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Damian Lewis Talks Music, Billions and Wolf Hall Sequel

A Man of Many Talents

by Mick Burgess | The Northern Echo | September 21, 2023

Damian Lewis might be best known for his starring roles in Wolf Hall, Homeland and Billions, to name a few, but he is also a talented musician who’s just released his first album, Mission Creep. Mick Burgess called him for a chat ahead of his tour visiting the region next month.

How do you feel ahead of your first ever tour?
I can’t wait to get started, I’m really excited. I’ve played at a few festivals and done a lot of London gigs in the last year, but I’m so excited to play at these venues with a wonderful heritage and I’m really looking forward to getting out there to play my new album, Mission Creep.

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Hang Tough Documentary Narrated by Damian Lewis Available

The Real Dick Winters: The Man Who Led the Band of Brothers

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 31, 2019

Dick Winters: Hang Tough is the story of the building and dedication of the Richard D. Winters Leadership monument in Normandy, France in June of 2012. The film focuses on the leader of World War II’s Band of Brothers. Narrated by 2012 Emmy Award-winner Damian Lewis, who played Dick Winters in HBO’s Band of Brothers, and available for FREE streaming at wwiifoundation.org here, on Amazon Prime Video or for DVD purchase here.

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Damian Lewis Talks About Band of Brothers at Chalke Valley History Festival in 2016 (AUDIO) – Feb 17, 2017

Damian Lewis talks about Band of Brothers at Chalke Valley History Festival in 2016 (AUDIO), podcast published on February 17, 2017

Chalke Valley History Hit

Source: cvhf.org.uk

We’re raiding the archives of the largest history festival in the world, the Chalke Valley History Festival, which every summer draws in some of the very best and most eminent historians in the UK and beyond. Recorded on location in south-west Wiltshire, each talk is presented by historian and festival director, James Holland, and features an incredible array of subjects and personalities.

Podcast here

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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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Richard Winters Leadership Monument Dedication Date Announced

The World War II Foundation, a 501 c3 non-profit based in Kingston, Rhode Island is honored to announce that a formal date has been set for the dedication of the Richard Winters Leadership monument in Normandy, France.

On June 6, 2012, the 12-foot high monument, honoring all United States Army junior officers who led the way on D-Day, June 6, 1944, will be dedicated just outside the village of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Normandy, France. The dedication ceremony will be hosted by three-time World Series winning Major League baseball pitcher Curt Schilling and former Governor of Pennsylvania and Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge.

The monument will recognize (then) First Lieutenant Richard Winters, leader of World War II’s famous Band of Brothers, and the leadership abilities of all U.S. Army junior officers of all divisions and corps during the Normandy phase of Operation Overlord. Sainte-Marie-du-Mont was the objective of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne on D-Day.

The statue will be designed by internationally known sculptor Stephen Spears of Fairhope, AL, and be the likeness of Lt. Winters, who passed away in early January of 2011. Mr. Spears is the sculptor of the United States World War I Doughboy statue in Cantigny, France and the U.S. Navy World War II monument, dedicated in 2008 outside the Utah Beach museum, Ste. Marie-du-Mont, France. The statue of Mr. Winters will be positioned in a leadership position (as a leader of men).

The statue will be identified as (then) 1st Lt. Richard Winters, E-Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne. The monument will prominently feature the words Leadership 6-6-1944 and a quote from Richard Winters below his likeness which will read: “Wars do not make men great, but they do bring out the greatness in good men.” The monument foundation will also have the words inscribed: Dedicated to all United States Army junior officers who led the way on June 6, 1944.

An HD Documentary Film is also part of the project. It will focus on Dick Winters’ leadership abilities in Europe in WWII, his ability to motivate, inspire and lead men when initial planning has broken down, all principles that are still important today to those who lead and set the stage for others to succeed. Interviews with E-Company men alive today and a never before seen interview with Major Winters will be utilized. The film will be narrated by actor Damian Lewis, who portrayed Dick Winters in HBO’s Band of Brothers.

Read the full press release at PR Newswire. For more on the Richard Winters Leadership Project, visit the The WWII Foundation website.

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Damian Lewis: Cherwell Salutes You – May 11, 2011

Damian Lewis: Cherwell Salutes You

Damian Lewis is making me a cup of tea. Dressed in Ugg boots, a checked shirt and a stylish knit cardigan, he’s every inch the metrosexual, cool guy about town: down with the kids in more ways than one, he has to head off after the interview to read his children a bedtime story.

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Black Sky Radio Interview on Wednesday!

