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A Spy Among Friends Official Launch Date

ITVX Update

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 7, 2022

ITV have announced that new streaming service ITVX, which will replace the ITV Hub, will launch on December 8, 2022 (December 9 on BritBox Australia). ITVX-exclusive series that’ll be available on launch day will include Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce starring in A Spy Among Friends, with a new show dropping every week.

ITVX will be available in a free, ad-funded version and a premium version without ads, which will include the company’s BritBox streaming service. Pricing for that tier is expected to be announced at a later stage.

No official trailer just yet. Stay tuned for that!

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Categories Events Film Festival Helen News

Damian Lewis Accepts Posthumous Icon Award in Honor of Helen McCrory

Raindance Film Festival

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 25, 2022

As reported earlier, Damian is part of the 2022 Jury for UK’s Raindance Film Festival this year. The festival runs from October 26 – November 5, 2022 and organizers have announced on social media that Damian has accepted a posthumous Icon Award in tribute to Helen McCrory. Helen served on the Raindance Jury back in 2011. The Radio Times reports Damian said:

“I’m honoured to accept the posthumous Raindance Icon Award on Helen’s behalf. She’d be pleased as punch to be receiving it. There was no more fiercely independent spirit than Helen and in her attitude towards work. She loved her time on the Raindance jury and being able to view films made with that same liberated energy. Raindance and Helen – it’s a perfect match.”

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Categories Announcement Music News Personal and Family Life

Damian Lewis Scheduled for Live Music Gig at The Tabernacle

Music To Our Ears!

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 12, 2022

After a sold out first show, Damian is scheduled to play The Tabernacle in London on November 20, 2022 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. as part of the London Jazz Festival, which runs from November 11-20. Doors open at 7:00. Tickets go on sale from Friday, October 14, 2022 beginning at 10:00 a.m. here. You can also purchase tickets here. So if you missed his first two music gigs at Omeara Theatre and Wilderness Festival, now is your chance! Damian is said to be releasing a debut solo album sometime in 2023. For more information about his music career, click here.

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Categories Events Film Festival News Print Media

Raindance Film Festival Announces Damian Lewis as Jury Member

Raindance Jury 2022

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 21, 2022

This year is the 30th anniversary of the Raindance Film Festival, UK’s leading indie film festival, and guess who is honored to be part of the 27-person Jury? Yours truly, Mr. Damian Lewis. You can watch the nominations and jury announcement from the Programme Launch here –  Damian is mentioned beginning at the 38:08 mark. The festival runs from October 26 – November 5, 2022 in London cinemas and online throughout the UK. View the schedule here. Industry and the public attend cutting-edge panels, talks and workshops. Raindance showcases the boldest, freshest content from British and international filmmakers. Founded in 1992, the festival is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film around the world, as well as offering film training courses and Raindance higher education. In addition, Raindance is a qualifying festival for Oscars, BAFTA and BIFA.

The festival gives awards across these categories: Best Music Video, Best Animated Short, Best Documentary Short, Best UK Short, Best Short of the Festival, Discovery Award, Best Documentary Feature, Best Performance, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best UK Feature and Best International Feature.

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Damian Lewis Unveils Live Dates and Details News of Debut Solo Album

Debut Solo Album

by Elizabeth Aubrey | Implurnt | July 8, 2022

Actor Damian Lewis has unveiled details of two new live dates and news of his debut solo album. The Homeland actor will play an intimate warm-up date at London’s Omeara on August 4, 2022 before making an appearance at Wilderness Festival in Oxford on August 7 from 8:35 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. He also announced that he will be releasing a debut album in 2023. Ahead of his live dates, Lewis said:

“I’m looking forward to getting out there and playing the songs I’ve written and been recording for my debut album. Be good to be back on stage, this time with a guitar in my hand.”

While predominately known for his acting work, Lewis has played classical guitar since he was 13. He busked through London in his early twenties and continued to make music as a hobby alongside his acting work in films such as Billions.

A statement added: “Meeting with various London-based musicians, including Giocomo Smith, Lewis wrote songs and found himself in the recording studio cutting the tracks that will be released on his as-yet-untitled debut album in the New Year.”

Tickets for his show at Omeara are on sale now here
View the Wilderness Festival Programme here
View gallery here

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Categories In Development/ Pre-Production Music News Voice Work

Damian and Helen Mirren Join Forces for The Queen’s 95th Birthday – March 10, 2021

Album Project: “The Music of Kings and the Queens”

by Sheldon Dane | London News Time | March 10, 2021

Helen Mirren joined forces with Damian Lewis to pay tribute to the Queen before her 95th birthday.

The 75-year-old actress, who won the Oscar on the big screen as a monarch in 2006, and her homeland star, 50, tell a series of stories about British kings and queens throughout history.

Each piece is set in music by contemporary composer Debbie Wiseman, who was asked to create a soundtrack to the Queen’s official birthday parade in June before it was put on hold due to ongoing coronavirus regulation.

The album, entitled “The Music of Kings and Queens,” tells the story of making England through 12 monarchs, beginning with William the Conqueror and ending with the current Queen.

Each royal family will feature the story of Helen and Lewis, accompanied by the music of the Grammy-nominated composer Wiseman, who embodies the individuality of the monarch.

The words were written by Simon Brooksward, an event producer and director who was involved in the planning of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration.

Dame Helen  said: “I enjoyed the opportunity to work with Debbie on a musical journey into royal history.

“I am honored to be able to record the words with Damian and participate in celebrating Her Majesty’s 95th birthday.

“Debbie did a great job of composing and recording music.

“We may not remember most of the prime ministers, politicians, military forces, and even groundbreaking scientists, but in a good understanding of our kings and queens who shaped our country. Let’s say this is their story and their legacy. “

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Categories Media Misc News

Prince Harry Would Cast Damian to Play Him in The Crown – Feb 26, 2021

Fellow Gingers

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.

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