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Damian Lewis Returns to Theatre: The Oedipus Project UK – Aug 26, 2020

Theater of War Productions Presents Virtual Event: Oedipus The King

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

The Oedipus Project presents dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of Sophocles’ Oedipus the King as a catalyst for powerful, guided conversations about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic upon individuals, families, and communities. Oedipus the King is a timeless story about arrogant leadership, ignored prophecy, and a pestilence that ravages the city of Thebes. At the time the play was first performed in 429 BC, the audience would have been reeling in the wake of a plague. Seen through this lens, Oedipus the King seems as relevant now as it was in its own time.

This special live event will feature performances by Kathryn Hunter, Damian Lewis, Lesley Sharp, Clarke Peters, Jason Isaacs, Nyasha Hatendi, Brian F. O’Byrne, and Nick Holder. Translated, directed and facilitated by Bryan Doerries.

The Zoom link to the free event will be distributed and available to registered attendees starting two days prior to the event. You must register for free tickets here.

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Helen and Damian Toy With The Idea of Making West End Appearance Together – April 9, 2020

On Stage Together Next Year?

by Baz Bamigboye | Daily Mail | April 9, 2020

Helen McCrory and Damian Lewis have been toying with the idea of making their first West End appearance together — hopefully next year, if their respective upended commitments will permit.

The couple fell in love when both were cast in the play Five Gold Rings at the off-West End Almeida Theatre back in 2003.

‘Damian and I would love to do something on stage together,’ McCrory told me. ‘We’ve been in long discussions.’

Tantalisingly, she added: ‘Rights are being bought’ to a 20th-century classic (which could be a comedy) that she declined to name until contracts are signed.

‘We’ve done so many other things that have taken us to lots of different places, and in lots of different directions,’ she noted.

Things such as his roles in Homeland, Wolf Hall and Billions.

And her stellar cast of characters: the glamorous but lethal Aunt Polly in Peaky Blinders; Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter; and now Sonia Woodley, the QC who represented Charles Ingram — aka the ‘Coughing Major’ — in Quiz.

The TV mini-series, sublimely written and directed by James Graham and Stephen Frears, respectively, will be broadcast on ITV for three consecutive nights from April 13. The cast is pretty awesome, too.

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Damian and Helen Attend Uncle Vanya Opening Night – Jan 23, 2020

VIP Arrivals

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 23, 2020

Our favorite couple Damian and Helen were VIP arrivals for the press night performance of Uncle Vanya at The Harold Pinter Theatre on January 23, 2020 in London, England. Finishing off the evening, they attended the after party at Sophie’s. Hope they stay warm!

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Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2019 – Nov 24, 2019

Damian and Helen Honor Stage Stars

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 24, 2019

The 65th annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards took place this evening, November 24, 2019, at the London Coliseum to honor another year of brilliant performances of stage stars.

This year’s star-studded ceremony was presented by Cush Jumbo and co-hosted by Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev and American Vogue editor-in-chief Dame Anna Wintour, alongside Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory. The awards were held in association with Michael Kors. Other stars including Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson, Lashana Lynch, Taron Egerton, Glenda Jackson and Naomi Scott were there to hand out awards.

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Damian and Helen Enjoy Evening at the Theatre – Sept 29, 2019

Cracked: Mental Illness and Addiction

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 29, 2019

Damian and Helen were in attendance for One Voice: Cracked on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the Old Vic Theatre in London. Despite an apparent injury with her arm in a sling, Helen performed on stage as Damian supported from the audience.

Comedian, writer, actor and presenter Russell Brand curated the evening described as a night of seven one-off solo performances written in response to the growing conversation and changing attitudes around mental health and addiction.

One Voice is a series of newly written monologues, spoken word and song from leading writers and performed by acclaimed actors – theatre in its rawest form. Without scenery, costume, and with nothing to rely on but words, One Voice reminds us what a single voice can do.

Performers included Russell Brand, Scarlett Curtis, Mr Gee, Denise Gough (People, Places & Things, Angels in America) and Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, MotherFatherSon), with music from multi award-winning trumpeter Alison Balsom.

Writers for Cracked were Russell Brand (Recovery: Freedom from our Addictions, Re:Birth); Scarlett Curtis (Curator of Feminists Don’t Wear Pink & other lies and It’s Not Ok to Feel Blue & other lies, co-founder of Pink Protest); Lena Dunham (Girls, Not That Kind of Girl); Mr Gee (Rhyme & Reason, ‘Poet Laureate’ on The Russell Brand Show); Dr. Gabor Maté (In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction); Matthew Perry (The End of Longing, Friends) and Kate Tempest (The Bricks That Built the Houses, Let Them Eat Chaos).

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