Reminder: Damian Lewis will be live on air on Black Sky Radio on Wednesday, March 2nd as part of the Band Of Brothers Cast Interviews 2010/11!

Time of broadcast:

9:30pm GMT
4:30pm EST
3:30pm CST
2:30pm MT
1:30pm PST
10.30pm CET
4:30am Perth AU (Thursday, Feb 24th)

Listen to the broadcast live online via the Band of Brothers Cast Interviews 2010/11 blog or at the Black Sky Radio website.

You can send in questions you might have for Damian through various methods. Email them to Producer Ross Owen at bobinterviews@gmail.com or post them to Facebook or Twitter. You can also post them in the chat held here during the interview. They’ll pick the best ones and put them to Damian live on air.

Limited Edition ‘Jumping for Heroes’ T-shirts are now available for purchase at the Tim Gray Media website here. Proceeds raised will go towards the Richard Winters Leadership Project. Follow Jumping for Heroes on Twitter for a chance to win one of these t-shirts personally signed by Damian Lewis and Richard Speight Jr. For more on the event, including information on how to donate, visit the Jumping for Heroes blog.

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Richard Winters Leadership Project update

  • Cast members from Band of Brothers will be be reuniting to

    jump out of planes (!) later this year in aid of the Richard Winters

    Leadership Project, a campaign to raise money for a monument in

    Normandy in honor of the late Major Winters. Over 20 cast members

    have committed to the event. To learn more, visit

    the Jumping for Heroes blog.

    Click here at the Tim Gray Media website

    to learn more about the Richard Winters Leadership Project.

  • Damian Lewis was interviewed at the BBC TV Centre on Friday, most likley promotional work for the upcoming BBC television film Stolen. Journalist Ian Wylie tweeted about it on his blog. Thanks to Chantal and Ann for the headsup.
  • Life: Season 1 wil begin airing weekly on the German

    channel Vox beginning February 28th at 10:05pm. Thanks to Manuela for the info.

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‘Homeland’ begins filming in Charlotte, NC


  • Homeland began filming in Charlotte

    this week and will continue filming through the end of the month:

    Hollywood has come to town, and south Charlotte’s Mountainbrook

    neighborhood is front and center.

    Film giant 20th Century Fox is shooting a pilot episode of a TV show,

    “Homeland,” for Showtime and they’re filming much of it in Charlotte.

    The show is about U.S. Marine Sgt. Scott Brody (played by British actor

    Damian Lewis) who spent eight years as a prisoner of war in Baghdad and was

    presumed dead. Recently rescued, Brody has returned to his wife and kids and

    is lauded as a hero.

    But CIA agent Carrie Anderson (played by Emmy award-winning actress

    Claire Danes) suspects that he’s plotting an attack on America.

    “The questions is, ‘Is he the hero he appears to be?’ ” said producer

    Michael Click, who used to work with Fox’s hit action drama “24.” “It’s a

    little bit of a whodunit.”

    Click said he thinks viewers will tune in because of the modern issues it

    delves into.

    “It has a lot of timely aspects to it, in terms of fears of terrorism,

    prisoners of war, internal threats to the government,” said Click. “There

    are a lot of threats explored in a family-drama situation.”

    When deciding where to film, Fox chose North Carolina because the state

    offered tax breaks. They picked Charlotte and the South Park area, in

    particular, because the homes’ architecture resembles that of suburban

    Virginia, where the show is set.

    Charlotte’s uptown area could resemble Washington, D.C.

    “It was a good match,” said Click. “It’s a very nice downtown – modern, a

    lot of good looks to it. It doesn’t have the broad boulevards that D.C. has

    but it will make a good double. There are a number of governmental buildings

    we could use in terms of walk-and-talk conversations. And if you need to go

    to Washington, it’s a two-hour flight up the road.”

    Read the rest at The Charlotte Observer.

    ‘Oziegirl17’, a member at the Yahoo! Group, has learned that the pilot will also film in Washington, DC and Tel Aviv and if the if the pilot is picked up, Damian Lewis will return to Charlotte in June for 5 months. Read her post here.

    More on the start of production:

    WSJ – From Producer Howard Gordon: “We started on Monday [in Charlotte, North Carolina] and there was

    the blizzard of the century, so they shut us down for two days. But we are

    in production.”

    FOX Charlotte – Details on the casting call in

    Charlotte. Find more info at the Homeland Casting Facebook page.

