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  • Acclaimed British actress Helen McCrory (a.k.a. Mrs. Damian Lewis!) made a surprise guest appearance last night on episode 2.15 of Life titled “I Heart Mom” and she was fabulous and she looked great! Her character, security expert Amanda Puryer, is scheduled to appear again in “Shelf Life” on March 11th. ➡

  • The New York Daily News picked “I Heart Mom” as “The Best of Wedneday Night’s TV” and called the show a “fabulous drama.”

  • It was also great to see veteran actress Charlotte Rae (Mrs. Edna Garrett on “Facts of Life”) making a guest appearance on last night’s episode of Life; she was hilarious! 😆

  • Spoilers! NBC Universal has released this synopsis of Life episode 2.18 “3 Women” which will air in the US on NBC on March 18, 2009:

    3 WOMEN
    03-18-2009 9:00PM

    SPECIAL GUEST STAR GABRIELLE UNION JOINS THE CAST OF “LIFE” AS DETECTIVE JANE SEEVER — With Reese (Sarah Shahi) still on loan to the FBI, Crews (Damian Lewis) is assigned a new partner, Detective Jane Seever (Gabrielle Union). Seever, the exact opposite of Reese, is an over achiever with a 15-year plan to one day become mayor. Crews and Seever get right to work on the murder of a court reporter who was clubbed to death with a three iron. The reporter turns up dead after becoming pen pals with a convict who was imprisoned for a jewelry heist. Sarah Shahi, Donal Logue and Adam Arkin also star.

  • Life episode 2.03 “The Business of Miracles” has been nominated by the Visual Effects Society for an award for this dramatic scene. The VES awards ceremony will take place this Saturday, February 21st.

  • Check out the Life page at

    » Click here for information and links for the wonderful music featured on Life.

    » Click here for “Life’s Questions” a new trivia game!

  • Life – Season One was released on region 2 DVD with Dutch subtitles in Belgium and The Netherlands today.

  • Click here for great wedding pictures of Sarah Shahi (Dani Reese on Life) and her new husband, actor Steve Howey.

  • Congratulations to actress Jennifer Siebel (who plays the ex-wife of Charlie Crews on Life) and her husband, Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco. The couple recently announced that they are expecting their first child in September.

  • Rob Hunter’s review of The Escapist for Film School Rejects includes these comments about the film:

    “…First-time director Rupert Wyatt also co-wrote the film with Daniel Hardy, and he shows an interesting eye for both the bleak and dreamlike visuals as well as the alternating narrative threads…Wyatt knows exactly when to switch to the action of the escape itself. Aside from the timing, Wyatt’s edits are also stylistically impressive as locations and events in one thread trigger the move into the other fairly seamlessly…

    (Brian Cox) owns the film and his performance alone makes it worth viewing. The remainder of the cast all serve to support him and most do so quite well. One of the standouts is a bulked-up, angry, and barely recognizable (Joseph) Fiennes, and another is Damian Lewis (“Life”) as the menancing Rizza, the most powerful and dangerous convict inside. Both men play hard-asses but do so with completely different styles…The Escapist was released last week on R2 DVD. It’s scheduled for a limited US release from IFC on April 3rd.”

  • Thanks to Ryanne for sharing the Dutch broadcast schedule for The Baker on Film 1, 2, 1+ or 1 Action (digital television).

  • New on YouTube:

    » “It’s My Life”, a terrific new music video from Shervin.

    » “Milo, The Professional”, a clip from The Baker posted by hani273nhk.

    » “Vox, Life trailer2”, season one of Life will premiere on Vox in Germany on March 11th.

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  • Don’t miss Life episode 2.15 titled I Heart Mom which airs in the US this Wednesday, Feb 18 on NBC at 9pm (ET)!

  • Click here
    at the lj community pers_pineapple for a roundup of Life-related news & info from this past few weeks.

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  • Click here at the gallery for screencaps from this past week’s episode “Mirror Ball”. Many thanks to dj at Capslock!

  • Check out the above trailer to next week’s episode 2×15 ” I Heart Mom”. (Source: SpoilerTV)

  • Click here at the gallery for two new stills from Life episode 2×16 “Hit Me Baby”. Thanks to Dryope!

  • Spoilers! NBC’s released the storyline for Life episode 2×17 titled “Shelf Life” which will air March 11. Damian’s lovely wife Helen McCrory will guest star! ➡ :

    SOLDIERS DEATH UNRAVELS CORPORATE SCANDAL — Crews (Damian Lewis) and Stark (Brent Sexton) investigate the death of a soldier who was stabbed in the chest while on leave in Los Angeles. Their quest for the killer leads them into a world of extreme corporate and political power. Meanwhile, Crews makes a shocking discovery with the help of the late Mickey Rayborn�s security specialist Amanda Puryer (Helen McCrory). Sarah Shahi, Donal Logue and Adam Arkin also star.

  • A few Escapist items:
    • » Click here at the FilmStalker website for a chance to win The Escapist Region 2 DVD (the contest is only open to people with a UK address).
    • » The Escapist will be screened on February 24 at Fantasporto 2009 in Porto, Portugal (thanks to Ann for the headsup).
    • » The release date info on The Escapist‘s IMDb page now shows an April 3 US release and an April 16 release for the Netherlands!
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  • Happy Birthday to Damian Lewis!

