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365 Poems for Life: An Uplifting Collection For Every Day of the Year
by Katie Fraser | The Bookseller | October 5, 2023
Bluebird Books, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, will launch Allie Esiri’s 365 Poems for Life: An Uplifting Collection For Every Day of the Year, Esiri’s first anthology of poetry for adults, with readings from actors Helena Bonham Carter and Damian Lewis.
Publication on 5th October, National Poetry Day, will be supported with readings of Matthew Hollis’ “The Blackbird of Spitalfields”, Emily Dickinson’s “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” and Danusha Laméris’ “Small Kindnesses” by actors Bonham Carter and Lewis.
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UCS Hampstead as Sir HvH Arts Foundation Patron
Source: UCS Hampstead | Twitter | June 30, 2021
Source: Sir HvH Arts | Instagram | June 30, 2021
On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, the University College School Hampstead’s graduation began proceedings by remembering Helen McCrory and her powerful message to pupils in 2018 with a narration of her speech by Damian today, speaking to the graduates remotely. UCS Hampstead supports Sir HvH Arts Foundation with their outreach, a foundation near and dear to Helen and now Damian is the Patron for Sir HvH Arts. For more information about Helen’s UCS speech back in 2018, click here. In 2016, Damian and Helen attended an art exhibition showcasing UCS student’s artwork, chatting with them as well. Read more about that here.
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The Music of Kings and Queens
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 2, 2021
Updated 6/22/21: Congrats to competition winners Rose Heathcote, Chris Conlan, Susan Stacey, Jules Dietrich, Carolyn Chester, Rita Porter, Alex Cameron, Bianca Summons, and Sandra.
Music composer Debbie Wiseman is giving away 9 copies of the Music of Kings & Queens CD, signed by Damian Lewis, Helen Mirren, and Debbie. Both Damian and Dame Helen narrated the music compilation. Click here for a chance to win and if you join Debbie’s mailing list, you will receive an extra entry into the drawing! Winners will be chosen at random and emailed on June 15, 2021. Good luck! BONUS: Did you know Debbie Wiseman also composed the music for the series Wolf Hall; it was performed by The Locrian Ensemble of London and conducted by Debbie. For more information about the Wolf Hall soundtrack, click here.
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Album Project: “The Music of Kings and the Queens”
by Sheldon Dane | London News Time | March 10, 2021
Helen Mirren joined forces with Damian Lewis to pay tribute to the Queen before her 95th birthday.
The 75-year-old actress, who won the Oscar on the big screen as a monarch in 2006, and her homeland star, 50, tell a series of stories about British kings and queens throughout history.
Each piece is set in music by contemporary composer Debbie Wiseman, who was asked to create a soundtrack to the Queen’s official birthday parade in June before it was put on hold due to ongoing coronavirus regulation.
The album, entitled “The Music of Kings and Queens,” tells the story of making England through 12 monarchs, beginning with William the Conqueror and ending with the current Queen.
Each royal family will feature the story of Helen and Lewis, accompanied by the music of the Grammy-nominated composer Wiseman, who embodies the individuality of the monarch.
The words were written by Simon Brooksward, an event producer and director who was involved in the planning of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration.
Dame Helen said: “I enjoyed the opportunity to work with Debbie on a musical journey into royal history.
“I am honored to be able to record the words with Damian and participate in celebrating Her Majesty’s 95th birthday.
“Debbie did a great job of composing and recording music.
“We may not remember most of the prime ministers, politicians, military forces, and even groundbreaking scientists, but in a good understanding of our kings and queens who shaped our country. Let’s say this is their story and their legacy. “
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Another Fine Night of Quarantine with Damian Lewis
by Conor Fleming | The 18 | March 19, 2020
Damian pictured here with Tom Hillier while recording narration for the film
Beginning Friday, March 20, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. ET, you’ll be able to watch the premiere of FIFA’s 2018 World Cup Official Film on YouTube here. Since 1954, FIFA has sanctioned an official documentary film for each World Cup, and although the 2018 edition has been available on Amazon Prime Video for some time, Friday will mark its free launch on YouTube.
The documentary features incredible footage of the event which only FIFA can provide, and it takes an in-depth look at tournament stars like Paul Pogba, Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo while the narration is provided by Damian Lewis.
