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Unicef Soccer Aid Teams Visit 10 Downing Street
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 6, 2018
Photo by: Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media
Damian arrives at Downing Street in central London for a reception hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May for teams, ambassadors and volunteers of Unicef Soccer Aid ahead of the charity football match at Manchester’s Old Trafford on Sunday. The British government is supporting the Unicef fundraiser by matching donations up to a total of £5 million as part of the UK Aid Match programme.
No surprise, as we reported yesterday, that Damian would attend the 2018 UEFA Champions League final today, Saturday, May 26, 2018 at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine in support of his favorite football team, Liverpool, in the LFC vs. Real Madrid match. Damian posted this video to Twitter as he boarded the plane headed to Kyiv.
Damian has been a longtime fan of LFC since childhood – he took part in the coverage at Anfield for the first leg of Liverpool’s Champions League tie with Manchester City on April 4 and last year he celebrated his 46th birthday at Anfield for Liverpool’s visit of Tottenham.
An avid Reds supporter, Damian (pictured with Clive Owen above) made the epic journey to Kyiv in the hope of being witness to a historic battle to take the UEFA Champions League trophy for the sixth time. But it wasn’t meant to be. Although his Redmen lost to Real Madrid 3-1 and no doubt he was gutted, Damian showed resilience in defeat by offering sportsmanship for his team and fans abroad. See fan pics on the next page and follow the gallery link.
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A Shoutout to Liverpool: ‘Sugar, ah Honey Honey’
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 25, 2018
Damian pictured here with LFC’s Adam Lallana – photo taken July 6, 2017
Liverpool face Real Madrid in the 2018 UEFA Champions League final on Saturday, May 26 at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine as the club football season draws to a close. The two European heavyweights last met in UEFA’s showpiece event in 1981, at the Parc des Princes in Paris. Five-time winners Liverpool will be aiming to repeat that triumph! Here is a little MOM “We’ve got Salah” Reds chant by Damian himself as he heads to the title match:
Off to Kiev tomorrow with @LFC. Milner keeps Ronaldo silent for 90 mins and gets MOM. And Liverpool win 6th title. Inshalla Mo Salah…!! pic.twitter.com/ne00z1SpVW
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Longtime Passions for Football
by Benji Wilson | Radio Times | May 10, 2018
When Radio Times asked Mark Strong if he is best on the pitch, he replied:
The guy that runs the games said to me a few weeks ago that I was one of the fittest on the pitch. I’m not sure that’s true but I’m fairly useful. Damian Lewis also plays in our game, he’s very good. In fact, he and I played in the Legends match, which I think was the penultimate game at Upton Park. I scored and beat [ex-Arsenal goalkeeper] Jens Lehmann, but it was disallowed because it came off my arm.
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Soccer Aid for Unicef: Two Teams, One Goal
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 27, 2018
Today it was announced that Damian will return for Soccer Aid 2018, joining Team Robbie playing for England. Damian played in the very first Soccer Aid back in 2006 and has gone on to make several subsequent appearances in the match, mainly as a central midfielder.
What: Soccer Aid for Unicef Who: England vs Soccer Aid World XI When: Sunday June 10, 2018 Where: Old Trafford, Manchester Time: Kick off at 8:00 pm (BST) How: Purchase tickets here or call 0161 444 2018 Broadcast: ITV and STV Presenters:Kirsty Gallacher and Dermot O’Leary Referee: Mark Clattenburg Teams: England Team Captain Robbie Williams vs. Soccer Aid World XI Team Captain Usain Bolt Why: Soccer Aid brings stars, football legends and all of us together to raise money so that more children around the world can grow up healthy, happy and safe. The football match was started by Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes in 2006. Over the last 10 years, the £24 million raised by Soccer Aid has enabled Unicef to help more children than any other humanitarian organization. Unicef provides life-saving food, vaccines, clean water and protection from violence to millions of children around the world.
And guess what former Homeland co-star joins Damian on the field?
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Hanging Out With Soccer Giants
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 4, 2018
Source: Getty Images
Damian and son were a part of the coverage at Anfield for the first leg of Liverpool’s Champions League tie with Manchester City on April 4th.
They were pitchside ahead of the game to speak with the talent lineup that includes Gary Lineker, Steven Gerrard, and Frank Lampard. And Liverpool wins 3-0!
After a magical Liverpool night that lived up to every effusive word ever uttered about Anfield, Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are now going to have live up to all the hype about them to turn this tie around. The Catalan will maybe have to produce his greatest feat of management yet, or something at least as wondrous as Jurgen Klopp conjured here for this coruscating 3-0 victory that itself will match anything this great old ground has seen in Europe. That’s the scale of the task for City in the second leg, that’s how magnificent Liverpool were.
It was amazing to think that the utterly thrashed visitors could be crowned the most commanding ever English champions as soon as Saturday, because it’s been a long time since they have been made to look this callow, this out of ideas, this poor. City’s night started with their bus getting smashed up, and just got worse. The only blemish for Liverpool is the second-half injury to the dominant Mohamed Salah, although Klopp said afterwards the player said he was “fine”. The real key, though, was that Liverpool successfully set a pace that City couldn’t match even when Klopp’s team began to naturally subside.
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QPR’s Game4Grenfell Honoured at London Football Awards
by Hampshire Chronicle | March 1, 2018
Damian Lewis (centre) Chris Sutton and Jamie Redknapp at Game4Grenfell. Photo by Victoria Jones/PA
A charity football match that raised more than £400,000 for Grenfell Tower survivors has won a community project of the year award. Former England goalkeeper David Seaman joined a cast of celebrities including Marcus Mumford, Les Ferdinand, Peter Crouch and Damian Lewis at the Game4Grenfell in September last year.
Queens Park Rangers hosted the celebrity showdown at the Loftus Road stadium, situated just a mile away from the site of the disaster.
Team Ferdinand’s (L to R) captain singer Marcus Mumford, presenter Ben Shephard, Sir Mo Farah, Damian Lewis, DJ Spoony and Peter Crouch celebrate after Sir Mo scores the first goal of the match during Game4Grenfell. Photo by Victoria Jones/PA
About 2,000 complimentary tickets were given to those directly affected, including residents, relatives of the victims, volunteers and members of the emergency services.
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Naughty or Nice? Which Showbiz Stars Have Earned Their Places on Santa’s Naughty and Nice Lists?
by Dan Cain – The Sun – December 25, 2017
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It’s been a year that’s seen both the best and the worst in the land of celebrity – so who is in Santa’s good books and who can expect a lump of coal this Christmas?
We’ll start with the good Samaritans. While Hollywood has been hit with plenty of scandal this year, some big names have proven that there’s still lots of good out there, too.
The likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Kim Kardashian, Bruno Mars and Sandra Bullock have all donated huge amounts of money to various charity relief efforts following disasters such as the Flynt water crisis, Hurricane Harvey and the Texas floods.
They may have bank accounts full of loot, but there’s no doubting that these A-listers are deserving of a treat or two this festive period.
Our own British talent has also done its bit to help worthy causes. Singing superstar Adele dropped in unannounced to say a big thank you to the Grenfell firefighters after their heroics in the tower block tragedy.