Lodge Kerrigan’s beautiful film ‘Keane‘ with Damian Lewis has had a 4K restoration and will be re-opening at the Lincoln Center Film Society on August 19. There will be a Q&A with the director and the actor after the 6:30pm screening on August 20. So… why don’t we get in the mood for Keane by going behind the scenes and take a look at the making of the film?
Alex Gansa knew he had the actor to play Nicholas Brody in Homeland once he saw Damian Lewis’ performance in Keane.
“Every ounce of me wanted to go home and pour a gin-and-tonic, but I thought, let me see if it’s streaming on Netflix. I looked on my computer and put on my headphones and opened my laptop and there was this little movie. The first forty-five minutes of the film are essentially Damian on camera. I hit pause and picked up the phone and called the studio head and said, ‘This is just an incredible performance—a damaged person on camera holding the frame. ”
“I’m looking forward to getting out there and playing the songs I’ve written and been recording for my debut album. Be good to be back on stage, this time with a guitar in my hand.”
You know what I did in the title, don’t you? If you know a certain ginger man who thinks he is the “second coming of Elvis” that is returning to stage with a guitar in hand, you go and title your related post after a lesser known Elvis gem 🙂
YES! Damian Lewis is returning to stage, this time, with a guitar in hand, turning his fantasies into reality. Damian has just announced two live dates and news of his debut solo album to be released in 2023. And he tweeted to invite us all to his intimate warm-up date at Omeara in London on August 4, 2022 before making an appearance at Wilderness Festival in Oxford on August 7. Damian and his band will perform our guy’s originals with a few covers thrown in at live shows. Continue reading “Guitar Man: Damian Lewis is Returning to Stage”
“You live in despair for eight years; you can turn to religion, too. And, the King James Bible was not available.” – Nicholas Brody
I was born and raised in a secular family in Turkey, a country that is predominantly Muslim. That is, even though I am not religious myself, I am very familiar with the Islamic traditions, rituals and norms. I am obviously coming out of the culture and have been shaped by it in ways that I am probably not aware of 🙂 Thus, I thought it would be neat to talk about Nicholas Brody, my most favorite fictional character ever on small screen, and his Muslim faith, in celebration of Eid al Fitr that is celebrated at the end of Ramadan!
Advanced Warning: Don’t get so excited because we don’t have any hard evidence that Bobby Axelrod will return to Billions for Season 7.
Damian was the guest on The Anfield Wrap podcast last week to talk about football and his beloved LFC as well about career and life. And a short exchange between him and the podcast host Andy Heaton about Billions at 10:35 into the podcast teased that Damian may return to the show. You can hear, and I recommend all fans, regardless you like football (soccer) or not, hear this fantastic chat in its entirety following the instructions in the tweet below.