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VIDEO: Carols by Candlelight Reading – Dec 17, 2020

Bethlehem by Carol Ann Duffy – Read by Damian Lewis

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 17, 2020

Damian’s part begins at about 6:24 in.

View photos of Damian’s reading in our Gallery here

Carols by Candlelight 2020, on behalf of the Alice Martineau Appeal for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, streamed their event this year for all of us to see! The pre-recorded virtual carol service was filmed at St. Luke’s Church in Chelsea and included the Winchester College Chapel Choir recording their carols from the legendary Abbey Road Studios.  Host Dame Judi Dench started off the event, followed by carols, anthems, and readings from Damian Lewis, Patrick Allerton, Luke Martineau, Emily Wilson, Jane Asher, David Haig, Jenny Agutter, Katie Melua, the Reverend Brian Leathard, and a message from David Ramsden, Chief Executive of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Please donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust here or text CAROLS5 to 70500 to donate £5 or CAROLS10 to donate £10.

For more information, please visit Cystic Fibrosis UK

Categories Charity Christmas Philanthropy

Carols by Candlelight For A Crucial Cause – Nov 21, 2020

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 21, 2020

View photos of Damian’s reading in our Gallery here

Dame Judi Dench and Damian Lewis star alongside the Winchester College Chapel Choir in the 18th edition of Carols by Candlelight. The annual concert – which has gone virtual this year – raises money for The Alice Martineau Appeal for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, organized by Alice’s brother Luke. This wonderful, pre-recorded virtual carol service was filmed at St. Luke’s Church in Chelsea and at Abbey Road Studios and is being streamed online via YouTube on Thursday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. BST, 2:00 p.m. EST, 1:00 p.m. CST, and 11:00 a.m. PST.  The event will feature celebrity messages and readings alongside songs from the choir. Buy tickets here for £10. Additional appearances by Jenny Agutter, Pat Allerton AKA the ‘Portable Priest’, Jane Asher and David Haig.

For more information, please visit Cystic Fibrosis UK
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Damian and Helen Together On Stage Again? Hints Were Dropped! – Aug 9, 2019

Damian the Husband: Organizing Road Trips, Planning Surprise Birthday Parties

by Gavanndra Hodge | The Telegraph | August 9, 2019

She’s straight-talking, hates housework, dresses to kill, and lives life her way – convention be damned. Turns out Helen McCrory has plenty in common with her badass Peaky Blinders character Polly.

Helen McCrory, the multiple-award winning actor, is holding what looks like a moist slice of turkey. ‘What is that?’ I ask. ‘It’s a face mask, darling. £1.99 from Superdrug,’ she says, rubbing it against her neck. ‘It’s going to make me look like a teenager.’

We are standing outside a café on the Regent’s Canal, cyclists and prams whizzing by. McCrory is wearing a floral tea dress, silver Zadig & Voltaire boots, sunglasses and a VIP wristband from a Bob Dylan concert she went to, five days ago. ‘I am never taking it off,’ she says.

There is a sort of rock-star swagger to Helen McCrory, 50, a charismatic, don’t-give-a-damn cool with her chipped red nails and posh-voiced sweariness. She likes to party, to wear top hats and vintage frocks, and there is the inevitable doubling of glamour that comes from her marriage to the actor Damian Lewis (Brody from Homeland, more recently Bobby Axelrod in Billions), with whom she lives in a tall, narrow house in Tufnell Park with their children Manon, 12, and Gulliver, 11.

But what is most thrilling about McCrory is not the husky wit, the famous friends (‘Have you seen Andrew [Scott] doing Present Laughter? Now that is how you do Coward’) or the fact that she ran an acid jazz club in Islington one summer in the early 1990s – it is her talent.

She brings a furious precision and intensity to the roles she takes: Medea and ‘Lady M’ on stage; on screen, Anna Karenina, Narcissa Malfoy, Cherie Blair and the gangster matriarch Aunt Polly in Peaky Blinders, the fifth season of which is soon to start on BBC One. Critics compete for the glowing adjectives when describing her performances – ‘superb’, ‘majestic’, ‘simply wonderful’. In 2017 she was awarded an OBE for services to drama.

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Inspector Damian Lewis – July 16, 2019

Whodunnit [Unrehearsed]

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 16, 2019

We reported earlier here that Damian was slated to appear as one of the guest Inspectors in the mystery play Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] at Park Theatre London sometime between July 15 – July 27, 2019.  Reports are coming in via social media that tonight’s Inspector was indeed Damian! Our first clue was an Instagram video showing Damian sporting his Inspector’s trench, but sadly the original link is now broken (Fear not, we have a video. Keep reading!)

Then Tweets started pouring in:
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Damian and Helen Attend Old Vic’s Bicentenary Ball – May 13, 2018

The Old Vic Theatre Weekend Celebration

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 13, 2018

In February we reported about Damian and Helen’s involvement and preparation with Old Vic’s 200th bicentennial anniversary and this weekend the celebration abounds!  The Old Vic Theatre, Britain’s first National Theatre, celebrated it’s 200th birthday the entire weekend in style.

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