We Are Celebrating 12 Years!
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 13, 2018
Can you believe it has been 12 years? How amazing is it that a fansite has survived that long? Well it is no surprise to us, as it’s a testament to Damian’s fan base and our not-so-little community that continues to grow every day. Fansites come and go, rarely making it past the average lifespan of four years. But we are different here at damian-lewis.com for three reasons: 1) Damian does not have an official website, 2) we get a little help from him endorsing the website on his social media profile, and 3) YOU.
Here’s our special message with love and gratitude to the fans who launched the website and ran it for years, to our wonderful readers and to Damian for constant inspiration!
Thank you to those who supported and visited us over the years, through the passing of the torch as the site got handed down, from one generation to the next. We cannot express our gratitude enough to all those who poured their hearts and souls into the site these 12 years. Our mission is to preserve their legacy and keep up the good work. This site is our baby!
Not too long ago I was asked if damian-lewis.com was an official website. I answered, “We are twofold. We provide fan-related services but also serve as the primary source for accurate news and information as it relates to Damian, sometimes two steps ahead of major media outlets. So are we official? No. But we sure run the site like it is, without advertisements even!” So I like to say we are somewhere in between. We are the unofficial, yet formally legit website because we have an in-depth knowledge of all things Damian, absolute dedication, unquestionable standards and a substantial social media presence.
If you’re wondering how this fansite came to be, here’s a little bit of our history: damian-lewis.com originated as an off-shoot of the Damian Lewis Yahoo! Group (DLYG), an online fan community that started in September 2001 during the HBO broadcast of Band of Brothers. A few years later a Coppermine gallery was developed to house the group’s expanding collection of images and on July 13, 2006 this fansite launched in order to pull together some of the group’s scattered pages and keep better track of the news and content produced by Damian’s fan community.
So cheers to all of you and thank you for celebrating 12 years with us here at damian-lewis.com. We look forward to many more!
Damian Lewis: The Guy Has Been a Godsend to TV
by Matthew Gilbert | Boston Globe | June 28, 2018
Damian Lewis as Soames Forsyte & Gina McKee as his wife in the 2002 miniseries The Forsyte Saga
A lot of the TV actors and actresses we’ve come to love have a past. Turns out that before they could get a good table at an exclusive restaurant, they were nonetheless doing some fine work. Here are 10 examples of memorable early performances by now famous actors and actresses.
“The Forsyte Saga”
The guy has been a godsend to TV, with his work on “Homeland,” “Billions,” “Wolf Hall,” “Band of Brothers,” and a fine network procedural called “Life,” on which he played a cop released from prison on DNA evidence. I have a particular fondness for his work on “The Forsyte Saga,” a 2002-03 adaptation of John Galsworthy’s novels and a remake of a seminal late-1960s PBS series. It’s an engrossing literary soap about a wealthy family torn between passion and Victorian repression, with Lewis’s Soames Forsyte as the upholder of the latter. Lewis is ice cold, pale, and pathetic, as Soames clings to his Victorian delusions, stuffing his emotions down, his eyes a brutish blue. As his unloving wife, Irene, Gina McKee is perfection.
Read the rest of the original article at Boston Globe
Memorial Day TV Honors Patriotism
by Robert Rorke | New York Post | May 25, 2018
Some networks have devoted portions of its programming to movies and series that celebrate military service, including all 10 episodes of Band of Brothers.
Band of Brothers
Monday, May 28
9:30/8:30 a.m. EST/CST
The all-day broadcast of the beloved miniseries follows a World War II unit called Easy Company, 2nd Battalion of the 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army. Damian Lewis (“Homeland,” “Billions”) and Ron Livingston head up a large cast that included stars-in-the-making such as Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy.
Read the rest of the original article at New York Post
Sunday Sit-Down and Podcast with Willie Geist
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 22, 2018
Source: NBC Today Show
On Sunday, April 22, 2018, Damian appeared on NBC’s Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist at New York City’s Spin to discuss insider tips about what’s to come on the upcoming season of Billions, Damian’s breakout role in Band of Brothers, his American and British accents, and he even showed off his crazy ping-pong skills in this video. For additional interview video snippets and extras, view our original announcement.
Watch the interview video and listen to the full-length podcast below, and don’t forget to visit our Gallery for the latest photos.
Damian says of Billions and playing Bobby Axelrod, “This season we descend even further through the circles of hell. And as each personable, individual soul blackens and darkens because of the corrupting influence of power and money, we see the stakes just rise higher and higher. It’s really good fun. You know, this is a show about assholes being assholes. That’s why he’s [Axe] fun to play. He’s a predator, he prowls, he’s looking for prey – that’s a good metaphor for hedge fund guys who are looking for the injured wildebeest off the back of the pack that’s under performing. He’s got a swagger about him. He’s an alley cat. He’s a scrapper, he’s that boxer who lives on his wits and who’s wits are just a little bit quicker than everybody else’s so he can roll and he’s got quick feet.”
Over the last two years, Willie has sat down with some of the biggest names in news and pop culture — from actors and musicians to presidents and CEOs — to talk about the stories behind their success. Starting now, these entire conversations will be available every week on the “Sunday Sitdown” podcast.
Insider Tips: Billions Season 3
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 14, 2018
According to BroadwayWorld.com, and confirmed by NBC’s television schedule, Damian is set to guest appear on Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist on April 22 at 8:00 a.m. EST/7:00 a.m. CST, so set those DVR’s! The Sunday sit-down at New York’s Spin covers topics including the hit television series Billions, Damian’s breakout role in Homeland, his British and American accents and most of all, Damian shows off his ping-pong skills. They also discuss his big Hollywood break in Band of Brothers, meeting Steven Spielberg, and more.
After the interview Damian and Willie Geist picked up a set of paddles for a fiery game of ping-pong.
Damien tells Willie had to work hard on his New York accent for his role as Bobby Axelrod in the Showtime drama series Billions. In addition to discussing how he learned a new way of speaking, he also tells Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist which spirit animal he channels for this character.
We had some indication back in March when behind the scenes filming of Damian and Geist surfaced on social media. Be sure to check your local NBC television listing and stay tuned to damian-lewis.com for additional details and the latest news.