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Six Underrated Welsh Movies You Must Watch

The Baker (UK) aka Assassin in Love (USA)

by Rhys Gregory | Wales 247 | February 15, 2023

Wales is known for its breathtaking scenery, passionate culture, and centuries of history; however, one aspect that often gets overlooked is the country’s vibrant movie industry. With a great selection of both modern and classic films- Wales has produced some truly underrated gems that all movie enthusiasts should watch. People often ask us questions, including “are there any films set in Wales and about Wales?” and “what Netflix series was filmed in Wales?”

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the best-underrated films made in Wales. However, some of the movies filmed in Wales or any other country may not be available in some countries due to regional restrictions. To bypass such restrictions; it’s essential to have a VPN download free. A VPN on PC or a smartphone can be useful for several situations- including getting protection from hackers. We’ll discuss it further later in this article. So, if you’re a movie lover and looking for some amazing hidden gems to watch this weekend then stay tuned!

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Categories Music Personal and Family Life

Damian Lewis Performs Songs From Upcoming Debut Album at Tabernacle London

Closing Out the London Jazz Festival

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 20, 2022

Damian Lewis played an intimate performance to a sold-out crowd at the Tabernacle on closing night of the London Jazz Festival on Sunday, November 20, 2022 with special guest Hattie Whitehead.  Doors opened at 7:00 p.m. and he took the stage around 8:35 p.m. Band members remained the same from his Omeara performance including, Giacomo Smith, Will Cleasby, Will Sach, Kitty Liv, Dave Archer and Joe Webb. His opening song was Down in the Bowery and the remaining set list included Hole in My Roof, Soho Tango, Zaragoza, Little One, Neil Young’s Harvest Moon, Never Judge a Man by His Umbrella, Warren Zevon’s Werewolves in London, Tom Waits’ Little Trip to Heaven, I Wanna Grow Old in Paris, Makin’ Plans, Jelly Roll Morton’s Why?, She Comes, and JJ Cale/Eric Clapton’s After Midnight.

Damian’s brother Gareth Lewis was in the crowd, as well as his children Manon and Gulliver. Others spotted were friend Dominic West, Mark Strong, Ben Chaplin, Allie Esiri, Sharmila of CureEB and based on her tweet, apparently Elizabeth McGovern was in the audience! The show was again promoted by Neil O’Brien Entertainment, with Rhydian Roberts in attendance. View performance videos and more images in our Gallery here.

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Categories Fan Sightings Personal and Family Life Summertime

Damian Lewis Out-and-About in Portugal

Summer Vacation 2022

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 22, 2022

Picture with Borda do Cais Restaurant Owner

There were sightings of Damian and family vacationing in Italy with his brother Gareth Lewis  earlier this month and now it seems Damian has made the trek over to Portugal, no doubt to meet up with his nephew Tom Yaxley in Madrid who is on his penultimate day of the Ride4Hugo biking campaign in support of Damian’s nephew and Tom’s brother Hugo, as well as Helen McCrory. More information about that here.

Damian stopped in to dine at the restaurant Borda do Cais located in Ferragudo, Portugal on Thursday, July 21, 2022. The restaurant specializes in fresh fish and shellfish, complete with a wine cellar. More information about the restaurant here.

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Categories Charity Helen Personal and Family Life Philanthropy Print Media Tributes

Thousands Raised in Memory of ‘Inspiring’ Brother and His Aunt, Helen McCrory

Riding all the Way from London to Madrid  for Hugo and Helen

by Lily Ford | Evening Standard | July 21, 2022

An Army officer has raised thousands of pounds for charity by cycling 2,100 kilometres from London to Madrid in memory of his “inspiring” brother and his aunt, actress Helen McCrory. Tom Yaxley, 32, is the brother of Hugo Yaxley and nephew of Damian, as well as McCrory, who died from cancer in April 2021 aged 52.

