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  • Spoilers! EW’s Michael Ausiello quotes Life co-star Donal Logue on the future of the show:

    Question: I hear Life won’t renewed for next season. Say it ain’t so, Mike! –Bev O.

    Ausiello: It ain’t so! At least not yet anyway! Life co-star Donal Logue told us at the Monsters vs Aliens premiere that NBC probably won’t make a decision until May. And unlike you, the uncertainty isn’t keeping him up nights. “I am in a different position on this show than on shows I have done in the past where I was more the lead or title character,” he says. “On other shows I have done, I would be more in Damien’s position. He’s the one that is really feeling the concern. I feel free and open; it has been a great experience.” Logue adds that they’re shooting the season (or series?) finale as we speak. “It is really a super action-packed episode and it will answer a lot of questions. I think it is a very strong script and, so far, what we have shot looks great. Charlie confronts the deep dark parts in this episode. He is going to confront the conspiracy against him and it gets pretty intense.”

  • A message received from Sharon, Damian’s assistant in LA, confirms that March 26th is the last day of filming for Life – Season 2. Regarding the future of the show, Sharon said that “no one knows anything – I know that for sure! Tomorrow is the last day of filming….I’ll send more info when I get it!”

  • TV Guide Magazine has published their “2009 Sexiest Stars on TV” list and Sarah Shahi who plays Dani Reese on Life was named the “Sexiest Sidekick” with 45% of the viewer votes. Damian Lewis was a runner up in the “Sexiest Male Cop” category; click here for more information at zennish.net.
  • This NBC press release shares good news about viewer ratings for Life:

    Wednesday from 9-10 p.m. ET, “Life” (1.5/4 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall) built on its lead-in from the previous hour by 25 percent in 18-49 rating and 27 percent in total viewers, despite intense competition in the hour from Fox’s “American Idol,” ABC’s “Lost” and CBS’s “Criminal Minds.” It is worth noting that “Life” has been adding an average 23 percent in adults 18-49 when going from “live plus same day” to “live plus seven day” results, one of the biggest increases for any show on the major networks.

  • The Personal Pineapple site has a new update of news and links for Life.

  • Thanks to Linda for the news that Season 2 of Life will premiere on RTL TV1 in Belgium on March 31st at 20:20.

  • Robert Fulford of The National Post published this article about the star of Life saying:

    “Damian Lewis, who looks every inch a tough American, turns out to be part of the extensive British invasion of American TV. At school Lewis played the villainous Wackford Squeers in Dickens’s Nicholas Nickleby and … he was Laertes to Ralph Fiennes’ Hamlet. On TV he became Soames in the remake of The Forsyte Saga. In 2001 Steven Spielberg escorted him into American TV by casting him in Band of Brothers, HBO’s 10-part series about the American army fighting its way east from Normandy in 1944-45.”

  • On Sunday, March 29th BBC Radio 4’s “Classic Serial” broadcast of Something Fresh by PG Wodehouse will feature Helen McCrory as “Joan Valentine” and “Ioan Gruffudd” as Ashe Marson. The second part of this 2-part program will air on April 5th. This “Classic Serial” program will be available for online listening for 7 days after the original broadcast. Click here for more information. Thanks to Dotty for the news about this exciting new radio production!

  • Great news! Band of Brothers starring Damian Lewis will broadcast in the US on Spike TV in the 3rd quarter of 2009; click here for more information.

  • The Baker starring Damian Lewis is currently screening at the 12th Annual European Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. Click here for scans from the festival program.

    The British Consulate-General, Chicago published this statement about UK films screening at the festival.

  • Click here for information about The Escapist at the Independent Film Festival of Boston next month.

  • According to IMDb the Belgian and Dutch theatrical release dates for The Escapist have been changed once again!

    » Netherlands: 25 June 2009

    » Belgium: 12 August 2009

  • An Unfinished Life with Damian Lewis will screen in Salisbury, North Carolina on on April 1st at the Center For Faith and the Arts; click here for more information. Thanks to Ann for the heads-up!
  • Sliktamagyar has created a “LIFE – titles/intro” music video and posted it on YouTube.

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  • The Baker starring Damian Lewis will screen at the 12th Annual European Union Film Festival in Chicago at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Saturday, March 21st at 5:30 pm CT and again on Monday, March 23rd at 6:00 pm CT. Click here for tickets and click here for more information.

    Any local Damian Lewis fans that would like to get-together in Chicago on Saturday to see The Baker should contact KathyV. 😀

  • Thanks to 3Steel for sharing this great photo of Damian Lewis on the cricket grounds at Lords taken on May 18, 2007.

  • Oh no, we’re trailing the competition! 🙁

    Keep voting for Damian Lewis in Round 2 of E!’s “Alpha Male Madness” tournament! You can vote multiple times, just refresh your browser to reset the page.

