Damian Lewis
"actor, dad, redhead and ping pong champion"
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Damian Lewis: I split my eye open while duelling with Ralph Fiennes, Metro, June 21, 2011

Original article at Metro, corrected here for many technical typos

Actor Damian Lewis talks to Metro about the worst job he’s ever had, starring in a musical and anti-ginger prejudice. The 40-year-old stars in the forthcoming BBC drama Stolen.

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Celebrity Foodies Take Lucy Hunter Johnston Out to Lunch – June 10, 2011

Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory at J Sheekey

by Lucy Hunter Johnston | The Evening Standard | June 10, 2011

Damian Lewis
I met Harold Pinter for the first time at J Sheekey. He was charming, undeniably rather gruff and imposing, but he adored Helen, so I was happy to let him flirt with her all night while I talked to his wife Antonia. It was in the very early days of our relationship, but I wasn’t jealous; I was proud.

I love being part of the legacy of Sheekey’s. It’s taken a while, though. I didn’t start coming properly until I was in my thirties. Trying to book a table when I was 25 would have felt pretentious; you need to earn your stripes. The Parisian/New York brasserie feel of the place is completely to my taste. They are so warm and welcoming here that they just gather up regulars, and always look after you and find you a last-minute table.

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Sicily for Bambini: A Family Holiday with Damian and Helen – Aug 1, 2010

Playtime, Pampering and Pasta

by Helen McCrory | British Airways Highlife | August 1, 2010

Damian and children practice sword fighting in the castle ruins, Caltabellotta (Courtesy of Helen McCrory)

Actors Helen McCrory and husband Damian Lewis plus their two children head to Sicily for playtime, pampering and pasta.

‘Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen, that’s a wrap!’ It’s 1am and I’m standing in a disused industrial park in London in the rain. We’ve been filming the same ten lines for hours now and even the writer has fallen out of love with the scene. But who cares. In 12 hours, I shall be sitting by the pool in Rocco Forte’s Sicilian Verdura Golf & Spa Resort for a week of pampering, peace, pasta and a bit of good old-fashioned shuteye.

My husband Damian and I both know Italy well, but I have never visited Sicily. Damian went there some years ago with a mate on an Edwardian-style grand tour, when he’d quickly learnt the all-important phrase ‘Posso avere una camera con due letti, per favore’ — which translates as ‘a single room with two separate beds, please’ — after they had been presented with a luxurious double bed on their first night. But they stayed in the northern part of the island and Verdura is on the southwest coast between Sciacca, a fishing port, and Agrigento, home to some of the best-preserved Greek temples in the world. The resort also has a children’s crèche, and we have a three-year-old, Manon, and a two-year-old, Gulliver, with energy levels that would put even the Sicilians’ famous love of children to the test. It sounds perfect.

We fly to Catania, where we pick up our car to drive across the island east to west. What a way to see Sicily. Spring has definitely sprung as we drive past orange groves, goatherds and vineyards all under a bright blue sky. With the aid of my superb map reading, we arrive three hours later at the resort’s gate, from which you look down over the golf courses onto the spa, the hotel and the sea. We don’t leave the resort for three days. Our suite has its own entrance with steps leading down to a private, secluded courtyard (perfect for drying wet swimming costumes and nude sunbathing), which in turn opens up into a large elegant sitting room overlooking the ocean, a butler’s kitchen and two bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom.

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Damian Lewis Interview, The Times, June 1, 2010

Damian Lewis

The star of The Forsyte Saga, 39, lives in London with his wife, the actress Helen McCrory, and their two children

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.

I’ve got my own five-a-side football team called the Tufnell Touch. It’s just me and a few mates: five fit, handsome men struggling with mid-life crises. There aren’t any other celebrities in the team: they can be temperamental, and you need a strong mind to play with me.

I started playing football aged 6, but back then, I was just banging footballs over the playground netting and getting into trouble with the nuns.

I’m naturally a pale, skinny Englishman, so if I need to get some muscles, I go on little fitness regimes. Sometimes I’ll get a personal trainer, other times it will be weights in the trailer. There are very few sports that I won’t do. Though you’ll never see me curling.

Maintaining my “girlish” figure is a constant worry. But really, if you’ve ever played competitive sport to a half-decent level, you get used to being in shape. I don’t do it for work, I do it to be healthy.

Continue reading Damian Lewis Interview, The Times, June 1, 2010

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  • Happy Birthday to Manon Lewis; she’s 3 years old today! ➡

    The above pictures of the Lewis Family (L to R: Damian Lewis, Gulliver, Manon, and Helen McCrory) were taken at the Barnardos Big Toddle charity event on May 21, 2009. Visit the Warehouse to view additional pictures and click here for the summer issue of Barnardos VIP Magazine.

  • Caution, do not copy! Photographer John Baucher took this image of Damian Lewis in Belfast’s City Centre on September 5, 2009. Damian was originally reticent about agreeing to be photographed due to concerns that the picture might be used for commercial purposes. After John explained that he is an artist and planned to use the photo in an exhibition, and that it wouldn’t be sold, and that the last 2 days of the exhibition are a “free giveaway” Damian allowed the picture.

  • Damian Lewis fans will be interested in the new fashion trend for “Bunny Ears”! Maybe we’ve started something?! 😆 Thanks to Kaz for the link!

  • Click here to enjoy “Colors of LIFE” picspam from sweet_revenge00’s livejournal.