Berlinale 2015 – Ladies and Gentlemen, Queen of the Desert has finally arrived!
by Damianista – Fan Fun with Damian Lewis – 6 February 2015
Queen of the Desert, the highly anticipated biopic about Gertrude Bell, a historian, novelist and member of the British Secret Service, directed by Werner Herzog, and starring Nicole Kidman, Damian Lewis, James Franco and Robert Pattinson has arrived at Berlinale 2015 complete with a photo shoot, press screening followed by a press conference with some FUN moments and, of course, the Red Carpet. We were extremely lucky to be able to see both the Press Conference and the Red Carpet LIVE on the festival website. That’s what I call public service. You can now watch the Press Conference and the Red Carpet here. Thank you, Berlinale!
Queen of the Desert Press Conference Highlights:
Let’s start with the official plot of the movie from Berlinale and then talk about “Damian Moments” of the day!
A quick glimpse of Damian Lewis as Charles Doughty-Wylie in Queen of the Desert. (Source: @MarkYaeger)
Editing on the film is complete and it’s expected to make its debut at a fall film festival. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Queen of the Desert is “safe bet” to debut at the Telluride Film Festival and is still seeking a US distributor.
Researching Charles Doughty-Wylie for Queen of the Desert
by Kerry Wood | Chronicle Live | January 16, 2014
It was a far cry from the set of smash hit drama Homeland for actor Damian Lewis when he popped into a Tyneside library. The English actor, known to millions of viewers as Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody, visited the city this week to delve into Newcastle University’s Robinson Library archives on Washington-born explorer Gertrude Bell.
Having previously starred in Band of Brothers, since 2011 he’s been playing Brody, a turned prisoner-of-war in the American hit show.
Seen here with library archivist Geraldine Hunwick, the actor was researching his new role as Charles Doughty-Wylie in the new film Queen of the Desert.