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  • Click here at the gallery for large new stills of Damian Lewis performing on stage in The Misanthrope! Rather handsome-looking, isn’t he? 💡

  • Click here and here for ecstatic reviews from fans at the Yahoo! Group who’ve gone to see previews this week. Thanks to citygirl and june for sharing!

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  • So, yeah, previews for The Misanthrope started on Saturday. ➡ Click here and here at the gallery for pictures of Damian Lewis leaving The Comedy Theatre Monday and Tuesday night after a performance of The Misanthrope.


  • Click here at the The Misanthrope album in the gallery for slightley larger rehearsal stills including the new one above.

  • More Misanthrope press: click here for a writeup from Broadway World; Director Thea Sharrock discusses The Misanthrope and Keira Knightley with the Telegraph.

  • Click here to listen online to episode 4 of Number 10, “A Failed State”, the BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play starring Damian Lewis as Simon Laity. You can download this episode in mp3 format here from our Multimedia section. (Thanks, Kaz! 🙂 ) Damian appears in all but episode 2. Episode 5, “Immortality at Last”, airs this Friday.

  • Click here to read the NIFF‘s write-up on The Baker from their film festival guide.

  • TV highlights this month include a few rare showings:

    • » A US broadcast of Robinson Crusoe at 9:50am on Starz Cinema on Dec 21st. He’s only in the film’s opening minutes. 😀

    • » UK broadcasts of Poirot: Hickory Dickory Dock at 5:45pm on the 22nd and 11:40am on the 23rd on ITV3.

    • » A UK broadcast of Keane at 10:50pm on Sky Arts 1 on Dec 29th.

    Click here for the updated schedule.

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  • Jasper Rees of the Times Online has published a new interview with Damian Lewis, Keira Knightley, Tara Fitzgerald, and director Thea Sharrock for The Misanthrope. Damian’s comments about returning to the stage include:

    I think it makes you a much better actor when you come back. It makes you more detailed and less generally wanting to present yourself out front… In film, you don’t have to think about anybody. You learn your lines, you come up with your idea for your part on your own; you might get a day’s rehearsal, you might get one minute’s rehearsal. On stage, the wonderful paradox is, it’s massively empowering while at the same time utterly exposing. You never have that fear on camera. You can do it again.

    Click here at The Misanthrope‘s official site to order tickets. Previews begin at London’s Comedy Theatre on December 5, 2009! Interested in getting together with other fans to see the play? Click here at the Yahoo! Group for more information.

  • Click here for a new Damian Lewis fan video by 123CeeGee. The background music is Damian Lewis as Simon Fuller singing Hello Dolly’s “Just Leave Everything to Me” in Posh and Beck’s Big Impression. Click here to see the actual scene from this 2004 BBC comedy spoof.

  • Thanks to jellybean for sharing the news that Australia’s Seven network has recently been re-broadcasting the Band of Brothers mini-series starring Damian Lewis.

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    Damian Lewis discusses The Misanthrope and working with Keira Knightley in a new interview with the Telegraph:

    Knightley’s promised theatrical debut is eye-wateringly hot stuff. … If the flame-haired Lewis, 38, feels any anxiety or concern about the fact that Knightley looks set to be the centre of much frenzied attention in the coming weeks, he’s not confessing to it when we meet. His last stage appearance, as the inwardly tortured businessman Karsten Bernick in Ibsen’s Pillars of the Community earned him rave reviews at the National in 2005. The part of the people-hating Alceste – the biliously witty anti-hero reconceived as a hip playwright in Martin Crimp’s smart update of Moliere’s 1666 classic comedy – should cement his reputation as one of theatre’s finest talents. But will he get his chance to capitalise on the opportunity?

    As he calmly downs a pint of Guinness in the pub next door to the show’s Bloomsbury rehearsal rooms, Lewis radiates only relaxed enthusiasm for the project, which he had a hand in getting off the ground and which will mark his own West End debut. When Keira came on board, then, of course it became an ‘event’,’ he says. And pauses. ‘I can only say that I think it’s fun to be part of these things.’

    Click here for the interview.

    Click here at The Misanthrope‘s official site to order tickets. Previews begin at London’s Comedy Theatre on December 5, 2009! Interested in getting together with other fans to see the play? Click here at the Yahoo! Group for more information.