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  • Thanks to Bashfulbadger for the news that the UK’s ITV network is now running “coming soon to ITV3” promos for Life: Season Two starring Damian Lewis. So far, no date has been given for the season premiere.

  • An unconfirmed report in Film Guide says that actor Tom Cruise has asked Damian Lewis to co-star in his new film, a World War II movie based on The Man Who Never Was, a true story about the work of British Intelligence during the war.

  • Click here and here for reports of Brian Cox’s appearance at the Independent Film Festival of Boston screening of The Escapist with Damian Lewis.

  • The Sundance Channel’s schedule now shows five dates in May for US broadcasts of Keane starring Damian Lewis:

    » Sunday May 3 at 4:15PM
    » Thursday May 7 at 1PM
    » Tuesday May 12 at 1PM
    » Wednesday May 20 at 2:50PM
    » Saturday May 30 at 1PM

  • Damian Lewis is mentioned in this Evening Standard article about the theatrical arts program at Eton.

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  • Thanks to Linda in Michigan for scans of Damian Lewis’s recent “This Much I Know” interview for the Guardian Observer magazine.

  • Click here for an article about Life – Season 2 on M-Net in South Africa.

  • The Daily Mail has an article about Helen McCrory’s role as Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter films.

  • According to TV Guide, Lodge Kerrigan’s brilliant film Keane starring Damian Lewis will broadcast in the US next month on the Sundance channel:

    » Sun, May 3, 4:15 PM
    » Thu, May 7, 1:00 PM


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  • Spoiler warning! Check out the Warehouse for new HQ still photos from Life episode 2.18 the “3 Women” which will broadcast in the US on March 18, 2009 on NBC (source: SpoilerTV.)

    This episode will introduce actress Gabrielle Union as Detective Jane Seever; Charlie’s temporary new partner during Sarah Shahi’s pregnancy.

  • Brian Gibson of The Vue includes Keane starring Damian Lewis in his summary of the “Best Films of the 2000s.” Keane is available for rent or purchase on DVD.

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Rising to the Challenge: Damian Lewis, Film Interview – Feb 26, 2008

A Real Lewis Family Affair

by James Mottram | Metro.co.uk | February 26, 2008

The actor and producer of The Baker talks to James Mottram about family matters, the brutalising nature of working in LA and taking control of his own destiny.

Damian Lewis is pacing back and forth across his London hotel suite. ‘I’ve drunk a lot of cappuccino,’ he says, running his hands through that distinct crop of red hair. When he finally sits, he starts playing with a ball of Blu Tack that he gets all over his fingers, forcing him to dash to the bathroom to wipe them clean. If it’s a case of nerves, it’s understandable: his first film as actor-producer, The Baker, is due out this week. Written and directed by his younger brother Gareth, it’s a real Lewis family affair. ‘Let’s hope more people than just the family go and see it,’ he retorts. ‘I have a big family, though I don’t think it’ll quite do the numbers.’

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Red Hot: The Irresistible Rise of Damian Lewis – Sept 8, 2006

Damian Lewis: The Chameleon Performer

by Liz Hoggard | The Independent | September 8, 2006

Damian Lewis is an intense chap, capable of conveying a huge range of emotions with the smallest gesture. He’s hotly tipped for an Oscar for his new film. And he’s a real gent. Just don’t call him posh, whatever you do.

“Ask him about that intense thing he does with his eyes,” a female journalist suggested when she heard I was interviewing the actor Damian Lewis. What’s striking about Lewis is how much he manages to convey by doing so very little. There is stillness about him on screen, a faraway look that can evoke anger or desire or – if you saw his rollicking performance as Benedict in BBC1’s modern-day version of Much Ado about Nothing – sheer hilarity.

The press love to brand Lewis as an arrogant posh boy. Like David Cameron, he went to Eton. But, among his generation of actors, no one does grief and repressed emotion so well. In Spielberg’s Second World War epic, Band of Brothers, he played an American soldier facing up to fear with a quiet certainty (it won him a Golden Globe nomination). He was the bewildered newlywed who doesn’t understand why his marriage is falling apart in Hearts and Bones. And in the remake of The Forsyte Saga, he did the unthinkable – making the brutal Soames sympathetic.

For several years now, 35-year-old Lewis has been a successful actor on the verge of becoming a major star. Unlike Ewan McGregor or Joseph Fiennes, his contemporaries at London’s Guildhall drama school, you might still walk past him in the street. But all that should change with the release of his new film Keane: his performance is already sparking Oscar rumours in the States.

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