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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!
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:
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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
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 Junction, perusing 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.
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Slippery Tips From A Well-Known Local: The Tentacle Purveyor
by Kentishtowner | January 5, 2015
The Homeland star revealed his local shopping – and cooking – habits in an interview in Saturday’s Times Magazine.
We were somewhat tickled by an article we read on a certain Tufnell Park-dwelling celeb at the weekend. It seems even A-listers now do their shopping on Fortess Road, the NW5 strip which witnessed a slew of new openings last year.
The eight-legged fun started when dishy actor Damian Lewis, best known for his role in the international smash hit series Homeland, explained to journalist Polly Vernon how he cooked an entire octopus for his kids the other Sunday.
“It was so gratifying,” he said, “because we’ve got the posh new fishmonger [in London’s Tufnell Park, where Lewis lives], haven’t we? And because my children are such awful north London children, and we’ve taken them to Carluccio’s once too often, they like octopus and squid and all that. So I went to the fishmonger, said, ‘I want some octopus,’ not knowing that he’d just throw an entire octopus into a plastic bag. It’s very heavy, floppy, stringy. From top to bottom, like this.”
At this points Lewis goes on to demonstrate its size (about a foot and a half), before offering Times readers a cooking hint or two. “I said, ‘That looks enormous.’ They said, ‘Don’t worry, you’ll lose about 40 per cent, because a lot of that’s water.’ So you simmer it for an hour. Really soften it up. Then you stick it in the pan with butter and paprika, and some salt and pepper, and it’s lovely! Fantastic! And you chop it all up. I nearly cocked it up, by showing my daughter, who doesn’t allow moths to be killed. I showed her the octopus the night before, long and stringy and huge, and she went, ‘Oh!’ And then she totally forgot about it, and ate it.”