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Damian and Other Prince’s Trust Celebrity Supporters Urge Young People to Seek Help During Coronavirus Pandemic – April 25, 2020

Prince’s Trust Campaign: #StartSomething 

by Staff | The Irish News | April 24, 2020

Celebrity supporters of the Prince’s Trust have joined forces to urge young people to seek help during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hollywood actor Sir Ben Kingsley, James Bond star Naomie Harris and musician Nile Rodgers are some of the famous names who appear in a video calling on those who may need support or advice to contact the Trust.

Aged 16-30 and need help? Or know someone who needs it? These familiar faces want to tell you that we’re here for you, right now. No matter what your circumstances are, or where you’re from. Whether you’re struggling to find employment or need support with your business, talk to us today using our live chat function at the Coronavirus Support Hub here.

Recorded in their own homes due to the coronavirus lockdown, the celebrities each speak a phrase of the message:

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Damian Makes 2020’s London Power 100 List – March 10, 2020

Damian Ranks #38 on London Power 100 List

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 10, 2020

Damian Lewis moves up in the ranks, from #46 last year to #38 this year. Congrats!

Meet the most influential people in London. The new London Power 100 was published today, which is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in London and includes a wide variety of high achievers and power players in the city and from the city of London.

From June each year, two teams of researchers begin curating and researching names for the list which are put forward to a panel of judges for consideration. This part of the process referred to as the “nominating process” is open to the public who can submit their suggestions to the judges via email.

From early November the judging panel begin scrutinizing the list and place individuals put forward in order, taking into consideration their achievements both past and present. Following which, the President of London Power 100 is advised of the final list by the middle of January. After reviewing, the list is published in March.

President Nicholas Taylor stated, “I have had the pleasure of working with and alongside many local businesses, entrepreneurs, charities and media personalities across film, music, and sport who have in some way influenced London’s landscape. It is not surprising that 2020’s list is made up of individuals who have in some way left their mark on the City, both past and present, from a broad spectrum of skill sets. Congratulations to this year’s inductees.”

Major stars such as Idris Elba, Benedict Cumberbatch, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris, Tom Hiddleston, Cara Delevingne, Letitia Wright, David Beckham, Gavin Rossdale, Rita Ora and Mo Farah joined veteran Londoners Sir Michael Caine, Dame Helen Mirren, and Dame Joan Collins on the list, which also features royalty like Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Charles, Prince of Wales, along with politicians, restaurateurs and business leaders.

Newcomers include British billionaire S. P. Hinduja, singer Harry Styles and Tottenham MP David Lammy whilst Dragons’ Den tycoon Tej Lalvani and West Ham United Football Club’s CEO Baroness Karren Brady all made a debut on the list.

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Damian Makes 2019’s London Power 100 List – March 1, 2019

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

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20 Actors You Forgot Were British – Aug 19, 2018

England is His Homeland

by Mary Sollosi | Entertainment Weekly | August 19, 2018

There have been a number of British actors that have done a phenomenal job convincing movie and television audiences that they are American with their spot-on accents. Of course we here at damian-lewis.com know Damian is British, but many new fans are still shocked to learn he is a native from across the pond. Perhaps it’s because Damian has been known to stay in his American persona both on and off the set, even while grocery shopping or guest appearing on a talk show, to some degree. Nevertheless, Damian has made Entertainment Weekly’s top 20 actors you forgot were British.

#11 – Damian Lewis

Don’t be fooled by his flawless American accent; the Billions star’s real Homeland is England.

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Categories Our Kind of Traitor TV/Film Projects

Our Kind of Traitor on the Telly This Sunday – Feb 13, 2018

Announcement: Damian on the Telly in the UK

by What’s On TV | February 13, 2018

When: Sunday, February 18
Where: Channel 4
Who: Lucky fans in the UK

Synopsis: On holiday in Marrakesh, ordinary couple Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris are caught up in the murky world of Russian dirty money.

McGregor and Harris are trying to repair their fraying marriage, with McGregor’s university lecturer smarting with guilt over an affair with a student and somewhat emasculated by lawyer wife Harris’ higher-earning profession.

He unexpectedly befriends a flamboyantly gregarious, very wealthy, Russian (Stellan Skarsgård) and gets a brief taste of his luxurious existence.

However, he turns out to be a money launderer for the Russian mafia and wants McGregor to pass information to MI6 about his boss’s dealings with leading members of the British establishment.

However, Lewis’ devious superiors are reluctant to grant what Skarsgård requires in return – asylum in Britain for his imperiled family.

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