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‘Jeffrey Archer: The Truth’ Now Available for Streaming – Aug 26, 2020

The Truth, the Whole Truth and Everything But the Truth

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 26, 2020

Jeffrey Archer: The Truth is now available on BFI Player for those with subscriptions in the UK. Damian plays Jeffrey Archer in this 2002 film, a satirical look at the fascinating ‘secret’ true life of disgraced 1980’s Tory politician turned bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. The truth, the whole truth and everything but the truth.

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Interview: The Charmer, The Times / Sunday Times, November 17, 2002

The Charmer

by Lesley White, The Times / Sunday Times, November 17, 2002

Smooth, confident and raring to reinvent himself, Damian Lewis is just the chap to play Jeffrey Archer, says Lesley White

When we meet on the Pinewood set of the slapstick satire, written by Guy Jenkin, creator of Drop the Dead Donkey, Lewis’s flaming red hair is dyed brown, the make-up department has achieved a not totally streak-free job with the fake tan, and, with his funky shorts, he is transformed not into Jeffrey, but a cross between an Ibiza raver and a boy scout. As Greta Scacchi is playing Margaret Thatcher, we can assume no attempt at impersonation is being made.

In some ways, Lewis, 31, and the celebrated fantasist have more in common than it might first appear. While the latter has spent his adult life embellishing his biography for public consumption, the actor went through a period of reverse self-invention. Rather than admit having attended Eton, for example, he told early interviewers that he went to boarding school, then changed the subject before they could ask which one. “I tried to sever all ties to my posh upbringing. It made me feel as if I couldn’t be a genuine moody actor. I’m desensitised to that now.”
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