Categories Events Oedipus the King Theatre

Damian Lewis Returns to Theatre: The Oedipus Project UK – Aug 26, 2020

Theater of War Productions Presents Virtual Event: Oedipus The King

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 26, 2020

The Oedipus Project presents dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of Sophocles’ Oedipus the King as a catalyst for powerful, guided conversations about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic upon individuals, families, and communities. Oedipus the King is a timeless story about arrogant leadership, ignored prophecy, and a pestilence that ravages the city of Thebes. At the time the play was first performed in 429 BC, the audience would have been reeling in the wake of a plague. Seen through this lens, Oedipus the King seems as relevant now as it was in its own time.

This special live event will feature performances by Kathryn Hunter, Damian Lewis, Lesley Sharp, Clarke Peters, Jason Isaacs, Nyasha Hatendi, Brian F. O’Byrne, and Nick Holder. Translated, directed and facilitated by Bryan Doerries.

The Zoom link to the free event will be distributed and available to registered attendees starting two days prior to the event. You must register for free tickets here.

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Categories Cricket Personal and Family Life Summertime

Chief Rivalry Cricket Match Authors vs. Actors 2020 – Aug 26, 2020

Leader of the Pack

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 26, 2020

As Team Captain, Damian skippered a victory for the Actors Cricket Club against team rival The Authors on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Ascott Park Cricket Ground located at the Ascott Estate in Ascott, Buckinghamshire, England.

Damian championed a win by 14 runs despite 49 for the 9th wicket put on by Jon Hotten and Charlie Campbell. This is the second year in a row that Damian has led his team to victory. 

Sponsored by Rathbones, the match was umpired by John Betts and scored by Laura Jeffrey. Stars of both screen and page participated in the match, including:

The Actors: Team Captain Damian Lewis, Gwyn Jones, Paul Lichtenstern, Peter Sandys-Clarke, Antony Jardine, Nathan Lee, Lachlan Nieboer, Geoff Streatfeild, Dan Tuite, Ben Willbond, and Alastair Whatley.

The Authors: Team Captain Charlie Campbell, Richard Beard, Matt Thacker, David Owen, Peter Frankopan, Chris Hemmings, Nick Campion, Nicholas Hogg, Tom Holland, Jon Hotten, and Anthony McGowan.

We hear it was a great match and lovely setting. Until next year!

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Categories Broadcast Media Jeffrey Archer: The Truth

‘Jeffrey Archer: The Truth’ Now Available for Streaming – Aug 26, 2020

The Truth, the Whole Truth and Everything But the Truth

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 26, 2020

Jeffrey Archer: The Truth is now available on BFI Player for those with subscriptions in the UK. Damian plays Jeffrey Archer in this 2002 film, a satirical look at the fascinating ‘secret’ true life of disgraced 1980’s Tory politician turned bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. The truth, the whole truth and everything but the truth.

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Categories Brides Broadcast Media

‘Brides’ Now Available for Streaming – Aug 25, 2020

How a Love Letter Begins

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 25, 2020

Brides (Nyfes) is now available on BFI Player for those with subscriptions in the UK. Damian plays Norman Harris in this 2004 film. Set in 1922, a mail order bride, one of 700 aboard the SS King Alexander, falls in love with an American photographer. She is bound for her new husband in New York and he is on his way home to a failed marriage.

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Categories Poll Wolf Hall

100 Best Miniseries Of All Time – Aug 17, 2020

Wolf Hall Has It All

by Joni Sweet | Lake Geneva Regional News | August 17, 2020

With shelter-at-home orders still in effect, the pandemic has left us with little more to do than veg out in front of the TV. Data released from Comcast in May showed that the average household watched some 66 hours of television each week—more than an additional full workday’s worth of television than people were watching in March.

But after so many stay-at-home months and the uncertainty of how many more there will be, it might be time for some fresh content to indulge in while noshing on takeout. Enter the miniseries. It might just be the perfect format for quarantine life. Miniseries offer the rich visuals and storytelling of cinema, with the ability to binge-watch a few episodes, like conventional television. Plus, you’ve got decades of compelling miniseries to choose from in just about every genre imaginable.

To help narrow down the choices, Stacker collected IMDb data on all miniseries/limited series on July 29, and ranked them according to their IMDb user rating, ties broken by votes. It also looked at reviews from The New York Times, Rotten Tomatoes, Forbes, NPR, The Guardian, and other media to see what the critics have to say.

It should come as no surprise that BBC’s striking nature documentaries score highly on this list. But scattered throughout the rankings, you’ll discover a mix of historical dramas, shocking true crime documentaries, sci-fi favorites, animated works and shows inspired by comics, and police procedurals that put a new twist on an old-school genre.

From visually-stunning nature documentaries to historical war dramas, here are the top 100 miniseries of all time, according to data from IMDb.

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