Today this sweet, young, professional actor posted pictures of him and Damian on Instagram giving us fandom the first clue about a possible up-and-coming voice work project Damian appears to be a part of. In addition to Damian and Hector Bateman, other actors possibly involved in the project are Allan Corduner, Sophia Pettit and Susannah Wise. Bateman wrote,
“Sometimes I have to pinch myself. A part comes along that I am honoured to play, particularly when it has a truth in history and based on events that should never ever be forgotten. I feel I have a duty to pay respect to those involved, to what happened and let others hear the story too. This was one of those. Truly blessed to be able to do it 💗 I also got to work with the most incredible team – MASSIVE talent with so much experience to learn from and tales to hear, I love listening to their advice. Their skill is so inspiring, seeing people like that in action is just wow! The crew was so motivating, sharing the story, making me want to do the best possible version of the character it’s a privilege to be. Thankful and blessed to be part of this. Thanks to the wonderful #DamianLewis @AllanCorduner @SophiaPettit #SusannahWise and all the others not in the pictures!”
No details about the project were provided other than it is rooted in historical truth about events that should never be forgotten, and we can’t wait to find out what this voice work will lead to! Perhaps a radio play? Looking forward to it as always!
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The Official Film of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 28, 2019
We first reported that Damian would narrate the Official Film of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia here. And now it’s available on Amazon Prime! The film covers the July 15, 2018 match between France and Croatia. See what others are saying about it on social media:
I’ve just had the pleasure of watching the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 film narrated by the brilliant @lewis_damian on @PrimeVideo. My, how I yearn to relive Russia 2018 all over again. Superb documentary and I’d thoroughly recommend it to all.
Damian provides commentary on the film described as: “Specialist film crews, capturing beautiful, cinematic footage from around Russia using industry leading equipment, provide the raw material for this timeless story of hope, passion, heartbreak and joy. The unparalleled vantage points enjoyed by FIFA’s own crews provide exclusive access to the players and coaches – closer than ever before.”
The film stars Damian Lewis, Paul Pogba, Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo and is directed by Simon Bisset, Caio Correa, George Miller and Richard Horne.
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The Real Dick Winters: The Man Who Led the Band of Brothers
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 31, 2019
Dick Winters: Hang Tough is the story of the building and dedication of the Richard D. Winters Leadership monument in Normandy, France in June of 2012. The film focuses on the leader of World War II’s Band of Brothers. Narrated by 2012 Emmy Award-winner Damian Lewis, who played Dick Winters in HBO’s Band of Brothers, and available for FREE streaming at wwiifoundation.org here, on Amazon Prime Video or for DVD purchase here.
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FIFA World Cup Official Film
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 25, 2018
Preliminary information on social media indicates Damian is recording the narration for the 2018 FIFA World Cup official film. Tom Hillier jokes that he and Damian are the British comedy duo Syd Little and Eddie Large fromLittle and Large back together again and providing commentary on the July 15, 2018 match between France and Croatia. If this pans out, we can’t wait to hear it! Stay tuned for further updates.
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Damian Lewis Called Me on My Smartphone
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 22, 2017
His voice. That distinguished, recognizable voice. Yes, THAT voice. Whether it’s soothing poetry reads, children’s bedtime stories or a narrated documentary, we know that voice! I’ve often said Damian could sell me a tube of toothpaste should he ever voiced a commercial ad one day, whether Crest, Colgate, Rembrandt – hell, take your pick. And fans have often said he could read the phonebook to them and they’d listen.
Many of his U.S. fans think his British accent alone is dreamy, but combine that with his velvety tone, it’s Mozart to anyone’s ears – always with the right amount of inflection, emphasis and dramatic pause. And perfectly modulated to portray emotions of wrath, bewilderment or exhilaration. That is our beloved Damian Lewis.
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Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince
Tune in on iPlayer to hear Damian as Machiavelli and Helen as Defence on BBC Radio 4 Extra. The programme, originally broadcast in 2013, is one hour in length and there are currently 29 days left to listen.
A little about the audio play: Five hundred years after writing his most provocative political tract, Niccolo Machiavelli appears before an infernal court to appeal against the harsh treatment his works have received over time. Rather than being seen as a description of political cynicism and opportunism, he argues that “Machiavellian” should be a compliment and The Prince has in fact been an infallible guidebook followed closely by all successful leaders.
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
Adapted by Jonathan Myerson
Produced and directed by Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4
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George Orwell Returns to Loom Over BBC and Damian Voices the Talking Statue
by Maev Kennedy – The Guardian – November 7, 2017
Source: Talking Statues London
George Orwell has returned to loom over the BBC. A larger-than-life statue of the author and former BBC employee has been unveiled outside Broadcasting House in London.
Orwell’s monument joins the regiment of talking statues, which can address any member of the public armed with a smart phone – his near neighbour, the sculpture of Ariel, by Eric Gill, over the main door of Broadcasting House, already talks back.
The Orwell statue is voiced by the actor Damian Lewis – who is, like the author, an Old Etonian. The school has also welcomed Orwell back, commissioning a replica of the portrait head to remind future generations of scholars that stroppy awkwardness is not necessarily a barrier to genius.