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Comparing the Spy Thrillers
by Sabrina Barr | The Metro | December 9, 2022
A Spy Among Friends writer Alex Cary has opened up about how the espionage drama differs from Homeland, having previously worked with Damian Lewis on the American spy thriller.
The new series, released on streaming platform ITVX and based on the book of the same name by Ben Macintyre, tells the true story of double agent Kim Philby, played by Guy Pearce, who was discovered to have been feeding secrets back to the Soviet Union throughout his several years enlisted by MI6. Watch video below:
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“You Pull Up Two Very Different Parts of Your Personality for Those Different Roles”
by Stefania Sarrubba and David Opie | Digital Spy | December 8, 2022
Homeland star Damian Lewis has discussed his double role on ITVX’s new series A Spy Among Friends. An adaptation of Ben Macintyre’s book of the same name, the series follows the real-life story of MI6 spy Nicholas Elliott (Lewis) and his friendship with KGB double agent Kim Philby (Mare of Easttown’s Guy Pearce).
Alongside playing Elliott, Lewis also served as executive producer on the series with his Ginger Biscuit Entertainment. Watch 14-minute video of the discussion here.
“I was in charge of the donuts,” the actor joked with Digital Spy.
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A Decorated Folder for Kim Philby
by Damianista | damian-lewis.com | December 6, 2022
Guy Pearce was Amon Warmann’s guest on Pilot Podcast to chat about A Spy Among Friends, the six-part mini-series arriving on the new streaming platform ITVX on December 8. You can see a glimpse from the podcast in Amon Warmann’s tweet below and you can listen to the podcast in its entirety here.
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BAFTA Worthy Performances
by Sabrina Barr | Metro | December 5, 2022
Damian Lewis has opened up on a ‘beautifully written’ scene from his new show A Spy Among Friends that had to be cut in the final edit, which has been dubbed an ‘acting masterclass’.
The upcoming thriller series, which is set to premiere on ITVX this week, is based on a book of the same name, telling the true story of an MI6 agent called Kim Philby who was revealed to be a double agent for the Soviet Union’s KGB at the height of the Cold War.
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Kim Philby Was Such a Good Spy, He Was Toxic
by ITVX | Twitter | November 30, 2022
Damian Lewis and Ben Macintyre discuss MI6 intelligence officer Nicholas Elliott. The new drama mini-series will be available for streaming on ITVX in the UK beginning December 8, BritBox AU on December 9 and MGM+ in 2023 in the US.
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by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 29, 2022
Panel L-R: Anna Maxwell Martin, Damian Lewis, Ben Macintyre, Patrick Spence, Nick Murphy
Damian debuted his new six part series A Spy Among Friends at ITVX Showcase event on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 during a Q&A panel discussion. Joining him was actor Anna Maxwell Martin, author Ben Macintyre, director Nick Murphy and Patrick Spence. Damian told the moderator,
“We just wanted to get in behind the curtain of what an intimate betrayal between two friends [looks like]. It starts very much, and returns to, this friendship. I don’t want to give the end away, but there was a famous 4-day interview set in Beirut, an interrogation, which is the centerpiece of our drama that we come in and out of in a brilliantly orchestrated sort of time jumping way by Alex Cary who adapted Ben’s brilliant book. And that 4-day interrogation is the emotional heart of the show.”
Watch the full-length 12-minute video here. View images from the event here.
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For All To Hear
by BritBox AU | Instagram | November 27, 2022
Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce read a passage from Ben Macintyre’s non-fiction thriller A Spy Among Friends. The new drama mini-series will be available on ITVX on December 8 and BritBox AU on December 9.
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by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 18, 2022
Golden globe and emmy award winning actor Damian Lewis will be at Content London to debut his new six part series, A Spy Among Friends. Joining Lewis, who is executive producing as well as acting for this exclusive Case Study, will be creator and executive producer, Alexander Cary, author Ben Macintyre, actor Anna Maxwell Martin and Sony Pictures Television’s Lauren Stein. Content London is one of the most stimulating events in the global content industry calendar. Over three days between November 28 – December 1, 2022 the event brings the global drama, formats and factual communities together around a conference, awards and networking agenda.
Tickets will be released in five tiers leading up to the event and each tier will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out. Register now by clicking here.
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ITVX Promo Trailer Released
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 2, 2022
Damian Lewis in A Spy Among Friends is coming to ITVX on December 8, along with other exclusive shows. Watch teaser clips of all new shows, including ASAF, Riches, Litvinenko, Tell Me Everything, Without Sin, A Year on Planet Earth and PLEBS here:
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ITV London Premiere for Cast and Crew
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 18, 2022
Damian attended/co-hosted a private screening of his upcoming ITVX series A Spy Among Friends on Monday, October 17, 2022 in London. The ITV event appeared to be a special viewing as a ‘thank-you’ for cast and crew on the heels of its World Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival earlier this month. A Spy Among Friends is set to air in November 2022 on the new streaming platform ITVX in the UK. US release pending.