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7 Roles Featuring Damian’s Real Accent – June, 2016

7 Roles Featuring Damian Lewis’ Real Accent

by Brigid Brown – BBC America’s Anglophenia – June, 2016

There are some Homeland viewers who didn’t even know Damian Lewis was, in fact, British. But then they heard his acceptance speeches from the Emmys and Golden Globes, and all of a sudden fans were asking themselves, “What! Who? He is…?

It takes a moment to sink in.

Now that you’ve gotten a good feel of his actual accent, check out Lewis performing various roles with various British accents, all of them fabulous.

1. Heart and Bones, 2000-2001 
This soapy, Thirtysomething-esque drama — which also featured Sarah ParishDervla KirwanAmanda Holden, and The Full Monty‘s Hugo Speer — starred a fresh-faced Lewis as a teacher with a troubled young marriage.

2. The Forsyte Saga, 2002-2003 
This wasn’t your grandmother’s Forsyte Saga: the modern update of the John Galsworthy novels, which were previously adapted into a heralded 1967 miniseries, featured Lewis as the villainous Soames Forsyte, a man capable of disturbing brutality.

3. Friends and Crocodiles, 2006
Lewis played a sort of British Jay Gatsby—a wealthy, eccentric bon vivant in 1980s Britain—in this Stephen Poliakoff drama that aired on BBC AMERICA. Perhaps Baz Luhrmann was taking notes for his Gatsby update?

4. The Baker, 2007 
Before he wielded a gun in the quirky, short-lived U.S. series Life, Lewis played an assassin who goes into hiding in a small Welsh town and takes up a life as a baker. Yes, it’s a comedy, as evidenced by this memorable love scene.

5. Phineas and Ferb, 2009 
Think Mr. Lewis would make a crackin’ 007? Well, at least we know he has the vocal delivery down. He provided voice-over for super-spy Agent Double-00 in this animated series.

6. The Sweeney, 2012
Right after ’80s cop drama 21 Jump Street became a blockbuster film in the U.S., Britain released their update of the popular ’70s crime series The Sweeney, which cast Lewis as a tough detective. Lewis’s appearances in this trailer are blink-and-you-missed-him, but you can see his full performance on Netflix.

7. Wolf Hall, 2015
Lewis played a swaggering Henry VIII in this miniseries based on Hilary Mantel‘s novel. Though future Oscar winner Mark Rylance received most of the accolades thrown at the saga, Lewis had his share of praise. The Independent‘s Neela Debnathwrote, “Damian Lewis is so good as the capricious monarch that at times you want to slap some sense into him and remind him to stop being such a prima donna. But you’d probably get your head lopped off.”

Read the rest of the original article at BBC America’s Anglophenia

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‘The Baker’ screening in CT


The Baker will screen at Warner Theater in Torrington, CT on December 16th as part of a lead-up to next year’s CT Film Festival where The Baker won the 2009 Audience Favorite Award. Visit the Warner Theatre website for ticket information.

The Baker is available on DVD and Blu-Ray in the US and Europe. Click here for links. It’s also available in streaming – standard and HD – from Netflix.

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Soccer Aid 2010 vid, ‘The Baker’ screening, ‘Will’ update

  • The entire Soccer Aid 2010 match can be found on Youtube:

    Click here for the rest.

  • The Baker, the Connecticut Film Festival’s 2009 Audience Favorite Award winner, will open on Friday at Criterion Cinemas in New Haven, Connecticut for a one week engagment. Visit the Criterion Cinemas website for ticket information.

    The Baker DVD is already available in North America and Europe. Click here for links.

  • Cineuropa has more info on the film Will and Damian’s role in it – major spoilers ahead:

    Eleven-year-old Will Brennan (Eggelton) is the world’s biggest Liverpool football fan. At his boys’ school in southern England, Will’s love and knowledge of the sport is all that sustains him. Then out of nowhere appears Will’s absentee father, Gareth (Lewis), and with two tickets to the biggest match of the year: the Champions League Final in Istanbul.

    But before the two can begin their journey, Gareth dies suddenly. Determined to make the trip and honour his father’s dream, Will runs away. En route, he encounters Alek (Kristian Kiehling), a former Yugoslavian football star who abandoned the game during his country’s civil war. Despite his initial reluctance to help, Alek finds himself inspired by Will’s heroic journey and helps him fulfil his dream.

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‘The Baker’ screening

The Baker, the Connecticut Film Festival’s 2009 Audience Favorite Award winner, will screen at this year’s festival on May 6th as part of the Bethel Library Building Fund Fundraiser. Cick here at the festival website for more information.

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New project, ‘The Baker’ US DVD release, Richard Winters Leadership project

  • New project: According to IMDb, Damian Lewis has been cast as “Gareth” in the film Will. According to the film’s IMDB page, it is being directed by Ellen Perry who is also listed as co-writer along with Zack Anderson. The film also lists actors Kristian Kiehling and Perry Eggelton in the cast and is in pre-production. Click here for the film’s IMDb page.


  • Soccer Aid Reminder/ Update: Legendary French player Zinedine Zidane has signed on to play on the Rest Of The World team against England. More info here.

    Tickets for the match at Old Trafford on June 6th are now available. Call 0844 576 2010 or visit the official Soccer Aid site for tickets. All money raised from the event will go to Unicef.

  • The Baker will be renamed Assassin in Love when it’s released on DVD in the US by Screen Media Films at the end of the year. More info here at Home Media Magazine.

    The film is already available in North America in Region 1 format. Click here for links.


  • Click here at the Tim Gray Media website to learn more about the Richard Winters Leadership Monument and Film project which has full approval of the Winters family. Thanks to Linda in Belgium for the headsup.