From the BBC website:
James Baldwin’s classic novel in its world premiere radio production, set in Paris, 1954. When handsome blond American David meets the stunning Giovanni in a “bohemian” Parisian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But David’s fiancé, Hella, returns to Paris and, unable to admit the truth, David pretends the liaison never happened, with calamitous results for all three, especially for Giovanni, whose life descends into murderous tragedy.
The Atlantic website has an interesting interview with military advisor Dale Dye who has nice things to say of Damian:
Which actors really understand what it means to be a soldier?
Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman, Damian Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Cruise, Ron Livingston, and Tom Berenger are at the top of my list. There’s just something in their backgrounds or mentalities that makes it easier for them to understand the soldiers’ point of view. All these actors do lots of homework. They listen more than they talk.
During publicity for Band of Brothers in 2001, Dye also praised Damian saying “He was terrific in training, busted his butt … there’s something in that little ginger shit’s eyes.” 🙂
Thanks to Ann for the headsup on the wonderful new article at the British Airways High Life website where Helen McCrory discusses the family’s recent vacation in Sicily.
According to The Stage, Damian and Greta Scacchi will star in the upcoming BBC Radio 3 production of Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin. Damian Lewis worked previously with Scacchi in the zany comedy Jeffrey Archer: The Truth.
Damian Lewis will be featured in Talking Pictures, an exhibition of portraits by Cambridge Jones at the Wales Millennium Centre from September 7th to October 25th. The exhibition will later visit London, New York and Los Angeles. Click here and here at the Wales Online site or here at the Wales Millennium Centre site for more information.
Thanks to Kirsten for the headsup on 2 new videos: Click here at Talksport for an interview with Damian at the Leuka Mini Masters golf tournament where he discusses football and fans.
Click below for video from The Big Lunch event in Tufnell Park where you can see Damian with Helen and the children.
Upcoming events: Damian Lewis is expected to be present at St. James’s Palace in London on July 5th in a gathering of Ambassadors from the Prince’s Trust. Click here for more on his activities as Ambassador.
Damian will also be taking part in the celebrity golf tournament Mini Masters 2010 in aid of Leuka at Duke’s Meadows Golf Club in Chiswick on July 16th! Click here for ticket information. Thanks to Linda and Ryanne for the news!
Damian was interviewed by Richard Bacon at Wimbledon on Friday by BBC Radio 5 Live. Click here at the BBC website to download the podcast. He was also part of the Wimbledon with Tarango and Skelton program; click here for that download. Update: Click here to download the Bacon interview.
Damian tv in Australia: The Situation will be screening on Movie One this month – click here for broadcast times. Thanks to Jen for the news!
Gallery Updates: Click here for pictures of Damian Lewis hanging out with teammates at their Manchester Hotel on Saturday and here for pictures of Damian at the Soccer Aid 2010 charity match at Old Trafford on Sunday. England lost on penalties after the 90 minutes finished 2-2. Woody Harrelson provided the winning goal for Rest of the World. Damian was very impressive, covered the whole field, and made his penalty shot. ➡ Click here for more on the event.
You can watch Soccer Aid: Extra Time on ITV Player.
Watch Damian make his penalty shot at the 7:20 mark.
Gallery Update: Click here at the gallery for pictures of Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory at press night for The Late Middle Classes, Helen’s new play at the Donmar Warehouse. For ticket information, click here.
In Helen’s interview in the Guardian, she talks a little bit about married life:
She met her husband, the actor Damian Lewis, on the set of Five Gold Rings at London’s Almeida in 2003. Since then, life has been on fast-forward. “People talk about settling down; there’s nothing settling down about it, love. We’ve moved country three times, we’ve sold two houses, bought a house, done about seven films, a series, four plays, had two kids. I’d just like the dust to settle.”
Read the rest of the interview at the Guardian site.
The second season of Life has finally started on Belgian television on VT4 and will air every Tuesday at 21:45. Click here for the Life page at VT4. Thanks to Linda for the headsup!
The Times Online has a nice little interview with Damian Lewis:
I used to be a bit of a party animal. These days I can’t go out relentlessly and be a father as well. I have two children, aged 3 and 2, so instead I tend to do silly dad things such as going on 150-mile bike rides with my friends just to prove that we can do it. We did a ride in the Cambrian Mountains and Brecon Beacons over three days at Easter out of a sense of adventure, but we’ve all been in physiotherapy ever since.
Read the rest at the Times Online.
Soccer Aid 2010 will broadcast on ITV1 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Soccer Aid: Extra Time – with highlights, analysis and player reaction – will broadcast on ITV4 from 10:00pm to 11:00pm following the match. Click here for more program details.
From the Screen Daily:
Damian Lewis, Bob Hoskins and Perry Eggelton have started shooting Will, about an orphan’s journey across Europe to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul.
The film will also include appearances by Liverpool football stars Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard.
Ellen Perry directs from her own script, which was co-written by Zack Anderson. She also produces, alongside Taha Altayli, Timothy Nicholas and Mark Cooper for Strangelove Films. Executive producers are Stewart Till, Mustafa Karahan and Stephen Moffitt. Muharrem Gulmez is co-producer.
Will is shooting on location in Liverpool, Kent, Paris and Turkey, including Istanbul’s Atatürk Olympic Stadium, and also at Elstree Studios.
Click here for the Will project page.
New project: Damian has signed on to star in the film Man Is Wolf to Man by the director and producer team, Dominic and Lee Santana!
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Damian Lewis, the redheaded star of “Life” and “Band of Brothers,” has joined the cast of another Santana project, the action-thriller “Man Is Wolf to Man.”
Inspired by true events, “Man Is Wolf to Man” is set in French Guyana in 1934. A group of foreign prisoners escape from a penal colony only to be tracked down by a ruthless bounty hunter. Finnish actress Pihla Viitala (“Bad Family”) and Germany’s Vinzenz Kiefer, who had a supporting role in “The Baader Meinhof Complex,” also star. Principle photography is also planned for fall.
More from Screen Daily:
British director and producer team, Dominic and Lee Santana have arrived in Cannes with a trio of high-profile stars attached to the next two films being produced under their UK-based Santana Brothers production banner.
Ralph Fiennes and Olga Kurylenko will star in romantic drama Coronet and Damian Lewis will star in the action thriller Man Is Wolf To Man.
“We have two films going into production this fall so things are moving incredibly fast for us right now,” said the brothers. “Casting has been our main priority over the last month and we’re very excited that Damian, Ralph and Olga are on board for their respective roles. Ralph and Olga are the perfect leads for Coronet given the on-screen chemistry they can generate to bring the story to life. Damian is a remarkably gifted actor who will command the screen in Man Is Wolf. We’re eager to get started on both films.”
Finally, some news on Will and a new project for Damian!