People Making a Real Difference During the Corona Crisis
by Lucy Dunn | The Telegraph | May 16, 2020
Two months ago the world changed and the people we took notice of changed, too. A new gravity gripped the nation. Almost overnight headlines pronounced ‘the death of celebrity’. Pampered individuals living in bubbles with carefully crafted Instagram fantasies quickly felt off-key.
We suddenly wanted to witness great acts of altruism. We wanted to read about people rolling up their sleeves and pitching in. Ordinary people suddenly became the new stars – who knew that a 100-year-old veteran called Captain (now Colonel) Tom would become such a national treasure?
Conversely, some people in the public eye came in for criticism for reading the mood wrongly. Like singer Sam Smith, who posted a ‘quarantine meltdown’ picture crying on the steps of their £12 million mansion. (Smith later insisted the video had been a joke that backfired.) Or Victoria Beckham, whose fashion label sought £150,000 in taxpayer funds to place 30 staff on furlough. (Following a backlash about the Beckhams’ personal wealth, the brand later reversed its decision.) And like Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, who was caught breaking lockdown rules 24 hours after imploring his 297,000 Twitter followers to ‘Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives’.
Continue reading The Feel-Good Power List – May 16, 2020
Damian the Fan
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 22, 2019
Usually it is fans that want a selfie with Damian, but this time it seems Damian is the fan. The indie-pop band The Styles posted this photo stating, “We don’t mind taking time out of our busy schedule for a selfie with a fan.” Or perhaps they were being a little cheeky 😉 Further indications reveal Damian and Helen attended a special event, as this photo was taken at the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Yaxley (Amanda Yaxley) on Saturday evening, September 21, 2019 at Aberglasney Gardens in Wales. Since we know Damian’s half-sibling surname is Yaxley, we are wishing his family happy nuptials! Cheers.
And before the wedding it seems Damian had time for a little Welsh Brew tea at Aberglasney:
Showtime Series Billions Uses the Dynamic Duo of Ovi and Nicky as an Analogy in Their Upcoming Season
by Taryn Bray | NHL.com | March 13, 2019
When you start to be incorporated into television shows, you’re probably doing something right – as is the case with Capitals stars Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.
Tuesday night while appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, actor Damian Lewis who stars in the Showtime series Billions, previewed the upcoming season with a short clip.
In that clip? He uses an Ovechkin/Backstrom reference as an analogy during argument with a co-worker. You can watch the video below (clip starts at 7:23).
Backstrom has assisted Ovechkin on 247 goals and it’s no secret the pair is one of the most prolific scoring duos the sport has ever seen, so using them as a way to convey a point is smart by the writers of the show.
The dynamic duo made their on-ice debut together in 2007 when Backstrom signed an entry-level contract.
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Homeland’s Nicholas Brody is a thing of the past…
by Ellie Walker-Arnott – RadioTimes – July 9, 2015
Former Homeland actor Damian Lewis is back on US TV, after marine-turned-terrorist-turned-CIA agent Nicholas Brody met a gruesome end back in 2013.
The 44-year-old is the star of a new Showtime drama called Billions. It’s about finance, money and a “suspect trading pattern” which kicks off a government investigation. Paul Giamatti stars as an incredibly angry US Attorney. There’s a lot of staring, glaring and people walking in slow motion.
And we are already 100% on board with the series, mainly because Lewis’ new character has the best name ever: Bobby Axelrod. It’s the sort of name you want to say over and over. Bobby Axelrod, Bobby Axelrod, Bobby Axelrod.
Continue reading Damian Lewis Returns to US TV & We Can’t Get Enough of His New Character’s Name – July 9, 2015