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The Band All Love Playing Live
by Claudia Cockerell | Evening Standard | June 27, 2023
Damian Lewis is accustomed to the strobe of paparazzi bulbs and crowds of fans clamouring for his attention on the red carpet. At its peak, his hit show Homeland was averaging around 7 million weekly viewers. But Lewis is the latest actor to pivot to music, and last week he played an intimate show to about 150 people at Rough Trade, the record store in East London.
The gig was the first since the release of his debut album, ‘Mission Creep’. His sound is folk-rock, with lots of guitar, hints of jazz, and a crooning voice. His influences range from Neil Young to J.J. Cale. What has it been like to go from gracing blockbuster TV shows to performing to a small crowd at an indie venue, I ask? “Fantastic,” he tells me. “The band all love playing live. But we can’t play bigger venues until we’ve proved ourselves in smaller venues”.
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Always Remember to Twiddle Your Knob
by Ethan Croft | Evening Standard Diary | June 26, 2023
Damian Lewis doesn’t know if he is still an actor after making a departure into the music industry. We caught up with the Homeland star as he performed with a band to a crowd of around 150 friends and fans at Rough Trade in Brick Lane. He was playing tracks from Mission Creep, his debut album.
Lewis’s surprise career change certainly crept up on us. When we asked if he still considers acting to be his main job, he said “I don’t know. Watch this space. We’re not very good at changing lanes in this country. We don’t like people to change lanes. It’s just about whether you’re good or not. It’s as simple as that,” he said.
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Tattoos and Elvis Guitar Picks
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 19, 2023
Presented by Rough Trade East, Damian performed a stripped back set plus live album signing at the Old Truman Brewery located at 150 Brick Lane in London on Monday, June 19, 2023. His performance started at 8:00 p.m. and the album signing began at 9:00 p.m. This unique event was for 300 lucky attendees celebrating the release of Damian’s debut album Mission Creep. More photos from the event in our Gallery.
We were one of those lucky 300 attendees – with boots on the ground – and we didn’t come empty handed. We gifted Damian with some Elvis Presley guitar picks for Christmas (straight from the Graceland store), but forgot to take them to London to one of his other gigs just before the holiday season. So Damian received the picks today as a Happy Album Release Day gift instead. And believe it or not, Damian used one of the Elvis picks at tonight’s gig! 🙂 Watch video about the Elvis pics below:
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by Ed Nash | The Line of Best Fit | June 9, 2023
Whilst his friends were exploring the worlds of Goth and Post-Punk, the young Lewis spent hours perfecting the Presley quiff and developing a lifelong love of ‘50s music. Fast forward to today and his acting career couldn’t be more different to his hero, rather than the missteps of The King of Rock and Roll’s film roles, Lewis’s body of work on screen and stage can only be described as illustrious.
Following his breakthrough as Major Richard Winters in Band of Brothers, he’s shapeshifted through a range of characters, from Homeland’s Nicholas Brody to a delightfully devious Henry VIII in Wolf Hall, bringing an old-school charisma each part, which came full circle with his take on Steve McQueen in Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.
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All Shook Up
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 1, 2022
David Harewood, Alison Mosshart, Damian Lewis and Michelle Dockery attended a special dinner hosted by Ruthie Rogers, with Baz Luhrmann and Austin Butler to celebrate the new 2022 film Elvis at the River Cafe on Friday, September 30, 2022 in London, England.
The dinner party was a toast to Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann. The movie chronicles the life and career of Elvis Presley, played by Austin Butler, from his early days as a child to becoming one of the first rock and roll stars, as well as his complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks.
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Damian’s Lifestyle and Fashion List
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 1, 2017
Suits: Tailor-made Huntsman and electric blue Brat Pack-style by Burberry
Shoes: Tan ankle boots by AllSaints
Trainers: Adidas Samba – three simple stripes
Jeans: Rag and Bone
Shirt: Tom Ford
Underwear: Calvin Klein
Tuxedos: Burberry and Tom Ford
Coat: Nicole Farhi, slim waist
Hat: Kangol peaked cap
Socks: Turnbull & Asser
Face Wash: Dermalogica Cleansing Gel
Moisturizer: Elemis Daily Boost
Fragrance: Valentino Uomo
Razor: Gillette Sensor
Shampoo: TRESemme Deep Cleansing
Hair Product: VO5 Gel
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Killer Charm and Killer Instinct
by Marshall Fine | Cigar Aficionado | January/February 2016 Issue
Heads turn as Damian Lewis strides into a Le Pain Quotidien franchise in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
Lewis, in sunglasses, walks the length of the restaurant unmolested to a table in the rear. It’s mid-afternoon and the lunchtime crowd has thinned on this summery late-October day. Still, it seems an unlikely place to meet one of the hottest actors in television. Asked how he happened to choose this particular spot to meet, Lewis, sunglasses now off, smiles quizzically and says, “I thought you chose it.”
Tall and surprisingly rangy, Lewis has a slow grin, and blue eyes that can look both warm and icily transparent in the right light. His coppery hair actually appears to have a slightly chestnut cast this particular day. Normally Lewis is the most recognizable red-haired actor working today.
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Berkeley Square Ball for The Prince’s Trust
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 19, 2005
Damian, an Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust organization, performed his famous Elvis Presley impersonation on stage during The Berkeley Square Ball at Berkeley Square on July 19, 2005 in London, England. The fundraising party in aid of The Prince’s Trust has not taken place in several years, but this year was hosted by Vince Power as 700 guests tuck into a dinner prepared by chef Jamie Oliver.
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Great British Hopes: Damian Lewis
by Kate Bassett – The Times – 11 February 1995
Claim to fame: The New York Times hailed him as “The new Ralph Fiennes? The next Hugh Grant?”
Distinctive features: Six foot three. Flaming red hair. “I wasn’t aware of my hair until critics started talking about it as part of the performance,” says Lewis good-humouredly. “Maybe there’s a whole play going on on top of my head.”