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A Killer Comedy: Speciality Cakes Made to Order
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 9, 2020
Now hear this Damian Lewis fandom! The Baker is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video UK, here. Start your Prime, 30-day trial now and watch for free or rent for £3.49 or buy for £4.99.
Professional hit man Milo flees the city after failing to carry out a contract, and begins to embrace a leisurely life in the country posing as a baker. But when his former employers come to town, Milo’s cover is blown, and the locals start asking for much more than specialty cakes! A hilarious, action-packed comedy starring Damian Lewis, Kate Ashfield, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Michael Gambon.
The movie is also available in the US on Amazon Prime here as Assassin in Love.
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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.
Simply sign up for a trial membership and cancel within seven days. Or keep your subscription, as Sundance Now offers award-winning films with unlimited streaming and no ads or hidden costs. Try it for free and cancel anytime.
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.
Start your free trial and watch The Baker on Sundance Now, here.
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A Real Lewis Family Affair
by James Mottram | Metro.co.uk | February 26, 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.
Damian Lewis is pacing back and forth across his London hotel suite. ‘I’ve drunk a lot of cappuccino,’ he says, running his hands through that distinct crop of red hair. When he finally sits, he starts playing with a ball of Blu Tack that he gets all over his fingers, forcing him to dash to the bathroom to wipe them clean. If it’s a case of nerves, it’s understandable: his first film as actor-producer, The Baker, is due out this week. Written and directed by his younger brother Gareth, it’s a real Lewis family affair. ‘Let’s hope more people than just the family go and see it,’ he retorts. ‘I have a big family, though I don’t think it’ll quite do the numbers.’
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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
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For the Love of Chocolate
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 15, 2008
The Baker aka Assassin in Love: A hitman has second thoughts about his career and seeks refuge from his boss by finding work as a baker in a rural Welsh village. This killer comedy is released on limited theatrical on February 29, 2008, on DVD March 3, 2008, or stream on Amazon Prime here.
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Lewis Filming Duo
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.
Written By DamianistaComments Off on The fabulous ‘Baker’ boys, This is Herefordshire, April 28, 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.”
Written By DamianistaComments Off on Lewis mixes Gambon into ‘Baker’, Variety, March 24, 2006
Lewis mixes Gambon into ‘Baker’
Damian Lewis produces brother Gareth’s pic
LONDON — “Harry Potter” star Michael Gambon has joined the cast of comedy “The Baker,” which is the feature debut for writer-director Gareth Lewis.
Gareth’s brother, Damian Lewis (“Stormbreaker”) plays Milo in the pic, about a hit man who flees his overlords when he can’t go through with a whack. Milo hides out in a remote Welsh village and works as a baker. He soon falls for local vet (Kate Ashfield) but cannot escape his past.