Written By GingersnapComments Off on Damian and Helen Attend Old Vic’s Bicentenary Ball – May 13, 2018
The Old Vic Theatre Weekend Celebration
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 13, 2018
In February we reported about Damian and Helen’s involvement and preparation with Old Vic’s 200th bicentennial anniversary and this weekend the celebration abounds! The Old Vic Theatre, Britain’s first National Theatre, celebrated it’s 200th birthday the entire weekend in style.
Read about all the festivities here by clicking on ‘Continue Reading’
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by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 4, 2018
Billions on Showtime has now moved from the 10:00 EST/9:00 CST timeslot to 9:00 EST/8:00 CST beginning this Sunday, May 6 so check your local listing. Be sure to adjust your watch parties, live tweeting, and check your DVR settings!
Axe: "Hey, Ben Kim, did you hear that @SHO_Billions is MOVING TO 9PM THIS SUNDAY?!"
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Soccer Aid for Unicef: Two Teams, One Goal
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 27, 2018
Today it was announced that Damian will return for Soccer Aid 2018, joining Team Robbie playing for England. Damian played in the very first Soccer Aid back in 2006 and has gone on to make several subsequent appearances in the match, mainly as a central midfielder.
What: Soccer Aid for Unicef Who: England vs Soccer Aid World XI When: Sunday June 10, 2018 Where: Old Trafford, Manchester Time: Kick off at 8:00 pm (BST) How: Purchase tickets here or call 0161 444 2018 Broadcast: ITV and STV Presenters:Kirsty Gallacher and Dermot O’Leary Referee: Mark Clattenburg Teams: England Team Captain Robbie Williams vs. Soccer Aid World XI Team Captain Usain Bolt Why: Soccer Aid brings stars, football legends and all of us together to raise money so that more children around the world can grow up healthy, happy and safe. The football match was started by Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes in 2006. Over the last 10 years, the £24 million raised by Soccer Aid has enabled Unicef to help more children than any other humanitarian organization. Unicef provides life-saving food, vaccines, clean water and protection from violence to millions of children around the world.
And guess what former Homeland co-star joins Damian on the field?
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Damian to Guest Appear on ‘Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist’ – April 14, 2018
Insider Tips: Billions Season 3
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 14, 2018
According to BroadwayWorld.com, and confirmed by NBC’s television schedule, Damian is set to guest appear on Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist on April 22 at 8:00 a.m. EST/7:00 a.m. CST, so set those DVR’s! The Sunday sit-down at New York’s Spin covers topics including the hit television series Billions, Damian’s breakout role in Homeland, his British and American accents and most of all, Damian shows off his ping-pong skills. They also discuss his big Hollywood break in Band of Brothers, meeting Steven Spielberg, and more.
After the interview Damian and Willie Geist picked up a set of paddles for a fiery game of ping-pong.
Damien tells Willie had to work hard on his New York accent for his role as Bobby Axelrod in the Showtime drama series Billions. In addition to discussing how he learned a new way of speaking, he also tells Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist which spirit animal he channels for this character.
We had some indication back in March when behind the scenes filming of Damian and Geist surfaced on social media. Be sure to check your local NBC television listing and stay tuned to damian-lewis.com for additional details and the latest news.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Damian to Play Rob Ford in the Movie ‘Run This Town’ – April 10, 2018
Damian Will Play a Flashy, Unpredictable Politician with No Filter
by Michael Oliveira | The Globe and Mail | April 10, 2018
As we initially reported back on March 26 and confirmed by both Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter, Damian will play controversial ex-Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in the drama, Run This Town. In an interview released today, Damian revealed he was fitted with a prosthetic in order to play the former mayor, who died in 2016 at the age of 46. Damian told Kit Magazine the process took an entire afternoon, which involved “getting his face and head completely covered in silicon strips, breathing through a small hole near the nose.”
However, writer-director Ricky Tollman clarified the film is not a biopic. Tollman says Ford is actually a fairly minor character in the story of a young wannabe journalist and other millennials who struggle to make a living in a post-recession economy. Ben Platt plays a bumbling newsroom intern who wants to break the story on the Ford scandal — but is several steps behind other reporters.
Tollman said he was thrilled to recruit Lewis to portray Ford, calling him “one of the most talented actors working today.” “I thought that this is a guy that can play the moments of darkness and depth, but can also play the lighter moments. Rob was a guy that was elected because people wanted to grab a beer with the guy, you know?” said Tollman.
“He [Lewis] took to the idea that this wasn’t a one-dimensional version of this character.”
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Damian Lewis Fandom Has No Borders and Now, Neither Does Billions
by Kristin Brzoznowski | World Screen | March 22, 2018
Ντέμιαν Λιούις = Damian Lewis
The third season of the Showtime hit Billions will be airing in Greece exclusively on Cosmote TV.
Starting March 26 at 9 p.m., immediately after its U.S. premiere, Cosmote Cinema 4HD will be airing season three of the drama, which stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. After the broadcast, each episode will go on-demand through the Cosmote TV Plus service.
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Fandom Has No Borders
by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | March 15, 2018
We turned our ‘Fan Stories Series’ into a book for Damian – 55 fan stories from 21 countries!
It all started with a random conversation on the New York subway. Damianista, who started the blog Fan Fun with Damian Lewis and is now the owner and admin of damian-lewis.com, asked fellow Fan Fun blogger and hedge-fund expert Lady Trader how she “discovered” Damian. The story was hilarious and Damianista encouraged her to write a blog post about it for Fan Fun.
That got Damianista thinking, wouldn’t it be fun if we invited all the fans to write their own story about how they became a Damian Lewis fan?
We did not know what to expect since it is not easy, in general, to get people to voluntarily sit down and do homework.
But guess what? We received an amazing response to our call and published each and every one of the stories we collected over the course of a year.
They demonstrated how Damian’s art inspired us, moved us, and even sometimes helped us cope with what we call life.
Damianista hand-delivered the book compilation to Damian in person on Wednesday, March 14 at The Today Show studios, Rockefeller Center, New York. Damian informed her that he was indeed checking the damian-lewis.com website and reading the Fan Fun with Damian Lewis blog, and that they were great!
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Preparation for Old Vic’s 200th Anniversary in May – Feb 12, 2018
Damian and Helen: Old Vic Theatre Ambassadors
by Matthew Hemley | The Stage | February 12, 2018
Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett and Eileen Atkins are among more than 100 actors, writers and TV personalities announced as ambassadors of the Old Vic as it prepares to mark its 200th anniversary.
They join Imelda Staunton, Ian McKellen, Maxine Peake, Damian Lewis, Derek Jacobi, Janie Dee and Simon Russell Beale as Bicentenary Ambassadors, who will be involved in a variety of initiatives to mark the theatre’s anniversary. These include curating monologues, attending events around the anniversary in May and raising awareness of its education work.
Peake will curate a series of monologues called One Hand Tied Behind Us, to mark International Women’s Day, while Helen McCrory will hold a workshop for aspiring actors. Bertie Carvel will run this year’s London Marathon to raise money for the theatre.
The Old Vic, originally named the Royal Coburg, first opened its doors in 1818 and over the last two centuries has played host to opera, dance, cinema, music hall, classical dramas, variety, clowns, big spectacles and novelty acts. It was the original home of the English National Opera, the Sadler’s Wells dance company and the National Theatre. It has also been a tavern, a college, a coffee house, a lecture hall and a meeting place. The theatre is unique. It stands alone, an independent charity producing groundbreaking work, with no public subsidy, and a social mission running through all it does on and off stage. The adventurous spirit that has permeated every chapter of its history remains as strong today, 200 years on, as it was in 1818.