Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis at 2012 Emmy Awards

“I don’t really believe in judging art. But I thought I’d show up just in case. Turned out alright.” – Damian Lewis


We have Prime Time Emmy Awards coming up this Sunday. As much as I believe it is a crime that we do not have stakes in this year’s Emmys, I will just keep calm and carry on taking us all back to 2012 Emmy Awards and re-live Damian’s BIG MOMENT!

Well, it all starts with the nomination. Homeland scores BIG in Prime Time Emmy  nominations  – it is not just a record number of nominations for Showtime and but also the highest for any freshman series that year!

Entertainment Weekly asks Damian how he feels about his nomination just after the Emmy nominations are announced.

“I’m really thrilled. Over the moon. I was asleep. So I was just getting some extra zzzzs and I woke up with my phone buzzing next to my head.”

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Discovering a Young “American” Actor in Band of Brothers: Kana and Cindee’s Stories

Hello, everyone! Damianista welcomes you to a NEW Fan Story Tuesday!

As Band of Brothers is having the 16th anniversary of its debut on HBO this week, what can be a better celebration than sharing with the fandom lovely stories from fans who “discovered” Damian Lewis as Dick Winters in Band of Brothers? And Kana and Cindee have more in common than “meeting” Damian in Band of Brothers: Both were extremely surprised when they found out the actor who brings Major Dick Winters to life on television was, in fact, British! 😀 Thank you, Kana and Cindee, for sharing your wonderful stories with us. Here’s to sharing Damian Lewis love for many years together!  Continue reading “Discovering a Young “American” Actor in Band of Brothers: Kana and Cindee’s Stories”

Damian Lewis attends GFI Charity Day for
Sohana Research Fund

Today is the 16th anniversary of one of the darkest days in nation’s history. Nearly 3,000 people died and more than 6,000 people were wounded in the deadliest terrorist act in world history on September 11, 2001. Cantor Fitzgerald, one of the world’s premier capital markets investment banks, lost 658 of its New York employees, considerably more than any other employer in the towers, and 68% of its entire workforce on September 11.

BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund have turned the tragic anniversary of September 11 into an uplifting day of giving since 2005. They distribute 100% their global revenues on Charity Day to the Cantor Fitzgerald Fund and dozens of charities around the world to commemorate their friends and colleagues perished on September 11.

Top celebrities representing participating charities visit the trading floor on Charity Day and join licensed brokers to conduct transactions with clients.

Damian Lewis with Sohana and her mother Sharmila at BGC Charity Day 2014, source: Sohana Research Fund

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Remembrance 2017

Band of Brothers is a masterful series that taps into every possible emotion that you can feel and it pulls absolutely no punches when trying to display and emphasise the horrors the men and woman fighting in World War II faced.

Band of Brothers sets out to remember those who served in World War II and show us what they had to endure. There is so much for each of us to take from the series, but my own impressions are that the intention was not to glorify war or to paint these men as superhuman.

There is a touching moment (among many) in the extras when Major Dick Winters quotes a passage from a letter he received from Sergeant Mike Ranney, “I cherish the memories of a question my grandson asked me the other day when he said, ‘Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?’ Grandpa said ‘No…but I served in a company of heroes’.” Continue reading “Remembrance 2017”

Band of Brothers: Before and After 9/11

onecollageSixteen years ago today, September 9, 2001, a documentary-like mini-series tribute to D-Day and to WWII, Band of Brothers, aired its two first episodes. Two days later that same year the world turned upside down. It was very difficult for any entertainment to be very entertaining in the days after September 11, 2001. If there were people who looked at ratings, advertising revenue, critical reviews and other such metrics to gauge the success of a series, chances are that they, like the rest of us, were distracted by other headlines. On this anniversary, I wanted to examine how Band of Brothers was perceived by critics, before and after September 11, 2001.

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Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis at Band of Brothers Boot Camp

‘It’s very authentic, dripping in sincerity, there’s nothing sensational about it. It had a docu-drama feel to it which people responded to. –Damian Lewis on Band of Brothers


Band of Brothers, absolutely one of the best, if not the best, WWII mini-series ever made for television, is having the sixteenth anniversary of its debut on HBO this weekend. Lewisto and I started a Band of Brothers marathon last night. And so did Holliedazzle and her own ginger! Hope many of you are doing the same!

We have a loving tribute planned for Band of Brothers anniversary with several posts in coming days and weeks. And we kick it off today talking about how Band of Brothers boot camp helps Damian Lewis, a 29-year old British actor at the time, transform into a WWII era American paratrooper, or in Damian’s words, turn “a rice pudding” into a “celery stalk” 🙂 Continue reading “Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis at Band of Brothers Boot Camp”