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Advent 1955 by John Betjeman
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 4, 2020
Damian recites ‘Advent 1955’ at Place2Be’s 2020 virtual Carol Concert that was live-streamed from St. Marylebone Parish Church on Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m. BST. Please donate to Place2Be here by clicking the yellow donate button in the upper right-hand corner. Then, once prompted, type ‘Carol Concert’ in the ‘Reason for Donation’ section. View photos of the event in our Gallery here.
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Place2Be: Children’s Mental Health Services
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 21, 2020
UPDATE: View photos of the event in our Gallery here
Join in for Place2Be’s 2020 virtual Christmas Carol Concert. This special event promises to be the highlight of your festive calendar. To keep everyone safe, their annual Carol Concert will be live-streamed from St. Marylebone Parish Church on Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m. BST, 1:30 p.m. EST, 12:30 p.m. CST, and 10:30 a.m. PST. Cozy up at home with your nearest and dearest and tune in via a secure microsite to raise vital funds for children’s mental health services this Christmas. They have a host of amazing familiar faces joining the event to present and perform festive readings: Damian Lewis, Keira Knightley, Sophie Dahl, Ben Miller, Nina Sosanya, Rhys Stephenson, Joe Stilgoe and more. Book your ticket now, here.
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Damian Ranks #46 on London Power 100 List
by Newsdesk | Film News | March 1, 2019
The new London Power 100 was published today. Actors, actresses and producers made up 20% of the list which shines an alternative spotlight on the key movers and shakers amongst London’s elite.
London Power 100 President Nicholas Taylor explained the list and how it was decided: “After months of deliberating and research the list has collated the top 100 power players worth knowing in London.”
Major stars such as Idris Elba, Daniel Kaluuya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris, Tom Hiddleston, Keira Knightley, Letitia Wright, Noel Clarke, Thandie Newton and Jourdan Dunn joined veteran Londoners Sir Michael Caine, Dame Helen Mirren, Dame Barbara Windsor and Dame Joan Collins on the list, which also features royalty, politicians, restauranteurs and business leaders.
Commenting on the film industry’s prominence on the list, Nicholas Taylor said, “film is an industry in which Britain is a world leader – our actors and filmmakers are amongst the very best on the planet and I am delighted to see this diverse, all-encompassing sector so well represented. London is and always has been the very centre of the British Film Industry and the list reflects that with Londoners covering every aspect of the movie industry from the stars of billion dollar Hollywood blockbusters to homegrown independent films.”
Read the rest of the original article at Film News
Written By Site AdministratorComments Off on Damian Lewis: An Actor at the top of his game, The Independent, October 18, 2011
Damian Lewis: An actor at the top of his game
Damian Lewis’s new film focuses on football. He talks to Kaleem Aftab about sport, politics and the problems of acting with Keira Knightley
The Independent Culture
Football is a funny game with a strange habit of dividing families and testing loyalties. In any other circumstance, Damian Lewis would never dream of highlighting any differences he and his wife, the actress Helen McCrory, have over bringing up their children; indeed they always show the upmost discretion in interviews, but the beautiful game brings out a rarely seen masculine tribal instinct in Lewis.
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Fame Becomes Her: The Misanthrope‘s Damian Lewis Chats About Co-Star Keira Knightley
by Matt Wolf, Broadway.com, January 6, 2010
It’s tempting, but misleading, to think of the new London production of The Misanthrope as “The Keira Knightley Show,” if only because the movies’ popular “it girl” is making her West End debut at the Comedy Theatre with director Thea Sharrock’s production of the 17th-century classic. In fact, Knightley has a supporting role as an American film actress named Jennifer (the play’s Celimene updated to today’s celebrity culture) in this rewrite by Martin Crimp of the Moliere original. But it is leading man Damian Lewis, making his own West End debut, who does the heavy lifting as the misanthropic Alceste, a man who can’t help but calling life’s fakery as he sees it—and who has the dubious luck to fall hard for Jennifer. Broadway.com caught up with Lewis, newly returned to London after several years in L.A. starring on the TV show Life, in the midst of the festive season, where the gifted, ever-articulate Londoner spoke of many things, including his famous co-star.
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Damian Lewis Interview for The Misanthrope
By Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph, November 24, 2009
Damian Lewis talks about appearing with Keira Knightley as she makes her West End debut in an updated version of Moliere’s The Misanthrope.
Damian Lewis could well be the luckiest actor in London. Or the unluckiest. Luckiest in that he’s about to play the lead in The Misanthrope, which – with tickets flying out of the box-office at record-breaking speed – must be accounted one of the most eagerly awaited West End openings of the year. Unluckiest because the main reason for all the mounting hullabaloo is his co-star – Keira Knightley.
While there’s no disputing the combined allure of the assembled cast – Tara Fitzgerald and Dominic Rowan are also names to conjure with – when it comes to added spice, Knightley’s promised theatrical debut is eye-wateringly hot stuff. The prospect of a live encounter with the ravishing Pirates of the Caribbean star, recently ranked the second highest paid actress in Hollywood, has tipped the internet exchange price for tickets into triple figures. We’re potentially in the same realm of hysteria as that which enveloped Jude Law’s Hamlet, when fans queued through the night for a chance to bag a day-seat.
If the flame-haired Lewis, 38, feels any anxiety or concern about the fact that Knightley looks set to be the centre of much frenzied attention in the coming weeks, he’s not confessing to it when we meet. His last stage appearance, as the inwardly tortured businessman Karsten Bernick in Ibsen’s Pillars of the Community earned him rave reviews at the National in 2005. The part of the people-hating Alceste – the biliously witty anti-hero reconceived as a hip playwright in Martin Crimp’s smart update of Moliere’s 1666 classic comedy – should cement his reputation as one of theatre’s finest talents. But will he get his chance to capitalise on the opportunity?