Categories Charity Helen Personal and Family Life Philanthropy

The Helen McCrory Studio Theatre

“Be yourself. Comparisons are odious. To thine own self be true.”

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 24, 2021

Photo: Debbi Clark – Sir HvH Arts Instagram

Damian Lewis, patron of Sir HvH Arts Foundation was in attendance for the official opening of The Helen McCrory Studio Theatre at Francis Holland School Regent’s Park (FHS). The grand opening of the Art, Drama and Music studios was held on Tuesday November 23, 2021 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. The drama studio theatre is in honor of the late Sir HvH Arts Foundation patron Helen McCrory, who made an invaluable contribution to Drama at FHS.

Guests were given guided group tours of the new facilities where FHS students showcased the high caliber of work they produce during their art, drama and music lessons. In The Helen McCrory Studio Theatre, students performed costume rehearsals for the upcoming performance of Jane Eyre at the Steiner Theatre. Helen devoted much time and passion to HvH Arts, with Francis Holland School Regent’s Park being one of the foundation’s main sponsors over the years.

For more information about the foundation, visit Sir HvH Arts website here.

Categories Fan Sightings Personal and Family Life Social Media

Damian Lewis Sighting in London

Soho With a Fan

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 23, 2021

Photo Credit: Biyahero Timbo

Word on the street is that Damian is back on his home turf after a trip to Paris, as seen pictured here with a fan in London’s Soho neighborhood. Reports on social media spotted Damian in Paris earlier last week and we also noticed Billions co-star Stephen Kunken was in Paris around that same time. Could be coincidence, but both Damian and Kunken are starring in A Spy Among Friends soon! See more photos in our Gallery here.

Categories Appearances Audio Events Helen Personal and Family Life Poetry Readings

Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory’s Love Poetry Performance Rediscovered

Cheltenham Literature Festival Revisited

by Andrew Holgate | The Sunday Times | October 9, 2021

There have been some great Cheltenham Literature Festival moments over the years – Hilary Clinton in 2017, looking back on her presidential defeat the year before; a 92-year-old David Attenborough charming the audience in 2018. But surely one of the most electric hours in the festival’s history came in 2014, with the appearance on stage of the married couple Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory.

Here consists of a recording that was thought to have been lost, an electric performance at the 2014 Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival – one of the most memorable in the festival’s history – by Damian and Helen of love poems from the poetry collection The Love Book edited by Allie Esiri.

Earlier this summer, Damian rediscovered a recording of the event, which he offers here now to listeners as a tribute to his wife. To hear the recording in full, click here.

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Categories BFI London Film Festival Gallery Personal and Family Life Screenings

Damian Lewis Attends Viewing of Icelandic Spoof Film While at BFI London Film Festival

Cop Secret

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 9, 2021

On October 7, 2021 Damian Lewis attended a viewing of the Icelandic spoof film titled Cop Secret, directed by Icelandic goalie Hannes Halldorsson while at the 65th BFI London Film Festival. Damian is pictured here with the film’s art director Gus Olafsson. The film is about a cop who is in denial about his sexuality and falls in love with his new partner, while investigating a string of bank break-ins.

View more photos of the event in our Gallery here.

Categories BFI London Film Festival Gallery Personal and Family Life Screenings

Damian Lewis and Stephen Kunken Attend BFI London Film Festival

The Hand of God

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 9, 2021

On October 7, 2021 Damian Lewis and Stephen Kunken of Billions attended the “The Hand of God” AMPAS / Tastemaker Reception during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at Charlotte Street Hotel in London, England. Others in attendance were Charles Finch, Lorenzo Mieli, Daria D’Antonio, Paolo Sorrentino and TCharles Finch, Lorenzo Mieli, Daria D’Antonio, Paolo Sorrentino and Tom Hooper.

View more photos of the event in our Gallery here.