Drumroll! Queen of the Desert Premieres at Berlinale 2015

Werner Herzog, source: queenofthedesertfilm.com

The very highly anticipated Queen of the Desert directed by celebrated director Werner Herzog and starring Nicole Kidman, Damian Lewis, James Franco and Robert Pattinson will have its world premiere at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival that will take place February 5-15, 2015. The movie has also been selected for the Competition program of the festival and here is the festival Press Release. Continue reading “Drumroll! Queen of the Desert Premieres at Berlinale 2015”

Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis at 2013 Golden Globe Awards

source: bbc
source: bbc

Damian Lewis was Kirsty Young’s castaway on Desert Island Discs late last year. As he explained about how he chose his music for the program, Damian said: “It made me feel nostalgic. I think I am a nostalgic person, naturally, remembering people, happy moments in my life, and just good cheers.”


This is exactly WHY we will have regular Throwback Thursdays on Fan Fun with Damian Lewis — just to remember and re-live some top moments in this great actor’s life and career!  Continue reading “Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis at 2013 Golden Globe Awards”

Take a Fun Quiz and Find out…

Which Henry VIII wife you are!

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As Henry is moving from wife to wife, I think we should put everything in perspective once and for all that everyone knows her place in the court of Henry VIII ☺ Continue reading “Take a Fun Quiz and Find out…”

In Defense of Skinny Henry :)

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source: farfarawaysite.com

I don’t know about Damian Lewis, but I am a bit sick and tired of reading on social media and elsewhere about people being suspicious about the “skinny” Henry VIII on Wolf Hall 🙂

So, in defense of skinny Henry, I present the evidence! Continue reading “In Defense of Skinny Henry :)”

My year-long Wolf Hall Journey

“Henry VIII is a monster, but he’s our monster.
 We’re perversely proud of Henry.”
 Hilary Mantel 
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source: farfarawaysite.com

Tell me… what are the odds your favorite actor plays your favorite historical monster in a mini-series based on your favorite book? I know 🙂 And, not just that, but the mini-series premieres on BBC2 on January 21 — literally as my birthday gift! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

I have had this amazing journey with Wolf Hall. It started on a sunny and cold Saturday afternoon in New York City at the Belasco Theater last January and is now coming full circle with our first rendezvous with Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII. Continue reading “My year-long Wolf Hall Journey”