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  • Damian Lewis to play George Mallory? Yes, if author Jeffrey Archer gets his way! ➡

    Columbia has purchased the film rights to Paths of Glory, Archer’s bestselling book about famous British mountaineer George Mallory who disappeared on Mt. Everest in 1924.

    Thanks to Funn Lim for this news posted on the London Evening Standard.co.uk that Lord Archer thinks Damian Lewis is the best choice to play Mallory in the movie:

    GOOD news for Lord Archer. He has sold the rights to the film adaptation of his book on George Mallory, Paths of Glory, to Columbia. Interestingly, the millionaire novelist is keener to see Damian Lewis cast in the role, rather than the favourite, Christian Bale, which might be because Lewis has played Archer himself in the satire Jeffrey Archer: The Truth. “We’re about to sign the contract this week,” Archer said. “Columbia have bought it which is good because a lot of people say they’re going to make a film and you know it’s all talk, Columbia are a serious outfit. Everybody says Christian Bale should play it. I think Damian Lewis is a very fine actor and obviously I’d be delighted if Christian Bale played it but I’m a huge fan of Damian Lewis, I think he’s a very fine actor.” Did Archer enjoy Lewis’s take on him? “Unfortunately, I never saw it,” he replies.

    Click on the links below for more information about Paths of Glory and Archer’s thoughts about Damian Lewis’s suitability for the role: l 1 l
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  • Damian Lewis is scheduled to take part in the “Tour of Britain” cycling event to benefit the Prostate Cancer Charity on Saturday, September 19, 2009. Click here to read more about the event and visit the Warehouse to view a larger version of the photo above.

  • The Baker starring Damian Lewis will screen at the
    Kansas International Film Festival on September 19th; click here to read Ken Loch’s comments about the film.

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  • Thanks to Kaz for these scans of a terrific new interview with Damian Lewis in the current issue of Today’s Golfer magazine. Click here to watch a video clip from the interview.



  • Damian Lewis will participate (if his film schedule permits) in the “Tour of Britain” charity bicycling event, in London on September 19th, to benefit the Prostate Cancer Charity.

  • The Baker starring Damian Lewis will screen at the Temecula Valley International Film Festival in California on September 10th and 12th. The film will also screen at the Kansas International Film Festival in Overland Park, KS on September 19th.

  • It’s the “Labor Day” holiday weekend in the US and Spike TV is running a
    Band of Brothers marathon starring Damian Lewis as Major Richard Winters. The network will continue to air episodes of the series on Friday nights.

    Mike Hughes of the News-Leader.com has advised readers to take advantage of this opportunity to “Get another look at brilliant Band of Brothers” and Brooke Cain told readers of the NewsObserver.com: “What to Watch on Saturday: Band of Brothers marathon on Spike.”

    Thanks to Kaz for sharing this link to an interesting “Normandy Then and Now” photo archive. Click here for a video montage of Band of Brothers soldiers and actors posted on YouTube by hankbrown1.

  • Thank you to Ryanne for this link to download (in mp3 format) the Arkangel audiobook for “Hamlet” featuring Damian Lewis as Laertes. Damian performed in 3 audio plays for “The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare”. The series was directed by Clive Brill and originally released in 1999:

    » Valentine in “Two Gentleman of Verona”

    » Alcibiades in “Timon of Athens”

    » Laertes in “Hamlet”

  • Flashbacks of a Fool with Helen McCrory is currently running on US television; check your local listings.
  • Information posted by blogger Resolution Art indicates that Your Highness with Damian Lewis is still filming on location in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

  • Clelia at Rupertised.com has featured Damian Lewis as the “Redhead of the Month!” 😀

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  • The Baker starring Damian Lewis will screen at the Kansas International Film Festival on September 19, 2009 at 8:15 PM; click here for ticket sales.

    Screenings for the Kansas International Film Festival take place at:

    Glenwood Arts Theatre
    9575 Metcalf Ave
    Overland Park, KS
    913-642-4404

  • JayFlix has posted this review of The Baker:

    Even though this delightful little British farce was released in 2007, it won’t officially be available here in the US until late May, 2009. I saw it at the Sedona Film Festival this past March and thought it was a treat!

