Desert Island Discs with Damianista

I identify a lot of things in my life with music. Almost every piece of music I love reminds me of some sweet moment, and sometimes a bittersweet one from a particular time in my life. I associate my memories with music so much so that I believe we all should have a life soundtrack. And I know my husband would tell you mine should be the soundtrack of the movie Amelie! 😀

Damian playing the piano after Game for Grenfell, September 2, 2017

It has been pretty easy to identify the pieces of music that reminds me of Damian, who is a very musical man, or several characters that he brings to life. The only challenge has been to limit the list to eight. I have done my best to choose the eight I feel most strongly about and I hope you enjoy them! Continue reading “Desert Island Discs with Damianista”

Gentle Means (A Forsyte Saga Fan
Fiction) Chapter 2: Freakish Encounter

Hello everyone! Damianista welcomes you to the Fan Fiction of the month!

I believe many of you have read the first chapter The Urchin in the Attic in Mel’s wonderful The Forsyte Saga fan fiction Gentle Means. We are thrilled to bring you Chapter 2 today. Hope you enjoy our beloved Soames’ new adventures and come back for more! Continue reading “Gentle Means (A Forsyte Saga Fan Fiction) Chapter 2: Freakish Encounter”

Whatever Damian Lewis Is In, They Will Watch: Christine, Joanne and Julie’s Stories

Hi everyone! Damianista welcomes you to a NEW Fan Story Tuesday.

We have another lovely “short and sweet” collective today from three wonderful fans, Christine, Joanne, and Julie, who “discovered” Damian in his early work, namely Band of Brothers and The Forsyte Saga. They certainly have one thing in common: they will watch whatever Damian is in 🙂

I really need to say a few words about Christine before I give you these wonderful fan stories. Christine is running a Facebook Page called Historical Fiction Miscellany. And if you like historical fiction I would highly recommend you to follow the page because here is some great conversation going on there. And I cannot thank Christine enough for letting us share our Wolf Hall recaps on her page when the mini-series was on PBS. JaniaJania and I had a real ball there and we cannot wait for Hilary Mantel finish the third book, we get our Henry and Thomas back for one more season, and more importantly, we pick up the great discussion with historical fiction aficionados on Historical Fiction Miscellany!

Massive thanks go to Christine, Joanne and Julie for taking the time to share their fan stories with us. Cheers! Continue reading “Whatever Damian Lewis Is In, They Will Watch: Christine, Joanne and Julie’s Stories”

Damian Lewis as Soames Forsyte

Strange to talk about a series that happened over 10 years ago, but discussing Damian Lewis’ oeuvre without touching on Soames Forsyte and the Forsyte Saga would just be incomplete. Gentle Means, the lovely fanfic we recently published from our talented guest blogger, Mel, got this character back front and center in my mind.

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source: Granada Television/WGBH

Imagine if you will, a 30 year old actor just returned from completing his first “Hollywood” venture, the most expensive series ever produced and shown on HBO, Band of Brothers. It was a hit! Everyone wants him! Everyone wants him to come back over the pond and play….another soldier. Word has it,  that Damian was offered a role in Blackhawk Down and turned it down to stay in England and play Soames Forsyte. One may speculate he told the casting folks that he can’t do it but his good friend and fellow Eton-ite Ewan MacGregor might be free. 🙂 Of course, Blackhawk Down was a great film, but, boy, we’re glad Damian said no. Continue reading “Damian Lewis as Soames Forsyte”

Gentle Means (A Forsyte Saga Fan
Fiction) Chapter 1: The Urchin in The Attic

Hello everyone! Damianista welcomes you to the Fan Fiction of the month!

I believe many of you have already read Mel’s lovely fan story and so you know she is proud to be a card-carrying member of our “dark horse” club…

…and we are extremely thrilled to publish her brilliant fan fiction today! As you see from the title, Urchin in The Attic is only Chapter 1 in the series of new adventures our beloved Soames will have thanks to Mel’s wonderful imagination! ENJOY and come back for more! Continue reading “Gentle Means (A Forsyte Saga Fan Fiction) Chapter 1: The Urchin in The Attic”

Another “Dark Horse” That Would
Perplex Damian Lewis: Mel’s Story

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

Today’s story comes from Mel, a relatively recent fan of Damian, and a proud member of our very exclusive “Dark Horse” Club! In case you don’t know what I am talking about, here is Damian providing an explanation at Times Talks London back in 2014 😀

Well, even knowing Damian would not go out with us cannot stop us from loving Soames, would it, Mel? 😀

Big thanks go to Mel for taking the time from her extremely busy schedule (about which you will find out a bit in her story) to write her wonderful fan story for us and for her very kind words about Fan Fun. And we cannot wait to publish her “dark horse” fan fiction soon on the blog. Cheers!

Continue reading “Another “Dark Horse” That Would Perplex Damian Lewis: Mel’s Story”