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Video: Damian Arrives at Pre-BAFTA Dinner Party – Feb 17, 2018

Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA Dinner Party

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 17, 2018

Looks like the pre-BAFTA parties continue as we see Damian and Helen arriving at the annual Charles Finch and Chanel pre-BAFTAs dinner party at the Mark’s Club in Mayfair, London on Saturday evening, February 17, 2018. The usual mariachi band greeted Finch’s guests at the dinner, as it has for the last 19 years.  Held the night before the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, Finch’s annual dinners have become the stuff of after-dark legend, as the event calls on the industry’s talent to celebrate British film before the awards ceremony tomorrow night. Other stars who flocked to Mayfair venue included Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger, and actors Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas and Margot Robbie.

View video below of Damian arriving at the pre-BAFTA awards dinner party, also featuring Gillian Anderson and Greta Gerwig.

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Sources: Daily MailBritish Vogue and WWD

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Rake Magazine Interview: A True Leading Man – Feb 15, 2018

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In an exclusive interview with The Rake, Damian Lewis tells Tom Chamberlin why we all, in spite of ourselves, love an anti-hero.

by Tom Chamberlin | The Rake Magazine | February, 2018

Source: The Rake Magazine – Photo by: Kalle Gustafsson

Lewis – from Life to Homeland, Wolf Hall to Billions – has become the finest purveyor of modern drama’s moral ambiguities. In fact, writes Tom Chamberlin, if you can think of an actor who has influenced our golden age of television more than him, speak up…

Among the more ambiguous archetypes of the celluloid age, that of ‘leading man’ is perhaps the least defined. Far from the specific criteria of commedia dell’arte and melodrama, in which the characters are demarcated (bad guy = black hat and moustachioed, etc.), the leading man is purely subjective. Arguably he is the origin of celebrity, pulling screen presence into the limelight of fame. But the list of leading men over the years has shown that no colour, size, hair, manner or cultural identity has ever had dominion over the sobriquet. That is until Damian Lewis entered the fray. For Lewis is a man who, above anything else, is an exemplar of leadership and integrity at a time when the acting world could use a dose of it.

Damian Lewis takes charge of rooms when he enters them. Photoshoots with celebrities are often led by either the photographer, who squeezes every image he or she can from the available time; the stylist, whose job is to make sure a well-curated variety of clothes appears in the magazine; or the publicist, who tends to be the powerbroker. The ‘talent’ can often struggle through the day (except, of course, former Rake cover subjects), regarding the experience as a necessary nuisance. Not so with Mr. Lewis.

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The British GQ Theatre Portfolio – Feb 14, 2018

The Goat Play: For Your Consideration

by Jonathan Heaf |  British GQ Magazine | February 8, 2018

British theatre walked tall on the world stage last year. Here, ahead of next month’s Olivier Award nominations, this exclusive portfolio captures the outstanding performers of the past 12 months.

Source: British GQ Magazine – Photo: Charlie Gray

Damian Lewis

Martin Gray in The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Goat love; we’ve all been there. OK, maybe not a goat, but what about an attraction to a particularly cute hamster? No? What about your pet dog? Not even after one Guinness too many? OK, we’ll stop, but there’s a point to be explored – about the destructive, uncontrollable nature of human sexuality – and Damian Lewis’ turn last year as a starchitect looking into the abyss of, yes, a goat obsession, staged at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, raised many uncomfortable truths. Starring opposite the electric Sophie Okonedo, Lewis’ performance captured a man’s terror at realizing he is a sexual outlaw trapped in a society where sex, love and marriage have strict, delineated codes.

Official nominations will be announced March 6th. The 2018 Laurence Olivier Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. For more information, please visit the Official London Theatre website.

Jacket by Brunello Cucinelli
Polo shirt by Tom Ford
Jeans by Belstaff
Shoes, Damian’s own

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The GQ Theatrical Portfolio Due Out This Thursday! – Feb 13, 2018

British GQ: The Theatrical Portfolio Starring Damian Lewis

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 13, 2018

We announced earlier that Damian would be appearing in British GQ Magazine in anticipation of the Olivier Awards.

We can now confirm Damian will appear in GQ’s “Theatrical Portfolio” in the March 2018 issue, on stands this Thursday! And here is the sample magazine cover. Other performers appearing are James Norton, Sienna Miller, Bryan Cranston and Andrew Garfield.

Damian’s theatrical performance as Martin Gray, an architect in love with a goat in The Goat Play, or Who is Sylvia? was an Edward Albee revival that ran from March through June, 2017 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End. Will Damian be nominated for an Olivier Award for The Goat Play?

We will soon find out when the official nominations are announced March 6th. The 2018 Laurence Olivier Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. For more information, please visit the Official London Theatre website.

 

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Preparation for Old Vic’s 200th Anniversary in May – Feb 12, 2018

Damian and Helen: Old Vic Theatre Ambassadors

by Matthew Hemley | The Stage | February 12, 2018

Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett and Eileen Atkins are among more than 100 actors, writers and TV personalities announced as ambassadors of the Old Vic as it prepares to mark its 200th anniversary.

They join Imelda Staunton, Ian McKellen, Maxine Peake, Damian Lewis, Derek Jacobi, Janie Dee and Simon Russell Beale as Bicentenary Ambassadors, who will be involved in a variety of initiatives to mark the theatre’s anniversary. These include curating monologues, attending events around the anniversary in May and raising awareness of its education work.

Peake will curate a series of monologues called One Hand Tied Behind Us, to mark International Women’s Day, while Helen McCrory will hold a workshop for aspiring actors. Bertie Carvel will run this year’s London Marathon to raise money for the theatre.

The Old Vic, originally named the Royal Coburg, first opened its doors in 1818 and over the last two centuries has played host to opera, dance, cinema, music hall, classical dramas, variety, clowns, big spectacles and novelty acts. It was the original home of the English National Opera, the Sadler’s Wells dance company and the National Theatre. It has also been a tavern, a college, a coffee house, a lecture hall and a meeting place. The theatre is unique. It stands alone, an independent charity producing groundbreaking work, with no public subsidy, and a social mission running through all it does on and off stage. The adventurous spirit that has permeated every chapter of its history remains as strong today, 200 years on, as it was in 1818.

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