Written By GingersnapComments Off on Damian Lewis Spotted at All Points East
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 28, 2022
Nick Cave and Damian
Damian was spotted at the All Points East annual music festival on Sunday, August 28, 2022 in London’s Victoria Park, watching Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ gig. Cave’s Red Right Hand was popularized as the soundtrack to Peaky Blinders, which Helen McCrory played Aunt Polly. Backstage star-studded friends and family supported Cave, including Rami Malek, Tilda Swinton and Damian. No doubt Damian continues hitting the music scene as he prepares to release a solo album early next year.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on The 10 Best TV Dramas Coming This Autumn
A Spy Among Friends
by Michael Hogan | The Guardian | August 28, 2022
From the return of Happy Valley and The Crown to new shows starring Gemma Arterton, Kenneth Branagh, Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce, there’s a lot to stay in for
A Spy Among Friends ITV/ITVX, autumn (possibly November 17)
Double agents. Cold war defection. Le Carré-meets-Mad Men vibes. Guy Pearce and Damian Lewis don dapper 1950s suits for this stylish dramatisation of the Kim Philby espionage affair, based on the bestselling book by historian Ben Macintyre. ITVX is the new (and, thankfully, free) streaming service on which ITV will premiere selected shows before their terrestrial broadcast. It will also soon be airing another factual drama, Litvinenko, with David Tennant as the poisoned Russian spy.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on The Five New Varieties of Posh
by Shane Watson | The Telegraph | August 28, 2022
You probably saw the hoo-ha about Victoria Beckham giving an online make-up class while sounding a lot like the Queen. Just kidding. Only the Queen sounds like the Queen. But there’s no doubt that Posh is putting on the posh in this video, as well as the transatlantic and the fashion “mwah mwah darling”.
Anyway, the video has caused some amusement because, while we have come a long way from Nancy Mitford’s U and non-U ratings, and the old-school posh are no longer the object of drooling curiosity (now we’re far more interested in Harry Styles and Alex Scott), class, these days, is an ever-shifting, fast-evolving thing, and it’s still pretty entertaining.
If you’re remotely interested in where you stand on the chart of posh, here are some clues. PS: we’re not including Genuine Poshos (GPs) like Camilla Parker Bowles, because they won’t be interested in their chart position, since they have no doubt of it… that being one of the defining qualities of the GPs.
NEW SUPER POSH (NSP) How you spot them: Still dress their children as characters from AA Milne books
The poster couple for NSP are William and Kate who are redefining old-school GP (Camilla and Charles) and giving us so much new material in the process. They are downsizing to a “cottage” in Windsor (NSPs are not interested in flunkies lining the walls of dining rooms, and consider all that stuff to be very faux Downtown). They’re getting rid of the nanny (far more hands-on in the childcare department). They’re more at ease with PDAs (see William squeezy hugging at the Women’s Euro Final) and Kate has made lashings of make-up and white teeth less of a no-no. This category is evolving so fast we can barely keep up.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on 30 Best Period Dramas to Watch for an Escape
The Forsyte Saga
by Elena Nicolaou and Cassie Hurwitz | Oprah Daily | August 23, 2022
From elaborate costumes to sumptuous storylines (and the strong desire to live in a time other than the present)—there is so much to love about period dramas. With the push of a button, these TV series and movies act as instant portals into other eras. The only question is: Where do you want to time-travel first?
Each of these shows and films explores an era in history, through the lenses of both the upper class and everyday people. For Tudor buffs, there’s a series that ventures into the early days of King Henry VIII’s notorious rule—through the eyes of his first wife. Regency fans have a movie that looks at what life was like for a young Black woman in a wealthy family during that era; then, of course, there’s Bridgerton. Many period dramas are based in this era, the time of Shakespeare and the Tudors, or the 18th century, but we’ve also included a few that take place in the 20th century, too, like a series that chronicles working in a hospital at the turn of the century to a 1950s drama about the dangers of racism.
Some stories come from real-life events, while others are adapted from classic novels or are completely fictional glimpses into life during that particular era. And, fear not, there are quite a few sweeping romances. We’ve also included Spanish-language picks, since period dramas are hardly limited by geographic region. Here are some of our favorite period dramas streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, Starz, and beyond.
#17 The Forsyte Saga (2002-2003)
Based on the Nobel Prize-winning work of John Galsworthy, this 10-part series follows England’s wealthy Forsyte family from the 1870s to the 1920s. It’s a highbrow show with soap-opera-worthy plots. Starring: Damian Lewis, Rupert Graves, Gina McKee. Watch on Amazon Prime here
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Damian Lewis Spotted Out and About in New York For a Third Day
Cooling Off in Summertime Heat
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 22, 2022
Even more shopping for a third day in New York City! Damian was spotted again for a third time with Alison Mosshart while in New York as they do more shopping and cool off with cold drinks to beat the summer heat.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Damian Lewis Spotted Out and About in New York For a Second Day
Exploring the Big Apple
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 21, 2022
More shopping, or is that a doggy bag from a luncheon? Either way Damian was spotted again for a second time with Alison Mosshart while in New York as they explore the streets of the Big Apple on Saturday, August 20, 2022.