Written By GingersnapComments Off on Band of Brothers Airs on Memorial Day – May 25, 2018
Memorial Day TV Honors Patriotism
by Robert Rorke | New York Post | May 25, 2018
Some networks have devoted portions of its programming to movies and series that celebrate military service, including all 10 episodes of Band of Brothers.
Band of Brothers Monday, May 28 9:30/8:30 a.m. EST/CST Channel: HBO2
The all-day broadcast of the beloved miniseries follows a World War II unit called Easy Company, 2nd Battalion of the 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army. Damian Lewis (“Homeland,” “Billions”) and Ron Livingston head up a large cast that included stars-in-the-making such as Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Rake Magazine Interview: A True Leading Man – Feb 15, 2018
In an exclusive interview with The Rake, Damian Lewis tells Tom Chamberlin why we all, in spite of ourselves, love an anti-hero.
by Tom Chamberlin | The Rake Magazine | February, 2018
Source: The Rake Magazine – Photo by: Kalle Gustafsson
Lewis – from Life to Homeland, Wolf Hall to Billions – has become the finest purveyor of modern drama’s moral ambiguities. In fact, writes Tom Chamberlin, if you can think of an actor who has influenced our golden age of television more than him, speak up…
Among the more ambiguous archetypes of the celluloid age, that of ‘leading man’ is perhaps the least defined. Far from the specific criteria of commedia dell’arte and melodrama, in which the characters are demarcated (bad guy = black hat and moustachioed, etc.), the leading man is purely subjective. Arguably he is the origin of celebrity, pulling screen presence into the limelight of fame. But the list of leading men over the years has shown that no colour, size, hair, manner or cultural identity has ever had dominion over the sobriquet. That is until Damian Lewis entered the fray. For Lewis is a man who, above anything else, is an exemplar of leadership and integrity at a time when the acting world could use a dose of it.
Damian Lewis takes charge of rooms when he enters them. Photoshoots with celebrities are often led by either the photographer, who squeezes every image he or she can from the available time; the stylist, whose job is to make sure a well-curated variety of clothes appears in the magazine; or the publicist, who tends to be the powerbroker. The ‘talent’ can often struggle through the day (except, of course, former Rake cover subjects), regarding the experience as a necessary nuisance. Not so with Mr. Lewis.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on How to Stream Band of Brothers – Jan 15, 2018
Is Band of Brothers on Netflix?
How to stream the Emmy Award winning war drama mini-series
by Katherine Plummer – RadioTimes – January 15, 2018
Source: Getty Images
Band of Brothers is an Emmy award winning war drama series based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose’s book of the same name, that tells the story of “E” Easy Company, a regiment of paratroopers that fought in World War 2.
Produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, it follows the chaos that the regiment witnessed, and their heroic activity from their initial training to the war’s end. Each episode focuses on different characters, played by award-winning actors including Damian Lewis and Ron Livingston.
Those who want a slice of the action can stream the show on HBO GO in America or Amazon Instant Video in the UK. It is also available to stream on Now TV. However, Band of Brothers is not currently shown on Netflix in the UK.
Read the rest of the original article at RadioTimes
“I wouldn’t want to impose a sense of duty on my children, but I think a sense of honour is always important” – Source: The Guardian
I grew up in London, one of four children. We were a very loud family, not a lot of listening, plenty of talking. My mum was a hearth mother, she loved to gather us all around her – Sunday lunches were a big thing. She was very good at thinking on her feet – people used to say she should go into politics.
My dad has always been very theatrical. He never worked in the theatre – he’s always worked in insurance – but in another life and another time, he could have done that. His love of the theatre meant I was always going to shows and plays as I was growing up; and then I started acting at school.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Damian Attends MOMA Film Benefit: A Tribute to Tom Hanks – Nov 15, 2016
Damian Attends MOMA Film Benefit: A Tribute to Tom Hanks
by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – November 15, 2016
Damian attended the 9th annual Museum of Modern Art film benefit for Tom Hanks on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Other guests included, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Anna and Graydon Carter, Clint Eastwood, David Geffen, Ron Howard, Karl Lagerfeld and Julianne Moore. The event, presented by CHANEL, honored Mr. Hanks as a steadfast screen presence of more than 30 years, from the early days of his career to his greatest accomplishments.
Both Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg were instrumental in Damian’s early career, casting him as Dick Winters in the famed HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.
All proceeds of the event benefited the Department of Film, MOMA.
Damian with Alessandro Nivola. Source: Getty Images
Arriving at the Event – Damian with Rajendra Roy and Alessandro Nivola. Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan. Source: Getty Images