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Liverpool Fan Damian Lewis on Starring with His Anfield Heroes in New Film – Oct 30, 2011

Liverpool fan Damian Lewis on starring with his Anfield heroes in new film

EXCLUSIVE: MOVIE star Damian Lewis has revealed how he persuaded Kenny Dalglish to make his big-screen debut.

MOVIE star Damian Lewis has revealed how he persuaded Kenny Dalglish to make his big-screen debut.

The Scotland legend was going to kick the offer of a movie role into touch until he was urged to get on board by the Band Of Brothers star.

Liverpool boss Kenny had been invited to play a crucial role in Will, a film about an 11-year-old boy trekking from Kent to Istanbul for the 2005 Champions League Final between the Reds and AC Milan.

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How Damian Lewis Brought Out Kenny Dalglish’s Soft Side For Film ‘Will’ – Feb 11, 2011

For the Love of Liverpool

by Caroline Frost | Huffington Post | February 11, 2011

When the film Will was shown in the States, one effusive critic called it “the most wonderful, engaging and enjoyable movie I have seen this year”. Did actor Damian Lewis feel this same wave of warmth while he was filming the story?

“It’s just a very charming script,” explains Lewis, an actor familiar for more gruelling drama (Band of Brothers, The Forsyte Saga). “It tells the story of someone doggedly realising their dream, it’s positive and life-affirming. And you get to see the soft, cuddly side of Kenny Dalglish. What’s not to love?”

Hang on… what’s dour Scot and Liverpool team stalwart Dalglish (and Stephen Gerrard for the Merseyside aficionados) doing in what Lewis calls “a modern-day fairytale”? It appears that was all down to the actor having his own longtime ambition to fulfill.

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