“Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.” — Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1813.
Damian Lewis inspires fans in several different ways and we do our best to show this daily on Fan Fun with Damian Lewis.
We cannot be more different. We span different generations, time zones, cultural backgrounds and life experiences.
We cannot be more similar, either. We are all strongly opinionated women, inspired deeply by Damian Lewis, that do not shy away from expressing ourselves openly 🙂
In this fantastic mix of differences and similarities, each of us has her own perspective and voice to bring to the blog – making it a more exciting and colorful forum to think, write and talk about Damian and his work. And, we hope you ENJOY reading it as much as we LOVE writing it!
We are obviously NOT representing Damian’s views here. Our main purpose mission is to engage fellow fans and try to involve them in all things Damian. The support we have received from you all has been overwhelming. Having the opportunity to write on what we love and the support we have received from YOU, the fans, keep us going and going! You are making our dream come true. THANK YOU.
Hope you keep having Fan Fun with Damian Lewis a FUN part of your life, get engaged, send feedback, share your favorite pieces with your friends and fellow fans, and spread the word!
Finally, BIG THANKS go to Damian for the constant inspiration and for telling us he reads us and for his shout out. He could not have made us happier.
Fan Fun Team
I am a fake-redhead academic moonlighting as a blogger. I have no kids so I am still the spoiled brat at home! Super fan of all things I like: Fiction. Running. Jazz. Theater. New York. Football. Wine. Travel. Did I mention Damian Lewis? Thought keeping a fan’s diary on him would be fun and here we are. Every post I write about Damian is also a piece of me — my life, my ideas, my dreams. Damian is the BEST procrastination ever. EVER.
Read Damianista’s Fan Story here.
I’m just a dilletante fluttering around from obsession to obsession. I took to twitter when 140 characters of creativity at a time was all I could manage. You know that scene in River Runs Thru It when the English teacher preacher tells his son to write an essay, and every time the son comes back thinking he’s finished, the father tells him to cut it by half and come back, then by half, then by half again, until there is that perfect economy of words that say exactly the right thing? That’s been my approach to twitter, pretentious as it sounds. And it’s been fun. But some obsessions require more than that perfect 140. And that’s where Damianista found me. Thankful as all heck that she’s given me this forum to discuss my love for this actor and the characters he plays. If there is any such thing as artistic justice in this world, Damian Lewis is not going anywhere. Thankfully, he’s giving us lots of material to think about and write about. And, thus, we’re not going anywhere. Welcome to the blog. Read, stay, comment, and feel free to love Damian Lewis and his work as we do.
Read JaniaJania’s Fan Story here.
Born and bred in Brooklyn, NY and not afraid to say it! I am very fortunate enough to be able to say that my job is something I love to do: trade! Hence, the name Lady Trader. I’ve been working on Wall Street since 1988 at the tender age of 17. From starting as a secretary, to finally running my own money, it has been a wild ride, and a great learning experience! However, I also love reading, sports, music, politics, sci-fi, history, and watching good solid acting! And you can’t get better than the namesake of this blog. My enjoyment of Damian Lewis’ acting and characters (Brody, Charlie Crews & King Henry VIII) led me to find Damianista and the group. With Billions being set in the world of high finance I volunteered any help or insight that would help. And the rest, as they say, is history! I hope you enjoy my contributions as much as I enjoy writing them!
Read Lady Trader’s Fan Story here.
A life long lover of gingers, Holliedazzle hails from the midwest and spends her free time cosplaying, indulging in all her geeky interests, and also on the stage as a burlesque performer! Also a mother to one sweet little boy, and wife to her own foxy ginger man She discovered Damian through her husband’s recommendation to try out this new show “Homeland”, who starred an actor that had been on his radar since “Band of Brothers” became one of his all-time favorite shows. So, really, its all his fault that she’s here! 😛
Read Holliedazzle’s Fan Story here.
