Categories Band of Brothers News Richard Winters Stolen

BBC Press release on ‘Stolen’


  • 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.

    For more information on the The Major Richard Winters Leadership Project, visit the Tim Gray Media website and the Majordickwinters.com

    board.

Categories News Stolen

Update on the BBC1’s ‘Stolen’


  • 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.”

Categories HIGNFY Messages News Stolen

New BBC project! + HIGNFY, again!

  • New Project Update: Damian’s personal assistant, Michael, has updated us on Damian’s new project: “He has been cast in a TV film which is produced by the BBC titled “Stolen” he goes to Manchester in the next few weeks to begin filming, he will be there for approximately a month. At the moment there is no release date for the film on the BBC but it will be early in the New Year. The film is writer by Stephen Butchard and directed by Justin Chadwick who directed “The Other Boleyn Girl” as a film and various TV series such as “Spooks”, “Life Force”, “Red Cap” and “Bleak House”.”

    Click here for the film’s IMDb page and here for the site’s Stolen project page.

    According to the BBC press release, “it’s a story of modern child slavery” that deals with the “subject matter of human trafficking in Britain today, where children are brought here for a better life but end up working illegally outside the system.” The 90-minute film is being made by RSJ Productions and will broadcast in 2011 in the 9:00pm slot. More articles on the production at The Guardian, The Stage, and Vision+Media.

  • Damian Lewis will again appear as guest host in a new episode of the quiz show Have I Got News For You on Thurday, November 18 at 9:00pm on BBC1. For more info click here (Many thanks to Ann for the headsup!) The extended version Have I Got a Bit More News for You will broadcast Saturday, November 20 at 9:20pm on BBC2. This will be Damian’s 3rd stint as guest host on HIGNFY. Click here on the TV Appearances page to download his 2009 appearance.

Categories Events Messages News

BFI Appearance


  • We heard from Damian’s new personal assistant, Michael, this week and he was kind enough to pass on the news that Damian will be at a Directors UK event at the 54th BFI London Film Festival on Monday and that as far as projects go “Damian is currently working on some of his own stuff.” We’ll just have to wait and see what that “stuff” turns out to be!

  • Reminder: The first episode of the Afternoon Play Number 10 broadcasts on Monday from 2:15pm – 3:00pm and may be listened to live on the BBC Radio 4 page.

Categories Gallery News Radio Your Highness

‘Number 10’, ‘Your Highness’, ‘The Baker’ DVD release


  • 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

Categories In Development/ Pre-Production Man Is Wolf to Man News

‘Man is Wolf to Man’ update, Cambridge Jones’ exhibit


  • 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.