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Dream Horse Screening at Kilmersdon Village Hall

Reel People Film Group

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 18, 2023

Big screen cinema entertainment returns to Kilmersdon Village Hall in Somerset on Friday, 20th October as the local community film group, Reel People Films open their new season with a screening of the wonderful, Dream Horse.

Reel People’s opening film, Dream Horse (Cert PG, 1hr 42 mins) is a ‘feelgood’ choice to start your weekend. Set in a Welsh mining village, the film tells the ‘true’ story of an unlikely racehorse, ‘Dream Alliance’, raised by a local bartender with very little money who needs to convince the local community to support her. Starring Toni Collette and Damian Lewis. Doors and bar open at 7:15 p.m. for a drink and a chat, with the film at starting 8:00 p.m.

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5 Transformative Sports Films Based on True Stories

Dream Horse: Community and Togetherness

by Shahnaz Mahmud | Sundance Institute | August 29, 2023

Major moments in sports history remain long in the memories of fans. But, often it’s the off-the-field narratives — the behind-the-scenes stories of how those major moments came to be — that are transformative, with the power to change how we live our lives for the better.

Enter the sports film based on a true story.

When we follow the lives of athletes and their true personal stories as told through the narrative lens, their resonance is amplified. These are deeply human stories, ones that reach into our everyday lives.

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Damian Lewis Enjoys Some Golfing in Wales

Ace in the Hole

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 26, 2023

This weekend Damian was spotted in the Welsh countryside of Llandybie near Llandeilo, Wales at the Glynhir Golf Club, stopping in at the golf course’s Pro Shop. Is it me, or is his hair blonder? Perhaps some highlights for a new role or his current vampy role as the malevolent and alluring Uncle Will in the vampire comedy, The Radleys. Or maybe the lighter locks are a result from all that fun in the sun from his recent vacation in St  Tropez.

Damian has shared many times over that he loves going to Wales. From history we know Damian’s North Walian father Watcyn and his grandparents were all Welsh, so he has links to the area having been a regular visitor since his youth. Holidays and weekends were spent either in Llandeilo or around the beaches of Porthmadog, celebrating St. David’s Day was a childhood event and the Welsh team was the only one to back in rugby. The family has a second home there, which they have occupied in Llandeilo for more than 40 years.

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Six Underrated Welsh Movies You Must Watch

The Baker (UK) aka Assassin in Love (USA)

by Rhys Gregory | Wales 247 | February 15, 2023

Wales is known for its breathtaking scenery, passionate culture, and centuries of history; however, one aspect that often gets overlooked is the country’s vibrant movie industry. With a great selection of both modern and classic films- Wales has produced some truly underrated gems that all movie enthusiasts should watch. People often ask us questions, including “are there any films set in Wales and about Wales?” and “what Netflix series was filmed in Wales?”

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the best-underrated films made in Wales. However, some of the movies filmed in Wales or any other country may not be available in some countries due to regional restrictions. To bypass such restrictions; it’s essential to have a VPN download free. A VPN on PC or a smartphone can be useful for several situations- including getting protection from hackers. We’ll discuss it further later in this article. So, if you’re a movie lover and looking for some amazing hidden gems to watch this weekend then stay tuned!

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Dream Horse Wins Two BAFTA Cymru Awards

Actor and Sound

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 10, 2022

The winners of the 31st BAFTA Cymru Awards were announced on October 9, 2022 at a special ceremony at St David’s Hall in Cardiff, hosted by TV presenter Alex Jones. The Awards honour excellence and celebrate talent across film and television in Wales. Dream Horse won two awards that evening: Owen Teale won the award for Actor and the film won in the Sound category. The film also had nominations for Feature Television/Film, Make-Up and Hair, Photography and Lighting: Fiction. Congratulations to Owen and the sound team!

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Dream Horse Leads BAFTA Cymru 2022 Nominations

BAFTA Cymru: Wales

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 7, 2022

Dream Horse starring Damian Lewis is leading this year’s Bafta Cymru Awards with five nominations. Actor Owen Teale has been nominated for his role as Brian, the husband of Ms. Vokes, played Toni Collette. The film also has nominations for Feature Television/Film, Make-Up and Hair, Photography and Lighting: Fiction, and Sound. Dream Horse tells the story of Dream Alliance, the horse that won the Welsh Grand National in 2009 after being raised on allotment near Blackwood by Jan Vokes.

