Written By kathyvComments Off on 2006/09/10
Fans from across the globe have been sending congratulations to Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory on the birth of their new daughter Manon; her beautiful name is French and pronounced “Man-awn” (a derivation of Mary) and it means “beloved”. Welcome to the world, beloved little Manon!
The Hamptons International Film Festivalpage includes information about Damian Lewis’s film The Situation that will open the festival on October 18th.
Click here and here for information about Brides starring Damian Lewis and also for a review of the film.
Written By kathyvComments Off on 2006/09/09
Miss Manon McCrory-Lewis was born on September 8, 2006 at 4:20 PM to proud parents Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory! Everyone is doing fine and Damian kindly sent the news to his fans prior to the press release; click here for more information! Congratulations to the proud parents and also to her 4,000+ doting Aunties celebrating the news all over the world!
Click here for some of the photos accompanying this wonderful new Damian Lewis interview in the Independent.
LindaE posted this link to a recent interview on The View, with Damian Lewis’s young Keane co-star Abigail Breslin.
Ann shared this link to clips from The Queen (the second clip features Helen McCrory, a.k.a. Manon’s beautiful Mommy!)
Written By DamianistaComments Off on Red Hot: The Irresistible Rise of Damian Lewis – Sept 8, 2006
Damian Lewis: The Chameleon Performer
by Liz Hoggard | The Independent | September 8, 2006
Damian Lewis is an intense chap, capable of conveying a huge range of emotions with the smallest gesture. He’s hotly tipped for an Oscar for his new film. And he’s a real gent. Just don’t call him posh, whatever you do.
“Ask him about that intense thing he does with his eyes,” a female journalist suggested when she heard I was interviewing the actor Damian Lewis. What’s striking about Lewis is how much he manages to convey by doing so very little. There is stillness about him on screen, a faraway look that can evoke anger or desire or – if you saw his rollicking performance as Benedict in BBC1’s modern-day version of Much Ado about Nothing – sheer hilarity.
The press love to brand Lewis as an arrogant posh boy. Like David Cameron, he went to Eton. But, among his generation of actors, no one does grief and repressed emotion so well. In Spielberg’s Second World War epic, Band of Brothers, he played an American soldier facing up to fear with a quiet certainty (it won him a Golden Globe nomination). He was the bewildered newlywed who doesn’t understand why his marriage is falling apart in Hearts and Bones. And in the remake of The Forsyte Saga, he did the unthinkable – making the brutal Soames sympathetic.
For several years now, 35-year-old Lewis has been a successful actor on the verge of becoming a major star. Unlike Ewan McGregor or Joseph Fiennes, his contemporaries at London’s Guildhall drama school, you might still walk past him in the street. But all that should change with the release of his new film Keane: his performance is already sparking Oscar rumours in the States.