The BBC Press Office
has more on the BBC One film Stolen:
Damian Lewis plays Detective Inspector Anthony Carter in a fast-paced thriller about human trafficking in Britain today, where
children are brought here for a better life but end up working illegally outside the system.
It’s a story of modern child slavery that demonstrates the broadening scope of single dramas on BBC One.
Stolen follows the story of one man, Anthony (Lewis), and three children.
Anthony 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.
Anthony has a wall of snapshots in his office of unknown children, children without passports, without identity, without
family, without hope, who have been smuggled into this country to be enslaved and exploited: Rosemary 11, is a terrorised young
girl from West Africa, who thought she was coming to England to be educated. She is sold as a house servant; Kim Pak, 15, is a
gardener in a Vietnamese cannabis house, imprisoned in a semi in suburbia; Georgie, 14, from the Ukraine, is put to work in the
food industry, making sandwiches.
If Anthony could save just one of those faces on his wall, it would be worth it.
According to the online magazine, Blast, Damian Lewis has signed a limited amount of special edition art prints of Brian Fox’s portrait of Major
Richard Winters. The portrait is part of The Major Richard Winters Leadership Project, a campaign to raise money for a monument
in Normandy and a documentary film that will focus on Major Winters’ leadership during WWII. Damian Lewis will narrate the film.
There are new details on the upcoming BBC drama Stolen. The 90-minute television film is scheduled to broadcast on BBC One in 2011.
From the Yorkshire Evening Post:
Band of Brothers star Damian Lewis is to appear in a new BBC drama about human trafficking.
The actor will play a police officer tracking down trafficked children in Stolen on BBC1 next year.
The film, directed by Justin Chadwick who made The Other Boleyn Girl starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson, follows the lives of three modern-day child slaves including a teenager forced to work in a cannabis factory and an 11-year-old girl sold as a house servant.
Executive producer Polly Hill said: “It’s a thriller with an important story to tell and this combination makes for a very exciting drama, and one which we are thrilled has attracted Justin back to television.”
From Digital Spy:
Damian Lewis has signed up to star in a new BBC One thriller.
Stolen focuses on Lewis’s character Detective Inspector Anthony Carter, who works in the human trafficking unit.
The story follows Anthony as he tries to save three children who have been smuggled into the UK.
The show’s executive producer Sita Williams said: “We have wanted to make this film for a very long time, and I’m delighted that the BBC has commissioned it – to bring this subject to a wider audience.”
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by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 18, 2010
Damian Lewis will again be playing Tory PM Simon Laity in the BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play Number 10. The political drama will again be serialized in 5 parts with the first episode broadcasting on October 25th at 2:15pm. For information and download links from last year’s series click here.
A summary of the first episode from the BBC website:
Simon Laity- the new Tory PM – is trying to enforce across-the-board spending cuts but his ministers have all gone native. Then it’s leaked that he has commissioned a report which calculates the gain to be made by slashing the armed services budget in half. The Chief of General Staff goes ape.
Meanwhile they are interviewing companies to run the Number 10 coffee bar, and Amjad from Crown Appointments wants Simon to choose a new bishop for Yeovil.
And then there’s a British woman now married to a suspected senior Al-Qaeda terrorist who has just entered the country. She turns out to be here for an NHS kidney transplant. The hospital goes on strike.
First Loook: Promotional stills from Your Highness have been released and you can see Damian in the background of one of them. Damian will play “the head of a dastardly pack of knights”. Your Highness starring Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel is set for release on April 8th of next year.
DVD news: The Baker, retitled Assassin in Love, is finally available in the US on dvd and Blu-ray. Click here on the site for shop links. Also, the Band of Brothers Blu-ray box set, normally priced at $100, is priced at $34.99 at Target this week! :O
- According to an article on the the Hamptons.com website, Man is Wolf to Man will be filming in South America this Fall.
- The Cambridge Jones’ exhibit, entitled “Talking Pictures”, is on display through Nov. 27th at the The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and features celebrities like Damian Lewis who are of Welsh descent. Click here at the New York Public Library site for more information.