Lodge Kerrigan’s beautiful film ‘Keane‘ with Damian Lewis received a 4K restoration and is opening at Film at Lincoln Center on August 19 followed by a special screening and a Q&A with Lodge Kerrigan and Damian himself on August 20. The movie is also opening at American Cinematheque in Los Angeles on August 28 and Brattle Theater in Boston on September 23. So… why don’t we get in the mood for Keane by talking about how it caused a chain reaction in Damian’s career?
I am sure that, by now, you have got to know me quite well. Yes, I’m a little bit (ok, ok more than a little bit) obsessed with Brody… All roads do not lead to Rome, they all lead to… yes, Bravo, to Brody!
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.
“This sounds absurdly pretentious, but the American Damian, I’m sort of oddly comfortable with him.” – Damian Lewis
A Guardian article from July 2015 talks about Brits versus Yanks in Hollywood:
“The invasion of British and Irish leading men in Hollywood has now gone beyond a joke for many in the American entertainment industry. First noticed some time in 2011, the trend was initially dismissed as a novelty: an interesting phase that would pass, rather than as a threat. But this summer actors and directors are calling for action to mobilise American drama teachers and schools to counter it.”
So Hollywood has finally taken notice and is now somehow mobilizing to defend its territory against the British invasion 😀 Well, maybe it is too little too late at this point? I mean, it is not that the Brits are coming, but they have already arrived. Besides, Vanity Fair says “victory is assured” in the video clip below, with fabulous ginger alert at 0:29, about which I blogged about earlier here! Continue reading “From Dick Winters to Steve McQueen: The “American” Damian Lewis”
Time flies! Damian Lewis was the guest of celebrated Times Talks at Directors Guild Theater six years ago. And I would love to take this opportunity to travel back to that day and re-live the wonderful conversation Damian had with Cara Buckley, a New York Times culture reporter and celebrate the sixth anniversary of a beautiful friendship with Paige and Joyce with whom I clicked as soon as I met them in the line! Continue reading “Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis at Times Talks”