    Damian Lewis [“Forsyte Saga,” “Friends and (Crocodiles)” and “Band of Brothers”] is an enterprising hit man who works for Michael Gambon (“Cranford” and “Harry Potter”). After an [un]successful job, Lewis is dispatched to a bakery in a small village in Wales to await further orders. Consequently he buries his Glock under a tree and treks into town. He finds himself in the awkward position of having to pretend he has moved there to serve as the new village baker.

    This isolated little village withholds judgment about the newcomer because they DO need a baker, so….

    Meanwhile, one of the young men in town had observed the burial and digs up the gun. He immediately concocts a fantastical scenario which is shockingly close to the truth.

    Watching Lewis attempt to woo a local lass while struggling with the intricacies of making bread, doughnuts, and other pastries, is great fun. When they finally fling themselves into each other’s arms, their enthusiastic lovemaking amid slippery frosting, dough, and batter ingredients, rivals that of the classic paint shop scene in “The Stuntman.”

    Many of these same actors appear in the hilarious update of “Much Ado About Nothing” which also stars Damian Lewis, so maybe it is the same production company. If you are curious about THAT one, look for it in the “ShakespeaRe-Told” collection (spelling verified). It is by far my favorite selection out of the four in that set.

    I like silly British comedies that take place in quirky little hamlets, and for some reason Damian Lewis is one of my favorite actors, so this is one I enjoyed immensely. Check with your local library or Netflex, and cross your fingers!

    Note: The Baker and Much Ado About Nothing were not created by the same production company. MAAN is a BBC production and The Baker was produced by Picture Farm, an idenpendent film company founded by Damian Lewis, Gareth Lewis, Rupert Wyatt, and Adrian Sturges. Damian’s brother Gareth Lewis wrote and directed The Baker.

    Sadly, The Baker has not yet been released in the U.S. 🙁

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  • Author Carrie Lofty uses specific examples from the Band of Brothers mini-series to illustrate this interesting essay about the various forms of address used by males.

  • Lucky White Rabbit has been hired as an Extra in Your Highness. The comedy features Damian Lewis and is currently filming on location in Northern Ireland. Here’s her intriguing description of the role:

    Just got a call from the extras company there. They would like to have me as an extra in James Franco’s movie. Happy days you say? Yes I say.

    Essentially I’m an albino tribeswoman who, along with her tribesy friends, kidnaps the princes and does terrible things to them. I can’t say I’m overly thrilled about wandering around Belfast in an animal skin bikini in the middle of September but I’m sure it’ll be a laugh.

  • The Baker starring Damian Lewis now appears in the schedule for September’s Kansas International Film Festival, date and time information to follow.

  • Click here and here for fan reviews of The Escapist with Damian Lewis.

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  • The Baker starring Damian Lewis will screen at the Kansas International Film Festival in September.

  • Vote for Band of Brothers as the best television show of the decade in this Guardian poll. (Thank you to dantrans for the information!)

  • Thanks to Ryanne for the news that the region 2 Life –Season 1 DVD is now available in The Netherlands.

  • Zoe Salmon has told The Sun that “I flipping love Damian Lewis!”

  • EW.com writer Ken Tucker recently commented that:

    NBC… is the network, after all, that had no idea what a treasure it had in its recent Damian Lewis crime show Life.

  • Blogger simonf has posted more details about the recent sighting of Damian Lewis in Belfast:

    He was dressed casual, sweatpants from what I remember and was unshaven. He had just come out of a restaurant at lunchtime. And yes he did look as handsome and striking in person as he is on the screen. 😀

  • Washington Post staff writer Lisa de Moraes says that she would watch Damian Lewis even if he was just “reading my grocery list!” 😆

  • Click here to view the trailer for the Fantastic Mr. Fox, the animated film featuring the voice of Helen Mccrory as “Mrs. Bean.”