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Billions Season 3: Promo + First Look at Promotional Photos
by Nirat Anop | Spoiler TV | January 7, 2018
Showtime has announced that the third season of the hit drama series Billions will premiere on Sunday, March 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Starring Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, Billions is the network’s No. 2 drama series behind Homeland, averaging five million viewers weekly across platforms. The series grew throughout the second season on Sunday nights by more than 35 percent from premiere to finale. Billions is available on Showtime on-air, on demand and over the internet. Here are some promotional photos from epiosdes one, two and three from the 2018 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour.
Written By mokulenComments Off on ‘Homeland’s Damian Lewis To Star With Nicole Kidman In ‘Queen Of The Desert’
Damian Lewis, who has won Golden Globes and Emmys for his work as POW-turned-terrorist Nicolas Brody in Showtime’s Homeland, is near a deal to star opposite Nicole Kidman in director Werner Herzog’s Queen Of The Desert. The UK-born Lewis won’t have to hide his homegrown accent for the feature: He will play Lt. Col. Charles Doughty-Wylie, an unhappily married English war hero who engages in a turbulent affair with Gertrude Bell (Kidman), with whom he exchanged love letters with from 1913-1915 until he was killed in active duty at Gallipoli. Production is scheduled to begin in December.
Queen Of The Desert refers to Bell, the iconic explorer, writer, archeologist and attaché for the British Empire who is credited with helping to catalyze the formation of the Middle East at the dawn of the 20th century. Nick Raslan is producing through his Palmyra Films banner along with Cassian Elwes and Michael Benaroya. Benaroya Pictures banner is financing the film. Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales.
Lewis is represented by WME, Markham, Froggatt and Irwin, and Karl Austen.
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Homeland star Damian Lewis has been having informal talks about going from playing a would-be terrorist on TV to leaning on a lamppost and doing the Lambeth Walk on the London stage.
The 41-year-old has a yearning to play Cockney costermonger Bill Snibson, who discovers he’s heir to a title — and fortune — in a new revival of famed 1930s musical Me And My Girl.
It’s early days and as yet there have been no formal negotiations — and no official offer.
However, I can reveal there have been ongoing private conversations between Lewis and producer Alex Armitage, who happens to be the grandson of Noel Gay, who composed Me And My Girl’s famous numbers.
‘I’ve heard the chatter as well, but there’s nothing I can confirm,’ Mr Armitage told me, adding: ‘It would be a wonderful idea to get Damian to play Bill.’
Lewis, who won an Emmy award for his performance as former marine Nicholas Brody in Homeland, trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and can certainly carry a tune.
He played the Prince and the Wolf in John Crowley’s production of the Stephen Sondheim musical Into The Woods back in 1998, and he likes to tell of the Sondheim sing-alongs he and Homeland co-star Mandy Patinkin enjoy off the set.
A couple of years ago, Lewis auditioned to play Snibson in a version of Me And My Girl that director Anna Mackmin and choreographer Stephen Mears put on at Sheffield.
Lewis had the role, but his work in Los Angeles intervened. I remember hearing how well he tap-danced, and he has kept up with his dance studies. Plus, he’s had expert vocal tuition from Patinkin, who’s a musical theatre legend.