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The Red Revolution: What it Really Means to Have Crimson Locks – Feb 12, 2018

New Book Celebrates All Things Ginger

by Murray Scougall | The Sunday Post | February 12, 2018

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Despite just 2% of the world’s population having crimson locks, they are over-represented in high-profile public roles.

But it might be too soon for them to have the last laugh, as it’s feared the redhead gene could die out by 2060.

A new book, Ginger Pride – A Red-Headed History Of The World, examines what makes red hair so special – and confirms they really are a unique breed.

“It started off as a look at historical figures with red hair, as I noticed there was a bit of a trend,” explained author and “proud ginger” Tobias Anthony.

“But I decided to widen it to look at other topics.

“One aspect I was really intrigued by was the myth-making, like accusations of being vampires and witches centuries ago.

“Redheads play a hand in almost every aspect of the world as we know it, from Vikings to royalty (by the time Queen Elizabeth I passed, Britain had seen 138 consecutive years of redheads on the throne) to medicine.

Damian Lewis said, “The redhead stock is very high at the moment. This might be a unique moment in recent history, redheads everywhere are doing well – Prince Harry, Ed Sheeran, Julianne Moore, me, Lily Cole.”

“I think once you have this type of myth and aura connected to ginger hair, there’s some attraction to it. There is something that makes you stand out and seems to captivate people in a certain way and it makes sense to want to ride on the coat-tails of that.”

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Damian Lewis Attends ‘Loving Vincent’ Premiere – Oct 9, 2017

Damian Lewis Attends ‘Loving Vincent’ Premiere 

by Julia Pritchard for MailOnline – Daily Mail – October 9, 2017

Damian Lewis at Loving Vincent Premiere, Getty

Damian Lewis was back in London to attend the Loving Vincent UK Premiere and live broadcast at the National Gallery on October 9, 2017.

The film,  Loving Vincent is presented as part of the BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®, which runs from 4–15 October 2017; bringing the world’s best new films to venues across London.

Starring Helen McCrory, the film encapsulates the life and troubling myths surrounding the controversial death of Vincent van Gogh as told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them.

Helen was  joined by her co-stars and husband Damian Lewis at the screening in London.

The flagship Loving Vincent Exhibition will open in Noordbrabants Museum on 13 October 2017. The exhibition will contain 119 oil paintings from the film Loving Vincent, 10% of the paintings remaining after the filming process. 

Loving Vincent will be in cinemas 13 October 2017. For more information, please view the Loving Vincent UK premiere announcement and see our updated gallery.

There’s something familiar about Vincent…

Source: Loving Vincent Film & Getty

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