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Red Hot Interview – April 11, 2015

Acting: A Leap of Faith

by Bryan Appleyard | The Sunday Times | April 11, 2015

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There’s no easy way of saying this, but the man who has just walked into the rather funereal sitting room in the West End’s Noël Coward Theatre has red hair.

It’s not carroty red, but it is indisputably red. I’m no reddist, but I still feel we need to get this out of the way — after all, he has bravely tackled this fraught subject in the past.

“People find it very difficult to be indifferent to red hair,” he once said. Emboldened, I plunge in.

“So, Damian Lewis, what is it about red hair?”

“Well, I was never bullied at school because of it. I was lucky because I was sporty, and I had status and profile within the school [Eton]. Now I get letters from children who get teased about their red hair and they ask how I managed.”

Having survived childhood unscathed, it wasn’t until he found himself working with the Royal Green Jackets on the television drama Warriors that he first endured the full force of institutional reddism in the military — “I experienced witty and scatological abuse all around, being a redhead.”

Times have changed, however; red rights are widely accepted. Maybe he is destined to be the redheads’ Martin Luther King. “The redhead stock is very high at the moment. This might be a unique moment in recent history: redheads everywhere are doing well — Prince Harry, Ed Sheeran, Julianne Moore, me, Lily Cole…”

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Damian Lewis Gets the Royal Treatment in Wolf Hall – April 6, 2015

Damian Lewis gets the royal treatment in ‘Wolf Hall’

by Sara Vilkomerson – Entertainment Weekly – April 

We asked Lewis to talk Tudor stye, historical misconceptions, and saying goodbye to Brody.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Do you think British people know the story of Henry VIII better than Americans?

Damian Lewis: In terms of brand recognition, Henry is right up there with Coca-Cola. But people think they know all about him—that he had six wives, that he was inclined to cut their heads off when he didn’t get what he wanted. What we see in Wolf Hall is much like the books: very quiet, very still. Very political. It’s much more House of Cards than Game of Thrones.

Had you read Wolf Hall before signing on to the series?

Yes, and I loved it. I just love this intimate peek behind closed doors, at a part of Tudor history we think we know. Hilary’s inventiveness and her imagination and the psychological tickings of these characters are great. And it’s been so much fun to act—it’s fun to alter some perceptions.

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Damian Lewis on Wolf Hall – Interview, AssignmentX, April 5, 2015

Damian Lewis on WOLF HALL – interview

The actor talks playing Henry VIII in the new PBS series

Damian Lewis stars as King Henry VIII on the PBS series WOLF HALL | © 2015 PBSDamian Lewis won an Emmy for his portrayal of Nicholas Brody, a U.S. Marine turned terrorist turned counter-terrorist assassin, during his three years on HOMELAND. The London-born actor, who previously starred in two seasons of LIFE, is now back on television playing no less an historical personage than England’s King Henry VIII in PBS’s six-hour WOLF HALL, which premieres Sunday, April 5. Adapted from Hilary Mantel’s novels, WOLF HALL explores the relationship between Henry and his spy master, the common-born Thomas Cromwell, played by Mark Rylance, as well as the marriage of Henry and second wife Anne Boleyn (Claire Foy). Continue reading Damian Lewis on Wolf Hall – Interview, AssignmentX, April 5, 2015

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Damian Lewis Talks Henry VIII and Masterpiece’s New Wolf Hall Miniseries, Paste, April 3, 2015

Damian Lewis Talks Henry VIII and Masterpiece’s New Wolf Hall Miniseries

Power-hungry hangers-on, backroom dealings, betrayal, and sycophants currying favor all go into the mix of Masterpiece’s new six-part, miniseries Wolf Hall. And while it may sound like it’s set in modern-day Washington à la House of Cards, the new show actually takes place during the 16th Century, at the court of Henry VIII. Continue reading Damian Lewis Talks Henry VIII and Masterpiece’s New Wolf Hall Miniseries, Paste, April 3, 2015

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Q&A: Damian Lewis, king of PBS’ ‘Wolf Hall,’ talks of a TV reign, Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2015

Q&A Damian Lewis, king of PBS’ ‘Wolf Hall,’ talks of a TV reign

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‘Wolf Hall’ on PBS

A few more weeks to go until the US premiere of the 6-part miniseries Wolf Hall on Sunday, April 5 at 10/9c on PBS. Make sure to check out PBS’s Wolf Hall page for trailers, exclusive interviews, and more: pbs.org/wolfhall

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Wolf Hall Soundtrack – March 6, 2015

Wolf Hall Soundtrack

Original Music composed and conducted by Debbie Wiseman and performed by The Locrian Ensemble of London

Released March 6, 2015

On its release in the UK in March, the soundtrack to Wolf Hall went straight to number one in the Classical Chart and number nine on the US Classical Chart.

Tracks

  1. Wolf Hall
  2. Beginnings
  3. Prophecies and Dreams
  4. Devil’s Spit
  5. Monstrous Servant
  6. Forgive Me
  7. The Scholar
  8. Master of Phantoms
  9. Anna Regina
  10. Still I Love Him
  11. The Smallest Compliment
  12. The Unicorn’s Horn
  13. Whom the Lord Loves
  14. Austin Friars
  15. Crows
  16. Angel Wings
  17. Just Words
  18. Entirely Beloved

 

To sample the playlist, visit YouTube here

Soundtrack can be purchased at Amazon as streaming, MP3 or Audio CD.

 

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Damian Lewis and Mark Rylance Star in PBS Masterpiece’s ‘Wolf Hall’ WSJ Magazine, Wall Street Journal Magazine, March 5, 2015

Original article at WSJ Magazine

Damian Lewis and Mark Rylance Star in PBS Masterpiece’s ‘Wolf Hall’

The veteran actors bring a new perspective to the Tudors in ‘Wolf Hall,’ a six-part series on PBS based on Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize–winning novels

HARD REIGN | ‘Wolf Hall,’ a PBS Masterpiece series premiering April 5, stars Damian Lewis, far right, as Henry VIII and Mark Rylance as his shrewd consigliere, Thomas Cromwell.
HARD REIGN | ‘Wolf Hall,’ a PBS Masterpiece series premiering April 5, stars Damian Lewis, far right, as Henry VIII and Mark Rylance as his shrewd consigliere, Thomas Cromwell. PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATTHEW KRISTALL FOR WSJ. MAGAZINE; GROOMING BY STEPHANIE HOBGOOD

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