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  • Click above to watch a video interview with Damian Lewis discussing one of his passions – playing golf! 😀

    Damian will be featured in next issue of Today’s Golfer magazine that will be released in the UK on August 13th.

    In the interview Damian talks about taking part in the Northern Rock All Star Cup at the Celtic Manor in Wales in August, 2006. Click here and scroll down to download clips from the event (thanks to Kaz!) and click here to view photos from the charity tournament.

  • Damian Lewis is currently filming Your Highness in Northern Ireland and lucky blogger simonf spotted him today and posted this comment:

    Damian Lewis walked past us this afternoon carrying a Next bag. First proper Hollywood actor I’ve ever seen in Belfast.

    How come that never happens to me?! 😥

  • The Guardian has published a clip from Cartier’s International Polo Day on July 26th and there’s a brief glimpse of Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory at 3:59 minutes. Thanks to Ryanne for the link!


  • Click here to access the “Press Kit” for The Escapist including these comments from Damian Lewis about his sinister character Rizza:

    “It’s an important but small role,” admits Damian of his character. “I see Rizza as the evil centre of the prison. He’s a self styled prison boss, he’s running the prison from the inside. He has to control his younger brother who’s a loose cannon.”

    “Rizza is an unusual kind of figure in the prison: the prison and the people inside the prison were his boys and that’s how he wanted it to be. He never wanted his authority challenged; he’d do anything to maintain that status quo. It’s quite an effeminate role and that ties in nicely with the brother. There’s malevolence but effeteness at the same time.”

    Damian especially enjoyed the moral ambiguities of Rizza. “He’s very affectionate about his brother – he’d do anything to protect him but he’s utterly ruthless. You have to be to remain at the top in this setting. He does business daily through violence and intimidation, but I liked the idea that there was something effeminate about him – something preening and self-regarding. He’s a thug but also a weird feminine sophistication.”

  • The Escapist was recently released in Australia and Rialto Distribution and Vertigo Films ran a promotion offering students at the
    University of Technology in Sydney chances to win “25 Double Passes” to see the film. Keep your eyes open for opportunities like this in your area!

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  • Visit the Warehouse for more pictures of Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory taken yesterday at “Cartier International Polo Day 2009.”

  • Click here and
    here for videoclips from the Cartier polo event that include Damian and Helen. Thanks to Ann and Ryanne for the links!

  • The Escapist with Damian Lewis aired on UK television tonight on Film4; keep looking for the film in theatres and on television in your area!

  • The Fantastic Mr. Fox, the animated film featuring the voice talent of Helen McCrory will open the “Times BFI London Film Festival” on October 14, 2009. 😀

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  • Click above to watch a Screenrush video clip from the July 7th London premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. You will see Helen McCrory and Damian Lewis at 1:12 minutes and again at 6:10 minutes.

  • There’s an interview with Helen McCrory at 3:20 minutes in this video clip from The Daily Snitcher.
  • Both The Scotsman and the Times Online are featuring extensive interviews with Helen McCrory that include her comments about life, living abroad, acting, motherhood, children, and her marriage to Damian Lewis.

  • The Australian is running an interesting interview with Brian Cox for the July 16th release of The Escapist with Damian Lewis.

  • The dates/times for upcoming episodes of The Forsyte Saga starring Damian Lewis on ITV in the UK are:

    ITV3 July 16th at 10:00pm

    ITV3 Plus 1 July 16th at 11:00pm

    ITV3 July 23rd at 10:00pm

    ITV3 Plus 1 July 23rd at 11:00pm
    ITV3 July 30th at 10:00pm
    ITV3 Plus 1 July 30th at 11:00pm

  • An Unfinished Life with Damian Lewis will broadcast on TV in the US on July 22nd at 8am ET on FX.
  • The Moving Picture has a “first look” at the Fantastic Mr. Fox, the upcoming, stop-motion animated children’s film featuring the voice talents of Helen McCrory as “Mrs. Bean.”

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  • Damian Lewis made the unusual hand gesture shown in the photo above at Tuesday’s world premiere of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”. What do you suppose he’s doing? Perhaps he is using “bunny ears” to say hello to his loyal fans! 😀

    A big thank you to idle.hands for the photo!

  • Damian Lewis appears in the background on the left in this Helen McCrory interview posted by Rupert Grint Media.

  • Click here and here for video reports about Damian Lewis’s new film Your Highness.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter actress Zooey Deschanel has also joined the cast of Your Highness.

    Thanks to Ann and Anke for the links!

  • Click here for information about the July 23rd release of Damian Lewis’s film The Escapist in The Netherlands; thanks to idle.hands for the link.

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  • New videoclips of Helen McCrory and Damian Lewis at the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:

    » Damian appears at approximately 3.15 minutes in this video posted by elizabethtoni.

    » An interview with Helen McCrory begins at around 45 seconds in this Mugglenet.com clip posted by Nmyers89. Helen says that she will begin filming “Harry Potter Part 7” next week.

    » You will see a brief glimpse of Damian and Helen at about 54 seconds into this clip from elizabethtoni.

  • Thanks to netti of Germany for uploading two new pics of Damian and Helen at Tuesday’s premiere to the gallery.

  • This article in the Hollywood Reporter says that Julianne Moore has dropped out of Helen McCrory’s new film The Special Relationship and that Hope Davis will play Hilary Clinton. The movie will begin production in London on July 20th.