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Damian Guest Stars on Not Just Cricket Podcast – March 19, 2021

Podcast with Mark Nicholas

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 19, 2021

Few British actors have conquered America with quite the intensity and integration achieved by Not Just Cricket’s fifth guest, Damian Lewis. An Old Etonian whose acting skills were further honed at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, he’s also – despite what he might tell you – a more than descent cricketer.

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Categories Cricket Personal and Family Life Summertime

Chief Rivalry Cricket Match Authors vs. Actors 2020 – Aug 26, 2020

Leader of the Pack

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 26, 2020

As Team Captain, Damian skippered a victory for the Actors Cricket Club against team rival The Authors on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Ascott Park Cricket Ground located at the Ascott Estate in Ascott, Buckinghamshire, England.

Damian championed a win by 14 runs despite 49 for the 9th wicket put on by Jon Hotten and Charlie Campbell. This is the second year in a row that Damian has led his team to victory. 

Sponsored by Rathbones, the match was umpired by John Betts and scored by Laura Jeffrey. Stars of both screen and page participated in the match, including:

The Actors: Team Captain Damian Lewis, Gwyn Jones, Paul Lichtenstern, Peter Sandys-Clarke, Antony Jardine, Nathan Lee, Lachlan Nieboer, Geoff Streatfeild, Dan Tuite, Ben Willbond, and Alastair Whatley.

The Authors: Team Captain Charlie Campbell, Richard Beard, Matt Thacker, David Owen, Peter Frankopan, Chris Hemmings, Nick Campion, Nicholas Hogg, Tom Holland, Jon Hotten, and Anthony McGowan.

We hear it was a great match and lovely setting. Until next year!

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Categories Audio Football/Soccer Podcast Sports Video

Damian Was Guest on Will Greenwood’s Rugby Podcast – June 29, 2020

The London Welshman

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 29, 2020

Will Greenwood and Rupert Cox are joined this week by Billions star Damian Lewis to discuss his love of the Wales national team and how he deals with nerves and pressure. The Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor has starred in shows such as Homeland and Band of Brothers and is an avid rugby fan. He talks about playing fly-half in school and dealing with the pressures of fame. Lewis’ father is Welsh and he displays his passionate support of the national team during his conversation with Will and Rupert.

They also discuss one of Lewis’ other passions – Liverpool FC.

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Categories Football/Soccer Narrator Voice Work

WATCH FREE: Damian Narrates FIFA 2018 World Cup Official Film – March 20, 2020

Another Fine Night of Quarantine with Damian Lewis

by Conor Fleming | The 18 | March 19, 2020

Damian pictured here with Tom Hillier while recording narration for the film

Beginning Friday, March 20, at 3:00 p.m. ET, you’ll be able to watch the premiere of FIFA’s 2018 World Cup Official Film on YouTube here (click link if video below does not auto-play). Since 1954, FIFA has sanctioned an official documentary film for each World Cup, and although the 2018 edition has been available on Amazon Prime Video for some time, Friday will mark its free launch on YouTube.

The documentary features incredible footage of the event which only FIFA can provide, and it takes an in-depth look at tournament stars like Paul Pogba, Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo while the narration is provided by Damian Lewis.

 

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Categories Dream Horse Horse Racing Print Media Sundance Film Festival

Living the Dream: Why Hollywood Has Taken On Ultimate Rags to Riches Tale – Jan 26, 2020

Damian is a Dream in Dream Horse

by Olivia Buxton | Sunday Express | January 26, 2020

It’s a long way from an old slag heap in a Welsh mining village to the red carpets of Hollywood. But, then again, how often has a horse bought on a whim for £300 beaten the multi-millionaires of the sport of kings?  And all that after undergoing a revolutionary stem cell treatment to overcome a life-threatening injury which was feared would stop him ever racing again.

Now the rags-to-riches story of Dream Alliance and how he brought hope to one of Britain’s most deprived spots is a film with Homeland star Damian Lewis, Gavin & Stacey‘s Joanna Page and hit Broadway actress Toni Collette. It was even screened at the swish Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Friday.

It all began in Cefn Fforest working men’s club when Jan Vokes overheard tax advisor Howard Davies (played by Lewis) saying how he once ran a racehorse syndicate. It had cost him £5,000 and he’d promised wife Angela (played by Page) that he would never do anything like it again. But Jan was interested.

She cleaned at Asda and at a school and worked as a barmaid – but didn’t see why she couldn’t breed a racehorse. She had an allotment on a slag heap, as a child had watched her father breed budgies and had bred pigeons and whippets herself.

Howard managed to convince his wife that they wouldn’t lose money and found an aging stallion for stud.

Joanna Page says it was a joy to star alongside Damian Lewis in Dream Horse,

“Damian Lewis plays my husband, Howard, and we have a syndicate in this Welsh village, where we live and we breed a racing horse. Damian’s character is one of the main ones in the syndicate but Angela is not very supportive.”

“But Damian was so lovely and funny to work with. He’s brilliant.”

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