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Damian Lewis Scheduled for Live Music Gig at The Tabernacle

Music To Our Ears!

by Gingersnap | | October 12, 2022

After a sold out first show, Damian is scheduled to play The Tabernacle in London on November 20, 2022 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. as part of the London Jazz Festival, which runs from November 11-20. Doors open at 7:00. Tickets go on sale from Friday, October 14, 2022 beginning at 10:00 a.m. here. You can also purchase tickets here. So if you missed his first two music gigs at Omeara Theatre and Wilderness Festival, now is your chance! Damian is said to be releasing a debut solo album sometime in 2023. For more information about his music career, click here.

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Dream Horse Wins Two BAFTA Cymru Awards

Actor and Sound

by Gingersnap | | October 10, 2022

The winners of the 31st BAFTA Cymru Awards were announced on October 9, 2022 at a special ceremony at St David’s Hall in Cardiff, hosted by TV presenter Alex Jones. The Awards honour excellence and celebrate talent across film and television in Wales. Dream Horse won two awards that evening: Owen Teale won the award for Actor and the film won in the Sound category. The film also had nominations for Feature Television/Film, Make-Up and Hair, Photography and Lighting: Fiction. Congratulations to Owen and the sound team!

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Categories A Spy Among Friends BFI London Film Festival Print Media Review

Review: A Spy Among Friends – Deadline

Damian Lewis With His Mona Lisa Smirk

by Stephanie Bunbury | Deadline | October 7, 2022

Nothing has quite the same screen allure as a secret world. Espionage is so secret, by definition, that we have to take even its existence as a matter of trust; all we know about what goes on behind the intelligence agencies’ closed doors is what is relayed to us through books, films and series like A Spy Among Friends, based on Ben Macintyre’s book about the British double agent Kim Philby. Presumably, a certain kind of person is drawn to that world where nothing can be let slip outside it. To work for both sides, one must constantly be aware of who said what to whom, who knows what, who saw you where, who remembers you there — that anyone should want that life is a mystery in itself.

A Spy Among Friends – two episodes of which are screening as part of the London Film Festival – reunites Alexander Cary, a writer and producer on the long-running espionage series Homeland, with actor Damian Lewis, who also steps up as an executive producer of the new series. Lewis is best known on both sides of the Atlantic as Homeland’s Nicholas Brody, the Marine Corps sniper imprisoned and possibly “turned” by Al-Qaeda. Here he enters another secret world, but in a very different guise: He plays Nicholas Elliott, an operative with foreign security agency SIS, who also is the closest friend of Philby (Guy Pearce).

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Review: A Spy Among Friends – The Telegraph

A Cerebral and Fiendish Remix of the Kim Philby Tale

by Jasper Rees | The Telegraph | October 7, 2022

Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce are magnificent in a satisfyingly complex drama which focuses on Philby’s escape to Beirut in 1963.

Nothing illustrated the length of the journey made by Kim Philby from West to East, from British mandarin to Soviet icon, than his funeral. The casket, in the Russian style, was open, enabling his widow to lean in for a final caress of that infamous poker face. (You can watch the footage for yourself in Adam Curtis’s compendious forthcoming BBC series about the death rattle of communism.)

In a sense the lid will never close over the coffin of England’s most notorious traitor. Like other enigmas – see also Albert Speer – the story of a third man with two paymasters and four wives can never be definitively told, the case never closed. Hunting for the real Philby among the false fronts and double lives is like wandering around a maze uncertain if you’re looking for the entrance or the exit. From every new angle glint more questions.

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Damian Lewis Attends ‘A Spy Among Friends’ World Premiere at BFI London Film Festival 2022

World Premiere and Red Carpet

by Gingersnap | | October 7, 2022

A Spy Among Friends starring Damian Lewis received its World Premiere at BFI London Film Festival Friday, October 7, 2022. Damian spoke with press for interviews and walked the red carpet before the screening. Episodes one and two of A Spy Among Friends premiered at 6:30 p.m. on screen one at Curzon Mayfair to a sold out crowd. The drama will consist of a total of six episodes. Not only is Damian in one of the lead roles, but he also served as a producer. A Spy Among Friends is set to air in November 2022 on the new streaming platform ITVX in the UK. US release pending.

In 1963, MI6 agent Kim Philby (Guy Pearce) was revealed to be a KGB spy in one of the most humiliating chapters of Britain’s involvement in the Cold War. This adaptation of Ben Macintyre’s best-selling book explores the impact of this notorious betrayal of the British establishment. It focuses specifically on what happened during the final meeting between Philby and his close friend and fellow MI6 agent Nicholas Elliott (Damian Lewis), in the days leading up to Philby’s defection.

Outstanding performances from Lewis, Pearce and Anna Maxwell Martin bring to life the layered and deeply intelligent script by showrunner Alexander Carey (who previously worked with Damian on Homeland). Part gripping spy thriller in the Le Carré mould, part incisive dissection of the British class and power structures still in place today, A Spy Among Friends is, above all, a moving portrait of friendship and betrayal.

The 66th annual festival took place in venues across the UK capital beginning Wednesday October 5 and will go through Sunday October 16, 2022. Video clips:

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Categories Fashion and Style Personal and Family Life

Damian Lewis Gets Some Quality Threads

Pretty in Pink

by Gingersnap | | October 5, 2022

Look who stopped by Whitley London for some new rock-n-roll threads! Damian looks oh so fashionable in what appears to be a made-to-order bespoke tailored suit. He’s stylin’ and profilin’ for what we hope will be his next music gig, although his new and upcoming limited series A Spy Among Friends will get its world premiere on Friday, October 7, 2022 at BFI London Film Festival. Perhaps we’ll see this suit on that red carpet. Even more heartwarming is that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and people wear pink ribbons to honor survivors, remember those lost to the disease and to support the progress we are making together to defeat breast cancer. And one more thing…

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Damian Lewis on Good Morning Britain

Prince’s Trust

by Gingersnap | | October 4, 2022

Damian guest-appeared on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 to discuss the Prince’s Trust, a charity he is an Ambassador for.  With CoVid impacting education, training and employment for 18 months during the pandemic, many youth are left feeling uncertain about their prospects and children with Long CoVid are still at home without education, living with long-term health conditions.

The charity research found more than 60% of 16-25 year-olds are scared about the future. The Prince’s Trust is a youth charity that aims to bridge that gap by helping young people aged 11 to 30 get into jobs, education and training.

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