Damian Lewis plays in Soccer Aid Charity Match at Manchester’s legendary Old Trafford Stadium TODAY, June 5, kick off at 8pm, airing on ITV. Here’s some of what he’s been up to as he warms up and gears up for the match up between Britain and the Rest of the World, followed by Damianista’s post on his presence at this event over the years. Enjoy!
Well… The tweet by Soccer Aid is priceless!
— Soccer Aid (@socceraid) May 26, 2016
Oh yes, YOU! And knowing how much Damian loves his footie, he should be looking forward to this match at least as much as and probably more than we are! And big thanks go to Damian for LOVING football and thereby giving me the opportunity to write on a sport that I deeply deeply love!
Now… for those of you that are not familiar with Soccer Aid…
What is Soccer Aid?
Wiki‘s description is short but informative: “Soccer Aid is a biennial British charity event that has raised over £15 million in aid of UNICEF UK, through ticket sales and donations from the public. The event is a football match between two teams of celebrities and former professional players, representing England and the Rest of the World(RoW). Continue reading “Damian Lewis at Soccer Aid”
We know Damian does not tweet that often. And when he tweets, he tweets about stuff he cares about. Well, one recent tweet is about English Premier League’s NEW champion Leicester City — a TRUE Cinderella story! 🙂
Damian Lewis LOVES his footie. It was just last week that he played in the Legends match between England and Germany honoring the 50th anniversary of England winning its one and only World Cup in 1966. You can see the highlights of the match here.
Damian wearing number 66 is a nice tribute. And here’s number 66 in action for you! Many thanks go to JaniaJania for making the gifs! Continue reading “Bend it Like Damian Lewis, Part I”
We talked about Damian Lewis as a BIG Liverpool fan earlier here. There is a bit more to that story — Damian is also a BIG fan of Steven Gerrard — for those of you that don’t know who that is: Gerrard used to be the captain of both Liverpool and England’s national team — he left Liverpool after 17 seasons to play for LA Galaxy this season.
Now… Does Damian go to Anfield to watch Liverpool play? “I go to Anfield” he says, “but I am a southern armchair supporter mostly.” No wonder Match of the Day is on top of his recording list! And, according to an interview with the Daily Record, Damian once remarks his dream job would be to wear the Liverpool No. 10 shirt and clean Steven Gerrard’s boots. Oh yes… Boots! Continue reading “Bend it Like Damian Lewis, Part II”
Many actors have personal trainers and personal chefs keeping them in fit employable shape. Damian Lewis may have these advantages too for all we know. But more likely (and evidence confirms) that he maintains his footballer’s body by….playing football.