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Damian Lewis Scheduled to Perform at CarFest 2024

Musical Acts Announced

by Benjamin Jackson | National World | April 12, 2024

The family-friendly festival CarFest, created by radio presenter and former Top Gear host Chris Evans, has announced a second wave of artists for this year’s event, complementing an already eclectic mix of acts performing over Bank Holiday Weekend 2024.

With the festival having already announced their first wave of acts, including Olly Murs (who also is headlining Flackstock this year), Eurovision favourite Sam Ryder and reggae legends UB40 comes a deluge of acts from those halcyon Cool Britannia days of old.

As revealed earlier this morning, Richard Ashcroft, Johnny Marr and the Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears will be performing at this year’s event, while a throwback to the past sees Kula Shaker performing on a festival stage once again – we weren’t joking about the Cool Britannia vibe.

They are also joined by legendary Ibiza DJ Judge Jules, Homeland actor Damian Lewis, Johnny Hates Jazz and CarFest’s favourite Dr Rangan Chatterjee will also be hitting the stage with his very own band

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Damian Lewis and Band Playing the Summer Festival Circuit

One Red Hot Summer For This Cool Cat

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 6, 2024

Damian and his fantastic band are scheduled to play several summer festivals this year! More dates could be added but for now, here is the line-up.

Up first is Black Deer Festival of Americana at Eridge Park located on the Kent/East Sussex border near Tunbridge Wells on Saturday June 15. Damian will play the main stage ahead of headliner Sheryl Crow. Damian played a gig at last year’s festival and is a welcomed return. Black Deer is an award-winning UK festival in celebration of singer-songwriter music, such as Americana, Folk, Bluegrass, Roots and the Blues. Described as being dropped into a musical melting pot, you’ll find wholesome food and drink, artisan wares, boutique camping, a saloon bar, BBQ arena with smokehouse cooking and demos/masterclasses with renowned chefs, custom-built motorcycles, and the great outdoors. It will be a jamboree! Get ticket information here.

Next up is Pub in the Park at Chiswick House and Gardens in Chiswick ahead of musician Jools Holland on Sunday, June 30. Pub in the Park is billed as the ultimate crossover of food and music – one of the hottest foodie destination this summer. The festival has carefully curated a line-up of award-winning and Michelin-starred eateries and you’ll be able to hop between pop-up restaurants to feast on exclusive menus created by the nation’s best chefs and restaurants, all the while listening to brilliant live music. Sounds like a culinary delight. Get ticket information here.

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Damian Lewis Answers Corridor Questions

Quickfire Corridor Questions

by This Morning | Instagram | April 6, 2024

When Damian was a guest on This Morning Tuesday, March 19, 2024, he answered some Corridor Questions.  What is the last song he listed to? Last concert he attended? His go-to karaoke song? The last item he purchased? His morning routine? Favorite color? Cats or dogs? Find out below!

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Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light First Look Slideshow

Exclusive Photos 

by Staff | PBS.org  | April 3, 2024

Photo Cred: BBC

MASTERPIECE PBS and the BBC have revealed a first look at Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light, based on the final novel in Hilary Mantel’s multi award-winning trilogy, as filming comes to a close.

The new pictures show Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell, Damian Lewis as King Henry VIII, Kate Phillips as Jane Seymour, Lilit Lesser as Princess Mary, Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal Wolsey, Harriet Walter as Lady Margaret Pole, Harry Melling as Thomas Wriothesley, Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Rafe Sadler, Timothy Spall as the Duke of Norfolk, Alex Jennings as Stephen Gardiner and Charlie Rowe as Gregory Cromwell. View more first look photos and photos from set here.

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Damian Lewis on This Morning

Life’s Too Short To Not Do What You Love

by This Morning | YouTube | March 19, 2024

Damian was a guest on This Morning, Tuesday, March 19, 2024 with hosts Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley. He discussed music, his debut album Mission Creep, his UK Tour Part 2 and playing upcoming sold-out shows. He may have also smooched a pooch while on set, and answered some corridor questions. Renowned for hit series like Homeland and Billions, once embarked on a journey across Europe with nothing but a tent, a guitar and a dream of becoming the next Elvis. Now, after decades of silver screen success and a tough couple of years that reminded him ‘life’s too short’, he’s revisiting his childhood rockstar dreams. He joins us in-studio to tell us about putting down the scripts and picking up the microphone stand as he continues his UK tour.

It’s not too late to see one of his shows. Tour schedule and ticket information here.

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Damian Lewis on BBC Radio Gloucestershire with Chris Baxter

It’s An Album in the True Sense of the Word

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 18, 2024

Damian was a guest on Radio Gloucestershire with Chris Baxter today, Monday, March 18, 2024. He discussed music, his debut album Mission Creep, his UK Tour Part 2 and playing a sold-out show in Stroud at Sub Rooms this upcoming Sunday night!

