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A Spy Among Friends Wins VLV Award for Excellence in Broadcasting 2023

Best TV Drama 2023

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 25, 2024

A Spy Among Friends won an VLV Award for Best TV Drama 2023. The Voice of the Listener and Viewer (VLV) Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting were held on April 24, 2024 at the Geological Society in central London presented by broadcaster Clive Myrie with VLV President Tony Hall, Lord Hall of Birkenhead CBE. Nick Murphy, director of A Spy Among Friends, accepted the award and attended the presentation.

Congrats to all the cast and crew. We are proud of the drama mini-series and its accolades.

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The Best British Spy Shows to Stream Right Now

A Spy Among Friends

by Staff | Vulture | December 6, 2023

The small-screen British spy genre is packed with some of the most tonally diverse marvels under the sun — pick one show, and you’ll bear witness to a beautiful assassin stabbing a man to death with a needle. Pick another, and a guy is giggling his way through the silliest MI-5 training imaginable. Whatever your taste, there are spy gadgets, thrilling chases, secret identities, and twisty betrayals throughout this list of good ol’ fashioned espionage shows for your (incognito) browsing pleasure.

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Best TV Shows of 2023: Giving the Small Screen a Tweak

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by John Anderson | The Wall Street Journal | December 5, 2023

It wasn’t a regular year, this 2023. Writers were on strike; actors were on strike. “Succession” lurched into the grave. Martha the Medicare Lady was making people crazier than they already were. And you know what? Shingles doesn’t care.

That said, I had assumed that this retrospective examination and contemplation of TV in the year ’23 was destined to be about the new. The novel. The innovative. Which is counterintuitive, to be sure: Television is a medium—or an industry, or whatever it is—that seems passionately dedicated to the idea that viewers don’t want to feel too passionately about anything, or have their equilibrium disturbed or their worldview assaulted. Hence the flourishing business of game shows, “unscripted” celebrity-reality series and nonfiction programming about serial murderers, which are always comforting to those of us not being murdered.

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Best TV Shows of 2023: A Spy Among Friends

Nail-Biting Espionage

by Mike Hale | New York Times | November 29, 2023

TV in 2023 was like synchronized swimming. Below the surface, there was roiling and churn. The writers’ and actors’ strikes wiped out much of the production year. The hangover from the corporate binge on streaming platforms led to cancellations and cutbacks. A number of hall-of-fame series left the air, with no clear plan of, as it were, succession.

But above the waterline, the dance went on. As usual, it was challenging to whittle down my year-end list to 10. (So I picked 11.) As usual, I am listing it in alphabetical, not ranked order. As usual, I made it a rule not to repeat shows from the previous year, and as usual, I broke that rule. (I couldn’t not include “Reservation Dogs.”)

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A Spy Among Friends Wins Radio Times Screen Test Award

Best Box Set

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 7, 2023

The Radio Times Screen Test Awards 2023 voting results are in and A Spy Among Friends won Best Box Set on Tuesday, November 7, 2023! The public was able to vote for shows in seven key categories that made them feel good and improved their wellbeing over the past year.

Congrats to all the cast and crew. We are proud of the mini-series and its accolades.

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A Spy Among Friends Available on Amazon Prime

Stream This Spy Thriller

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 28, 2023

A Spy Among Friends is available to stream on Amazon Prime and the first episode is free! Remaining episodes require adding a free trial of MGM+ to your Amazon Prime account, however, you can cancel MGM+ add-on at any time to avoid further fees. The television mini-series first aired on the new streaming platform ITVX in the UK back in December 2022, followed by Amazon Prime Video in Canada since February 2023 and more recently on MGM+ in the US from March 2023.

Based on Ben Macintyre’s book by the same name, Nicholas Elliott (Damian Lewis) is working for Britain’s SIS as an intelligence officer and is left in turmoil when he learns his close friend and colleague, Kim Philby (Guy Pearce), has been secretly working as a double agent for the KGB since 1932. Elliot interviews him in Beirut, and then Philby defects to the Soviet Union. The series was nominated in the best mini-series category at the British Academy Television Awards, announced in March 2023.

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Damian Lewis Guest Appeared on Lorraine Kelly Show

Mission Creep and Billions

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 12, 2023

Damian made a guest appearance on the Lorraine Kelly Show (ITV) today, Tuesday, September 12, 2023, to discuss what he’s got in the pipeline as he and his band head out on tour in support of his debut album Mission Creep. Damian also discussed his return to Billions season 7, as well as performed a song live on the morning show. View tour dates and ticket outlets here.

