Damian Lewis

"actor, dad, redhead and ping pong champion"
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Culture Clinic: Damian Lewis, The Telegraph, March 22, 2008

Age: 37
Job: Actor
Last book read: Independence Day by Richard Ford
Last film seen: The Baker
Last music heard: Mozart, on my children’s musical caterpillar
Last dose of live culture: Women of Troy by Euripides at the National Theatre. A superb production by Katie Mitchell

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2008.03.21

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  • Gareth Lewis’s wonderful film The Baker starring Damian Lewis is being intermittently featured on the home page of the RiverRun International Film Festival! ➡

    The festival’s Sneak Preview page is also running the trailer for movie.

    The RiverRun festival takes place in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on April 23- 28 and will include the US premiere of The Baker which will screen in the Narrative Competition. The RiverRun Festival’s film program will be released on March 26th.

  • Amazon.co.uk has resolved their back-orders for the DVD of The Baker and customers have started to receive notice that their orders (and re-orders) have shipped. Click here for information about the film at the official site.
  • Click here and here for fan sites dedicated to Life starring Damian Lewis.
  • Late news!

  • The Telegraph is featuring a Culture Clinic with Damian Lewis that reveals, among other things, that he would like to have been born in the 1st century because it was the “only time sandals looked cool!” 😆
  • In Variety Adam Dawtrey writes that Rupert Wyatt’s film The Escapist with Damian Lewis is a strong candidate for inclusion in the Edinburgh International Film Festival which will run from June 18th through the 29th.

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2008.03.20


  • ”Merit Badge” the pilot episode of Life starring Damian Lewis premieres March 27th on South African televsion; click here for the show’s page at the M-NET channel.
  • The Personal Pineapple site has added a rewatch and discussion page for “Serious Control Issues” (episode 9 of Life.)
  • This blogger recently spotted the Damian Lewis Family at London’s Natural History Museum!
  • Yesterday The Situation featuring Damian Lewis premiered on US television on
    The Sundance Channel and this viewer described the movie as a “sleeper that gives insight, satisfies” saying:

    “The Situation is a sleeper film that surprises, vindicates, and satisfies on many levels. It delves into participants’ lives on each side in this complex war that touch our own with compassion. Well produced and directed, the excellent screenplay is vividly realized by the talents of the consummate cast, e.g., Connie Nielson. Every actor, Iraqi, American, etc. portrays his/her role with conviction, each extant in their character.

    The gifted writer illustrates a profound insight about the complicated humanity, life and death in this war that we at home cannot completely understand by watching soundbites and hearing biases of MSM. The film elucidates what the CIA officer (Damian Lewis) says: there is no truth in war because every moment, every person, action, event, changes its elusive, brutal reality.”

  • Spoilers! Click here for a review of The Situation on PopMatters.
  • The DVD for The Baker (the hilarious dark comedy created by Gareth Lewis and starring Damian Lewis) was recently released in the UK. The good news is that Amazon.co.uk has sold out their stock of the DVDs; the bad news is that fans are finding it difficult to obtain copies of the film! 🙁

    Other online vendors offer the DVD, click here for the links – but if you live outside of the UK make sure that the vendor ships to your location. Remember, this is a region 2 DVD that will only play on region-free or region 2 DVD players (UK, EU, So Africa, MidEast, Eqypt, and Japan.)

    The Baker will premiere in the US at the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, NC in April. Once you have the chance to see the film be sure to visit film industry sites such as IMDb to rate and review the movie.

  • British author Charles Cumming is a close friend of Damian Lewis. They’ve been friends since school days and in interviews Damian has mentioned that he enjoys Cumming’s books and he has performed public readings of his works. Cumming’s first novel A Spy By Nature was recently released in the US and other novels are scheduled for later release. Click here for photos of the two friends.

    This week Penguin Books is offering a new, online, interactive story by Charles Cumming titled The 21 Steps and a chance to win autographed copies of his books including an advance copy of his new novel Typhoon! (Only UK citizens over the age of 16 are eligible to win – good luck!)

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2008.03.19

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  • More from Tuesday’s Prince’s Trust event:

    » Click here at the gallery for additional red carpet photos of Damian.

    » Click here at the Prince’s Trust site for info on the winners of the RBS Community Impact Award presented by Damian.

    » Hello! has a story with pictures that includes a comment from someone who met him that evening and describes him as “a funny, polite gentleman.” Liverpool Echo also has an article and pic.

    » Click here on Youtube to catch a few glimpses of Damian on the red carpet. His last significant appearance is at the 2:53 mark.

  • Joellyn, a fan in the US, reports that her The Baker DVD finally arrived (5 days late). If you’re in the US and want a copy but can’t modify your DVD player or buy a new region-free player, she recommends purchasing AnyDVD, a software that enables your computer’s DVD player to play DVDs from other regions. Click here for more info.
  • For an mp3 download of the Brides soundtrack, click here at eSnips. Thanks again to Ann for the link.
  • Click here in the Multimedia section to download the BBC News 24 clip from yesterday.
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Damian Lewis Marie Claire Interview – March 19, 2008

Damian Lewis interview

by Marie Claire Magazine – March 19, 2008

Brit actor Damian Lewis is making it big in Hollywood. He talks exclusively to marieclaire.co.uk

British Band of Brothers star Damian Lewis, 37, stars in and produces The Baker this month. Written and directed by his younger brother, Gareth, the comedy tells the tale of a hitman who decides to quit the life and hide out in a Welsh village.

How was it to be directed by your younger sibling, Gareth?

I didn’t know quite what to expect…I suppose we were quite polite and very respectful of each other. Sweetly, we were also quite loving towards each other. Probably, if we did it again, we might be more frank. We might just say. ‘That doesn’t work’, rather than be respectful of the fact that we’re working with each other.

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