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Red Hot Interview – April 11, 2015

Acting: A Leap of Faith

by Bryan Appleyard | The Sunday Times | April 11, 2015

The Sunday Times - April 12th
There’s no easy way of saying this, but the man who has just walked into the rather funereal sitting room in the West End’s Noël Coward Theatre has red hair.

It’s not carroty red, but it is indisputably red. I’m no reddist, but I still feel we need to get this out of the way — after all, he has bravely tackled this fraught subject in the past.

“People find it very difficult to be indifferent to red hair,” he once said. Emboldened, I plunge in.

“So, Damian Lewis, what is it about red hair?”

“Well, I was never bullied at school because of it. I was lucky because I was sporty, and I had status and profile within the school [Eton]. Now I get letters from children who get teased about their red hair and they ask how I managed.”

Having survived childhood unscathed, it wasn’t until he found himself working with the Royal Green Jackets on the television drama Warriors that he first endured the full force of institutional reddism in the military — “I experienced witty and scatological abuse all around, being a redhead.”

Times have changed, however; red rights are widely accepted. Maybe he is destined to be the redheads’ Martin Luther King. “The redhead stock is very high at the moment. This might be a unique moment in recent history: redheads everywhere are doing well — Prince Harry, Ed Sheeran, Julianne Moore, me, Lily Cole…”

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Band of Brothers Used as Training Video at Sandhurst, The Telegraph, June 29, 2014

Band of Brothers used as training video at Sandhurst

Scenes from the acclaimed television series are studied by trainees undergoing officer training at Sandhurst

Damian Lewis and David Schwimmer in Band of Brothers

Damian Lewis and David Schwimmer in Band of Brothers Photo: Moviestore collection Ltd / Alamy

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Band of Brothers – Behind the Scenes with Damian Lewis, WWII Nation, June 28, 2014

Original article at WWII Nation

Band of Brothers – Behind the Scenes with Damian Lewis

by Lawrance, June 28, 2014

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On Saturday 28th June 2014 at the Chalke Valley History Festival, Damian Lewis discussed his experiences of being a part of the critically acclaimed HBO WW2 mini-series, Band of Brothers.
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Damian Lewis Meets Veteran at D-Day Landing Site in Normandy – June 7, 2014

Damian Lewis meets veteran at D-Day landing site in Normandy

He’s best known for portraying Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in hit TV series Homeland, and it would seem his interest in the military and history extends much further than a Hollywood TV show.

by FELICITY THISTLETHWAITE – The Express –  7 June 

Damian meets with World War II veteran James “Pee Wee” H. Martin, age 93. Source: The Express

The 43-year-old former Eton student was spotted in Normandy talking to D-Day veterans earlier today.

World War II veteran James H. Martin, 93, who landed with the 101st Airborne, on Utah Beach, chatted away to actor Damian as they took in the sight.

The pair stood tall during a wreath laying ceremony at the Richard Winters monument, in Sainte-Marie du Mont, France.

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