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All Revved Up: Damian Lewis Stylishly Delivers in Jaguar’s Short Film Desire
by Michael O’Connell | Hollywood Reporter | April 24, 2013
The Emmy winner tells THR about his Sundance London collaboration with the automaker and his decision to put a humorous spin on the Bond-esque hero: “There’s not a lot of comedy in Homeland.”
The kind of TV affection that Damian Lewis has earned since Homeland premiered tends to come with a high-profile endorsement deal — preferably for an automaker.
Many of the of Emmy and Golden Globe winner’s contemporaries are partnered with some of the big ones. Dexter star Michael C. Hall narrates Dodge ads, Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm is the voice of Mercedes-Benz and co-star John Slattery can frequently be seen behind the wheel of a Lincoln.
But Lewis strays from the pack in his elaborate production for Jaguar. He doesn’t provide a voice over, and you won’t see 30 second spots airing during ad breaks for SportsCenter. Lewis’ Jaguar commercial is a 12-minute movie produced by Ridley Scott’s advertising company.
Desire, being screened as a part Sundance London’s 2013 programming, premieres in its official venue, YouTube, on Wednesday.
“It sort of fell into my lap,” the London-born actor tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I’ve never done anything for the online market before, and I just thought it was cool to work with Ridley Scott and [director] Adam Smith. I thought the script had a kind of nod to the Americana that you find in the Coen brothers’ movies.”
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In the popular show Homeland he takes on the role of an USMC Sergeant called Nicholas Brody.
But in his latest project Damian Lewis transforms into Sydney Clark, a delivery driver, who shares similar qualities to British spy James Bond.
Helping Jaguar unveil their new F-Type sports car, Lewis, 42, offered his acting skills to a short feature film called Desire which is set to give 007 a run for his money.
In the trailer for the 12 minute mini-movie, which was shot in South America, Damian cuts a dapper figure as he cracks on with his mission to deliver the candy red vehicle.
Despite being only one minute and 21 seconds long, the teaser proves to be explosive as Clark (Lewis) finds himself in various testing situations.
The short sequence begins with the words: ‘His job was simple, deliver a car, but in the desert, nothing is simple.’
Desire tells the story of delivery driver Clark (Lewis) who is taking the car to a wealthy client but runs into trouble after a chance encounter with a mysterious young woman in the middle of the desert.
Speaking about his chance to work with the luxury British car-maker Jaguar in the mini-movie, Damian admitted he was instantly ‘intrigued’.
Lewis said: ‘When Jaguar approached me about the F-TYPE Desire film I was really intrigued. I then got to read the script and decided it was definitely a project I wanted to be a part of.
‘Working with the director Adam Smith from Ridley Scott Associates, it promises to be an adventure.’
He added: ‘Jaguar cars have played some iconic roles in film for many years and I’m looking forward to being the first to drive the F-TYPE in film.’
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My apologizes in posting this late! But according to Daily Record, Damian is teaming up with Lana Del Ray to unveil Jaguar’s new F-TYPE in a movie thriller. Del Rey features the car in the video for her newest song Burning Desire and the song is the title track to a special film, out later this Spring, called Desire, which will star Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, best known for his role as Nicholas Brody in the hit TV series Homeland. Made by the award winning producers Ridley Scott Associates, the 12 minute short film called Desire tells the story of Clark, played by Lewis, who delivers cars for a living. He runs into trouble after a chance encounter with a mysterious, young woman (Shannyn Sossamon) in the middle of a lawless desert. Lewis said: “Clark is a man who is delivering a Jaguar F-Type. He is a well tailored, well-mannered, charming Englishman we hope. He gets himself embroiled in a little bit of a local drama as he realises the man he delivers it to is chasing his wife. She is on the run with 2 million of his dollars.”
Written By mokulenComments Off on New ‘Desire’ teaser clip
Jaguar has unveiled a teaser for its new film project involving Golden Globe award winner Damian Lewis, Ridley Scott Associates and Lana Del Rey.
The 12-minute short film promoting the new Jaguar F-TYPE has been entitled Desire and takes place in the Chilean desert.
It tells the story of Clark (Lewis), who delivers cars for a living, running into trouble after a chance encounter with a mysterious, young woman (actress Shannyn Sossamon) in the middle of a lawless desert.
The film has been directed by Adam Smith and will be premiered free online in March.
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Jaguar tonight revealed the F-TYPE, an all-new convertible sports car. The new Jaguar F-TYPE represents a return to the company’s heartland: a two-seat, convertible sports car focused on delivering performance, agility and maximum driver engagement. The F-TYPE is a continuation of a sporting bloodline that stretches back more than 75 years and encompasses a heritage of beautiful, thrilling and desirable cars.
The car was revealed in front of the dramatic setting of the 18th century Musée Rodin. Following the reveal, singer Lana Del Rey took to the stage and performed a new track ‘Burning Desire’, that she has written as part of her collaboration with Jaguar for the launch of the F-TYPE. The track is confirmed to be the sound track to a short film that is being produced in association with Ridley Scott Associates and will be featured on her new album.
Starring Golden Globe nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Damian Lewis, the short film is scheduled to be filmed in South America next month and will be released early 2013.
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by Jay Rayner | The Guardian |
Watching Damian Lewis leading the men of Easy Company to victory in Spielberg’s WWII epic Band of Brothers, you’d never guess he went to Eton and attended drama school with Ewan MacGregor. Now, though, he is returning to more familiar territory as the iconic Soames in The Forsyte Saga.
The middle-aged Italian waitress clearly does not recognise the actor she is shouting at or, if she does, she has had enough experience at being a sour-faced waitress not to show it. This is the second time she has asked Damian Lewis to choose what he wants for lunch and it is the second time he has asked for a few more minutes. ‘Look,’ she says, with a fearsome shrug, arms spread wide. ‘We are busy. You don’t order now, then the kitchen, it become busy. You wait too long for your food. You get cross.’ There is a convincing logic here: the small, smokey cafe in London’s St James’s is indeed already crammed with people.
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Black Hawk Down, Elvis, Steve McQueen, and Broadway
by Evelyn Poitevent | USA Weekend Magazine | March 10, 2002
“Band of Brothers” star Damian Lewis, 31, has been touted by everyone from the “New York Times” to “People” magazine as Hollywood’s new golden child. And rightfully so. The British actor — a veteran of London’s Guildhall School (where he studied drama with Ewan McGregor and Joseph Fiennes), the Birmingham Repertory and Royal Shakespeare Company (where he befriended Ralph Fiennes) — has not only proved himself worthy of the stage during the last decade, but has also made his mark on British television (BBC’s “Warriors” and “Hearts and Bones”). “Band of Brothers” brought him to American audiences — and rest assured, that was just the beginning. We caught up with the humorous, fun-loving (yet humble) redhead, who’s currently filming a Stephen King thriller, “Dreamcatcher,” in Canada. Continue reading Damian Lewis Interview: USA Weekend Magazine – March 10 2002
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“British women are just the best,” announces Damian Lewis, who you will soon know as Lieutenant Richard Winters from BBC2′s Band of Brothers. Moments later he ruminates about getting to grips with his first pair of fake breasts in LA. “I almost let out a yelp,” he says. “I thought, ‘These are like footballs!’”
One can forgive Lewis for obsessing over the female form. Last year he spent eight months with thousands of mud-caked grunts on the set of Tom Hanks’ and Steven Spielberg’s 70m pounds companion to Saving Private Ryan. Even his Eton College education couldn’t prepare him for the testosterone on the set of the ten-part WWII drama.