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A Wealthy Eccentric, A Villainous Man, A Super Spy
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.
Written By mokulenComments Off on ‘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.
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, 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: 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.
Damian Lewis is a Patron of Scene and Heard a charitable “mentoring project that partners the inner-city children of Somers Town, London with volunteer theatre professionals, providing each child … with quality one-on-one adult attention and an experience of personal success through the process of writing and performing plays.”
Click here to listen to “Beauty and Death” written by 11-year old Promi Chowdhury and performed by Damian and Nina Wadia in 2006. You can also download the recording in MP3 format thanks to Kaz.
Your Highness with Damian Lewis will be theatrically released in the US on October 1, 2010 and in the Netherlands on October 28, 2010.
New publicity photos for The Misanthrope starring Damian Lewis have been added to the Warehouse. Tickets are now on sale for the play that will run from December 5, 2009 through March 13, 2010 at the “Comedy Theatre” in London’s West End.
Visit the Warehouse to view scans of the programme from the 1992 Guildhall School of Music and Drama production of Ibsen’s “The League of Youth” with Damian Lewis in the role of a lawyer named Stensgard. Damian’s friend and classmate Joseph Fiennes was also a member of the cast.
Number 10 update! The first episode of the Afternoon Play Number 10 is set to broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Friday, November 13 from 2:15-3:00pm. Damian Lewis will play the “1st gay Tory Prime Minister” and is taking over the role in the upcoming 3rd series from Sir Anthony Sher who played the Labour Prime Minister in the previous 2 series.
Each episode can be heard live on the BBC site and should be available for listening on BBC iPlayer till the next episode broadcasts. We’ll try and have the episodes available for download here. To download previous radio performances by Damian, click here on the Audio page.
Wow,how did I forget to upload pics of Damian and Helen at The Old Vic’s 24 Hour Plays after-party this past Sunday? (FAIL!) Click here at the gallery for the 2 pics I’m sure most of you have seen. Helen McCrory performed in the 24 Hour Plays event earlier that evening. Click here to read about the event and here for video. Damian and Helen aren’t in the video, but it’s interesting to see all the actors who are!
» Reminder: The Baker is still playing in Portland, Oregon at Living Room Theaters and will continue for almost another week through November 4th! Click here for dates and times.
» The Baker will screen at The Naples International Film Festival in Naples, Florida early next month. The film will screen at the Silverspot Cinema on November 6th (5 and 8 pm) and on November 8th (4:15 pm). Click here at the NIFF site for more information.
Damian Lewis is positive that Keira Knightley will do a terrific job when she makes her debut on the West End stage. The Band Of Brothers star will be appearing alongside the British actress in the West End production of Moliere’s comedy The Misanthrope, which opens in December. “She’s got quite a successful acting dad and playwright mum, so she can handle herself – Keira is fabulous, she’s an absolute sweetheart – she’s looking forward to it as well so we’re going to have fun,” he said.
He added: “I’m very excited about doing The Misanthrope – massively. We did the photo call for it the other day, and it made it very real, very exciting.” And Damian joked that he wouldn’t mind the paparazzi attention. “If I can get in and out the stage door every night without fighting, I’d feel hurt – I’d be insulted,” he quipped. The Misanthrope will be at the Comedy Theatre from December 17.
Above is the “Damian Lewis Bio” above from the official site for The Misanthrope.