Written By GingersnapComments Off on Damian to Guest Appear on ‘Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist’ – April 14, 2018
Insider Tips: Billions Season 3
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 14, 2018
According to BroadwayWorld.com, and confirmed by NBC’s television schedule, Damian is set to guest appear on Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist on April 22 at 8:00 a.m. EST/7:00 a.m. CST, so set those DVR’s! The Sunday sit-down at New York’s Spin covers topics including the hit television series Billions, Damian’s breakout role in Homeland, his British and American accents and most of all, Damian shows off his ping-pong skills. They also discuss his big Hollywood break in Band of Brothers, meeting Steven Spielberg, and more.
After the interview Damian and Willie Geist picked up a set of paddles for a fiery game of ping-pong.
Damien tells Willie had to work hard on his New York accent for his role as Bobby Axelrod in the Showtime drama series Billions. In addition to discussing how he learned a new way of speaking, he also tells Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist which spirit animal he channels for this character.
We had some indication back in March when behind the scenes filming of Damian and Geist surfaced on social media. Be sure to check your local NBC television listing and stay tuned to damian-lewis.com for additional details and the latest news.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Damian to Play Rob Ford in the Movie ‘Run This Town’ – April 10, 2018
Damian Will Play a Flashy, Unpredictable Politician with No Filter
by Michael Oliveira | The Globe and Mail | April 10, 2018
As we initially reported back on March 26 and confirmed by both Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter, Damian will play controversial ex-Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in the drama, Run This Town. In an interview released today, Damian revealed he was fitted with a prosthetic in order to play the former mayor, who died in 2016 at the age of 46. Damian told Kit Magazine the process took an entire afternoon, which involved “getting his face and head completely covered in silicon strips, breathing through a small hole near the nose.”
However, writer-director Ricky Tollman clarified the film is not a biopic. Tollman says Ford is actually a fairly minor character in the story of a young wannabe journalist and other millennials who struggle to make a living in a post-recession economy. Ben Platt plays a bumbling newsroom intern who wants to break the story on the Ford scandal — but is several steps behind other reporters.
Tollman said he was thrilled to recruit Lewis to portray Ford, calling him “one of the most talented actors working today.” “I thought that this is a guy that can play the moments of darkness and depth, but can also play the lighter moments. Rob was a guy that was elected because people wanted to grab a beer with the guy, you know?” said Tollman.
“He [Lewis] took to the idea that this wasn’t a one-dimensional version of this character.”