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Damian Lewis Caricature Featured in Celebrity London Tube Map Book

Stars on the Tube: Who’s Famous at YOUR Station?

by Bridget Galton | Hamstead & Highgate | May 19, 2022

Cartoonist Simon Ellinas has created a book of 272 caricatures of celebrities associated with each Tube stop, detailing their connections to each area. Simon Ellinas first started doing caricatures of his teachers as a Hampstead Schoolboy.

And after training at Harrow Art School of Art, the former St. Anthony’s and UCS pupil enjoyed a career as a cartoonist and illustrator for magazines and newspapers – including drawing caricatures for the nationals.

Now he has published his “lockdown project” which puts a famous face to every underground stop. The Barnet resident researched each destination, but says while areas like Hampstead (Ricky Gervais) and Highgate (Karl Marx) had “lots of possibilities” other celebrity connections were “more tenuous”.

“Once you get out onto the fringes you’re scrabbling around to find someone. For the new station at Nine Elms I chose Joanna Lumley because she was said to shop there. But most of them have strong connections, they were born, live, work or in the case of Dylan Thomas in Camden, they drank there – he drank in a lot of places, but I chose Camden Town.”

BBC correspondent Katya Adler was assigned Swiss Cottage because she attended South Hampstead High School. Martin Freeman is Belsize Park because “I heard he lived there.” Actor Damian Lewis lives in Tufnell Park, and Ray Davies is Archway, because Muswell Hill doesn’t have a tube stop and The Kinks played the Archway Tavern. Meanwhile Rolling Stone Keith Richards graces St. John’s Wood because “he wrote I Can’t Get No Satisfaction there in the 60s”, and Helena Bonham Carter grew up around Golders Green.

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Here’s the Scoop – Sept 20, 2019

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Damian Videos

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 20, 2019

Damian is endorsing his neighbor and fellow Tufnell Park community store Ruby Violet Ice Cream and Sorbet in a crowd sourcing effort. The store is seeking investments to meet exciting new opportunities because the increased demand has made their small kitchen unable to meet the range and size of orders. By upgrading their equipment and workspace, they will be able to meet existing and future demand, and keep innovating.

Helen talks about their spectacular, lip-smacking ice cream that is made with organic milk and fresh fruit in a video located here, where you can also donate to help the crowd funding effort. Ruby Violet Ice specializes in vegan sorbets and exotic creations of unusual flavors. They are the wizards of ice cream and like Damian says, it’s a win, win!

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VIDEO: Ribbon Cutting of Ketul Desai’s Shop – July 21, 2018

The Little Shop Around Damian’s Corner

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 21, 2018

Source: Twitter @NisaEast

Damian participated in the grand re-opening launch of Ketul Desai’s ‘General Store’ in Tufnell Park, London on Saturday, July 21, 2018. He was there for the ribbon cutting of the family run, independent Co-Op food and convenience store, which sells premium wines, daily essentials and sundries, with a newly added Post Office and they even offer Uber Eats delivery. How lovely that Damian supports his local store owners and neighborhood community. Below is a video of Damian at the event:

Source: Twitter @AlexYau_RN

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The Tufnell Stumble – Nov 22, 2017

The Tufnell Stumble

by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – November 22, 2017

Here’s an early Christmas present for all Damian Lewis fandom to enjoy! Today Future & Found tweeted that Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory will be at the fourth annual Tufnell Stumble, an event to kick-off Christmas shopping by celebrating independent shops and local businesses of Tufnell Park and to support the efforts of those working hard to bring unique quality of handmade items.  Damian and Helen are residents of Tufnell Park and whether local celebrities or not, they are involved in their community. In fact, Damian will be cutting the ribbon at Diverse, a womenswear shop located at 148 Fortess Road.

The ‘drinks and discounts’ occasion will be like a Pub Crawl for shoppers! Pass the mead as they say! The event, organized by Future & Found and Harrington & Squires, will take place Thursday, November 23 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  For more information, visit the virtual map or their Facebook event page and be sure to check back here for any additional news. Will you be at the ribbon cutting? Then tag your social media posts with #TufnellStumble for a chance to have your photo from the event featured on our website.

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Damian Lewis: On Why He Loves the Area and Kentishtowner – Sept 18, 2015

Damian Lewis: On Why He Loves the Area and Kentishtowner

by Larushka Ivan-Zadeh – Kentishtowner – September 18, 2015

Yesterday I interviewed Damian Lewis, star of Wolf Hall and Homeland, for Metro. What did I learn? That he has moved out of his house (formerly Hugh Laurie’s) in Tufnell Park. But only to get it decorated.

What else? That he has no plans to join the infamous ‘Primrose Hill set’.  “No, I think we’ve decided we like where we are,” he told me from New York, where he’s shooting Billions, a new TV series from the makers of Homeland (out in January).

Source: Showtime Billions

But perhaps most importantly, I learnt that he’s a fan of this very publication. Remarking that I lived locally, he said simply, “Do you write for the Kentishtowner? You should.”

When I asked if he was a fan, he said a definitive “yes.”  So look, here I am.

Back to Damian: “I’ve lived in Kentish Town and Camden for most part of the last 10 years,” he continued, and he’s not lying: he’s oft spotted shopping in Parliament Hill Farmer’s Market, having a pint at The Junctionperusing the wetfish stand at Jonathan Norris, or tramping round the Heath with his wife, the actress Helen McCrory and kid.

“It’s a really lovely neighbourhood full of interesting and smart people who do a whole host of different jobs,” he said.

Ruby Violet Ice Cream Parlour in Tufnell Park

Couldn’t put it better myself.

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