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  • The above picture shows Damian Lewis with Tom McCarthy, owner of Nevada Smith’s in New York City. Nevada Smith’s is a pub “Where Football (Soccer) is Religion!” The date of the picture is unknown but it’s probably prior to the start of filming for Life in 2007 (judging by Damian’s haircut!)

  • Click here for “Breaking Point” the next episode in Alan Sepinwall’s revisit of Band of Brothers starring Damian Lewis as Major Richard Winters.

  • The History Channel is running another Band of Brothers marathon on June 29 – 30, 2009. The first 7 episodes will be shown on Monday, June 29th from 10:42 am until 8 pm ET.
    The final 3 episodes will be shown on Tuesday from 9:11 am until 1 pm ET; then those same 3 episodes will be repeated from 3:11 pm until 7 pm ET. Thanks to Ann for the news.

  • An Unfinished Life with Damian Lewis will broadcast in the UK on June 28th on BBC One.

  • Click here for ntranh’s review of The Forsyte Saga. Damian Lewis fans in the UK can watch The Forsyste Saga on ITV3 starting June 25, 2009.
  • Information posted on Harry Potter’s Page includes these comments from Helen McCrory about her role as Narcissa Malfoy in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” which will be released theatrically on July 15th:

    Nevertheless, the task Draco has been charged with is so terrible and so risky that his mother, Narcissa Malfoy, risks the wrath of the Dark Lord by going to the home of Severus Snape to ask him to help her son complete it. Helen McCrory, who plays the part of the aristocratic Malfoy matriarch, relates, “Draco has been asked to fulfill an incredibly dangerous task, and she does not think he is capable of doing it. Therefore, she betrays what she believes is a true cause in order to secure her son’s safety. She’s desperate. In that moment, I think she must be secretly furious with Voldemort—it’s one thing to ask for your loyalty, but it’s another thing to ask for your child’s life. Narcissa may be a baddie, but she is a good mother.”

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  • Click here for photos of Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory attending the Formula One party, in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Children’s Charity, on June 17, 2007 at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. Click here and here for more information about the event.

  • The Evening Standard reports that Damian was admonished by the stewards while attending a recent Cricket match at Lord’s! 🙁

  • The June 2009 issue of Movie Scope Magazine features an extensive interview with Helen McCrory. A portion of the article is currently available online that includes these comments about Helen:

    Helen McCrory is, without doubt, one of Britain’s most powerful acting talents. Her acting range seems boundless. Helen has a very rare combination of personal qualities that she brings to her acting—she is confident and assertive but also has a huge amount of compassion, which allows her to lace her characters with a sense of vulnerability as well as strength.

    Helen is also cited as an example of Britain’s phenomenal acting talent in this interview with director Robin Sheppard.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Easy Company veteran Darrell “Shifty” Powers who passed away on June 17, 2009. Thank you to Linda from the MajorDickWinters.com site for sharing the sad news.
  • Alan Sepinwall of the New Jersey Star Ledger has written a new chapter in his Band of Brothers “rewind” series; click here for his comments about “Bastogne”.
  • In the UK, ITV3 will re-run The Forsyte Saga starring Damian Lewis starting June 25th and An Unfinished Life with Damian will broadcast on BBC One on June 28, 2009.

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Let’s Dance – Fall 2005

Damian Lewis at The Dorchester

by Natalie Theo | Factory Magazine | Fall Issue, 2005

Damian Lewis really wants to be Widow Twanky. Thankfully Factory has asked him to camp it up as an all-dancing James Bond hero for its shoot at the Dorchester Hotel’s London ballroom. “I went through a lot of pantomime when I was young – I mostly wanted to be Widow Twanky”. Well, as I say, thank God we are more 007 today. You see I am blushingly helping Damian Lewis into a pair of elegant black Ralph Lauren trousers, shirt and diamond studded De Beers cufflinks. We are tucked away in the dark refines of the Dorchester ballroom’s coat check cubicle.

The men’s loos are unavailable for trouser tucking. Better to be tucking him into a Ralph Lauren number rather than a figure moulding pair of panto tights. Lewis has gamely agreed to swirl six dashing young actresses dripping in De Beers diamonds and slinking about in Ralph Lauren eveningwear for the day with his very own barman, sent along on orders from Dublin courtesy of Jameson Irish Whiskey, to see him through. His lead role as Major Richard Winters in HBO’s Band of Brothers, produced and part directed by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, precedes a slew of feature films due for September and early 2006 releases: Lasse Hallstrom’s An Unfinished Life; Brides produced by Martin Scorsese; Lodge Kerrigan’s Keane; Phillip Haas’ The Situation; and Martha Fiennes Chromophobia. So I can’t quite believe Widow Twanky is the be all and end all of the ultimate hero situation.

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Damian Lewis Interview, Sunday Express, May 25, 2003

Damian Lewis looks terrible. With his copper-coloured hair slicked back and his fair skin etched with lines, he could pass for 60. Which is a tribute to the make-up artists who have just aged him for 30 years for his part in The Forsyte Saga. Continue reading Damian Lewis Interview, Sunday Express, May 25, 2003

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PBS Masterpiece Interview with Damian Lewis, May 2003

From a Repressed Tortured Soul to a Possessed College Professor

by Staff | PBS Masterpiece | May, 2003

Whether they realized it or not, viewers of the popular Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks miniseries Band of Brothers were watching an English actor in the starring role of Major Richard Winters, the taciturn American hero of an airborne unit during World War II. The real Major Winters is salt of the earth from Pennsylvania. The actor Damian Lewis is from London’s Abbey Road and attended Eton. Otherwise, you’d never know the difference.

While on hiatus between the production of series one and two of The Forsyte Saga, Lewis played Jonesy, a possessed college professor in the forthcoming film of Stephen King’s Dreamcatcher.

Lewis recently talked by phone from London about the Forsyte remake, Soames’s inner life, and what it’s like to play an alien.

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