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Damian and Helen Mirren Join Forces for The Queen’s 95th Birthday – March 10, 2021

Album Project: “The Music of the King and the Queen”

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 the King and the Queen,” 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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Categories Billions Video

VIDEO: Ranking Your Favorite Billions Character – March 5, 2021

Andy Staples Show Ranks Billions Characters

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 5, 2021

Andy and The Athletic’s Max Olson rank their favorite characters from the hit Showtime series, Billions. Damian Lewis gets some props not just about Billions, but about his previous NBC show Life. See where Axe ranks here:

 

Categories Appearances Events Philanthropy Readings

Letters Live and The Shows Must Go On Series to Stream Readings – March 3, 2021

Celebrating International Women’s Day

by Alex Wood | Whats On Stage | March 3, 2021

Damian reading at a Letters Live performance in 2018 Source: Twitter @berryfruitful

The Shows Must Go On series will return from Monday to present a variety of streamed performances.

From 8 March, the channel will work with Letters Live to present a series of readings on its YouTube channel for seven days, free of charge. All donations will be going to The WOW Foundation, which runs the global movement that is WOW – Women of the World Festivals. Continue reading Letters Live and The Shows Must Go On Series to Stream Readings – March 3, 2021

Categories Announcement Billions In Development/ Pre-Production

First Photo of Damian With Billions S5 Crew – March 2, 2021

Axe Cappers

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 2, 2021

First glimpse of Damian and Asia Kate Dillon (who plays Taylor Mason) hanging out together as they prepare filming the remaining five episodes of Billions season 5.

Categories Broadcast Media Radio The Reserve Rope

The Reserve Rope – Feb 27, 2021

BBC Radio 4 Drama

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 27, 2021

The Matterhorn was conquered on 14th July 1865 by Edward Whymper. But four men died on the descent. Damian Lewis stars as Whymper, forever tormented by the tragedy. Jonathan Myerson’s drama speculates on what went wrong and why. The climbing team were roped together on the way down but at least two were inexperienced and – for reasons never fully explained – attached together with rope that was unsuitable for holding the weight of a man. A swift inquest was held and Whymper was exonerated. But some people never forgave him – especially the 8th Marquess of Queensbury, father to Douglas Hadow, one of the dead. This radio series originally aired in March, 2016.

Episode One
Airs on BBC Radio 4 at 9:00 p.m. (BST) February 27, 2021 and will be available shortly after broadcast here

Episode Two
Airs on BBC Radio 4 at 9:00 p.m. (BST) March 6, 2021 and will be available shortly after broadcast here

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