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  • Click above to watch a video interview with Damian Lewis discussing one of his passions – playing golf! 😀

    Damian will be featured in next issue of Today’s Golfer magazine that will be released in the UK on August 13th.

    In the interview Damian talks about taking part in the Northern Rock All Star Cup at the Celtic Manor in Wales in August, 2006. Click here and scroll down to download clips from the event (thanks to Kaz!) and click here to view photos from the charity tournament.

  • Damian Lewis is currently filming Your Highness in Northern Ireland and lucky blogger simonf spotted him today and posted this comment:

    Damian Lewis walked past us this afternoon carrying a Next bag. First proper Hollywood actor I’ve ever seen in Belfast.

    How come that never happens to me?! 😥

  • The Guardian has published a clip from Cartier’s International Polo Day on July 26th and there’s a brief glimpse of Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory at 3:59 minutes. Thanks to Ryanne for the link!


  • Click here to access the “Press Kit” for The Escapist including these comments from Damian Lewis about his sinister character Rizza:

    “It’s an important but small role,” admits Damian of his character. “I see Rizza as the evil centre of the prison. He’s a self styled prison boss, he’s running the prison from the inside. He has to control his younger brother who’s a loose cannon.”

    “Rizza is an unusual kind of figure in the prison: the prison and the people inside the prison were his boys and that’s how he wanted it to be. He never wanted his authority challenged; he’d do anything to maintain that status quo. It’s quite an effeminate role and that ties in nicely with the brother. There’s malevolence but effeteness at the same time.”

    Damian especially enjoyed the moral ambiguities of Rizza. “He’s very affectionate about his brother – he’d do anything to protect him but he’s utterly ruthless. You have to be to remain at the top in this setting. He does business daily through violence and intimidation, but I liked the idea that there was something effeminate about him – something preening and self-regarding. He’s a thug but also a weird feminine sophistication.”

  • The Escapist was recently released in Australia and Rialto Distribution and Vertigo Films ran a promotion offering students at the
    University of Technology in Sydney chances to win “25 Double Passes” to see the film. Keep your eyes open for opportunities like this in your area!

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  • Visit the Warehouse for more pictures of Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory taken yesterday at “Cartier International Polo Day 2009.”

  • Click here and
    here for videoclips from the Cartier polo event that include Damian and Helen. Thanks to Ann and Ryanne for the links!

  • The Escapist with Damian Lewis aired on UK television tonight on Film4; keep looking for the film in theatres and on television in your area!

  • The Fantastic Mr. Fox, the animated film featuring the voice talent of Helen McCrory will open the “Times BFI London Film Festival” on October 14, 2009. 😀

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  • Visit the Warehouse for photos of Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory attending “Cartier International Polo Day 2009” at the Guards Polo Club on July 26, 2009 in Egham, England.

  • Jonathan Dawson shared this review for the Australian release of The Escapist with Damian Lewis. He described the film as…

  • …one of the great and most convincing prison escapes of them all, the more powerful because of its quietness and the seesawing and jump cut structure that cuts between the planning and the actual dig and final dash for freedom along sewers and subway tunnels.

  • Click here for a review of Benjamin Wallfisch’s musical score for The Escapist that is now available on CD.

  • A blogger named Ruth has posted a photo of the recent filming of Your Highness at Dunluce Castle in Northern Ireland.

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  • Click above to view a fan-made “pre-trailer” for Damian Lewis’s new film titled Your Highness that is currently filming on location in Northern Ireland. The video was posted on YouTube by TheTop5ive with this description:

    Pre-trailer. First look at the upcoming movie “Your Highness” starring Danny McBride, star of “Eastbound and Down” and “Pineapple Express.” “Your Highness” pairs McBride up with sexy James Franco and hot Natalie Portman. Your Highness is a stoner comedy in the vein of those 1980s fantasy, swords-and-sorcerors movies. Pack a bowl, put on your ren faire costume and check it out.

  • Click here and here for articles about the July 23rd theatrical release of
    The Escapist in The Netherlands. Thanks to Ryanne for the links and for this quote and translation from NRC Handelsblad:

    Een speciale vermelding verdient Damien Lewis als dreigend-charismatische boevenbaas Rizza.

    Translation:

    Damian Lewis deserves a special mention as the menacing-charismatic prison boss Rizza.

    Personally, I didn’t find Rizza at all charismatic. I thought that he was creepy and scary. 🙁 But Damian Lewis is a great actor! 🙂

  • Click here for an Oxford Times article about photographer Cambridge Jones and his new book Inspired By Music that profiles Damian Lewis and other celebrities. Sales of the book will benefit disadvantaged young people through the Prince’s Trust.

  • The Irish Film and Television Network reports that principal photography has begun in London for Helen McCrory’s new film The Special Relationship and in Northern Ireland on Damian’s current project Your Highness.

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  • Congressman Holden of Pennsylvania has introduced a new resolution in the U.S. House of
    Representatives to award Major Richard Winters the Medal of Honor. If you’ve seen Damian Lewis’s portrayal of Major Winters in Band of Brothers then you understand why he deserves this recognition. U.S. citizens are asked to contact their Congressional Representatives to request support for H.R. 3121.

    Click here to read the text of H.R. 3121 and click here for letter-writing suggestions. Thanks to Connie and Linda from the MajorDickWinters site for the information!

    Click here to access the above composite image of Damian Lewis and Major Winters that was created by Ryoko.

  • Information posted on IMDb (click on the links below) suggests that Damian Lewis will play the “Evil Wizard Leezar” in his new film titled Your Highness. The production is currently filming on location in Northern Ireland.
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  • According to VideoETA the region 1 (US and Canada) DVD for The Escapist with Damian Lewis is estimated for release in September 2009.

  • Penne Hackforth-Jones’s review of The Escapist includes this comment:

    I loved Damian Lewis in another fantastic variation of himself…the first I have seen since the telly production of ‘Life’. A very loathsome reptile he can be too.

  • Kaz shared this Times Online article titled “Why Brits rule on US TV” that states:

    And why did Damian Lewis (Eton, RSC) win roles in two series of Life?

    So grim is this state of affairs that America’s National Public Radio interrogated the makers of Life, who confessed: “What we found out about English actors is that they’re funny. We had a hard time finding an American tough guy who will be the butt of the joke, whereas Damian has no problem doing it. He’s like half Stan Morrow and half Steve McQueen.” It turns out that slightly imperfect looks and even British bad teeth are more convincing. The Life producers added: “You could argue that in our system, if you’re a young actor who isn’t leading-man handsome, you’re probably not going to get nurtured the way that you would in England, just based on talent.

  • The HeyUGuys site is featuring photos from Cambridge Jones’s new book Inspired By Music including images of Damian Lewis that are available in the Warehouse.

    Damian Lewis is an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust; profits from sales of the book will benefit this charitable organization. The volume can be purchased at Starbucks stores in the UK or it may be ordered online from Amazon (UK) and
    Tower Books (US).

  • Thanks to Linda for the news that Flemish channel 2BE will broadcast Stormbreaker with Damian Lewis in Belgium on Saturday July 18, 2009 at 20h40.




  • Click above to enjoy a new Life music video titled “Life – Charlie Crews – Mercy” by 07ransom.

  • Vote for Sarah Shahi, Damian’s Life co-star, in TV.com’s “Brunette vs Brunette” contest. Thanks to Katreniah for the link!