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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.

Categories Band of Brothers Life Richard Winters Stolen

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.

Categories Band of Brothers Homeland News Richard Winters

‘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.

Categories Band of Brothers News Richard Winters

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’