Mr. Yaxley has embarked on the cycle across Europe for Ride4Hugo, a series of fundraising events organised by friends and family which have earned more than £115,000 for four charities. Through tough gruelling climbs, injury, pain, heat, traffic and SHEEP! Nothing stopped him.

Add to their Collection Pot here
View photos of the bike challenge in our Gallery here

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Categories Gallery Personal and Family Life Summertime

Damian Enjoys Summer Outing in Cornwall

Polzeath Beach

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 24, 2021

Damian spent some quality time with his family on Monday, August 23, 2021 for a mass family pilgrimage to Cone Zone in Polzeath, Cornwall for what would have been his late nephew Hugo’s 21st birthday. Looks like he enjoyed an ice cream on a hot summer day at Polzeath Beach before joining in on a game of rugby. Although it is a sad day, it gave the family a chance to reflect on the quality times together and the incredible life Hugo had.

View more photos in our Gallery here

Primary Source: Distinct Today
Secondary Source: Ride4Hugo Instagram

Categories Charity Cricket Gallery Personal and Family Life Philanthropy Summertime

Results of Lord Mayor’s Appeal: Twenty20 Cricket Match

Team Axe Wins

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 4, 2021

Upfront left: William Russell. Upfront right: Damian Lewis. Back row behind Damian: Gareth Lewis

Today, Sunday, 4 July 2021, Lord Mayor’s Appeal held the charitable Twenty20 cricket match on the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company venue, with Damian’s brother William Russell serving as captain for his team, The Lord Mayor XI versus Damian serving as Captain for his team, The Bobby Axelrod XI. And it looks like Damian’s other brother Gareth Lewis played on the Bobby Axelrod XI team as well!

The winning team was The Bobby Axelrod XI, but really both teams win because the match was for charity! The Lord Mayor’s Appeal organization aims to find solutions to the most pressing societal issues in London and beyond with the strategy of working on four key pillars to create a City that is inclusive, healthy, skilled and fair.

For more information about the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, please visit their website here.
View more photos of the event in our Gallery here.

Categories Charity Cricket Personal and Family Life Philanthropy

Lord Mayor’s Appeal: Twenty20 Cricket Match

Brother Against Brother For a Good Cause

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 15, 2021

L to R: Brothers Damian Lewis, William Russell, and Gareth Lewis

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman William Russell is hosting a charity cricket match on Sunday, 4 July 2021 in aid of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Set within the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company and against the stunning backdrop of the historic Armoury House and buildings, this Twenty20 match will see the Lord Mayor’s 11 (captained by the Lord Mayor William Russell) go into bat against Bobby Axelrod’s 11 (captained by Damian Lewis).

Damian told Cricket World, “My brother and I have grown up together enjoying both playing and watching cricket and I think we are both looking forward to getting back out on the pitch, and raising some money for the charities. My team, Bobby Axelrod’s 11, are getting in their practice now so we will be ready and raring to go!”

10:30 am – Cricketers and spectators arrive
11:00 am – First innings – Lord Mayor’s 11 vs Bobby Axelrod’s 11
12:30 pm – Break
1:00 pm – Second innings – Lord Mayor’s 11 vs Bobby Axelrod’s 11
2:30 pm – BBQ lunch
4.00 pm – Finish

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit Lord Mayor’s Appeal website here.

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Categories Media The Baker

‘The Baker’ Now on Amazon Prime UK – Oct 9, 2020

A Killer Comedy: Speciality Cakes Made to Order

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 9, 2020

Now hear this Damian Lewis fandom! The Baker is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video UK, here. Start your Prime, 30-day trial now and watch for free or rent for £3.49 or buy for £4.99.

Professional hit man Milo flees the city after failing to carry out a contract, and begins to embrace a leisurely life in the country posing as a baker. But when his former employers come to town, Milo’s cover is blown, and the locals start asking for much more than specialty cakes! A hilarious, action-packed comedy starring Damian Lewis, Kate Ashfield, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Michael Gambon.