  • BlackSkyRadio.com broadcast their 3-hour tribute to Major Richard Winters on Wednesday that can be

    listened to here on their Band of Brothers blog. They

    added more tributes from cast members including this one from Damian

    Lewis:

    I was honoured to have played, no, represent Major Winters on the screen. He

    was unstinting in his support of the project and of me. He welcomed me to

    his house in Hershey, introduced me to his loving wife, Ethel, and

    constantly exhorted me to “Hang Tough!” He has died quietly, in private,

    without fanfare, with the same modesty that he lived his life as one of the

    most celebrated soldiers of his generation. I will miss him and I thank him.

    Currahee!

    Click here at PennLive.com for details on the memorial service to be held Saturday, March 19th.

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Damian Lewis comments on Winters


  • More on Major Richard Winters’ passing. CNN has this quote from Damian Lewis:

    Actor Damian Lewis, who portrayed Winters in the series, told CNN that Winters’ support for him during the production was “generous and unstinting. I’ll never forget his rallying cry to me to ‘hang tough!’

    “He has died quietly, in private, without fanfare and with the same modesty that he lived his life as one of the true heroes of his generation,” Lewis added.

    source

    You can read tributes from other Band of Brothers cast members at the BlackSkyRadio.com Band of Brothers blog here. Their show on Wednesday will pay tribute to Winters and will feature guests ‘Wild’ Bill Guarnere, Babe Heffron and Captain Dale Dye.

    A public memorial service for Major Richard Winters will be held at a later date.

    There are dozens of articles on Winters’ death online – here’s a small selection:

    Wgal.com – Susquehanna Valley Native Maj. Dick Winters Dies

    AP – `Band of Brothers’ inspiration Winters dies at 92

    Lebanon Daily News – A hero, at rest

    LancasterONline.com – SLIDESHOW: Richard “Dick” Winters, leader of ‘Band of Brothers’

    Mail Online – ‘He was one hell of a guy’: Band Of Brothers war hero Major Richard ‘Dick’ Winters, 92, dies

    Lebanon Daily News – ‘Band of Brothers’ hero dies

    LancasterONline.com – Remembering Dick Winters

    NYTimes – Richard Winters Dies at 92; Led ‘Band of Brothers’

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Maj. Richard Winters Dies


  • RIP Major Winters.

    Hershey native, Major Dick Winters, the World War two hero has died.

    News 8 has learned about his passing through a close family friend.

    Winters passed away January 2. He was laid to rest on Saturday, January 8.

    He had requested a private, unannounced funeral service.

    Winters grew up in Lancaster, attending Boys’ High School and Franklin and Marshall College.

    After graduating, and a few months before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Winters joined the army.

    Later, he commanded the group of World War II heroes known as “the band of brothers”.

    The family said a public memorial service will be held at a later date.

    In three weeks, Major Dick Winters would have turned 93-years-old.

    source

    More:

    PennLive.com – Dick Winters, of ‘Band of Brothers’ fame, dies

    PennLive.com – Dick Winters, who inspired ‘Band of Brothers,’ remembered as an American hero

    The Washington Post – Dick Winters dies; WWII hero commanded ‘Band of Brothers’

    Damian Lewis had this to say about the Major in the preface he wrote for Biggest Brother, a biography of Major Richard Winters:

    … At boot camp I called him for the first time, and through a series of

    phone calls I set about slowly trying to earn his trust. What emerged as I

    got to know him was a man not given to late night in bars, reminiscing, not

    given to romanticizing his past glories. He was a man whose recollections

    were analytical, pragmatically ordered, not emotional, a man who was much

    happier answering questions on technical maneuvers or what boot he wore his

    knife on (the left by the way), than what he felt, as he found himself

    isolated from his men, staring at a whole company of Germans, on top of that

    dyke in Holland, for example. “I was always just concentrating on getting

    the job done, ” would be his typical reply. It dawned on me what a happy

    coincidence it was that I had felt slightly removed from the “hype” at the

    beginning of the job, a little detached. For it was precisely his ability

    to distance himself from any hysteria and to remain calm and lucid in

    moments of danger that made Dick Winters a natural leader of men. But not

    only that. Once I had his trust, I found a warmth, a wickedly dry sense of

    humor and a willingness to listen that is not often found in men of

    power.

    After the series had filmed I went and visited Dick and Ethel at home in

    Hershey, Pennsylvania. We chatted and joked as he showed me some of his

    momentos and walked me around their beautiful farm (another major

    achievement in his life). He treated me like a son and told me that he

    thought I’d done a pretty good job portraying him, although he was unsure at first! I thought, yup, that’s him. Authoritative, nurturing and honest all at once. I felt immensely proud that I’d had the opportunity to portray this man, a decorated war hero whose story I’d been entrusted with. It had needed a precision and an unfailing commitment to the truth. It’s what Dick always demanded, of himself and others.