Thanks to Kaz for the scan!
Thanks to Kaz for the scan!
Damian Lewis was on BBC Breakfast on Tuesday morning to discuss Stolen. According to the interview, the BBC drama will broadcast in July. Damian also mentioned Homeland will be airing after the series Dexter, which has been broadcasting on Sundays in the fall these past few years.
Update: Click here to download the clip from our Media pages.
TV Appearances > BBC Breakfast (24 May 2011)
Television > Stolen (2011) > Clip1 Screencaps
The Homeland Casting Facebook page posted information on the filming schedule:
We will be starting back on the Showtime series Homeland earlier than originally planned -now mid June. If you worked either of the 2 Welcome Home scenes during the pilot (at neighborhood or airport) you will be working our first week back for reshoots. Once pilot reshoots are completed we will begin filming season 1 and filming thru mid November
Thanks to Sami for the headsup!
Perhaps because of this “earlier than originally planned” filming, it seems Damian Lewis has indeed dropped out of the June 4th Hay Festival event: He is no longer listed on the event page.
We have our first look at Damian Lewis in the film Will. Click here at Archstone Distribution or below to view the new trailer. Click here at the gallery for screencaps. (Update: Click here for a download.) According to the distributor, “there is no release date planned for Will yet in the US or the UK” (the November date listed on their website is incorrect) but that a film release could happen “sometime towards the end of this year to early next year.” According to Cinando.com, the film will make its debut at the Cannes Film Market this May.
The Evening Standard offers a few more details on the film Driven in an article about filmmakers David Leon and Rashid Razaq:
Leon, who lives in east London, said they were all “tremendously proud” to have triumphed at the festival co-founded by De Niro, one of his cinema heroes – although work commitments meant none of the team was able to accept the prize from the Hollywood star in person.
The honour comes as Leon and Razaq, 31, are fundraising for their first full-length feature script, Driven, a crime thriller-meets-love story with a budget closer to £1million. Shooting is scheduled to start next year, with Band Of Brothers star Damian Lewis.
The film, which Leon will direct alone, is set in 1989 against the backdrop of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It tells the story of a young man facing the moral dilemma of whether to follow his family into crime.
According to an interview with British actor David Leon in The Guardian, Damian will play the lead in the Leon’s first feature film, Driven:
Since then, he has made two short films; one of them, Man and Boy, about the death of a suspected paedophile, was a selection of the Tribeca film festival in New York last week. This year he hopes to direct his first feature film, Driven, a crime thriller set in Newcastle in the late 80s; Damian Lewis, star of the Forsyte Saga, is confirmed as the lead. Despite this, Leon insists he doesn’t harbour Hollywood ambitions. “All I’ve ever wanted to do is challenging projects,” he says. “If that takes me to America, fantastic, but I don’t think I’d ever really want to leave England on a permanent basis. This is where my roots are. What I’m really drawn to is, not arthouse necessarily, but the more independent, European-feeling films.” See? He would have made a terrible professional footballer.
The remaining tickets for the May 9th BFI Southbank screening of Stolen, previously only available to BFI members via ticket
ballot, will be released for sale to the public on Tuesday,
April 12th. Tickets may be purchased through the BFI box office. Click
details. Thanks to Sami for the news!
Update: Tickets can now be booked online here.
Details of the screening from the BFI event page:
TV Preview + Q/A with Damian Lewis: Stolen
Damian Lewis leads the cast in Stolen, a new single film for BBC ONE from the writer of Five Daughters, Stephen Butchard (House of Saddam, Vincent).Lewis plays Detective Inspector Anthony Carter in a fast-paced thriller about human trafficking in Britain today. Carter works in the Human Trafficking Unit, battling to make a difference to the plight of exploited children being smuggled into the UK and, from there, to anywhere and to any fate. If Anthony could save just one of those kids whose faces deck his wall, it would all be worth it. Followed by Q&A with Damian Lewis, Justin Chadwick & Stephen Butchard (work permitting)