Written By GingersnapComments Off on Casting The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie Reboot
by Paul Shirey | ScreenRant | May 28, 2022
Note from Gingersnap: Damian certainly is in a league of extraordinary gentlemen, but this fan casting was too good not to share.
A new movie adaptation of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is on the way from 20th Century Studios, so the question of who should be cast as The League characters themselves is now up for debate. Created by writer Alan Moore and drawn by artist Kevin O’Neill, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a comic-book series that gathers various characters from classic literature and puts them together in one shared universe during the late 19th century, where they form a team to thwart the forces of evil. The comic exists in a series of mini-series volumes that have been released sporadically since 1999, forming an overarching story with the various key players, while working in new ones with each new volume.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Prince Harry Would Cast Damian to Play Him in The Crown – Feb 26, 2021
by Jake Kanter | Deadline | February 26, 2021
Prince Harry has become one of the first major royals to pass comment on The Crown after the show has grown into a cultural phenomenon for Netflix.
In an interview with James Corden on CBS’s The Late Late Show, the Duke of Sussex admitted that he has watched Left Bank Pictures’ lavish series, and said it provides a window on the pressures that come with being a British royal.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Bogged Down with Financial Speak in Billions? Let Us Help – May 20, 2020
Billions Financial Glossary
by Lady Trader | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | May 20, 2020
We don’t think it’s essential to be a financial or legal expert to enjoy Billions. It is a show more about characters and their interesting relationships than about the workings of Axe Capital or the US Attorney’s office.
Having said that, we believe we are more likely to enjoy Billions once we understand exactly what’s going on…which brings us to this Billions glossary.
We have seen it mentioned on various social media that some are distracted by the fact they are finding the stock market jargon difficult to follow. Only natural for those of us who do not spend our days talking about longing and shorting and looking out for people ditching stock through back doors at lunch time.
Think of this page as a constant work in progress.
We list terms that we think could be helpful, in alphabetical order, and we will keep adding to it! If you hear a term (or terms) we haven’t added yet, let us know and we will be on it!
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Bogged Down with Financial Speak in Billions? Let Us Help – March 31, 2019
Billions Financial Glossary
by LadyTrader | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | March 31, 2019
We don’t think it’s essential to be a financial or legal expert to enjoy Billions.
It is a show more about characters and their interesting relationships than about the workings of Axe Capital or the US Attorney’s office.
Having said that, we believe we are more likely to enjoy Billions once we understand exactly what’s going on, which brings us to this Billions glossary.
We have seen it mentioned on various social media that some are distracted by the fact they are finding the stock market jargon difficult to follow.
Only natural for those of us who do not spend our days talking about longing and shorting and looking out for people ditching stock through back doors at lunch time.
Think of this page as a constant work in progress.
We list terms that we think could be helpful, in alphabetical order, and we will keep adding to it! If you hear a term (or terms) we haven’t added yet, let us know and we will be on it! Without further ado,
Written By mokulenComments Off on Hamlet days
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…
Questions for Damian Lewis can be sent to producer Ross Owen at email@example.com. Questions can also be posted in the chatroom held here during the live interview.
Interviews with Band Of Brothers cast members have been airing live almost every week since June in celebration of the drama’s 10 year anniversary. To listen to past interviews or for more information, visit the Band of Brothers Cast Interviews 2010/11 blog. For the latest updates, visit their Twitter and Facebook pages.
Damian Lewis’s personal assistant, Michael, sent us a small update. No broadcast date to report for Stolen but to look out for Damian in the Metro, The Times, the Daily Mail and other papers. Regarding Man is Wolf to Man, he thinks “this is all dependent on Homeland. There are a few other things Damian is working on and in discussions with, this will all be confirmed once Homeland is decided on.”
In an interview with TV SquadHomeland producer Howard Gordon says that the tentative broadcast date for Homeland is September.
On to ‘Homeland,’ with Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. Would you describe it as more of a psychological thriller than an action thriller?
Yeah, very much so … ’24’ always had a kind of heightened reality. I think it had a nice emotional integrity, but always in a heightened kind of context. This really does feel like it’s happening in the real world, because it has that kind of slow, observational, very human storyline. So it is more of a psychological thriller. I think in some ways, it’s taking some of the same material, obviously, and looking at it in an entirely different way.
You’re working with Showtime for ‘Homeland.’ How is that experience different from working with a network, the things that you can do, the pace that you can employ to tell the story?