Listen to the episode on BBC Sounds here, available for 29 days from today so don’t miss out! Damian’s segment begins at approximately 12:45 of the programme, followed by airplay of his cover of the song Harvest Moon. Damian is also heard around 44:38 followed by his song Wanna Grow Old in Paris. Then toward the end of the programme around 3:21:42, you can hear Damian again and the station played his song Soho Tango.

It’s not too late to see one of his shows. Tour schedule and ticket information here.

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Damian Lewis on The Michael Ball Show Radio 2

Looking Forward to a Trip to the Seaside: Southend

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 10, 2024

Damian was a guest on The Michael Ball Show on Radio 2 today, Sunday, March 10, 2024. He discussed music, his debut album Mission Creep, his UK Tour Part 2 and playing Southend at the Palace Theatre tonight! Damian shared that his band members meet at his house, load up the splinter van and they plan to take off to Southend about an hour after appearing in this radio interview!

He  shared that he has written a second album that is more of a blues-y, indie sound, and he is folding in some new songs from that album into his current Mission Creep tour. He also updated Michael about his upcoming Henry VIII role in the final installment of the Wolf Hall triology, this time wearing a sausage suit 😉

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Damian Lewis Spotted Enjoying a Pint While On Break From Filming Wolf Hall

A Royal Toast

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com  | January 16, 2024

Damian was spotted enjoying a pint with co-star Thomas Brodie-Sangster at The New Inn in West Coker, South Somerset last week while on break from filming Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light nearby.

The BBC drama recently returned to Montacute House, which has been closed to the public from Tuesday, January 2 through Friday, January 19, 2024 to allow camera crews to prepare some scenes for filming.  The 16th-century Elizabethan mansion and gardens is near Yeovil, which are owned by the National Trust. Motacute House is used to represent Greenwich Palace and its grand exterior makes for an stunning background for the drama’s key scenes. Both Damian (playing Henry VIII) and Thomas (playing Rafe Sadler) have been spotted at the stunning National Trust property as filming nears completion.

Source: Somerset Live

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‘Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light’ Casting News

Casting Announcement

by Staff | PBS.org  | December 4, 2023

Harriet Walter and Timothy Spall

Masterpiece PBS and the BBC have announced the remaining casting for Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light, based on the final novel in Hilary Mantel’s multi award-winning trilogy. As previously announced, Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Jonathan Pryce, Kate Phillips and Lilit Lesser will all return for the six-part series, now filming across England and Wales.

Announced today, Harriet Walter (Killing Eve, Succession) joins the cast to play Lady Margaret Pole, with Timothy Spall (Mr Turner, Spencer) as the Duke of Norfolk.

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‘Wolf Hall’ Sequel With Damian Lewis, Mark Rylance Sets Production Start for PBS, BBC

The Final Novel in Hilary Mantel’s Historical Trilogy

by Rick Porter | Hollywood Reporter | November 20, 2023

UPDATE 11/27/23: According to the Daily Mail, some initial filming took place Saturday, November 25, 2023 in Bristol. Filming on location photos can be viewed in our Gallery here.

After eight years, PBS is making a return to Wolf Hall. The public broadcaster will air a sequel to its Emmy-nominated miniseries, with Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis reprising their roles as Thomas Cromwell and English King Henry VIII. The series, based on the final book in author Hilary Mantel‘s trilogy, The Mirror and the Light, is scheduled to begin production soon. It will air under PBS’ Masterpiece banner in the United States and on the BBC in the U.K. Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light currently has no release date.

The new season follows Thomas Cromwell as he navigates the aftermath of Anne Boleyn’s execution, facing moral dilemmas and multiple enemies. Cromwell somehow manages to escape the bloodshed unscathed. Although he can continue amassing power and influence, the whole display assures that nobody is truly safe in the King’s court. Cromwell is in particular trouble with no powerful family behind him and only the wits that got him there. The season will follow the moral dilemmas he faces as he tries to keep his head on his shoulders while still trying to do the right thing and steer England toward the future. Unfortunately for him, things are even more complicated than that with rebellion within the country’s borders, traitors abroad, and an invasion on the horizon. All the while, Cromwell’s fortunes are running out as he’s earned no small number of enemies who wish to see his demise.

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The 20 Best TV Shows Based on Books

Wolf Hall: A Marvel of Elegance and Emotion

by Staff | TVLine | March 30, 2023

What do these titles all have in common other than being highly-rated, successful shows? They and many more shows were adapted from bestselling novels within the last decade. Whether you love them or hate them, book-to-TV adaptations are here to stay. The TVLine team felt it was perfect to conjure up a list of the top TV programs based on books. We have rounded up 20 of the best shows from the last decade that were adapted from books:

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In Loving Memory of Dame Hilary Mantel

Beloved Author

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 23, 2022

We join readers around the world in mourning the loss of Author, Dame Hilary Mantel. We are grateful for her magnificent body of work and the award-winning historical fiction novels including, but not limited to, Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies and The Mirror and the Light. Without her words, her vision, Damian’s portrayal of Henry VIII would not be a critical hit as the regal King.

Damian shared this tribute:

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