A Greek Gal Finds Damian Lewis in a Greek Movie: Olga’s Story

Hello all! Damianista welcomes you to a NEW Fan Story Tuesday!

Today’s story comes from Olga, a wonderful old-timer in Damian Lewis fandom! Her first “meeting” goes way back to Brides, a lovely movie Damian made back in 2004, a movie that I also deeply love, and the rest is history šŸ˜€

Without further ado, here is Olga’s love letter to Damian from Greece. Thanks, Olga, for pouring your heart out in your story. S’agapo, my friend <3 Continue reading “A Greek Gal Finds Damian Lewis in a Greek Movie: Olga’s Story”

Summer Means Damian Lewis in Brides and Here is WHY

ā€œNiki, my darling, I thought about you all last night. That’s more or less how a love letter begins. Isn’t it, Niki? ā€Ā – Norman Harris

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source: Screencap from movie

UPDATE 07/10/2017: It is THAT time of the year again šŸ˜€ While I have been living in the US for the last 21 years, I come back to my native Turkey every summer to visit my family. I am currently in Izmir, my hometown, enjoying my time with family,Ā the food, the sun, and the blue waters of my belovedĀ Aegean sea!

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And while in Izmir, I cannot help think of a Damian Lewis movie which, in fact, starts in Izmir! So,Ā this re-post is sort of inevitable.

Well, have you seen Brides (Nyfes) yet? Continue reading “Summer Means Damian Lewis in Brides and Here is WHY”

Most Romantic Damian Lewis character? I Vote for Norman Harris in Brides

ā€œNiki, my darling, I thought about you all last night. That’s more or less how a love letter begins. Isn’t it, Niki? ā€Ā – Norman Harris

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source: Screencap from movie

UPDATE 07/16/2016: I have been living in the US for the last 20 years but I come back to my native Turkey every summer to visit my family. I am currently in Izmir, my hometown, enjoying my family,Ā the food, the sun, and the blue waters of my belovedĀ Aegean sea! And I can’t help think of a Damian Lewis movie that, in fact, starts in my hometown! So,Ā this re-post is just inevitable today…

I am so in the mood for writing about something romantic! SoĀ I have been thinking about all Damian Lewis characters to choose one that would fit theĀ bill.Ā And… Voila! Ā Norman Harris is the winner, for me,Ā as the most romantic characterĀ Damian brought to usĀ so far.

Have you seen Brides (Nyfes) yet?

Brides (Nyfes)Ā isĀ a 2004 movieĀ directed by celebrated Greek DirectorĀ Pantelis VoulgarisĀ and starring Damian Lewis andĀ Victoria HaralabidouĀ in the lead roles.Ā The movieĀ premiered at theĀ Toronto International Film FestivalĀ in 2004, and won theĀ Best Film AwardĀ at theĀ Greek State Film Awards, a part of theĀ Thessaloniki International Film FestivalĀ in 2004. The movieĀ is available for purchase onĀ Amazon.

Brides is a subtle, sad and beautiful story of impossible love between Norman Harris, an American photographer, and Niki Douka, a Greek seamstress. ItĀ is also a moving tale of womenĀ that need to put tradition, duty and sacrifice before love.Ā The central love story as wellĀ as the subplotsĀ resonate strongly with me;Ā however,Ā I choose to focus on Norman and Niki’s love story in this post.Ā  Continue reading “Most Romantic Damian Lewis character? I Vote for Norman Harris in Brides”

Throwback Thursday: Happy 10th Birthday to Brides!

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I am in my Homeland!

No… I am not in Carrie & Brody worldĀ šŸ™‚ I am just back in Turkey, the country that I was born and grew up in, for a few weeks to visit with family. To be precise, I am in Izmir, my hometown, a beautiful city onĀ Turkey’s West Coast that has a rich Greek heritage that reflects itself in all ways of life, which I LOVE. And, believe it or not, my hometown rings a bell about Damian Lewis that I want to talk about today! Damian hasĀ a movieĀ in which we first meet him in IzmirĀ (Smyrna in Greek).

Brides (Nyfes), anyone? Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: Happy 10th Birthday to Brides!”