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Down on the Bowery Official Video Shoot: Behind the Scenes

Mission Creep: Down on the Bowery

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 19, 2023

Photo Cred: Damian Lewis

A tidbit more information for our readers: Damian’s first ever official music video ‘Down on the Bowery’ was shot at Brooklyn Bowl in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. You can watch the video below or on YouTube and pre-order his album here. View more behind the scenes photos from the video shoot in our Gallery here.

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Categories A Spy Among Friends Awards Broadcast Media Emmy For Your Consideration Print Media Video

Contenders Television Panel Showcasing Buzziest Shows of Awards Season: A Spy Among Friends

Informed and Entertaining Conversations with Key Creatives and Talent

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 16, 2023

Damian joined Peter White (Deadline) and Alexander Cary via videolink as they spoke onstage at the A Spy Among Friends panel during the Deadline Contenders television event at Directors Guild of America on April 16, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. View more images in our Gallery here.

Deadline’s Contenders Television, where the top networks and streamers are showing off their wares and Emmy hopefuls, continued this Sunday with 20 more panels after a chock-full Saturday featuring some of the best and brightest series this awards season. View the 15-minute video of the panel discussion here.

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Categories Album Mission Creep Announcement Down on the Bowery Merchandise Music Never Judge a Man by His Umbrella Video Zaragoza

Damian Lewis Music: Download Singles, Pre-Order Album and Watch Official Videos

Mission Creep Singles: Down on the Bowery, Zaragoza, Makin’ Plans, She Comes

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 13, 2023

Photography: Rhys Frampton. Artwork: Charlie Drinkwater, Drinkwater Studios

Damian’s first ever single ‘Down on the Bowery,’ his second single ‘Zaragoza,’ his third single ‘Makin’ Plans’ and his fourth single ‘She Comes’ are out now and available for listening or download from several music services including, Napster, Pandora, Tidal, Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and YouTube here. His debut studio album titled ‘Mission Creep’ can be pre-ordered from the same previous link, as well as Target stores or you can go directly to the Damian Lewis Music Store here. If you order before Tuesday, April 18 at 12:00 p.m. BST, you will receive an exclusive pre-sale access code (by April 18 at 10:00 p.m. BST) to his Union Chapel show on July 11 in London. The official release date of his album is June 16, 2023. You can also pre-order the album from Rough Trade as CD/vinyl and Amazon Music as MP3 or CD/vinyl. Don’t forget about the double-sided vinyl singles release of ‘Zaragoza’ and ‘Never Judge a Man by His Umbrella’ out on Saturday, April 22 for Record Store Day! It’s a chance to hear more songs prior to his album release. View Studio and Album Gallery here.

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Categories A Spy Among Friends Interviews Print Media Video

A Spy Among Friends: Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce on Playing Secret Agents

Duplicitous Characters

by Maggie Boccella | Collider | March 15, 2023

Imagine finding out your best friend of nearly thirty years had completely betrayed you and everyone else they loved, for the entirety of your friendship. That’s the concept behind MGM+’s newest thriller series, A Spy Among Friends, except the tensions are racketed to an all-time high: not only are Nicholas Elliott (Damian Lewis) and Kim Philby (Guy Pearce) friends, but also intelligence officers for the UK’s MI6, and Philby is one of the most notorious double agents in history, supplying information to the KGB.

A Spy Among Friends follows the two men in the aftermath of Philby being found out, and subsequently pursued, by British intelligence in the 1960s, flipping back and forth between the beginnings of Philby and Elliott’s friendship and the present, where Elliott is being questioned about his attempts to bring Philby into custody in Beirut, where he escaped and eventually defected to the Soviet Union. The truth is twisted and obscured as the series follows the two men throughout their lives, questioning just how much we can really trust those we hold dear.

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Categories A Spy Among Friends Interviews Print Media Video

Guy Pearce and Alexander Cary Video Interview: A Spy Among Friends

Why Alex Cary Cast Damian Lewis

by Caitlin Tyrrell | Screen Rant | March 13, 2023

A Spy Among Friends is based on Ben Macintyre’s best-selling book of the same name, which examines the true story of the most infamous double agent in the Cold War. The limited series, adapted for television by Alexander Cary, examines the friendship between Nicholas Elliot and Kim Philby both before and after Philby’s status as a KGB double agent was revealed. Following this revelation, Elliot met with Philby to gather information, but the double agent escaped to the Soviet Union.

Elliot was closely scrutinized after this by American and British intelligence agencies. While under investigation, Elliot attempts to discover any other KGB moles that are hiding in the British government. A Spy Among Friends features an impressive cast led by Guy Pearce, Damian Lewis, Anna Maxwell Martin, Adrian Edmondson, Stephen Kunken, Nicholas Rowe, and Anastasia Hille.

