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  • The 5-disc set of the region 1 (North American) DVD for Life – Season 2 starring Damian Lewis will be released in the US on August 25th and is currently available for pre-order. Click here for the cover art and more information. ➡

  • Thanks to Dotty for the news that BBC Radio 4 (FM) will rebroadcast “Something Wrong about the Mouth” with Damian Lewis for “The Saturday Play” on May 16, 2009 at 2:30pm. The play originally aired on January 20, 2007 and will be available for online listening for one-week after the the May 16th broadcast. Click here for more information about the production and to download the program in MP3 format (compliments of Kaz!)

  • The extended version of Have I Got News For You episode 37.2 with guest host Damian Lewis is now available on YouTube in 4 parts. Thanks to Ryanne for the link.

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  • Click above to view a great Life music video from Shervin titled “It’s My Life”

  • Nominations have been announced for Britain’s 54th Ivor Novello Awards to “celebrate the outstanding writing achievements of songwriters, composers and their music publishers.” Congratulations to composer Benjamin Wallfisch on his nomination for “Best Original Film Score” for The Escapist. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday May 21, 2009 at Grosvenor House in London.

  • Click here to purchase tickets for screenings of The Baker starring Damian Lewis at the 42nd Worldfest International Independent Film Festival in Houston. The Baker will screen at 7:00 pm CT and 9:00 pm CT at the AMC Studio 30 Theaters on Dunvale on Saturday, April 25, 2009.

  • Episodes of Life – Season One are currently airing on Austria’s ORF network.

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  • News about The Escapist featuring Damian Lewis:

    » If you’re in the New York City area check out the The Escapist at the Village East Cinema starting April 3rd.

    » If you are not in NYC you can still see The Escapist as a television “video on demand” rental selection.

    » Click on the links below for reviews of The Escapist: l 1 l
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  • Update on Life starring Damian Lewis:

    » Fox News reported seeing “Gabrielle Union, Damian Lewis & Sarah Shahi sipping specialty Svedka cocktails at the wrap party for the cast & crew of the second season of NBC’s series, LIFE at Hollywood hotspot Rise on Monday night.” (Thanks to Diane for the head’s up!)

    » The Fox article also includes an interview with Sarah Shahi talking about pregnancy at the recent “TV Guide’s Sexiest Stars soiree.”

    » NBC Universal has posted thumbnail pictures from episode 2.20 “Initiative 38” which aired in the US on April 1st.

    » Aaron Barnhart, television critic for the Kansas City Star, is asking viewers to pick a television show that “deserves another look”; click here to vote for Life! (Thanks to Jen for the news!)

    » PopWatch has a new article about Life co-star Donal Logue and the uncertain future of the show.

    » Click here for a new Life music video by Vip Victor titled “The Fighter”.

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  • Click above to see writer/director Rupert Wyatt’s recent interview with Edward Douglas about his film The Escapist that will be released in the US in New York City on April 3rd and will also be available to video on-demand TV viewers starting April 1st.

  • Rex Reed of the New York Observer gave The Escapist a fantastic review:

    “The Escapist, a compelling, carefully written and totally gripping film from the U.K. that is acted with naturalism and conviction by a smashing cast…It stars the versatile, always astounding Brian Cox as Frank Perry…Frank plans a daring escape with the aid of three other convicts (Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham from the film Hunger, and Brazilian musician Seu Jorge, who are all perfect)…Director Rupert Wyatt, making his feature-film debut, juxtaposes the clandestine eight-day digging and the clandestine rehearsals for the big break with the actual escape itself, mixing up time and action…Mr. Wyatt does it without the usual CGI and high-tech special effects that make these epics look preposterous. Everything in The Escapist looks real for a reason…

    The great thing that emerges from the debris is the human element…For Frank, redemption is triggered by the arrival of a terrified new cell mate named Lacey, played by Dominic Cooper…

    Rizza’s (Damian Lewis’s) sadistic control of the prison population slowly turns into a wedge between the escape artists and their freedom…Ignoring Rizza’s warning (“You got one thing going for you, Frank—you’re too old to die young”), Frank makes a decision that changes the future of his own existence—and the outcome of the escape…

    Physically violent and psychologically probing, The Escapist reminds me more than any other film of the sensational, groundbreaking TV series Oz, but it’s not really an action film…t’s a fine piece of work that passes 102 minutes swiftly, and Rupert Wyatt shows great promise. You won’t feel the need to escape from The Escapist.”

  • Film critic Marshall Fine’s review describes The Escapist as “Taut, full of soul but with no sentimentality” and goes on to say that he:

    “…particularly liked Damian Lewis as the chilly Rizza. Lewis, so entertaining as Det. Charlie Crews on TV’s “Life,” here is the picture of calm menace: no hair out of place, prison uniform immaculately pressed – a man in control until forced to confront the reality of his situation…. ‘The Escapist’ won’t change the world but, for 102 minutes, it will pull you into a world from which you won’t want to escape.”

  • Click above to see a “teaser trailer” for Damian Lewis’s guest appearance as the voice of Agent 00 0 on Phineas and Ferb on the Disney Channel in the UK. “Elementary My Dear Stacy” is the episode featuring Damian and it will air on Monday, April 13th at 11:20am.

  • There is an unconfirmed report that Helen McCrory is part of the voice cast for a new animated film titled the Fantastic Mr. Fox that is scheduled for release on November 6, 2009. George Clooney and Cate Blanchett will play Mr. and Mrs. Fox and other cast members include Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, and Anjelica Huston. Meryl Streep and Helen’s Harry Potter co-star, Michael Gambon, are also rumored to be in the film.
  • Reminder: Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker featuring Damian Lewis is available in the US on HBO On Demand until April 5, 2009.

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➡ Win a poster from Life autographed by Damian Lewis! ➡

  • Sharon, Damian’s personal assistant in Los Angeles, has kindly sent us a large poster of Detective Charlie Crews that has been autographed by Damian Lewis! The poster shows the picture above and it measures 28 x 21 inches (71 x 53 cm); Damian’s signature is underneath the title “Life”.

    To enter to win this poster, just answer one of the following questions:

    » Charlie Crews has bad luck with cars; what happened to the car shown in this poster? (Hint: Ted crushed it with a big, red ___________.)


    » What was the name of the Bunny that made a guest appearance on “Mirror Ball”? (Hint: he shares the first name of a famous British Prime Minister.)

    Send an email with your answer along with your mailing address and include “Life Poster Contest” in the subject line. The entry deadline is April 17, 2009 and the contest is open to Life fans everywhere; click here for more information about the poster contest.

    Click below to watch an Access Hollywood video from the NBC Life Launch Party with cast interviews conducted in front of posters with the same picture as our poster. At approximately 3:00 minutes into the clip Damian Lewis and Adam Arkin begin talking and joking about the poster and Damian’s picture. 😆

    Life fans in the US and Canada can also enter to win a Life – Season One (Region 1) DVD autographed by Damian Lewis! April 8th is the last day to enter; click here for more information.

  • Part one of the new BBC Radio 4 Classic Serial production of Something Fresh by PG Wodehouse is now available for online listening. The program stars Ioan Gruffudd and Helen McCrory and part 2 will broadcast on Sunday, April 5th.

  • In an interview with Edward Douglas of Rupert Wyatt (director of The Escapist and Damian Lewis’s business partner in the Picture Farm film production company) talked about his upcoming movie Birdsong. The film’s impressive cast will include Brian Cox, the star of The Escapist, along with Michael Fassbender and Paddy Considine.