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Damian and Helen on BBC Radio 4 – Dec 15, 2017

Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince

Tune in on iPlayer to hear Damian as Machiavelli and Helen as Defence on BBC Radio 4 Extra. The programme, originally broadcast in 2013, is one hour in length and there are currently 29 days left to listen.

A little about the audio play: Five hundred years after writing his most provocative political tract, Niccolo Machiavelli appears before an infernal court to appeal against the harsh treatment his works have received over time. Rather than being seen as a description of political cynicism and opportunism, he argues that “Machiavellian” should be a compliment and The Prince has in fact been an infallible guidebook followed closely by all successful leaders.

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
Adapted by Jonathan Myerson

Produced and directed by Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4

Categories Broadcast Media Radio The Goat or Who is Sylvia?

Damian Lewis Talks About The Goat on Chris Evans Show (AUDIO) – March 10, 2017

Damian Lewis Talks About The Goat on Chris Evans Show (AUDIO)

Source: BBC Radio

Damian joined Jilly Cooper, Billie Piper, Cam and Hunter Hayes on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on March 10, 2017 on BBC Radio 2. Damian spoke with Chris all about his new play The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? and playing New York hedge fund titan Bobby Axelrod in Billions.

 Listen to it here AND HELP US LOCATE THE PODCAST IF THE LINK DOES NOT WORK!

Arriving at the studio:

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Podcast Remote Controlled: Billions Stars Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti and Executive Producers Preview Season 2 – Feb 17, 2017

Remote Controlled: ‘Billions’ Stars Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti, EPs Preview Season 2 Showdowns

by Maureen Ryan – Remote Controlled Podcast, Variety – February 17, 2017

Source: Showtime

Welcome to Remote ControlledVariety’s podcast series featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.

This week’s episode features Variety executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum and chief TV critic Maureen Ryan in conversation with “Billions” creators and executive producers Brian Koppelman and David Levien, as well as stars Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Source: Showtime

In the second season of “Billions,” which arrives on Sunday, Chuck Rhoades comes out swinging — in more ways than one, according to Giamatti, who plays the federal prosecutor. 

Partly in reaction to various crises in his life, including his ongoing battle with hedge fund magnate Bobby Axelrod (Lewis), Chuck takes up jiu jitsu early in Season 2.

His training at the gym “becomes metaphorical for him and for the show,” says Giamatti, who notes that Chuck learns from the martial art “that you can win from a position of vulnerability.”

That insight will be important, given that Bobby, a billionaire with a deep-seated grudge against Chuck, “has decided that in order to survive, he’s got to take down Chuck,” Lewis says. “He’s decided this town isn’t big enough for the two of them, so he throws the book at Chuck.”

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Damian Lewis on Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw (AUDIO) – May 12, 2016

Damian Might Not Always Be Up For a Quickie

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 12, 2016

Damian stops by BBC Radio 1 to discuss with Nick Grimshaw to snap or not to snap. This has been the week the celebs tackle the difficult question of whether or not to stop and take a selfie with a fan. Take a listen here.

Time for the picture booth:

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BBC Radio 4 Front Row Interview

American Buffalo

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 23, 2015

Damian Lewis and director Daniel Evans were on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row on Thursday to discuss American Buffalo. Click here to listen to the interview on the BBC website. Click here to download it from the Media section.

American Buffalo is at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London until June 27th. Visit the Delfont Mackintosh Theatres website for more ticket information.

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Desert Island Discs with Damian Lewis – Nov 30, 2014

Nostalgia and Good Tunes with Elvis Returned

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 30, 2014

Desert Island Discs (DID) is a radio program broadcast on BBC Radio 4.  It was first broadcast on the BBC Forces Programme in January, 1942.

Each week a guest, called a ‘castaway’ is asked to choose eight recordings, a book, and a luxury item that they would take with them if they were stranded on a desert island.  The program is hosted by Kirsty Young and Damian, who was a castaway on November 30, 2014, discussed his life and the reasons for his choices.

You can listen to the entire Damian Lewis DID here and download it to listen on the go, too.

His selections attest to the fact that he is, in his own words “a nostalgic person, naturally, remembering people, happy moments in my life, and just good cheers.”  They are all reminders of happy, fun and romantic times, referring to his family, his parents, his wife, and his children.

Damian’s Book Choice:

“This has caused a lot of consternation, I think I’m gonna go with J. M. Roberts’ History of the World.”

