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Damian Voices the Talking Statue of George Orwell, Part II – Dec 22, 2017

Damian Lewis Called Me on My Smartphone

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 22, 2017

His voice. That distinguished, recognizable voice. Yes, THAT voice. Whether it’s soothing poetry reads, children’s bedtime stories or a narrated documentary, we know that voice! I’ve often said Damian could sell me a tube of toothpaste should he ever voice a commercial ad one day, whether Crest, Colgate, Rembrandt – hell, take your pick. And fans have often said he could read the phonebook to them and they’d listen.

Many of his U.S. fans think his British accent alone is dreamy, but combine that with his velvety tone, it’s Mozart to anyone’s ears – always with the right amount of inflection, emphasis and dramatic pause. And perfectly modulated to portray emotions of wrath, bewilderment or exhilaration. That is our beloved Damian Lewis.

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Damian Voices the Talking Statue of George Orwell, Part I – Nov 7, 2017

George Orwell Returns to Loom Over BBC and Damian Voices the Talking Statue

by Maev Kennedy – The Guardian – November 7, 2017

Source: Talking Statues London

George Orwell has returned to loom over the BBC. A larger-than-life statue of the author and former BBC employee has been unveiled outside Broadcasting House in London.

Orwell’s monument joins the regiment of talking statues, which can address any member of the public armed with a smart phone – his near neighbour, the sculpture of Ariel, by Eric Gill, over the main door of Broadcasting House, already talks back.

The Orwell statue is voiced by the actor Damian Lewis – who is, like the author, an Old Etonian. The school has also welcomed Orwell back, commissioning a replica of the portrait head to remind future generations of scholars that stroppy awkwardness is not necessarily a barrier to genius.

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Damian & Helen Attend BBC Films 25th Birthday Bash – March 26, 2015

Andrew Scott, Kenneth Branagh and Damian Lewis Attend BBC Films 25th Birthday Bash

by Susanna Lazarus – RadioTimes – March 26, 2015

Damian Lewis at the BBC Films' 25th Anniversary Reception

Yesterday was a difficult day for the BBC, but as the fallout from the decision to drop Jeremy Clarkson rumbled on, director-general Tony Hall was joined by a host of famous faces for BBC Films’ 25th birthday bash.

The film-making arm of the Corporation was celebrating two and a half decades of producing features including Truly Madly Deeply, Billy Elliot, An Education, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and last year’s Pride.

Christine Langan – head of BBC Films – welcomed the likes of Andrew Scott, Alan Rickman, Damian Lewis and wife Helen McCrory, Louis Theroux, James Nesbitt, Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter to last night’s star-studded celebration at New Broadcasting House.

The anniversary marks a big year for the BBC’s film division, which picked up a special Bafta for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema at this year’s ceremony to mark its two and a half decades “at the forefront of British independent filmmaking in the UK”.

Last night’s celebrations coincided with the announcement that Veep and The Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci is working on a feature film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel David Copperfield, and Rafe Spall will take the lead in BBC Films’ Swallows and Amazons.

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PBS’ Wolf Hall Starring Damian Lewis Could Be TV’s Next Great Antihero Story – Jan 19, 2015

PBS’ ‘Wolf Hall’ Starring Damian Lewis Could Be TV’s Next Great Antihero Story

by Ryan Lattanzio – Indiewire – 19, January 2015

Will Henry VIII be Emmy winner Damian Lewis’ first, great post-Nick Brody role? Directed by Peter Kosminsky and written by Peter Straughan (one half of the Oscar-nominated “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” duo), this six-part BBC drama adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s hit novels “Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies” will broadcast stateside on PBS April 5.

Lewis plays the eighth Henry opposite top-shelf Shakespeare thespian Mark Rylance, playing the King’s ruthless counselor Thomas Cromwell. Claire Foy, Mark Gatiss, Charity Wakefield, Joanne Whalley and Jonathan Pryce, who was recently seen as a narcissistic asshole professor in Alex Ross Perry’s “Listen Up Philip,” head up the sprawling cast.

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