Oklahoman. Native American Indian. Partial New Yorker by proxy. I am a Management Analyst, part-time Adjunct Professor and Computer Software Consultant by day and Damian Lewis aficionado by night. My left brain and right brain really have a sibling rivalry, don’t they? I ‘met’ Damian in Billions but trust me when I say, I’m all caught up now! I have chewed through his filmography like a termite feasting on the most plentiful, organic compound. I have scoured the earth like Khaleesi on her Dragon successfully locating all of his works, sans five. The rebirth of my previously-dead Twitter feed from 2009 can be attributed to my dear Watcyn – every day is a Damian hashtag day! Film buff, wine connoisseur, theater-arts admirer, football fan (the American kind), traveling Wilbury (the touristy kind), game night host, and reader. Muggle-born.
Read Gingersnap’s Fan Story here.
I’ve lived in Kansas, the San Francisco Bay Area and Indianapolis. About 20 years in each so you do the math! Soon I’ll be settling in Florida. Really I’ve been an unintentional product of my times. From Catholic girls school to dropping out to California, marrying at 30 and subsequently moving to the midwest. Now to Florida! Rather predictable but it’s been veeery interesting.
It was much to my amazement and my chagrin that I found myself in love with a character on TV. I devoured him. That being done I searched for signs of him and discovered the artist who created him – Damian Lewis. Through following him I found Fan Fun with Damian Lewis. It’s been a surprising enrichment to my life: learning who people are, hearing their particular takes and opinions and exploring Damian’s work including Life, Wolf Hall, Keane, Forsyte Saga with them has been brilliant. On top of that being given the opportunity to contribute! Well, I’m just grateful.
Oh, did I mention my TV lover? Nicholas Brody. Always Brody.
Read NotLinda’s Fan Story here.
I am what Damian himself would call a “Dark Horse” – I loved Soames Forsyte. Though, to be honest, there aren’t many Damian characters I haven’t fallen in love with! I first became a fan when I saw him in Band of Brothers in 2001, and spent many years obsessing over a blue-eyed redhead my friends had never heard of, until Homeland happened… Haha. Favourite character to date is still Charlie Crews (Life) & I dream of one day meeting the man himself. In “real life”, I’m a teacher, so this website gives me a place to escape with like-minded people; hope you enjoy reading my ramblings!
Read Dark Horse’e Fan Story here.
The Tail that Wags the Dog:
I am a high school math teacher – mostly focused on AP Statistics. I also run the theater program at my school. None of this is even remotely interesting or relevant except that the school I do this at also happens to be the school that I went to, which is also the school that David Costabile went to. David was a year ahead of me in high school and I was a part of five shows with him. I say “was a part of” because I was an ensemble player back in the day while David was, quite naturally, the star. I have followed his career from when he left Tufts and moved to NYC onto Broadway, then to TV, then movies, then back to TV and now here on Billions. Having found this show, I am now completely enraptured by the brilliant writing and acting of this show, and my newest bucket list item is to be able to have a drink with Dollar Bill, or maybe even get Kelly AuCoin to follow me back. 🙂
Proud ginger and a very big fan of a fellow red head, a certain Damian Lewis, who has so much to say whether with or without words.
When we are young we are told what we will be learning. When we are older we can choose. Still, it is safe to say that I never expected to be attempting to navigate stock market jargon. When we are younger we may complain about having to learn. When we are older we recognise that learning can be fun.
Hooked on reading and writing Fan Fiction. I am literally a Bookworm. Matilda is my idol. Glue the hat, every time!
Read Tbkwrm’s Fan Story here.
I’m a twenty something Taurus with an English degree, curly hair, and an old soul, and I take misfitting to a whole other level. When I’m not writing (both fanfic and freelance) or catching up on my shows, I’m procrastinating, reading, sleeping in, or spending way too much time online. I fell hard for Damian Lewis thanks to Homeland, and feel very fortunate to have found this blog and a few amazing folks to chat and gush about this amazing actor with. 🙂