The Mirror and the Light: TV Adaptation Has Begun
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 25, 2020
According to this February 25, 2020 article in the Radio Times,
“Wolf Hall director Peter Kosminsky has apparently already been sent the manuscript for Hilary Mantel’s long-awaited sequel The Mirror and the Light – and the work of adapting it for TV has begun. But Piers Wenger, the BBC’s Drama Controller, said he still had no idea when the drama will make it to our screens. At a press event in London, he commented: “I can’t say that now. Genuinely I think we are engaged in those conversations around getting [co-writer] Peter Straughan, Peter Kosminsky, getting the cast back together.”
The Times February 22, 2020 article had this to say when interviewing Hilary Mantel about her third and final installment of the book series,
Continue reading Wolf Hall Sequel Update – Feb 25, 2020
Two Chances To See Run This Town During Release
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 24, 2020
Run This Town will be screened at The Kingston Canadian Film Festival (KCFF) this year!
- Saturday, March 14, 2020
6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
20 Princess Street, Kingston, ON
- Sunday, March 15, 2020
9:30 a.m. (doors open at 9:00 a.m.)
The Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts
390 King Street W, Kingston, ON
Film Screening Room
The festival will be in full force from March 11-15, 2020, celebrating its 20th anniversary, with a full schedule of films that can be found here. KCFF is the largest festival in the world dedicated exclusively to Canadian film and provides access to Canadian film in traditional and unconventional venues across Kingston’s historic downtown. KCFF is an annual whirlwind of movies and special events that spark curiosity, ignite discussion and provide a fresh experience of Canadian film for both long-time festival goers and first-time enthusiasts alike. You can explore screenings, Q+As, parties, workshops, networking events, live music, stand-up comedy, and exhibitions.
The Closing Night Awards and Reception will be held at the Delta Hotel at 5:30 PM.
For more information about the festival, visit KCFF here
Passes and movie tickets are on sale now, here
Following a Dream
by Laura DeMarco | Cleveland.com| February 20, 2020 – and –
by Scott Suttell | Crain’s Cleveland Business | February 20, 2020
The 44th annual Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) has announced its opening and closing night films. The festival, which runs from Wednesday, March 25 to Sunday, April 5, 2020 will open with the English dramedy Military Wives and will close it’s final year at Tower City Cinemas at 7 p.m. with Dream Horse, a Welsh movie about Dream Alliance, an unlikely racehorse bred by small-town bartender played by Toni Collette.
Dream Horse, which also stars Damian Lewis, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last month. CIFF had this to say of its Closing Night choice:
“With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbors to chip in their meager earnings to help raise Dream in the hopes he can compete with the racing elites. The group’s investment pays off as Dream rises through the ranks with grit and determination and goes on to race in the Welsh Grand National, showing the heart of a true champion.”
“It’s a great last film to screen at Tower City,” says Bill Guentzler, CIFF artistic director. “It’s a very inspiring film that shows a group of people can come together and do what they dream of and succeed.”
Continue reading Dream Horse Will Close The Cleveland International Film Festival – Feb 20, 2020
by Torin Douglas | Broadcasting Press Guild | February 13, 2020
Nominations for the 46th annual BPG Television and Radio Awards have now been released. The BPG Awards honor work that has been commissioned or premiered in the UK and screened in 2019. Prized by programme-makers, the nominations are chosen independently by TV and radio correspondents, critics and previewers.
Television nominations for this year’s BPG Awards in the Best Documentary Series category are Thatcher: A Very British Revolution (BBC Two), shortlisted alongside Damian Lewis: Spy Wars (A+E Networks), and three BBC One series: Seven Worlds, One Planet; Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History; and The Repair Shop.
The BPG Awards lunch will be held at Banking Hall in London on Friday, March 13, 2020. The awards lunch will be attended by the winners, BPG members, leading broadcasting executives and sponsored for the fourth year by Virgin Media.
Congratulations to Damian Lewis and his brother Gareth Lewis on the nomination!
Read the rest of the original article at Broadcasting Press Guild
It Takes a Village to Raise a Champion
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 19, 2020
It takes a village to raise a champion. Based on the incredible true story of Dream Alliance, bred on an allotment, born to win. Starring Toni Collette, Damian Lewis, Owen Teale, and Joanna Page. Dream Horse hits theaters this spring – April 17 for the UK and May 1 for USA. View the movie photostills in our Gallery here, behind the scenes photos here, and you can view the first video CLIP titled “Trial Run” here.