Damian Lewis for Huntsman.com
Damian visits Savile Row tailoring – he’s partial to a bit of Huntsman and Burberry. His wife Helen McCrory once commented that he carries a suit better than any man she knows!
I have no idea whether this is true, but it’s a cute story. From Richard Kay’s Mail Online column:
Plummy-toned Old Etonian actor Damian Lewis didn’t seem to care who could hear as he regaled his wife, actress Helen McCrory, and their children Manon and Gulliver on the top deck of a No. 14 bus travelling down Piccadilly.
‘His theatrical projection drowned out the destination announcements,’ says a fellow passenger. ‘I assumed at first it had to be someone on their mobile. I was six rows away yet I could hear his conversation crystal clearly.’
The Band of Brothers star was recalling bumping into the National Theatre actor Paul Freeman. Says my exasperated traveller: ‘Lewis suddenly declaimed: “He was Claudius to my Hamlet.”’ Fancy…
Thanks to oziegirl17.
Soccer Aid 2010 update: Actor Michael Sheen and Manchester United star Ryan Giggs have been added to the Rest of the World team. The Soccer Aid charity match, which will raise money to benefit UNICEF, will be played in Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium and broadcast live on ITV1 on June 6th. More info on the new additions here and here.
Helen McCrory, in rehearsals for The Late Middle Classes, was interviewed by critic Mark Shenton on stage at the Donmar Warehouse on May 11th and among other things mentioned that she and “Damian watch hardly any television
(occasional news), Damian taught her to appreciate film, they go to the
theatre a lot, they are not planning to live in the States (not for now
anyway), children keeping them busy, how much she admires Damian as an actor
(and not just saying that because she’s married to him, she said).” Thanks to Tina for the report! 🙂
Previews for The Late Middle Classes begin May 27th.
Damian Lewis will be taking part in a celebrity poetry reading for the Josephine Hart Poetry Hour on May 17th! Tickets (£2.50 – £3.50) are now available here at the National Theatre site. Many thanks to Ann for the headsup!
In an interview with ComicBookMovie.com, Daredevil co-writer Antony Johnston mentions Damian as an actor cabable of portraying “the heroism and vulnerability” of the Marvel Comics character. Damian Lewis has been the object of fan discussion at CBM on who should be cast in a potential Daredevil film.