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

A Real Lewis Family Affair

by James Mottram | | 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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Breakfast with Damian Lewis – Jan 14, 2008

Kojak, Colombo, Starsky and Hutch, Rockford Files and Magnum

by Patricia Sheridan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | January 14, 2008

He plays Detective Charlie Crews, who was falsely imprisoned and is back solving crimes on NBC’s acclaimed series “Life,” but the British actor with the flawless American accent was first seen on HBO’s “Band of Brothers.” Damian Lewis talks about acquiring the accent, growing up in London and repressing his repressive side. The writers strike has shut down production of “Life,” but past episodes can be seen at

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  • Click here for a discussion on the forum about the knife Charlie Crews (Damian Lewis) carries in Life (a “Spyderco CO7 Stainless Steel Police Folding Knife” with a “combo edge” – a combination smooth and serrated edge.) Click here for some screenshots, provided by Senate, from Fill It Up showing Charlie wielding the knife. A video clip from Let Her Go (episode 3 of Life) available at shows Charlie using the knife during an arrest.
  • New clips from Dig a Hole; Fill It Up (episodes 10 and 11 of Life have been posted on YouTube (spoilers!):
    » It’s Just a Kiss Away
    » Finally Connected
    » Upside Down
  • (Spoliers!) This Boston Globe article discusses the character-driven television shows House, Dexter, and Life and says that Lewis “expertly walks the balance beam on this show. Charlie seems so composed at all times, so Zen, so preternaturally calm; and yet Lewis quietly makes it clear to us that he is deeply rattled. Charlie has been freed from jail, but he has not been liberated from years of righteous anger. Every glance from his watchful blue eyes, every seemingly involuntary tic, speaks of discomfort and paranoia. Lewis even makes Charlie’s consumption of fruit – he had no fruit in jail – into a private pep rally, a touchstone of fury.”
  • Click here and here for screen shots from Life episodes 10 and 11 posted by Ryan at the Life Media site.
  • (Spoilers!) Click here for a viewer’s review and comments about the fall finale of Life and click here to access the new Crews & Reese livejournal community.
  • This Observer interview with actor Rhys Ifans includes comments about Chromophobia which also stars Damian Lewis. The film will be theatrically released in the UK on December 14th.
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Actor Damian Lewis Enjoying New Life Style as an L.A. Cop – Oct 8, 2007

Actor Damian Lewis enjoying new ‘Life’ style as an L.A. cop

Damian Lewis plays a detective with a new perspective on ‘Life’ after being wrongly jailed for years.