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Exclusive Chat with Damian About Dream Horse – BBC Radio 2

Culture Club: Film With James King

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 25, 2021

Tune in today, May 25, 2021 from 8:00 p.m. on to hear Damian discuss Dream Horse with James King on the Jo Whiley podcast for BBC Radio 2, here.  His portion is more towards the end of the broadcast. Damian speaks of his Welsh roots, his support of Wales, and that he identifies as partly Welsh and British (“not English”). He also reveals his children tease and mock him about his American accent. The programme will be available shortly after broadcast. Download the BBC Sounds app to your phone!

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Dream Horse Gets Wales Premiere and UK Special Screening

Hollywood Tells ‘Fairytale’ Horse Story

by Nellie Bird | BBC News | May 22, 2021

Damian Lewis (far left) and Joanna Page star in the film playing Angela Davies and accountant Howard Davies (far right)

Dream Horse will get its premiere in Blackwood, Cefn Fforest – the Wales village where the movie takes place – on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Maxime Cinema Blackwood and a special screening at Vue Leicester Square in London on May 27, 2021 before its general release in the UK on June 4. The film was released in the US on May 21 and will receive a Video on Demand (VOD) US release on June 11, 2021, according to Metacritic.

Damian Lewis plays Howard Davies, an accountant who runs the syndicate – a casting that delighted the real life Howard.

“Most of my so-called friends and syndicate members thought that Danny DeVito would have been a better casting but Damian chose to take that on – we think it’s incredible,” said the accountant.

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Dream Horse Review by Deadline

A Winning, Feel-Good True Racing Tale

by Pete Hammond | Deadline | May 20, 2021

If audiences are looking for a little uplift after a long time locked down, if they want a feeling of hope and human connection, and if they long for just a good old-fashioned, Rocky-like feel-good story, then Dream Horse, is the must-see movie for them. Finally hitting theaters Friday after debuting at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, it’s one of those small gems that somehow gets made in the shadow of blockbuster tentpoles and genre films. This true story of a small Welsh town and the unlikely racehorse champion that brings them together is a lovely movie designed to make you feel good about life. Nothing wrong with that.

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Dream Horse Review by New York Times

A Familiar Bet

by Glenn Kenny | New York Times | May 20, 2021

Toni Collette and Damian Lewis play two underdogs in Wales who invest in a race horse in this comedy-drama ripped from the headlines.

In the comedy-drama “Dream Horse,” a woman who works two jobs gets an idea. Remembering her glory days of training animals — pigeons, to be exact — she is determined to buy a mare and birth a race horse. She doesn’t have the resources to do it on her own, so she turns to her sleepy community in Wales to pool their assets.

This sports underdog story, which is based on true events, has several features endemic to the genre. But “Dream Horse,” an unabashed crowd-pleaser directed by Euros Lyn, earns its smiles and cheers.

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