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VIDEO: Damian Lewis Takes the Spy Gadget Test

Spy Gadgets of the Cold War: Real or Fake?

by MGM+  | Twitter | March 8, 2023

Damian, Alex Cary, Anna Maxwell-Martin and Nick Murphy take the ultimate spy gadget test. Are these spy gadgets of the Cold War real or fake?

  • Poison dart umbrella?
  • Lipstick pistol?
  • Poison cigarette?
  • Camera clad pigeon?

A Spy Among Friends is set to premiere March 12, 2023 on Amazon’s MGM+ (formally Epix)

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VIDEO: Panel Discussion of A Spy Among Friends at New York Premiere

Damian Grapples with Friendship, Betrayal and Producing in MGM+ Drama

by Charna Flam and Katie Reul | Variety | March 10, 2023

Following Sony’s “A Spy Among Friends” premiere and red carpet in New York, the cast and crew of “A Spy Among Friends” took to the stage to discuss the process of differentiating the series from the 2014 nonfiction book by author Ben Macintyre about one of Britain’s most notorious espionage scandals. Alexander Cary, showrunner and creator of the Sony Pictures Television series for MGM+, was joined by star Damian Lewis, director Nick Murphy and producer Chrissy Skinns.

Moderated by Variety’s TV business writer Jennifer Maas, the conversation began with Lewis’ reflection on why the series was the right opportunity to make his debut as an executive producer. Best known for his starring roles in Showtime’s “Billions” and “Homeland” and the 2001 HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers,” the Emmy winner tried his hand at a behind-the-screen job on the series, working with fellow executive producers Cary, Murphy, Macintyre, Bob Bookman, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen and Patrick Spence.

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New York Premiere of A Spy Among Friends

A Spy Among Friends x Billions Mini Reunion x A Dash of Homeland

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 27, 2023

Damian attended MGM+’s A Spy Among Friends New York Premiere at Crosby Street Hotel on Monday, February 27, 2023 in New York City. Damian is pictured here with co-star Stephen Kunken (Billions) who played James Jesus Angleton in the spy series. Other attendees at the premiere included Neil Burger, Claire Danes (Homeland), Alexander Cary, Nick Murphy, Michael Wright, Katherine Pope, President of Sony Pictures Television, Andrew Ross Sorkin (Billions co-creator), Alessandro Nivola, Sienna Miller and Jill Hennessy, as well as Billions castmates Danny Strong, Jack Gilpin, Asia Kate Dillon, Daniel K. Isaac, Dhruv Maheshwari, Kelly AuCoin and David Costabile.

There was also a Q&A panel discussion at the screening. A Spy Among Friends is available for streaming in the US on MGM+ starting March 12. View all the photos of the event in our Gallery here.

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Damian Attends MOMA Film Benefit: A Tribute to Tom Hanks – Nov 15, 2016

Damian Attends MOMA Film Benefit: A Tribute to Tom Hanks

by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – November 15, 2016

Damian attended the 9th annual Museum of Modern Art film benefit for Tom Hanks on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Other guests included, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Anna and Graydon Carter, Clint Eastwood, David Geffen, Ron Howard, Karl Lagerfeld and Julianne Moore. The event, presented by CHANEL, honored Mr. Hanks as a steadfast screen presence of more than 30 years, from the early days of his career to his greatest accomplishments.

Both Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg were instrumental in Damian’s early career, casting him as Dick Winters in the famed HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.

All proceeds of the event benefited the Department of Film, MOMA.

Damian with Alessandro Nivola. Source: Getty Images

Arriving at the Event – Damian with Rajendra Roy and Alessandro Nivola. Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan. Source: Getty Images

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Let’s Dance – Fall 2005

Damian Lewis at The Dorchester

by Natalie Theo | Factory Magazine | Fall Issue, 2005

Damian Lewis really wants to be Widow Twanky. Thankfully Factory has asked him to camp it up as an all-dancing James Bond hero for its shoot at the Dorchester Hotel’s London ballroom. “I went through a lot of pantomime when I was young – I mostly wanted to be Widow Twanky”. Well, as I say, thank God we are more 007 today. You see I am blushingly helping Damian Lewis into a pair of elegant black Ralph Lauren trousers, shirt and diamond studded De Beers cufflinks. We are tucked away in the dark refines of the Dorchester ballroom’s coat check cubicle.

The men’s loos are unavailable for trouser tucking. Better to be tucking him into a Ralph Lauren number rather than a figure moulding pair of panto tights. Lewis has gamely agreed to swirl six dashing young actresses dripping in De Beers diamonds and slinking about in Ralph Lauren eveningwear for the day with his very own barman, sent along on orders from Dublin courtesy of Jameson Irish Whiskey, to see him through. His lead role as Major Richard Winters in HBO’s Band of Brothers, produced and part directed by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, precedes a slew of feature films due for September and early 2006 releases: Lasse Hallstrom’s An Unfinished Life; Brides produced by Martin Scorsese; Lodge Kerrigan’s Keane; Phillip Haas’ The Situation; and Martha Fiennes Chromophobia. So I can’t quite believe Widow Twanky is the be all and end all of the ultimate hero situation.

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