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Damian Lewis Says Everyone Has Right To Be In The Arts

Actor-Turned-Musician

by Lauren Potts | BBC News | August 31, 2023

Billions star Damian Lewis says everyone has “the right” to get involved in the arts, regardless of background.

The actor was reflecting on his time at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, where he started his career. In conversation with BBC WM, he was asked whether there was lack of opportunity for those from working class and disadvantaged backgrounds. Lewis said part of the problem was that drama schools were expensive.

“It’s critical for art to be representative,” said the actor, also known for his roles in Homeland and Band of Brothers.

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Damian Lewis is Scheduled to Guest Appear on BBC Radio WM

On the Radio

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 30, 2023

Damian Lewis is scheduled to guest appear with host Dax Hale on BBC Radio WM on Thursday, August 31, 2023 just after midday, BST time. He will be discussing his forthcoming UK tour that begins next month, following the release of his Top 40 album Mission Creep. BBC Radio WM is the sound of the West Midlands on 95.6 FM, DAB, Freeview 722 and BBC Sounds. Be sure to tune in on Thursday and listen to the live player here.

UPDATE: After the broadcast, you can listen here for up to 28 days after the initial airing. We provided some sound bites of the interview below:

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Damian Lewis on BBC Radio 2 Blues Show

A Peek Into His Record Collection

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 19, 2023

Damian chatted with Cerys Matthews of The Blues Show on BBC Radio 2, which aired Monday, June 19, 2023. He shared his favorite blues tracks ahead while promoting the release of his debut album Mission Creep. The album is inspired by roots, blues, rock ‘n’ roll and jazz. You can listen to the broadcast here beginning around 15:38. The broadcast is only available for 28 days on BBC Sounds so catch it now!

Cerys asked him if he falls in love with characters he has portrayed like Nick Brody in Homeland and Dick Winters from Band of Brothers or does he completely move on. He answered that it’s about a bit of both because the ending of every job, especially long ones that he’s been lucky enough to be a part of on several occasions, that he’s created a work family with people he’s quite fond of and leaving can be bitter sweet; but as a whole, it’s quite good to move on. He doesn’t so much fall in love with characters he plays, but he defends them – that acting is sort of like advocacy and the audience is his jury, which makes you intellectually rigorous.

“I represent them like a lawyer would represent a plaintiff.”

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Damian Lewis on BBC Radio 6 Music

Makin’ Plans with Gemma Cairney

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 1, 2023

Gemma Cairney sat in on Lauren Laverne’s BBC Radio 6 Music segment with Damian this morning and Gemma reported it was a pleasure to have him in the studio! His song ‘Makin’ Plans’ was broadcast as number 30 during the 38-tracklist programme with his interview here beginning around 2:05:54. The broadcast is only available for 28 days on BBC Sounds so catch it now!

Damian spoke about working with jazz musician Giacomo Smith and Kansas Smitty’s band, his three singles ‘Down on the Bowery,’ ‘Zaragoza’ and ‘Makin’ Plans’ that have been released on several platforms and described his signature sound as a hybrid of rootsy, singer-songwriter bluesy, rock-n-roll music.

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Listen to ‘Zaragoza’ Track on BBC Sounds

Annual A-Z pick of the Best of Record Store Day 2023

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 26, 2023

Damian participated in Record Store Day 2023 with a special release. The format is a 7-inch record, what industry folks refer to as a 45, with an A and B side (flip-side) of music recordings ‘Zaragoza’ and ‘Never Judge A Man By His Umbrella.’ Any remaining copies are available for online purchase now from Rough Trade or Townsend Music online record store. You can listen to the track ‘Zaragoza’ at BBC Sounds with Mark Punter here at about 1hr 56min into the episode and follow along with the lyrics below.  Damian’s debut album will be released on June 16, 2023.

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