    All over the world fans are sending best wishes to Damian Lewis today; click here to learn how you can join the celebration.

  • Spoilers! Click here or here to listen to Sarah Shahi’s (Dani Reese’s) guest appearance on the Kevin and Bean Show this morning on KROQ radio in Los Angeles. Sarah’s interview starts at 31:30 minutes and runs through 50:00 minutes. Sarah mentioned that they are currently filming episode 2.18 of Life. Thanks to Ann for the links!

  • In this CanWest article Alex Strachan describes Life as:

    “The most intelligent, thought-provoking and addictive crime-drama on TV… Life is quirky without being self-conscious. It’s sharp as a tack, but it never feels the need to show off its smarts. It is smart, sure, but–better than that– it’s one of those rare network TV dramas that assumes a real intelligence on the part of its viewers. Music plays a big role in tonight’s episode, Mirror Ball, about the death-by-suffocation of a heavy-metal band’s frontman… Life is full of bizarre deaths. There’s nothing bizarre about its appeal as a TV crime-drama, though. Life rocks. It’s CSI for brainiacs. And music devotees. (NBC, Global–10 p. m.)”

  • Season one of Life will premiere in Germany on Vox on March 11th; click here to view the German trailer on YouTube.

  • Click here for behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast of Life that are currently featured on Australia’s Ten network’s website. Thanks to Kat for the links.

  • The French region 2 DVD for The Escapist is now available for purchase. Fans in the US are beginning to receive their orders for the British region 2 DVD.

    Warning: region 2 DVDs will only play in region-free (multi-region) players or in region 2 players (UK, EU, MidEast, Eqypt, So Africa, and Japan).

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  • The February 16 – March 1, 2009 issue of TV Guide includes 3 items about Life starring Damian Lewis.

    Episode 2.15 titled “I Heart Mom” is a Hot List pick for February 18th (see above). The information that Gabrielle Union is joining the cast as a temporary partner for Charlie Crews during Sarah Shahi’s (Dani Reese’s) pregnancy is featured in the Breaking News section; and episode 2.16 “Hit Me Baby” is included in the Highlights for February 26th. Click here for scans of the articles in the Warehouse.

  • Listen to Los Angeles radio station KROQ tomorrow morning from 5:30am to 9am (PT) for a live interview with Sarah Shahi (Damian’s co-star on Life). Sarah will make a guest appearance on the Kevin and Bean Show. The interview will be available on podcast later in the day for online listening. And thanks to Ann for the information!

  • French channel TF1 will premiere season one of Life on March 4th; click here, here, and here for more information

  • Thanks to Kaz for scanning the DVD cover for The Escapist with Damian Lewis. The region 2 DVD was released for sale in the UK on February 9th.

  • Jack Foley of IndieLondon gives The Escapist “4 stars” stating that:

    “The Escapist hooks from the beginning by making clever use of a fractured narrative, cutting between the breakout itself and the build up to it. Hence, it poses questions about its central characters that are only answered as the film progresses. It also tips its hat to established genre rules without necessarily copying them for exploitative thrills… (Brian) Cox almost inevitably emerges with the most credit… But there’s strong support from the likes of Fiennes, as a volatile bruiser; Lewis, as a softly spoken killer, and Cooper, as the youngster clearly out of his depth.

    (Director) Wyatt also maintains a good pace and seldom opts for the predictable, a ploy that keeps the film in surprisingly good nick for a clever twist ending that most viewers won’t have seen coming.

    So, for those seeking an expert mix of Prison Break-style thrills and Shawshank Redemption-inspired male bonding, The Escapist offers plenty of both. It is, to coin a phrase, a cracking piece of escapism.”

  • Enter an IndieLondon contest to win a free copy of The Escapist DVD! Just email your contact information and response to this question “Who makes his directorial debut with The Escapist?” to indielondoncomps. (Hint: the answer is Rupert Wyatt.) 😉
  • Ross McGuinness’s MetroLife review of The Escapist describes the film as a “slow-burning success, held up by the stirring presence of its star and a cracking musical score.”

  • This viewer’s review of The Escapist describes Damian Lewis’s portrayal of the evil Rizza as an “effeminate ginger psychopath” and “truly disturbing”! 😆

  • The new season of Phineas and Ferb will begin on February 16th on the Disney Channel and Damian Lewis will make a guest voice appearance some time this season as Secret Agent 000! Information about Damian’s role is given in this C21media interview with the show’s creator Jeff Marsh:

    “The second season is coming out in spring on Disney and so far we have Peep Show’s David Mitchell, actor Damian Lewis and Matthew Horne from Gavin and Stacey to do voiceovers. Lewis will voice a new character, Agent 000, who shows up in England when character Perry is on assignment. Mitchell voices Big Mitch, an intergalactic poacher over a two-part episode and Horne will voice a Christmas special.”

  • Tomorrow, February 11th is Damian’s birthday! Click here to learn what you can do to join the celebration!