by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 15, 2019
Want to watch Damian in a less dramatic role and a more comedic one? Then we have the answer for you: The Baker! It’s a great movie by none other than the Lewis brothers, with Gareth as writer and director and Damian starring in it. You can essentially stream The Baker (aka Assassin in Love) for free on Sundance Now.
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Damian plays Milo, a professional hit man living on the edge. When he fails to fulfill a contract for the first time in his career, he is forced to escape the city to avoid the wrath of his employers who are keen to make him pay for his mistake.
Pursued by a ruthless colleague who has been charged with delivering his punishment, Milo hides out in a remote rural village where the locals mistake him for the new baker.
Forced to bake bread and cakes to maintain his cover, what he discovers in the process is nothing short of a revelation. When sparks fly with the beautiful local vet, he decides to start a legitimate new life as the village baker but with his past about to catch up with him, Milo soon discovers that you can’t always have your cake and eat it too.
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Rising to the challenge
by James Mottram – Metro.co.uk – 26 Feb 2008
The actor and producer of The Baker talks to James Mottram about family matters, the brutalising nature of working in LA and taking control of his own destiny Continue reading Rising to the Challenge: Damian Lewis, Film Interview – Feb 26, 2008
My Brother’s Keeper
by Gareth Lewis, The Guardian, September 22, 2008
Damian Lewis and Kate Ashfield lie at my feet, all but naked, covered in flour, eggs, jam, custard, cake mix and glacé cherries. From the shadows, a group of men and women stare at the bodies on the floor. In this cramped room, the temperature has risen to that of a Swedish sauna; sweat trickles down the inside of my shirt. I put my hand on the table to support myself and inadvertently squirt cream all over my trousers. Looking down at the mess, I find myself wondering, not for the first time, how I got into this position. More importantly, how did they get into that position? And will we be able to untangle them? Continue reading My Brother’s Keeper, The Guardian, February 21, 2008
Move over Coen Brothers for the new kids on the set
by Claire Hill, Western Mail, May 6, 2006
Move over the Coen Brothers, there’s a new film making duo in town, and this time they’re Welsh. Actor Damian Lewis has teamed up with his baby brother Gareth to make their first film together. Claire Hill joined them on location in their beloved Wales
DAMIAN LEWIS’S legs are half sticking out of a makeshift vent shaft as the actor attaches knee pads underneath his all- black ensemble.
A gun is visible and is just peeping out from the band of his trousers. Next to his feet, rolls of silver gaffer tape and wires are scattered on the floor. Directly in front of him, in the old paper mill, tucked at the back of a Cardiff industrial estate, someone fashions a gun holster out of an old yoga mat.
The film clapper board reads Roll 46, Slate 74, Take 1 and the rest of the 40-strong crew are getting ready for a scene rehearsal.
The Welsh actor’s key role in this scene is to crawl through the painted silver boxes and make it look as if he is scrabbling through the vents of a ceiling shaft.
And, he has to do all of this while holding a gun, a motive in his mind and a sense of ennui about his current situation in life. Impossible? That’s acting for you, darling. Continue reading Move over Coen Brothers for the new kids on the set, Western Mail, May 6, 2006
The fabulous `Baker’ boys
TWO members of the cast and crew currently filming The Baker in Grosmont are having the time of their lives. Because the star and co-producer of the film is Damian Lewis (Band of Brothers, The Forsyte Saga, Friends and Crocodiles) and the writer/director is his younger brother, Gareth, directing his first feature film.
The relationship meant there wasn’t the usual getting-to-know the director, though learning to take instruction from a younger sibling called for a slight adjustment.
“It’s a great feeling to be working with Gareth as one of his producers,” Damian said as shooting began. “I am just getting my head around being bossed about by him as one of his actors.”
Spending time with his brother is the cherry on the The Baker’s cake for Damian. “I’m loving spending time with him, just loving it. Continue reading The fabulous ‘Baker’ boys, This is Herefordshire, April 28, 2006