.

  • This recent NBC Nightly News segment honored the memory of recently deceased Easy Company veteran Shifty Powers.

  • Click here for news about The Fantastic Mr. Fox, the upcoming animated film that will feature the voice talent of Helen McCrory.
  • Click here and here for new Life music videos from backpacker128.

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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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Interview: This Much I Know – April 4, 2009

Carrot Tops and Fishing Turds Out of the Bathtub

by Tony Horkins | The Guardian | April 4, 2009

Damian Lewis, actor, 38, Los Angeles

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.

Boarding school gives you precocious social skills for life. You’re separated from your parents and you learn about peer groups and gain confidence. When I was in my 20s people would remark on it, which I now realise was them remarking on your awful precociousness. I’m undecided as to the damage it possibly does to an eight-year-old, especially learning not to cry.

Being with Americans is a bit like hanging out with a teenager. They haven’t quite developed the confidence to have a sense of humour about themselves, which just comes with age. And they also have that forward-thrusting energy a teenager has.

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Interview: Life Star Damian Lewis & Creator Rand Ravich – Sept 29, 2008

Vengeance is Very Un-Zen Like

by Jim Halterman | The Futon Critic | September 29, 2008

Tonight marks the season two launch of of “Life,” the crime drama starring Damian Lewis as Charlie Crews, the quirky detective who spent 12 years of his life in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. And as an extra boost for its sophomore run, “Life” will follow “Heroes” this Monday and next in addition to its regular time period of Fridays at 10:00/9:00c. Jim Halterman talked to Lewis, co-star Sarah Shahi and executive producer/co-creator Rand Ravich about the new season.

Ravich wanted to give some advice to viewers who didn’t get a chance to check out “Life” during its first season, which was shortened by the WGA strike. Viewers, he said, should not “be afraid [and] although ‘Life’ has a reputation for being slightly serialized, this year starts all over again. I mean, if you had never seen this show before you can come to the first episode this year and be caught up by the end of the recap, which is only 21 seconds long.” He also encouraged new viewers by saying, “We’ve constructed the first episode to act as kind of a booster pilot. So you will not be left behind if you come fresh.”

Lewis, a Brit who masterfully uses an American accent with the Crews character, joked that in the new season “Crews will continue to bounce back between the kind of pick and mix candy store girls that keep falling in his lap metaphorically and literally.” However, speaking more seriously, he offered, that Crews would continue to feel “the ongoing heartache with his ex-wife (Jennifer Siebel).” As for his partner in crime fighting, he said, “His relationship with Dani Reese (Shahi) improves steadily, weekly. They seem to have a good, solid respect for each other and accept one another’s differences.”

Continue reading Interview: Life Star Damian Lewis & Creator Rand Ravich – Sept 29, 2008

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The Public-School Psychopath – June 15, 2008

The Public-School Psychopath

Damian Lewis on villains, typecasting and living in an earthquake zone

by Ally Carnwath 


Actor Damian Lewis rose to fame playing a US soldier in the Second World War drama Band of Brothers. He is married to actress Helen McCrory and has two children (Manon, 1, and Gulliver, 7 months).

You spend half your year in LA. How is it?

LA is like an eccentric beach town. Next to London, it feels utterly provincial but remains fascinating. My wife says she doesn’t like living in a town where you may get swallowed up by an earthquake at any moment. But it’s fantastic for our children to be able to walk on Hampstead Heath one half of the year and on Santa Monica beach the other.

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