On Tuesday 13th October, actor and producer, Damian Lewis, best known for his appearances in Band of Brothers, Billions and Homeland, joined Simon Mayo to speak about his experiences as an Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust.
“To work with a charity that was targeting very specifically young people in this country, and grabbing them at the point where they might take a wrong turning, or might have just taken a wrong turning, but, it’s still an opportunity to steer them back on the right course, was brilliant.”
Lewis also spoke of Leon McGhie, who was awarded the Prince’s Trust Homesense Young Achiever award in 2019, who had his head turned through gang culture, and had been stabbed 5 times. “He approached the Prince’s Trust, took on their course which is called Team, not realising that the course was delivered by the MET police, and he turned his life around.”
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Top Moments of 2018
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 31, 2018
Far left: Damian performing Singing in the Rain at Old Vic’s Bicentennial Ball
It’s been quite the year for Damian, from starring in two new films as he continues to play Bobby Axelrod on Billions to his charity work, love of football, and hitting the town with Helen. There are “Best of 2018” lists everywhere you look so why should we be any different? So today, on the last day of the year, we revisit the memorable year Damian has had both personally, and professionally.
Below you will find links to the stories behind our Top Damian Lewis Moments of 2018:
Damian and Helen, Hand-in-Hand: Old Vic’s Bicentennial Ball, Best Beginnings, London Fashion Week, Circus Arts Gala, BRIT Awards, Letters Live, The Prince’s Trust, Wimbledon, Rolling Stones concert, British Summertime Festival, Port Eliot Festival, Liquid Leisure Aqua Park, family vacation in Italy, Chessington World of Adventures, and BGC Charity Day
Happy New Year and we will see all you fandom next year!
On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Damian and Helen, among other celebrity ambassadors, attended the Prince’s Trust reception event last night at St. James’s Palace, London in support of the Youth Can Do It campaign. Hosted by HRH Prince Charles, it was a chance for the Prince’s Trust to thank all the Ambassadors who have supported them throughout the years. What an incredible bunch!
No matter what their background, young people can achieve incredible things. Despite lives stifled by unemployment, homelessness, being in care or being in trouble with the law, young people can succeed with help. Without the right support, those from the most challenging backgrounds might never achieve their potential. The Prince’s Trust community gives vulnerable young people the chance to build a life for themselves and funds help to train, mentor and support them to build their skills and confidence.
For more information about the Prince’s Trust, please visit their website.
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Designing His Own Philanthropy, Part 2
by Lynda – guest blogger for Fan Fun With Damian Lewis – May 18, 2017
Part II of Lynda’s detailed survey into Damian’s generous heart. In case you missed Part I, it is here.
Programs benefiting children are near and dear to Damian’s heart. Since 2000, he has donated his valuable time serving as an Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust.In 2008, in a brief street interview on London news, Damian spoke about the importance of The Prince’s Trust providing opportunities for at-risk young people who might not otherwise follow positive paths in life.
In June 2013, for the 30th anniversary event at the Centre, he and Helen, also an Ambassador, donated their time at the vocational center Enterprise Programme, which supports youth development, mentorships, self-confidence building, and entrepreneurship. There, they actively engaged with program participants, learning about the benefits of the program and offering encouragement.
Most recently, on February 9, 2017, Ambassadors Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory attended The Prince’s Trust “Invest in Futures” formal reception enjoying the company of Prince Charles himself.
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Music Remains a Constant Force of Inspiration in All Our Lives
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 1, 2009
The Prince’s Trust released a book compilation titled, Inspired by Music that includes a personal reflection by Damian Lewis and many other celebrities like Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Benedict Cumberbatch, and more. Each portrait subject is accompanied by lyrics of a song that inspired them. The Foreward was written by Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and the Introduction was written by Phil Collins. All photography is by Cambridge Jones and the book was published in 2009 by Shoehorn Publishing. View images of the book here
By sharing their own thoughts and musical choices, the celebrities and young people featured in this book offer a unique insight into how one piece of music became their inspiration to survive, to excel, to remember or simply to be happy. The aim of The Prince’s Trust has always been to change the lives of young people in the UK whose music might tell a different story. The sale of every copy of this book will provide the vital funding needed to help more young people turn their lives around and realize their own inspiration.