Categories Charity Christmas Philanthropy

VIDEO: Carols by Candlelight Reading – Dec 17, 2020

Bethlehem by Carol Ann Duffy – Read by Damian Lewis

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 17, 2020

Damian’s part begins at about 6:24 in.

View photos of Damian’s reading in our Gallery here

Carols by Candlelight 2020, on behalf of the Alice Martineau Appeal for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, streamed their event this year for all of us to see! The pre-recorded virtual carol service was filmed at St. Luke’s Church in Chelsea and included the Winchester College Chapel Choir recording their carols from the legendary Abbey Road Studios.  Host Dame Judi Dench started off the event, followed by carols, anthems, and readings from Damian Lewis, Patrick Allerton, Luke Martineau, Emily Wilson, Jane Asher, David Haig, Jenny Agutter, Katie Melua, the Reverend Brian Leathard, and a message from David Ramsden, Chief Executive of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Please donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust here or text CAROLS5 to 70500 to donate £5 or CAROLS10 to donate £10.

For more information, please visit Cystic Fibrosis UK

Categories Charity Christmas Philanthropy

Carols by Candlelight For A Crucial Cause – Nov 21, 2020

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 21, 2020

View photos of Damian’s reading in our Gallery here

Dame Judi Dench and Damian Lewis star alongside the Winchester College Chapel Choir in the 18th edition of Carols by Candlelight. The annual concert – which has gone virtual this year – raises money for The Alice Martineau Appeal for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, organized by Alice’s brother Luke. This wonderful, pre-recorded virtual carol service was filmed at St. Luke’s Church in Chelsea and at Abbey Road Studios and is being streamed online via YouTube on Thursday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. BST, 2:00 p.m. EST, 1:00 p.m. CST, and 11:00 a.m. PST.  The event will feature celebrity messages and readings alongside songs from the choir. Buy tickets here for £10. Additional appearances by Jenny Agutter, Pat Allerton AKA the ‘Portable Priest’, Jane Asher and David Haig.

For more information, please visit Cystic Fibrosis UK
Primary Source: Country and Townhouse
Secondary Source: Classic FM

Categories Announcement News Print Media Theatre Whodunnit

Damian Scheduled to Appear in Murder Mystery Play – April 2, 2019

Whodunnit: A Theatrical Murder Mystery

by Press Association | Ludlow Advertiser | April 2, 2019

Gillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent and Damian Lewis appear in Park Theatre’s Whodunnit Unrehearsed. They are among the stars appearing in a new play – without having rehearsed or seen a script – at London’s Park Theatre this summer.

Whodunnit (Unrehearsed) will see a different guest performer step onstage each night with a rehearsed ensemble cast of a scripted murder mystery play, despite not having had any direction prior to their appearance. The only direction will come via a hidden earpiece to receive instructions as they attempt to solve the crime in real time. The mystery is not so much who the murderer is, but who the inspector will be. The audiences won’t know which celebrity is appearing each night until the start.

The Evening Standard corroborates stating,

“The actors all appear as the inspector in Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] and will be sent on stage without a script to join the rest of the cast and identify the killer.”

Described as a “murder mystery spoof” with “one hell of a twist”, the play is set in an isolated manor against the backdrop of a brewing storm. The setting is a classic 1950s murder mystery, an isolated manor, a body and a cast of characters that includes the Lord of the Manor, his wayward daughter, the housekeeper, and her son who is in love with the daughter. Then a mysterious stranger arrives.

Whodunnit (Unrehearsed) will be narrated by Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench as a different celebrity appears each night.

Others confirmed to be taking part include Gyles Brandreth, Catherine Tate, Jim Broadbent, Simon Callow, Ronan Keating, Maureen Lipman, Juliet Stevenson, Tim Vine, Bradley Walsh, Adrian Dunbar, Matthew Broderick, and Meera Syal.

The stars are donating their time to support a fundraising effort, with money raised going towards the cost of keeping the Park Theatre – a registered charity – open to the public.

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