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Damian Lewis Was Guest Inspector in Whodunnit3 [Unrehearsed]

Polishing His Magnifying Glass

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 28, 2024

Surprise! Damian was one of the random guest Inspectors in the limited run mystery play Whodunnit3 [Unrehearsed] at Park Theatre London on April 28, 2024, where he tried to solve a crime live on stage with no rehearsal whatsoever. Audience members were also treated by Damian singing a special cover of “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers, just like he did at his recent Oxford gig back in March.

This isn’t the first time Damian has been the guest Inspector. Read about his 2019 appearance here. The special fundraising event was to raise funds for the Park Theatre building and its community outreach programme. The play runs from March 27 – May 4. Get tickets now why you still can, here. Continue reading Damian Lewis Was Guest Inspector in Whodunnit3 [Unrehearsed]

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Attendees Confirmed for this Sunday’s BAFTA Television Awards

Damian Lewis: A Spy Among Friends

by Staff | BAFTA | May 12, 2023

As previously reported A Spy Among Friends has been nominated for a BAFTA TV Award as one of the very best TV mini-series of 2022. Other contenders in the same category are Mood, The Thief and This is Going to Hurt, which has received 6 nominations. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards will be hosted by comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan and will take place on Sunday, May 14, 2023, and will be broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer at 7:00 p.m.

Broadcaster and creator of Chicken Shop Date Amelia Dimoldenberg completes Sunday’s hosting line-up in a new backstage position, interviewing stars as they come off stage, as part of the BBC One broadcast. Audiences will be able to tune into the action from 3pm via @BAFTA with Clara Amfo and Michelle Visage leading the red carpet coverage.

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Inspector Damian Lewis

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 Scheduled to Appear in Murder Mystery Play – April 2, 2019

Whodunnit: A Theatrical Murder Mystery

by Press Association | Ludlow Advertiser | April 2, 2019

Gillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent and Damian Lewis appear in Park Theatre’s Whodunnit Unrehearsed. They are among the stars appearing in a new play – without having rehearsed or seen a script – at London’s Park Theatre this summer.

Whodunnit (Unrehearsed) will see a different guest performer step onstage each night with a rehearsed ensemble cast of a scripted murder mystery play, despite not having had any direction prior to their appearance. The only direction will come via a hidden earpiece to receive instructions as they attempt to solve the crime in real time. The mystery is not so much who the murderer is, but who the inspector will be. The audiences won’t know which celebrity is appearing each night until the start.

The Evening Standard corroborates stating,

“The actors all appear as the inspector in Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] and will be sent on stage without a script to join the rest of the cast and identify the killer.”

Described as a “murder mystery spoof” with “one hell of a twist”, the play is set in an isolated manor against the backdrop of a brewing storm. The setting is a classic 1950s murder mystery, an isolated manor, a body and a cast of characters that includes the Lord of the Manor, his wayward daughter, the housekeeper, and her son who is in love with the daughter. Then a mysterious stranger arrives.

Whodunnit (Unrehearsed) will be narrated by Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench as a different celebrity appears each night.

Others confirmed to be taking part include Gyles Brandreth, Catherine Tate, Jim Broadbent, Simon Callow, Ronan Keating, Maureen Lipman, Juliet Stevenson, Tim Vine, Bradley Walsh, Adrian Dunbar, Matthew Broderick, and Meera Syal.

The stars are donating their time to support a fundraising effort, with money raised going towards the cost of keeping the Park Theatre – a registered charity – open to the public.

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