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From the Archives
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 24, 2022
We have long suspected and can now definitively share that the photo above, which has been floating around the internet since 2015, is indeed a young Damian Lewis. A little backstory for you – Damian recently shared on The Anfield Wrap podcast with Andrew Heaton that he and some of his pals were coached by legendary footballer John Barnes during his Watford days. Since Barnes played for Watford from 1981–1987, that would make Damian somewhere between the ages of 10-16 during that timeframe.
To narrow down Damian’s age even more, video of The John Barnes Story documentary (26:20 in), which originally aired in 2015 on ITV 4 as part of the Sports Life Stories series, states Barnes found time to coach on the green playing fields of Eton College during his career and we know Damian attended Eton for five years, between ages 13-18. The documentary also states Barnes provided coaching sessions at Eton for “the under 14’s.” My guess, Damian is probably between the ages of 13-14 in this photo. We’d like to thank football fan Simon Corney for his initial clue shared on Twitter back in April, 2015. And finally, we’d like to thank Andrew Heaton who confirmed with the Fan Fun Team that the photo is in fact, Damian. Mystery solved 🙂 And if you need more confirmation, John Barnes confirmed himself:
when i played for watford, i used to coach at eton school every now and then and YES, that is a young damian lewis!!!🤣
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Damian Lewis Turns….15? 🙂
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 11, 2022
“I noticed some people had the candles the wrong way round…Thank you for this little beauty x x x”
Damian got the cake we had delivered to him on behalf of the Fandom and Fan Fun team. He tweeted out this photo. Looks yummy….the cake, too! 😉 Enjoy your day, Damian! See the 51 birthday cakes fans from all over the world made him, here.
Damian participated in the virtual/online RSF26 Challenge in support of the Ruth Strauss Foundation while quarantined. How many taps can he get? For more information about the Ruth Strauss Foundation, visit their website here
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Social Media Challenge
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 30, 2019
To celebrate Damian’s birthday on February 11, we are celebrating him the entire month of February with a 28-day Actor Challenge on Twitter. Be sure to play along by following Twitter accounts Fan Fun with Damian and Gingersnap. Simply reply to our tweet each day, as listed below, and we will re-tweet you! Here is the day-to-day guide:
February 1 – How/when you discovered Damian
February 2 – Favorite film
February 3 – Favorite television series
February 4 – Favorite television mini-series
February 5 – Favorite scene from a film, television series, or mini-series
February 6 – Favorite movie still photo
February 7 – Favorite television still photo
February 8 – Best director/writer Damian has worked with
February 9 – Favorite photoshoot
February 10 – Best acting performance, any genre
February 11 – Make a birthday wish for Damian!
February 12 – Favorite attire/clothing item
February 13 – Favorite iconic photo with another celebrity
February 14 – Favorite picture with Helen <3
February 15 – Favorite .gif
February 16 – Favorite overall photo
February 17 – Favorite Damian selfie
February 18 – Favorite character from a television series
February 19 – Favorite character from a film
February 20 – Favorite female cast mate
February 21 – Favorite male cast mate
February 22 – Favorite award Damian has received
February 23 – Dream pairing with another actor
February 24 – Favorite interview and/or favorite answer in an interview
February 25 – Which Damian Lewis character do you most identify with?
February 26 – Favorite video/YouTube clip
February 27 – Which fact about Damian do you find most interesting and why?
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Billions Hashtag on Twitter
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 19, 2018
For those fans who have Twitter, simply tweet any of these hashtags – #Billions, #BillionsPremiere, #TeamAxe, or #TeamChuck for a Chuck Rhoades vs. Bobby Axelrod head-to-head emoji as we ramp up towards the season three premiere. Let’s get #Billions trending!
Tune in to the season three premiere on March 25 at 10 pm EST on Showtime and don’t miss our weekly recaps at Fan Fun with Damian Lewis.
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Pre-BAFTA Dinner Fun
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 14, 2018
This Tweet just in: Damian attended a Pre-BAFTA dinner this evening at the Spencer House in London and according to Deadline, legendary New York publicist and hostess Peggy Siegal co-hosted the dinner with James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli and theater producer Jessica de Rothschild. Damian is seen photographed here with actress Allison Janney. The 71st British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) will air Sunday, February 18 and we hope Loving Vincent wins Best Animated Film, in which Helen McCrory voiced Louise Chevalier.