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Our Kind of Traitor: Where to Find the Plush Hotels and Spectacular Locations – Sept 5, 2016

Where was Our Kind of Traitor filmed? Location Guide to the John le Carré Film

by RadioTimes – September 5, 2016

The John le Carré thriller stars Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis and some opulent scenery.  Our Kind of Traitor – which is out on DVD next week – was adapted from a John le Carré thriller and boasts a stellar line-up: Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Damian Lewis and Stellan Skarsgard.

McGregor plays a poetry professor who’s befriended by a wealthy Russian (Skarsgard) while on holiday with his girlfriend (Harris). On their last night, the Russian reveals that he’s involved with the Mafia and needs the professor’s help.

And like The Night Manager, this film jets off to some pretty spectacular locations: luxury hotels in Marrakech, an even more luxurious Parisian spa, a snowy Alpine hideaway.

In an exclusive video, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris and director Susanna White take us behind the scenes:

We also tracked down location manager Adam Richards, whose other films include Florence Foster Jenkins, Atonement and Pride & Prejudice, to find out how we can follow in the poetry professor’s footsteps (preferably without bumping into the Mafia en route).


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Damian Lewis on Researching his Next Big Role, Collective Hub, July 18, 2016

Homeland’s Damian Lewis on Researching His Next Big Role

by JAMES MOTTRAM – Collective Hub – July 18, 2016

Hedge fund managers and intelligence officers? Damian Lewis has been there, played that.

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If there’s one good thing about being an actor – aside from securing the best tables in restaurants – it’s who you meet when researching a role. Take Damian Lewis, the 45-year-old British star of Band of Brothers, Homeland and Wolf Hall. For his new TV show, Billions, he hung with financial aficionados, while prep for Our Kind of Traitor, a new movie adaptation of the John le Carré novel which launches in Australia on July 14, saw him lunching with real-life “spooks”. Money talks, it seems… and so does Damian. Continue reading Damian Lewis on Researching his Next Big Role, Collective Hub, July 18, 2016

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Damian Lewis Says He Plays American Characters So Often He Forgets to Speak in a British Accent – July 8, 2016

Damian Lewis Says He Plays American Characters So Often He Forgets to Speak in a British Accent

By Alexa Valiente, ABC News, July 8, 2016

Damian Lewis says he’s been playing American characters for so long that sometimes he forgets to speak in his British accent.

“I go get my groceries in an American accent,” Lewis said in an interview with Peter Travers on ABC News’ “Popcorn with Peter Travers.”   “And I get halfway through paying and I’m like, ‘I’m so sorry. I’m British, and I have no idea why I’m talking in an American accent to you but I’ve been doing it all week.”

While most people know him as the American characters Bobby Axelrod on the Showtime show “Billions” and Nicholas Brody in another Showtime show “Homeland,” Lewis can finally speak in his British accent in his latest film “Our Kind of Traitor.”

In the movie, Lewis plays the British character Hector, who works for the British secret intelligence service MI6 and has a grudge against a politician who’s done something unspeakable to him and his family.

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