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, at 3:00 p.m. ET, you’ll be able to watch the premiere of FIFA’s 2018 World Cup Official Film on YouTube. 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.
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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:
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.
The Real Dick Winters: The Man Who Led the Band of Brothers
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 31, 2019
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. Available for FREE streaming at wwiifoundation.org here, on your Amazon Prime, or for DVD purchase here.
BBC’s Classic Documentary Now Available for Streaming
by Anton Spice | The Vinyl Factory Limited | August 21, 2017
Island Records is touted as “the most diverse and influential independent record label in history” and arguably the most prestigious record label in the history of British music.
Damian narrated BBC’s documentary Keep on Running: 50 Years Of Island Records in May, 2009 to coincide with the label’s 50th anniversary and concert. The BBC’s feature-length documentary has been uploaded to YouTube and available to watch online for the first time since August, 2017.
Originally aired on BBC Four, it follows the story of the label from humble beginnings in Jamaica, where a young Chris Blackwell released budding jazz and ska bands, before making for the UK with the island’s sound system hits under his arm. Chris Blackwell founded the Island label in Kingston, Jamaica in 1959 with capital of just £1000. Relocating to London in the early 60’s, Blackwell built the most diverse and enviable back catalogue of any independent record label in history. From Island’s early Jamaican roots in ska and rock-steady, through the label’s expansion to become the cutting edge of progressive rock in the late 60’s, and then on to the signing of such international superstars as Bob Marley, Grace Jones and U2, Blackwell brought to Island a unique vision and passion which still informs the label’s approach to this day.
Watch the 90-minute documentary in full below:
Sources: Island Records and Vinyl Factory Limited