TOP Damian Lewis Moments 2017: Damian’s Summer

You can ask, and rightly so, why we call Damian’s summer a Top Moment of the year. Well, because, Damian constantly worked during summer months in the last six years, Homeland 2011-2013, Wolf Hall 2014, and Billions 2015-2016. There were obviously weekend escapes, especially during Homeland shoot in North Carolina, which Helen makes sound wonderful in an interview with Evening Standard…

“We went to the Appalachian Mountains, skinny-dipping in the white waters, camping…”

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…still, there was always work to come back to at the end of the weekend. The fact that they started shooting Billions Season 3 in September this year made it possible for our guy to fully enjoy the summer with his family. Thus, Summer of 2017 certainly qualifies as a top moment of the year!

I will never forget the moment at The Goat stage door back in May when a fan asked Damian about what he would be doing between The Goat and Billions. Damian responded promptly:

“I am going to have a summer.”

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TOP Damian Lewis Moments 2017: Philanthropy

What’s the key to happiness? Gratitude. And what’s the key to gratitude? Giving! The great irony of genuine heartfelt philanthropy is that, at its core, it’s just about the most selfish thing one can do. It feeds the soul in ways that nothing else can. And it’s a self-fulfilling cycle: with more giving, comes more gratitude. Really, for most people with beating hearts, after a certain age, when you’re surrounded by all the “stuff”, all the trappings of comfort and warmth, the richest luxury is to able to give some of it back, to your community, to causes you care about.

It seems Damian, in his myriad charitable and philanthropic pursuits, has figured out that formula well. You’ve heard about several of these pursuits already, from his relationship with the Sohana Research Fund to Soccer Match for Grenfell. Here are a few more pieces of evidence that Damian doesn’t take any of his success for granted and gives with all his heart whenever and whereever he can.

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TOP Damian Lewis Moments 2017: Game for Grenfell

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Well, it’s THAT time of the year again! We have “Best of 2017” lists wherever we look: Best Books of 2017, Best Movies of 2017, Best Music of 2017 and so on… And, it is our utmost pleasure to jump on the “Best of” wagon with our TOP Damian Lewis Moments of 2017! So we are taking the last week and a half of the year to reflect on the wonderful year Damian has had personally and professionally and hope to make you re-live those moments and SMILE BIG!

We don’t intend to rank the top moments as many “Best of” lists do. We pick the moments in which, we believe, Damian shines as a brilliant actor, a wonderful storyteller, a true gentleman or just a guy who knows to have a good time and bring them to you.

We are kicking off TOP Damian Lewis moments 2017 today with Damian playing in Game for Grenfell, a football match organized to raise funds for all families affected by the horrible Grenfell Tower fire in June that caused at least 80 deaths and more than 70 injuries. This special charity football game attests to our favorite guy’s talent in sports, his big heart as well as his fun side. Hope you enjoy it.  Continue reading “TOP Damian Lewis Moments 2017: Game for Grenfell”

Damian Lewis and Cricket

The thing about following an autodidact, a renaissance man, a man for all seasons, is that you tend to become a bit of those things yourself (if you weren’t already). If Damian were just an actor and did nothing else between acting gigs except hide out with the family somewhere far away from cameras and people and prying eyes, we’d have a pretty easy (and boring) time of it, wouldn’t we. But, no, this guy has to do lots of other things, namely a lot of other sporty things, pretty much the entire time he’s not working on the sport of his profession.

Damianista’s done a fine job telling us about Damian’s summer. And here, I’ll touch a bit more on one of those summerly interests, the one that may be, arguably, the most foreign to us Yanks: the game of cricket.

Damian was slated to play at Authors v Entertainers on September 12 to benefit Chance to Shine, an organization geared towards “spreading the power of cricket.” Whether he did in fact play or not, we can’t confirm. Nonetheless, here are some ponderings on some ins-and-outs and themes of this strange-to-us game, bits from his attendance at other cricket matches this summer, and some glorious shots of the Authors v Entertainers event at Wormsley.

Spoiler alert: Authors won over Entertainers in this match so chances are that Damian may not have been there afterall. 😀

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Damian Lewis: “I am going to have a
summer.” And, he DID!

Happy Labor Day! It means this is the last chance for most of us to make that last trip before the summer ends… It also means we will have our Englishman back in New York shortly for Billions Season 3 shoot. It goes without saying we will follow the shoot very closely and think and talk about our hopes, wishes and fantasies about Season 3 in the coming weeks and months.

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But, today, we will talk about Damian’s summer, the first summer he has fully enjoyed in the last six years. There were obviously weekend escapes especially during Homeland shoot in North Carolina which Helen makes sound wonderful in an interview with Evening Standard…

“We went to the Appalachian Mountains, skinny-dipping in the white waters, camping…”

…but, still, Damian has constantly worked all summer since he started shooting Homeland in spring 2011. So, when asked by a fan at The Goat stage door back in May about what he would be doing between The Goat and Billions, he responded promptly:

“I am going to have a summer.”

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From Locker Room to After-Party:
Damian Lewis at Game for Grenfell

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Well, he may call himself a muppet but Damian plays more like a professional baller in Game for Grenfell!

Les Ferdinand and Alan Shearer, two former football stars, put together Game4Grenfell, a football match between two amazing teams of football stars and non-football stars at Queen Park Rangers’ (QPR) Loftus Road Stadium “to raise funds and inspire hope for those affected” by the Greenfell Tower fire that caused at least 80 deaths and more than 70 injuries back in June. Continue reading “From Locker Room to After-Party: Damian Lewis at Game for Grenfell”