Prop Improv with Damian Lewis – Redux

L: Tardis from Dr. Who; C: Wonka Bar from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, ghost trap from Ghost Busters, Wilson from Cast Away; R: Marauder’s Map from Harry Potter

According to Wikipedia, a prop, formally known as theatrical property, is an object used on stage or screen by actors during a performance or production. In practical terms, a prop is considered to be anything movable or portable on a stage or a set, distinct from the actors, scenery, costumes, and electrical equipment. Based on that definition, clothing, shoes, hats or scarves would typically be out of play, but we are going to bend the rule just a bit and allow it! Interesting enough, consumable food items appearing in a production could be considered props, too.

So you know what all this means? It’s game time! Name three stage or screen props you would most like to own from the set of any of Damian’s theatre, film or television series and explain why. As an added bonus, some of us came up with an original or funny use of the prop, without using the prop the way it was intended. Let’s play Prop Improv with Damian Lewis.

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Damian Lewis Plays a Tudor King but Hangs out with the Windsors :D

Damian Lewis will be one of the leads at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations to be broadcast on ITV on May 15. BritBox North America has also announced that it would exclusively stream the celebrations in the UK live on May 15. You can go here for subscription for Britbox US. The live-streaming will begin at 3:30 PM ET / 12:30 PM PT on Sunday.

We know that Damian is no stranger to the Royal Family. While he may play a Tudor King, we have  seen him hanging out with the Windsors in recent years. And as we cannot wait to see him as part of  the celebrations to honor the Queen’s 70 years of public service, why don’t we take a walk in memory lane and remember the fun moments Damian had with the members of  the  Royal family?

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Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis at Time Out London Spy Weekend

We all know Damian Lewis is not a stranger to spy stories. He played Hector Meredith, an MI5 agent, in John le Carre’s Our Kind of Traitor on big screen. Our beloved Nicholas Brody was a double agent in Homeland. Damian narrated real-life spy stories in the docu-drama Spy Wars with Damian Lewis. We will see him as cold war era MI6 agent Nicholas Elliott in the upcoming mini-series A Spy Among Friends. And today I will take you all back to “Time Out London Spy Weekend” in 2016 where Damian read from le Carre’s memoir The Pigeon Tunnel.

ENJOY!

One of my best friends from high school, who lives in Istanbul, and I, who live in the US, make a decision to meet somewhere in between and choose London as sort of a mid-point. We buy our tickets in February for our very anticipated London trip in May. And now that I am back from the trip, I just can’t help congratulate myself for randomly choosing the BEST week in May to be in London! Continue reading “Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis at Time Out London Spy Weekend”

From Shakespeare to Bronte: Lourdes’ Dream Role(s) for Damian Lewis

Hi everyone! Damianista here. The screenwriter and casting director we have today is Lourdes, a lawyer and  writer, all the way from Peru! I was so lucky to visit Lourdes’ beautiful country a couple of years ago and I would recommend everyone to travel there. As I leave it to Lourdes, huge thanks go to her for sharing her dream role(s) for Damian with us.

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Damian Lewis Talks James Bond: Books, Movies and the Never-ending Rumors *UPDATED*

“The great thing about Bond is how bad a spy he is, and how brilliant he is in recovering his position. Bond makes endless mistakes. That’s what’s fun about him, and then [he] has to do something extraordinary to recover himself.” – Damian Lewis

Damian narrated the  is currently filming A Spy Among Friends in which he is portraying Nicholas Elliot, a real life MI6 agent during Cold War years. And this obviously brings to mind the rumors going on for six years or so that Damian Lewis is in “the running” to be the next James Bond. Given that Daniel Craig is coming back to play the world’s most famous secret agent again in the 25th official James Bond movie, the rumor does not hold much water at the moment. However, it is such a FUN rumor that we could not resist blogging about it earlier here and are still having fun with it! Besides, it is a true pleasure to see how Damian handles the 007 questions with some fresh humor every single time.

As the inevitable 007 question has popped up left right in the last three years, here is my TOP gotta LOVE this guy” 007 moments with! Continue reading “Damian Lewis Talks James Bond: Books, Movies and the Never-ending Rumors *UPDATED*”