Showtime feels to me like the difference between … a major studio movie and independent film. There’s a kind of fearlessness there, to be nuanced and to be slow … to take your time, I should say. Slow is not a good word. But, just the medium itself. The fact that there are no commercial breaks changes the rhythm and changes the whole experience. And of course, the latitude you have in terms of material.
What’s the timeframe for it? Is there a planned premiere date?
The idea would be in September. Nothing is written in stone. We have to finish this (pilot) first, and they have to like it, but I think it would come out next September.
The Cambridge Jones exhibit, Talking Pictures, is now on display at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Art Park from March 3rd to April 24th. The exhibit features celebrities like Damian Lewis, Matthew Rhys, Ioan Gruffudd, and Michael Sheen who are of Welsh descent. See this PR Newswire article for more info.
Written By mokulenComments Off on ‘Life’ broadcast in Australia
Damian Lewis fans in Australia: Life is now airing weeknights at 7:30pm
on the pay channel 13th Street. More details here on the 13th Street website. Thanks to Jen for the headsup!
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! 🙂
Written By mokulenComments Off on Upcoming appearance, new ‘Your Highness’ release date
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!
New release date: Universal Pictures has moved the release date of Your Highness from October 1st to April 8, 2011! Read more about it here.
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.
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The Misanthrope ends its run on March 13th. Go see it while you still have the chance! Who knows Damian Lewis might go another 4 years before he does another play! :O
BBC Radio 7 is currently rebroadcasting the radio adaptation of Ben MacIntyre’s Agent Zigzag, read by Damian. Click on the Agent ZigZag project page for more info on the program. To listen to the show online click here. To download all 5 15-minute episodes, click here on our Audio page.
Vote for Damian as Sexiest Actor of the Year here at this french tv site. ➡ (Thanks to karima for the headsup!)
Happy Birthday to Manon Lewis; she’s 3 years old today! ➡
The above pictures of the Lewis Family (L to R: Damian Lewis, Gulliver, Manon, and Helen McCrory) were taken at the Barnardos Big Toddle charity event on May 21, 2009. Visit the Warehouse to view additional pictures and click here for the summer issue of Barnardos VIP Magazine.
Caution, do not copy! Photographer John Baucher took this image of Damian Lewis in Belfast’s City Centre on September 5, 2009. Damian was originally reticent about agreeing to be photographed due to concerns that the picture might be used for commercial purposes. After John explained that he is an artist and planned to use the photo in an exhibition, and that it wouldn’t be sold, and that the last 2 days of the exhibition are a “free giveaway” Damian allowed the picture.
Damian Lewis fans will be interested in the new fashion trend for “Bunny Ears”! Maybe we’ve started something?! 😆 Thanks to Kaz for the link!
Click here to enjoy “Colors of LIFE” picspam from sweet_revenge00’s livejournal.
Click above to view a fan-made “pre-trailer” for Damian Lewis’s new film titled Your Highness that is currently filming on location in Northern Ireland. The video was posted on YouTube by TheTop5ive with this description:
Pre-trailer. First look at the upcoming movie “Your Highness” starring Danny McBride, star of “Eastbound and Down” and “Pineapple Express.” “Your Highness” pairs McBride up with sexy James Franco and hot Natalie Portman. Your Highness is a stoner comedy in the vein of those 1980s fantasy, swords-and-sorcerors movies. Pack a bowl, put on your ren faire costume and check it out.
Click here and here for articles about the July 23rd theatrical release of The Escapist in The Netherlands. Thanks to Ryanne for the links and for this quote and translation from NRC Handelsblad:
Een speciale vermelding verdient Damien Lewis als dreigend-charismatische boevenbaas Rizza.
Damian Lewis deserves a special mention as the menacing-charismatic prison boss Rizza.
Personally, I didn’t find Rizza at all charismatic. I thought that he was creepy and scary. 🙁 But Damian Lewis is a great actor! 🙂
Click here for an Oxford Times article about photographer Cambridge Jones and his new book Inspired By Music that profiles Damian Lewis and other celebrities. Sales of the book will benefit disadvantaged young people through the Prince’s Trust.
The Irish Film and Television Network reports that principal photography has begun in London for Helen McCrory’s new film The Special Relationship and in Northern Ireland on Damian’s current project Your Highness.
Click here for photos of Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory attending the English National Ballet’s season party for “Ballets Russes” at The Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London on June 16, 2009. Click here and here for more information about the ballet.
Cover art is now available for Inspired, the new Phil Collins and Cambridge Jones book about musical inspiration. The volume is currently available for pre-order and will feature Cambridge Jones photos of celebrities including Damian Lewis. The book will be released in July to benefit The Prince’s Trust; click here for more information.