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Keep Voting! Damian Advances to the Sweet 16 Bracket in the Cigar Aficionado Tournament – Nov 13, 2017

Keep Voting! Damian Advances to the Sweet 16 Bracket in the Cigar Aficionado Tournament

by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – November 13, 2017

It was a knockout! Damian’s Cigar Aficionado magazine cover beat out Kevin Spacey’s in round 2 of the celebrity cover challenge and officially advances to the next bracket of the tournament called, ‘The Sweet 16.’

Source: Cigar Aficionado

In ‘The Sweet 16’ round, Damian’s cover is up against Jack Nicholson.  You must keep voting to advance Damian’s cover to the next bracket, ‘The Elite 8.’  VOTE HERE and vote often because you will have a chance to win a box of vintage cigars for yourself.

Source: Cigar Aficionado

Stay tuned as we announce updates based on the voting schedule:

November 13 – Sweet 16 begins
November 20 – Elite 8 begins
November 27 – Final 4 begins
December 4 – Championship begins

For more information, visit Cigar Aficionado’s website and Twitter feed.

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A Poem for Every Day of the Year – Nov 11, 2017

A Poem for Every Day of the Year

by Tristram Fane Saunders – The Telegraph – November 11, 2017

Our fave actor was present at the November 10 reading of Lewis Carroll’s The Walrus and the Carpenter as part of the unusually glitzy Olivier Theatre audience at the National Theatre launch of well-connected editor Allie Esiri’s new anthology A Poem for Every Day of the Year.

The book is aimed squarely at young readers, but last night’s crowd seemed to contain fewer children than celebrities. Each arrival prompted a chorus of whispers.

Oh look, there’s Damian Lewis! Is that Esiri’s old chum Helena Bonham-Carter? Oh dear, it’s David Cameron.

Afterparty Sam West, Stephen Mangan and Damian Lewis. Source: Twitter @AllieEsiri

And it seems another Helen was the reason Damian made an appearance at the event. Helen McCrory and Howards End star Samuel West kept things sharp and understated to great effect.

Afterparty Damian Lewis, Allie Esiri and Helen McCrory. Source: Twitter @AllieEsiri

Read the rest of the original article at The Telegraph

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Damian Voices the Talking Statue of George Orwell – Nov 7, 2017

George Orwell Returns to Loom Over BBC and Damian Voices the Talking Statue

by Maev Kennedy – The Guardian – November 7, 2017

Source: Talking Statues London

George Orwell has returned to loom over the BBC. A larger-than-life statue of the author and former BBC employee has been unveiled outside Broadcasting House in London.

Orwell’s monument joins the regiment of talking statues, which can address any member of the public armed with a smart phone – his near neighbour, the sculpture of Ariel, by Eric Gill, over the main door of Broadcasting House, already talks back.

The Orwell statue is voiced by the actor Damian Lewis – who is, like the author, an Old Etonian. The school has also welcomed Orwell back, commissioning a replica of the portrait head to remind future generations of scholars that stroppy awkwardness is not necessarily a barrier to genius.

Read the rest of the original article at The Guardian

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Take the Cigar Aficionado Cover Challenge! Vote for Damian Lewis – Nov 6, 2017

Take the Cigar Aficionado Cover Challenge and Vote For Damian Lewis

by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – November 6, 2017

Source: Cigar Aficionado

Love this magazine cover? Then vote for Damian now! It’s Cigar Aficionado’s 25th anniversary celebration and what better way to celebrate the magazine than hosting a March Madness-style cover challenge contest?

The tournament revisits 64 of Cigar Aficionado’s most memorable celebrity covers and of course, Damian’s cover is memorable!

Damian first appeared on the magazine’s cover for their January/February 2016 issue titled, One in a Billion.

Round two of the tournament has begun and our main man is up against Kevin Spacey. Vote for Damian Lewis as your favorite Cigar Aficionado cover here before round two ends Sunday, November 12, so he can join the ‘Sweet Sixteen.’

You will have a chance to win a box of vintage cigars so vote often. The bracket runs from October 9 to December 10 and the winner will be announced December 11.  Stay tuned as we announce updates based on the voting schedule:

November 6 – Round two begins
November 13 – Sweet 16 begins
November 20 – Elite 8 begins
November 27 – Final 4 begins
December 4 – Championship begins

For more information, visit Cigar Aficionado’s website and Twitter feed.

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Damian Attends ‘People, Places & Things’ Post-Curtain Dinner Event – Oct 24, 2017

Damian Attends ‘People, Places & Things’ Post-Curtain Dinner Event

by Maria Ward – Vogue – October 24, 2017

People, Places & Things Post-Curtain Dinner Event. Source: Vogue – photo by Krista Schlueter

On Monday night, the toast of Broadway traveled to Brooklyn for the American premiere of Duncan Macmillan’s People, Places & Things staged at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY.

Following sold-out productions at London’s National Theatre and then on the West End, Denise Gough has reprised her Olivier Award–winning role as Emma alongside much of the original cast.

All were on hand at the elegant post-curtain dinner, hosted by Vogue’s Anna Wintour. There, underneath the theater-style lights in the auditorium, Damian Lewis warmed up the room with a little-known anecdote from when he first began dating now-wife Helen McCrory in 2005. At the time, McCrory was playing the part of Rosalind in the West End production of As You Like It. Lewis recounted a conversation he had with McCrory: “She said, ‘If there’s any justice in this world, the girl who is understudying me is going to be a fucking star,’” Lewis recalled. “‘She’s brilliant.’” As fate would have it, the understudy was Gough.

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