The movie is also available in the US on Amazon Prime here as Assassin in Love.

Categories Awards Nomination Spy Wars

Damian Lewis: Spy Wars Shortlisted for Best Documentary – Feb 19, 2020

BPG Awards

by Torin Douglas | Broadcasting Press Guild | February 13, 2020

Nominations for the 46th annual BPG Television and Radio Awards have now been released. The BPG Awards honor work that has been commissioned or premiered in the UK and screened in 2019. Prized by programme-makers, the nominations are chosen independently by TV and radio correspondents, critics and previewers.

Television nominations for this year’s BPG Awards in the Best Documentary Series category are Thatcher: A Very British Revolution (BBC Two), shortlisted alongside Damian Lewis: Spy Wars (A+E Networks), and three BBC One series: Seven Worlds, One Planet; Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History; and The Repair Shop.

The BPG Awards lunch will be held at Banking Hall in London on Friday, March 13, 2020. The awards lunch will be attended by the winners, BPG members, leading broadcasting executives and sponsored for the fourth year by Virgin Media.

Congratulations to Damian Lewis and his brother Gareth Lewis on the nomination!

Read the rest of the original article at Broadcasting Press Guild

Categories Behind the Scenes Spy Wars Video

Behind the Scenes of Spy Wars – Nov 14, 2019

A Window Into Spy Wars Photo Shoot

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 14, 2019

Go behind the scenes and watch the making of Damian Lewis: Spy Wars promotional poster art, pictured above.  Damian balances on one leg surrounded by sheets of glass. There are two videos below, so be sure to swipe/scroll through to see more. Also, take a look at our behind the scenes photo gallery here.

 

Categories Announcement Personal and Family Life

Damian’s Brother is Lord Mayor of London – Nov 8, 2019

Successful Siblings

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 8, 2019

All Siblings! L to R: Amanda (Russell) Yaxley, William Russell, Gareth Lewis, Damian Lewis      Source: Instagram @feltmakers

Is there anything this family can’t do? Acting, producing, city Mayor! Damian and Gareth’s half brother William Russell became Lord Mayor of London today, November 8, 2019. The silent ceremony was held at Guildhall London followed by the Lord Mayor’s Show (parade) the following day. William is the 692nd Lord Mayor of the City of London and Ambassador for the City and UK’s financial and professional services sector. You can follow the Lord Mayor on Twitter here.

To view more images of both the Lord Mayor’s Silent Ceremony held November 8 and the Lord Mayor’s Show (parade) on November 9, click here. To catch a glimpse of Damian and Helen at the parade, view video below, about 20 seconds in:

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Categories Interviews Print Media Spy Wars

Lewis Pulls Covers Off Espionage – Nov 4, 2019

From Espionage to History

by Debashine Thangevelo | Cape Argus / IOL / International | November 4, 2019

Damian Lewis is a recognizable face on the big and small screen. Of late, he has been praised for his roles as King Henry VIII in Wolf Hall and Bobby Axelrod in Billions. He was also cast as Steve McQueen in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood. And let us not forget his role as Nicholas Brody in Homeland.

Having covered a gamut of genres, from espionage to history, it does make his latest stint as a narrator for History’s Damian Lewis: Spy Wars almost surreal.

“This Mossad mission, I’m sure 98% of people watching won’t have heard of this story. So, I think it’s a little glimpse through a window of what they did; it’s an incredible story. You will sit and watch and be utterly engaged. I think that’s true of all our stories. Even the Argo story – we come in from a slightly different angle with a bit more backstory, from the intelligence part of it rather than the film making aspect of it.”

On being a part of this project he adds, “As soon as you put yourself in front of a camera, or in front of an audience, as a performer, there’s a whole intricate web of thoughts that run through your head – how you want to be presented and how can you successfully be a credible part of your show, your story, whatever it is – and we had to work quite quickly.”

“I was flying in and out of New York from Billions and we had a budget, obviously, we had to be aware of.”

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