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  • Acclaimed British actress Helen McCrory (a.k.a. Mrs. Damian Lewis!) made a surprise guest appearance last night on episode 2.15 of Life titled “I Heart Mom” and she was fabulous and she looked great! Her character, security expert Amanda Puryer, is scheduled to appear again in “Shelf Life” on March 11th. ➡

  • The New York Daily News picked “I Heart Mom” as “The Best of Wedneday Night’s TV” and called the show a “fabulous drama.”

  • It was also great to see veteran actress Charlotte Rae (Mrs. Edna Garrett on “Facts of Life”) making a guest appearance on last night’s episode of Life; she was hilarious! 😆

  • Spoilers! NBC Universal has released this synopsis of Life episode 2.18 “3 Women” which will air in the US on NBC on March 18, 2009:

    3 WOMEN
    03-18-2009 9:00PM

    SPECIAL GUEST STAR GABRIELLE UNION JOINS THE CAST OF “LIFE” AS DETECTIVE JANE SEEVER — With Reese (Sarah Shahi) still on loan to the FBI, Crews (Damian Lewis) is assigned a new partner, Detective Jane Seever (Gabrielle Union). Seever, the exact opposite of Reese, is an over achiever with a 15-year plan to one day become mayor. Crews and Seever get right to work on the murder of a court reporter who was clubbed to death with a three iron. The reporter turns up dead after becoming pen pals with a convict who was imprisoned for a jewelry heist. Sarah Shahi, Donal Logue and Adam Arkin also star.

  • Life episode 2.03 “The Business of Miracles” has been nominated by the Visual Effects Society for an award for this dramatic scene. The VES awards ceremony will take place this Saturday, February 21st.

  • Check out the Life page at NBC.com:

    » Click here for information and links for the wonderful music featured on Life.

    » Click here for “Life’s Questions” a new trivia game!

  • Life – Season One was released on region 2 DVD with Dutch subtitles in Belgium and The Netherlands today.

  • Click here for great wedding pictures of Sarah Shahi (Dani Reese on Life) and her new husband, actor Steve Howey.

  • Congratulations to actress Jennifer Siebel (who plays the ex-wife of Charlie Crews on Life) and her husband, Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco. The couple recently announced that they are expecting their first child in September.

  • Rob Hunter’s review of The Escapist for Film School Rejects includes these comments about the film:

    “…First-time director Rupert Wyatt also co-wrote the film with Daniel Hardy, and he shows an interesting eye for both the bleak and dreamlike visuals as well as the alternating narrative threads…Wyatt knows exactly when to switch to the action of the escape itself. Aside from the timing, Wyatt’s edits are also stylistically impressive as locations and events in one thread trigger the move into the other fairly seamlessly…

    (Brian Cox) owns the film and his performance alone makes it worth viewing. The remainder of the cast all serve to support him and most do so quite well. One of the standouts is a bulked-up, angry, and barely recognizable (Joseph) Fiennes, and another is Damian Lewis (“Life”) as the menancing Rizza, the most powerful and dangerous convict inside. Both men play hard-asses but do so with completely different styles…The Escapist was released last week on R2 DVD. It’s scheduled for a limited US release from IFC on April 3rd.”

  • Thanks to Ryanne for sharing the Dutch broadcast schedule for The Baker on Film 1, 2, 1+ or 1 Action (digital television).

  • New on YouTube:

    » “It’s My Life”, a terrific new music video from Shervin.

    » “Milo, The Professional”, a clip from The Baker posted by hani273nhk.

    » “Vox, Life trailer2”, season one of Life will premiere on Vox in Germany on March 11th.

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Culture Clinic: Damian Lewis, The Telegraph, March 22, 2008

Age: 37
Job: Actor
Last book read: Independence Day by Richard Ford
Last film seen: The Baker
Last music heard: Mozart, on my children’s musical caterpillar
Last dose of live culture: Women of Troy by Euripides at the National Theatre. A superb production by Katie Mitchell

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Damian Lewis Marie Claire Interview – March 19, 2008

Damian Lewis interview

by Marie Claire Magazine – March 19, 2008

Brit actor Damian Lewis is making it big in Hollywood. He talks exclusively to marieclaire.co.uk

British Band of Brothers star Damian Lewis, 37, stars in and produces The Baker this month. Written and directed by his younger brother, Gareth, the comedy tells the tale of a hitman who decides to quit the life and hide out in a Welsh village.

How was it to be directed by your younger sibling, Gareth?

I didn’t know quite what to expect…I suppose we were quite polite and very respectful of each other. Sweetly, we were also quite loving towards each other. Probably, if we did it again, we might be more frank. We might just say. ‘That doesn’t work’, rather than be respectful of the fact that we’re working with each other.

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