Damian’s Luxury Item:

“I would quite like to take my whittling kit. I could whittle useless object… I was given a whittling kit… by Helen, and I’m gonna whittle as the sun sets… I’ve got to find a way to get the trees down that’s the only thing I haven’t quite worked out… I might whittle little busts of my family to start with…”

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Categories Radio

BBC Radio Drama ‘The Prince’ on this Saturday

Damian Lewis will be playing Machiavelli in the BBC Radio 4 Saturday Drama The Prince that broadcasts this Saturday, May 25th at 2:30pm. The program is an hour long and can be listened to live or afterwards for 7 days on the BBC website. As usual, we’ll try and have a download available at the Media Archive. Update: It’s been added here.

From the BBC Radio 4 page:

Five hundred years after writing his most provocative political tract, Niccolo Machiavelli appears before an infernal court to appeal against the harsh treatment his works have received over time.

Rather than being seen as a description of political cynicism and opportunism, he argues that “Machiavellian” should be a compliment and The Prince has in fact been an infallible guidebook followed closely by all successful leaders.

Reminder: The BBC Radio 4 Drama A Delicate Truth concludes on Friday and episodes 4-8 are currently available to listen to online. Downloads are available at the Media Archive. (I fixed the issue with Episode 4.)

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Damian Lewis on the Test Match Special Podcast to Discuss Cricket

England v New Zealand

by Jonathan Agnew | BBC Sounds: Test Match Special Podcast | May 17, 2013

At Lord's on May 17th
Damian Lewis attended Lord’s England v New Zealand cricket match on May 17, 2013. He was plucked from his seat in the stands to visit the TMS commentary box for a chat with Jonathan Agnew . Click here for BBC Radio 5’s Test Match Special interview with Damian (almost 27 minutes).  View more photos in our Gallery here.

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BBC Radio Drama ‘A Delicate Truth’ Begins This Week

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The 10-part Book at Bedtime series A Delicate Truth will begin broadcast this week Monday-Friday from 10:45-11:00pm on BBC Radio 4. John le Carre’s novel “about a good man who must choose between his conscience and his duty to the Service” is read by Damian Lewis. The episodes will be made available to listen to at the BBC website for 7 days after broadcast. We’ll try to upload the series to the Media archive. Update: Downloads are now available at the Media Archive.

‘It would be so brilliant if I was actually a spy!” Damian Lewis is in a basement somewhere under Soho. There’s a new le Carré out and when Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime was casting around for a reader, who else could they turn to but the Emmy-winning star of Homeland? “My front as an actor,” he adds, “is going really well.”

It really is. Lewis was by no means the first to be cast as a spy, but more than any actor apart from Daniel Craig, he is now indissolubly linked with espionage. It seems to have infiltrated his manner of interacting with the world. “We’re being monitored in a bunker,” he says, as a BBC publicist sits down to listen in.

We edge into a discussion of le Carré’s A Delicate Truth, the abridgement of which Lewis has just spent three days recording. The story, he advises, “has a terrific opening which happens in a little bit of British soil somewhere else not in Great Britain”. As in Gibraltar? The plot précis is all over the media, I tell him. “Gib,” he confirms, tersely.

Lewis came to le Carré through boys’ own tales. “My first recollection was sun-stained copies of Smiley’s People and The Spy Who Came In From the Cold at home. I flicked through them as a follow-on from Fleming and Franklin W Dixon’s The Hardy Boys and Desmond Bagley, Alistair MacLean and Willard Price. I really had not had anything to do with him for about 20 years and then, doing Homeland, it was clear there were many similarities, so I’ve just been dipping in and out on the loo.”

Is the actor who plays the war hero who would be US vice-president sure that he wants to reveal where his reading takes place? “I don’t see why not. Whether David Cornwell [le Carré’s real name] will be happy with people thumbing his texts while in the throne room I’m not sure.”

Source: Telegraph

Here’s a short review from the Radio Times.

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More Radio Interviews

Both interviews are worth a listen! He was also on the SiriusXM show Geektime again which replays on Saturday at 2pm, Sunday at 5pm, and Monday at 7am (Eastern) and can be listed to online via SiriusXM’s free trial.

Update: Also added the Geektime interview.

Download Links:

Ron and Fez (27 September 2012)
Wake Up With Taylor (28 September 2012)
Geektime! (28 September 2012)