Following Footsteps of Milo
Shakespeare: Dark Horse Goes to Grosmont

Hello all! Damianista here.

Dark Horse is one of the first, if not the first, fans that followed our Facebook page the day Fan Fun with Damian Lewis came to life almost five years ago. She wrote her brilliant story for our Fan Story Series, and is now an occasional contributor on Fan Fun! We are thrilled to have her today sharing with us a beautiful story about how she followed Milo Shakespeare’s footsteps in Grosmont, South Wales, the village where Gareth and Damian Lewis shot their killer comedy The BakerContinue reading “Following Footsteps of Milo Shakespeare: Dark Horse Goes to Grosmont”

Book Review: Meeting Damian Lewis

Never touch your idols: the gilding will stick to your fingers.

Il ne faut pas toucher aux idoles: la dorure en reste aux mains.
― Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

How I love when art gets meta: when a writer or artist has the self-awareness and genuine capacity to make fun of themselves. That’s what we mean when we say the writing is “honest”. There’s no agenda to convince or win over the reader, just a need to show, everything, even the warty not-attractive bits.

With her first novel, Meeting Damian Lewis, Christine Wilson has succeeded beautifully in that effort. Continue reading “Book Review: Meeting Damian Lewis”

Bobby Axelrod: The Boy Whose Dad Never Came Back – Part VII

Or should I say “Bobby Axelrod: The Boy Whose Dad Finally Came Back”? The Opportunity Zone project in Yonkers brings Axe a golden opportunity not only for receiving tax breaks but also for facing his past. Big time. I obviously knew Bobby’s dad was not a good husband or a good father, I mean the guy walked out on his wife and his 12 year old son, but still I never knew that Bobby has such a heartbreaking story where the wounds are still open and excruciatingly painful.

As he sits on the floor of his childhood room, a place where he thought he would never set foot again, Bobby shares with Wendy a story – this is not the entire story but only a glimpse into a very painful childhood –  about how it was back then. Continue reading “Bobby Axelrod: The Boy Whose Dad Never Came Back – Part VII”

Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis in Will – A Liverpool Movie

Damian Lewis at Anfield in 2016, source: Getty Images

Well, boys and girls, some of us have been waiting for this for thirty years.

Yes – THIRTY YEARS!

And, after three long decades, Liverpool has once again won the English Premier League Title! I understand that while it may not be the event of the year for many of you, I am not uncertain it is a huge highlight for the man to whom this blog is dedicated 😀

In celebration of Liverpool becoming the English Premiere League Champions, our Throwback Thursday today takes us to Will, a football movie Damian made in 2011, that is about Liverpool playing in the  2005 Champions League Final Match in  Istanbul, Turkey, yes, my native country! As the great Charlie Crews would say “everything is connected” 😀

Have you seen Will yet? Continue reading “Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis in Will – A Liverpool Movie”

How did Damian Lewis Become Soames Forsyte? *UPDATED*

source: anywayidontcare.blogspot.com
source: anywayidontcare.blogspot.com

We talked about how Damian Lewis became Dick Winters earlier here. Dick Winters is not only the first “American” that Damian brought to life on screen, but it is also the role that made him an internationally known actor. Accordingly, after his big success in Band of Brothers, Damian was offered roles in Hollywood, including a part in Black Hawk Down which he turned down to do… Well… The Forsyte Saga! 

When asked in an interview with Now Magazine in 2001 about why he turned down Black Hawk Down, Damian Lewis jokingly says:

“I’d had enough of soldiering. Out of a cast of about 10,000, there was only one woman in Band of Brothers. So for my next job I wanted girls in it. I wanted the smell of sweet perfume wafting out from make up each morning.” 😀 Continue reading “How did Damian Lewis Become Soames Forsyte? *UPDATED*”