Just seconds into the interview it was clear Lorraine and Damian were set to have a giddy time, as they joked about Damian taking home a Lorraine mug he seemed smitten with – only to learn he already had one in the his cupboard at home. When describing the series Billions, Damian cheerfully explained “It’s a show about arseholes being arseholes, every single one of them. Every person. And it’s about the corrupting influence of money, which is a good moral tale.”  Watch that clip here.

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A Spy Among Friends Heads to ITV and Sky Italia

Broadcast Syndication

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 4, 2023

A Spy Among Friends is coming to ITV1 beginning Sunday, July 9, 2023 at 9:00 pm and Sky Italia on July 17. The television mini-series first aired on the new streaming platform ITVX in the UK back in December 2022, followed by Amazon Prime Video in Canada since February 2023 and more recently on MGM+ in the US from March 2023.

Based on Ben Macintyre’s book by the same name, Nicholas Elliott (Damian Lewis) is working for Britain’s SIS as an intelligence officer and is left in turmoil when he learns his close friend and colleague, Kim Philby (Guy Pearce), has been secretly working as a double agent for the KGB since 1932. Elliot interviews him in Beirut, and then Philby defects to the Soviet Union. The series was nominated in the best mini-series category at the British Academy Television Awards, announced in March 2023.

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Damian Lewis Pays Tribute To Late Wife Helen McCrory on Good Morning Britain

Helen’s Sweet Soccer Aid Gesture

by Rebecca Davison | Mail Online | June 9, 2022

'She's still with us': Damian Lewis paid tribute to his late wife Helen McCrory on Good Morning Britain on ThursdayActor Damian Lewis paid a moving tribute to his late wife Helen McCrory on Good Morning Britain on Thursday saying, “She’s with us.”

The star, who’s taking part in Sunday’s Soccer Aid, revealed how Helen was always his biggest supporter – and GMB hosts Kate Garraway and Ben Shepherd shared their memories of the Peaky Blinders actor who passed away from cancer in April 2021 aged 52. Ben began by saying:

“The first time I met you and your lovely wife Helen away from work was at Soccer Aid many years ago in Manchester and you were there with the family and the kids. She was always such a vociferous supporter of you and everything you did. Kate and I were very honoured to be at her memorial service just a few weeks ago. I’d imagine you’ve been very moved by the outpouring of love and support that has been shown towards her since she sadly passed away.”

Damian replied, “Well, She was a fabulous human being and people from all walks of life have been in touch to say what an impact she had on their lives.”

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Interview: Damian Lewis, actor and star of The Sweeney, The Scotsman, September 2, 2012

Interview: Damian Lewis, actor and star of The Sweeney Damian Lewis, actor and star of The Sweeney.

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Damian Lewis: Life, The Telegraph, October 25, 2008

Damian Lewis: Life

By Michael Deacon – The Telegraph – 25 October 2008

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Damian Lewis, star of ITV’s new US series Life, tells Michael Deacon about his role as an ex-convict, being a British actor in America and his love of bicycle

Charlie Crews, the character Damian Lewis plays in Life – ITV’s new drama import from America – is perpetually defeated by modern technology. Lewis isn’t too hot on it himself. The London-born 37-year-old can’t stand Facebook, worries that video games are a threat to the film business and struggles with text messages. When we meet he is wrestling with his mobile phone: ‘Sorry, I’ve just got to text my sister-in-law, who’s a tyrant – if I don’t text back within half an hour she shouts at me,’ he says. ‘My text response time is usually about two days.’ His mobile, grey and chunky, is a model so antiquated that most teenagers would probably mistake it for a TV remote control.

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Damian Lewis: Slow Cooking, The Independent, February 26, 2008

Damian Lewis: Slow Cooking

Seven years after Tom Hanks told him he’d be the first red-haired movie star, Damian Lewis is making his mark in ‘The Baker’.

 By James Rampton – The Independent – 26 February 2008

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Damian Lewis is deep in conversation with his brother Gareth, who has just directed the actor in his latest film, The Baker. So how was it for the actor working with his younger sibling? “We’ve actually had a ball working together,” Lewis declares, as Gareth bids us farewell. “Maybe at the end of each working day, the Coen brothers throw knives at pictures of each other when they get home, but Gareth and I had such fun. It was like being kids again, only more sophisticated.” He stops and grins. “Perhaps I should say, ‘only marginally more sophisticated’! We certainly have more expensive toys now.”

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