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2007/03/30


  • (Spoiler warning!) This review states that The Situation is “…a compelling and deeply disturbing feature film about the Iraq war” and describes “…the intelligence officer in Baghdad. Played with appropriate insolence by
    Damian Lewis, he might be a descendent of ‘The Quiet American’.” Also, click here for an interview with director Philip Haas.

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2007/03/29


  • Selene obtained an update on Love and Virtue, the Raoul Ruiz film that will star Damian Lewis as Orlando, from Fountain of Life Productions:

    » Pre-production (building of the sets, etc.) is now scheduled for mid-April. The delay is due to a funding adjustment needed because of a recent governmental decision about moviemaking in the UK.

    » The Oscar nominated composer Lalo Schifrin has already written music for five songs for the soundtrack that are based on lyrics by scriptwriter Mia Sperber. “The music is phenomenal and one of the most beautiful melodies goes to the song of Orlando (Damian Lewis) and Angelica (Virginie Ledoyen); the tracks will be sung by Hayley Westenra and Aled Jones.

    » “Everything is going really well and we are delighted to have with us not only the highly talented and original Damian, but also such legendary actors as John Malkovich and Peter O’Toole.”

  • Click here for a new interview with Philip Haas, director of The Situation starring Damian Lewis. The list of current and upcoming US playdates and theaters can be found here.
  • Through April 2nd, the US Public Broadcasting System’s online ShopPBS site is offering a free Region 1 DVD of
    Dead Gorgeous – the wonderful mystery starring Helen McCrory – with the purchase of two art or mystery DVDs.

  • » PBS productions starring Damian Lewis include: The Forsyte Saga I and II, Poirot: The Movie Collection Set II – Hickory Dickory Dock and A Touch of Frost, Season 4 – Deep Waters.

    » In addition to Dead Gorgeous Helen McCrory’s PBS titles include: Anna Karenina, The Last King, and Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking.

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2007/03/27


  • New pictures! Thanks to Jess from Sienna Online for sharing new photos of Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory on the red carpet at the UK premiere of Helen’s film Cassanova on Feb 13, 2006. Click here and go to the end of the album to see the new photos.
  • This WhatsOnStage article about the “chain play” benefit at the Almeida Theatre last Friday features a photo of Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory at the event. Click here to view more pictures at the Warehouse Gallery.
  • Keane starring Damian Lewis is currently available on the US DirectTV “pay per view” venue for only $3.99; click here and here for more information.

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2007/03/26


  • The globe-trotting Lewis family are back in London! At least they were last Friday when Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory attended a “chain play” event to benefit the Almeida Theatre. Click here to view the photos at the Warehouse Gallery and click here and here to learn more about the chain play venue.

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2007/03/25


  • Ann shared information about the The British Film Institute’s database of UK television and film productions including some of Damian Lewis’s earliest works:

    » Ill, the 1996 short film directed by J.J.Keith

    » Life Force, a children’s science fiction program from 2000 featuring Damian as the evil Kurt Glemser

    » Hearts and Bones – Damian appeared as Mark Rose in this series just prior to being cast as Richard Winters in Band of Brothers

    » Some of the works in the BFI archive are available for viewing on site; click here for more information.

  • Click here for an article about the special screening of The Situation last night in Carlise, PA featuring director Philip Haas and a panel of political and military experts.
  • The IMDb page for the Best of Masterpiece Theatre 35th Anniversary Special now lists all of the celebrities interviewed for the program including Damian Lewis who was honored for his protrayal of Soames Forsyte in The Forsyte Saga.