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Categories A Spy Among Friends Interviews Poll Video

VIDEO: Damian Lewis Takes the Spy Gadget Test

Spy Gadgets of the Cold War: Real or Fake?

by MGM+  | Twitter | March 8, 2023

Damian, Alex Cary, Anna Maxwell-Martin and Nick Murphy take the ultimate spy gadget test. Are these spy gadgets of the Cold War real or fake?

  • Poison dart umbrella?
  • Lipstick pistol?
  • Poison cigarette?
  • Camera clad pigeon?

A Spy Among Friends is set to premiere March 12, 2023 on Amazon’s MGM+ (formally Epix)

Categories A Spy Among Friends For Your Consideration Gallery Interviews Premiere Screenings Video

VIDEO: Panel Discussion of A Spy Among Friends at New York Premiere

Damian Grapples with Friendship, Betrayal and Producing in MGM+ Drama

by Charna Flam and Katie Reul | Variety | March 10, 2023

Following Sony’s “A Spy Among Friends” premiere and red carpet in New York, the cast and crew of “A Spy Among Friends” took to the stage to discuss the process of differentiating the series from the 2014 nonfiction book by author Ben Macintyre about one of Britain’s most notorious espionage scandals. Alexander Cary, showrunner and creator of the Sony Pictures Television series for MGM+, was joined by star Damian Lewis, director Nick Murphy and producer Chrissy Skinns.

Moderated by Variety’s TV business writer Jennifer Maas, the conversation began with Lewis’ reflection on why the series was the right opportunity to make his debut as an executive producer. Best known for his starring roles in Showtime’s “Billions” and “Homeland” and the 2001 HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers,” the Emmy winner tried his hand at a behind-the-screen job on the series, working with fellow executive producers Cary, Murphy, Macintyre, Bob Bookman, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen and Patrick Spence.

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Categories Music Video

I Spy A Collaboration

Making Music Together

by Staff | AP Entertainment | March 10, 2023

Damian and Guy Pearce are not ruling out making music together in the future.

Categories A Spy Among Friends Print Media Trailer Video

A Spy Among Friends MGM+ Official Trailer

Espionage Series Hits MGM+ in March

by Charles Barfield | The Playlist | February 2, 2023

Being a spy requires a lot of discretion. You have to not only keep most of what you do at work a secret, but you sometimes even have to lie to those closest to you to protect that work. But what happens when your best friend is also a spy? And not only that, what if that best friend who is a spy might also be a double agent, working for the enemy? That drama is what propels the plot of the new limited series, “A Spy Among Friends.”

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Categories Events Music Video

Damian Lewis Plays Music Gig at World Economic Conference

Bobby Axelrod Plays for Real Billionaires

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 20, 2023

According to drummer Will Cleasby’s Instagram post, Damian and other members of his band (David, Phil and Kitty) were in Davos, Switzerland apparently providing House of Koko music entertainment at the annual World Economic Forum, which was held January 16 – 20, 2023. What? Yea, you heard me. Didn’t Bobby Axelrod flee to Switzerland last we checked? 😉 View more photos and videos from the event in our Gallery here. 

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Categories Broadcast Media Charity Old Friends Philanthropy Theatre Video

VIDEO: Sondheim’s Old Friends Concert

Howling Good Time

by Gregory Peck Lives | YouTube | January 8, 2023

Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends concert, a Cameron Mackintosh’s tribute to late musical theatre trailblazer Stephen Sondheim, was presented May 3, 2022 at 8 PM at London’s Sondheim Theatre and simultaneously screened live at the Prince Edward Theatre. Watch the entire concert below.

Damian’s segments (approximately):
36:47 – “Hello Little Girl” from Into the Woods with Bernadette Peter
1:26:58 – “Everybody Ought to Have a Maid” from A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum with Rob Brydon, Julian Ovenden and Siân Phillips
2:12:07 – “Old Friends” from Merrily We Roll Along with Company
2:14:27 – “Our Time” from Merrily We Roll Along with Full Company

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Categories A Spy Among Friends Print Media Video

VIDEO: Nick Murphy Explains Why A Spy Among Friends Deliberately Jumps Around

“The Jump-Around Is Part Of The Point”

by Brenna Cooper and David Opie | Digital Spy | December 12, 2022

A Spy Among Friends director Nick Murphy has has explained his reason for the show’s confusing narrative, saying it was a deliberate choice to “discombobulate” viewers. Throughout the series, the show jumps between several locations across 30 years as it tells the story of Nicholas Elliott (Damian Lewis) and KGB double agent Kim Philby (Guy Pearce). Murphy explained that it was a conscious decision from the beginning not to explicitly label each location and year, in order to focus on the show’s emotional storyline.

“The show jumps around over 30 years in London, Berlin, Moscow, Vienna, Istanbul… We made a decision quite early to not caption things as we jump around, because it would become this endless litany of captions on screen,” he told Digital Spy in a video here.

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