From Homeland to Shakespeare:
Damian Lewis Narrates Audiobooks *UPDATED*

We always hear fans say, and cannot agree with them more, that Damian Lewis can read the phone book and they can listen to him all day. Having said that, why would we have to hear Damian read the phonebook to us as we have much better books out there he could read for us?

source: Mr. Porter

YES! Damian narrates Audiobooks! If you have not tried it before, it is a total pleasure to have him read you a story. It feels like the equivalent of CBeebies for adults, highly recommended for bed time but also for anytime, doctor’s orders! And Damian has narrated a good variety of books that it is really easy to pick a favorite.

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Damian Lewis Narrates Audiobooks *UPDATED*”

All We Need is… The Love Book with Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory!

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February is the month of LOVE and poetry is one of the most beautiful ways to express love…¬†We love poetry on Fan Fun with Damian Lewis. And, especially because Damian loves and actively supports poetry, we do our best to promote poetry! And, one¬†of the main poetry projects Damian supports is the Love Book project including a book as well as an app,¬†a brilliant collection of classic and contemporary love poems that vary from Shakespeare to E.E. Cummings to Maya Angelou.

It is always a pleasure to talk about the Love Book project and an absolutely delightful Love Book event that I was extremely lucky to attend in October 2014 at Cheltenham Literature Festival: Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory read Great Love Poems. followed by a wonderful book signing by Allie, Damian and Helen!

And I am thinking there is a pretty good DIY Valentine’s Day project for you and your significant other hidden in there – keep reading! Continue reading “All We Need is… The Love Book with Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory!”

TOP Damian Lewis Moments 2020: Philanthropy

There is no question that the last nine months have been different than any other for everyone. And so, for Damian, too, there was no filming, no going out in London, no theatre, no Wimbledon, no summer festival or live concert. l. But the good news is that the pandemic did not stop him from being very good at doing good.

We talked about Damian and Helen’s finest moment during the pandemic, Feed NHS, earlier here.

But then Damian wore his charity hat multiple times throughout the year for different great causes. And I think if Damian’s generous heart does not make a top moment, what else does?

So let’s start!

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Throwback Thursday to WWI with Damian Lewis

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Remembrance Day¬†is a few days away. Also known as Poppy Day in the Commonwealth countries, Remembrance Day is a¬†memorial day observed to remember the members of their armed forces who died in the line of duty in World War I. It coincides with¬†Veterans Day¬†in the US that was proclaimed first as Armistice Day at the end of the Great War¬†and¬†that honors all men and women that served in the United States Armed Forces. Remembrance Day is¬†observed on November 11 in most countries because the hostilities of WWI¬†ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”, in accordance with the armistice¬†signed¬†that day¬†between the representatives of Germany and the Entente. And, red poppies became a symbol of the day due¬†to the WWI poem In¬†Flanders Fields¬†that talks about red poppies blooming over some of the worst battlefields in Flanders.

So I thought it would be appropriate to travel back to WWI in our Throwback Thursday today. But you may ask about what Damian Lewis has to do with WWI. Well, firstly, Damian is playing a WWI soldier in Queen of the Desert but also he participated in a WWI poetry reading in 2014 as part of the centenary commemorations of the Great War.

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Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory
at Cheltenham Literature Festival

Damian loves and supports poetry and so do we! One poetry project he has actively supported is The Love Book, a brilliant collection of classic and contemporary love poems that vary from Shakespeare to E.E. Cummings to Maya Angelou coming together in a book as well as in an app. And it is my utmost pleasure to take us all back to The Love Book event I was extremely lucky to attend at Cheltenham Literature Festival on October 12, 2014: Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory read Great Love Poems.

Whaaaa? Six years ago?!?!?! It feels like yesterday!

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