BAFTA Cymru Awards honor excellence and celebrate talent across film and television in Wales, and returns with an in-person ceremony in Cardiff for the first time in two years due to the pandemic. The ceremony will be hosted by Alex Jones at St. David’s Hall on Sunday, October 9, 2022. The ceremony will be available to watch live on BAFTA’s YouTube channel here.

Source: BAFTA.org
Secondary Source: BBC News

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Stream Dream Horse On Hulu

Dream Horse Streaming on Hulu

by Gingersnap | Hulu | May 24, 2022

Dream Horse starring Damian Lewis and Toni Collette is now available to stream on Hulu with a premium subscription. For more information, visit Hulu here.

The film tells the inspiring true story of a small town bartender who decides to breed a racehorse. The community chips in their small earnings and the investment pays off as he becomes a beacon of hope in their struggling town.

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Damian Lewis Joins the Hay Festival 2022 Line-Up

Damian Will Read Poetry at Hay Festival 2022

by Damianista | damian-lewis.com | April 5, 2022

UPDATE May 28, 2022 – Damian is no longer part of the line-up due to conflict in scheduling.

The Hay Festival is coming back as an in-person event for the first time in three years! This is the 35th spring edition of the festival in Hay-on-Wye. They have announced their 2022 spring line-up with more than 500 in-person events and there will be a feast of  talks, music, comedy, lectures, poetry and more from Thursday, May 26 to Sunday, June 5.

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The 10 Best Sports Movies Released In 2021, According To IMDb

Dream Horse

by Matt Paulsen | Screen Rant | December 29, 2021

With 2021 coming to a close, sports fans have a number of great movies to watch and enjoy that were released this year, ranked here by IMDb. Audiences have started racing back into theaters thanks to Spider-Man and the other holiday releases. One of those releases is American Underdog. The Kurt Warner story is just one of many sports movies that have been released this year. While the box office is filled with superheroes, action and a lot of CGI, sports movies are often overlooked.

They may not have lit up the box office, but fans of the genre still have a number of great options to seek out and enjoy over the holiday break and beyond. After all, everybody loves a good underdog story.

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The 13 Best Comedy Movies Of 2021 Ranked

Dream Horse

by Liam Gaughan | Slash Film | December 6, 2021

2021 was certainly an unpredictable year for comedy films. Not only were film productions and releases affected by the COVID-19 crisis, but for many, it’s hard to laugh in the face of an ongoing pandemic.

As such, the comedy films of 2021 were an interesting batch that covered many different genres. Some of the biggest hits of the year were action-comedies that seamlessly combined thrills and laughs; while films like “Red Notice,” “The Suicide Squad,” and “Nobody” have more serious elements, there’s certainly a large amount of comedy in both. After a challenging year, audiences enjoyed these humorous crowd pleasers.

In addition, the prominence of streaming services and simultaneous distribution strategies has allowed many smaller and independent films to gain a larger audience. Between Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Shudder, film fans have more freedom than ever to explore a wide range of comedic films. It’s been particularly interesting to see how indie artists have responded to the pandemic with innovative projects, and many of 2021’s comedy films are expected to be major awards contenders.

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Dream Horse On Digital Now

Download and Keep Now

by Warner Brothers UK | Twitter | August 27. 2021

Saddle up for an unmissable true story! Dream Horse starring Damian Lewis and Toni Collette is on digital media now. For more information, visit Warner Brothers UK here. The website has links to the movie on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Google Play, Sky Store, and more.

The film is also available for preorder on DVD and Blu-ray. If you fancy getting yourself a copy, you can do so here. The film will be released on disc on September 13th of this very year. However, Amazon UK DVD/Blu-Ray states release is December 31, 2021. Or, order your copy directly from Warner Brothers UK shop here. Use the code WELCOME for 10% discount.

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Memories of Damian Lewis and Toni Collette Filming Dream Horse in Blaenavon

Memories of When Hollywood Came to Blaenavon

by Tom Moody | South Wales Argus | June 8, 2021

Picture: Katrina Maving

Viewers from Blaenavon might just recognise some local landmarks, or even themselves.

Dream Horse follows Jan Vokes, from Cefn Fforest, who brought together a syndicate of local people to breed a foal, named Dream Alliance, raising him on an allotment and going on to win the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow Racecourse in 2009.

Filming took place in Blaenavon in May 2019, with many residents taking up the call to appear as extras in the film.

Following the release of the film, a number of residents have shared their memories of being involved in the production. Here are just a few.

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