We always talk about what we think about Damian Lewis and the characters he brings to life here, and I think, we have to leave the stage to Damian, from time to time, to see WHAT he thinks about… well, anything.
And why not start with what he thinks about his wonderful Wolf Hall co-star Mark Rylance?
When asked about his acting idols at the Hollywood Reporter Drama Actors Interview in 2012, Damian says:
Showtime drama pilot Billions shoot started on January 19 in New York!
What do we know so far? And, what do we WANT to know?
Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti are headlining Billions. Damian Lewis takes on the role of Bobby “Axe Axelrod — “a brilliant, ambitious hedge-fund king” and Paul Giamatti is Chuck Rhoades, “a hard-charging, whip-smart U.S. Attorney.”
I knew something would happen. First, I knew Damian Lewis was seen on Homeland set in September.
And then when he heard I was boycotting Homeland because of him in Cheltenham, Damian Lewis told me: “I may have a little surprise for you later on down the line.” So… I have been waiting for that little surprise since… and it came in Episode 7 aptly named “Redux.” Continue reading “The Day Brody came back :)”
Entirely Beloved… Cromwell! He has been Cardinal Wolsey’s “Entirely Beloved” for a long time and now our Thomas is gradually becoming the King’s “Entirely Beloved.”
And, Wolf Hall is surely becoming my “Entirely Beloved.” This is drama at its BEST with superb writing, directing, and acting. Damian Lewis and Mark Rylance absolutely STORM it together, and it’s just pure pleasure to watch, think, and write about Wolf Hall!
When we see Cromwell and the King in the last scene of Episode 1, the King eventually smiles at Cromwell… it is probably the exact moment that the King clearly sees that this man is smart and he, Henry, could actually make good use of him… and so the meteoric rise of Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII gets a good start there and then. Continue reading “Wolf Hall Episode 2: “Entirely Beloved””