Damian Lewis Created a Monster

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I’ll admit to not being the most educated person. I spent most of high school just trying to pass the time and get out with a diploma. I wasn’t a bad student, but when you decide on beauty school in your sophomore year, suddenly AP History and three hours a night of homework seem kind of like a waste of time. And I certainly didn’t spend my two study halls a day reading up on history, math or science. Now, as an adult, I am revisiting these subjects with a newly-found appreciation. I am learning things as a 36 year old woman that most people learn in high school. The history of The Tudors has been my newest interest, and I have Wolf Hall to thank for opening me up to something new. Continue reading “Damian Lewis Created a Monster”

Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis’ “very own ‘Enry”

The long wait is over! Hilary Mantel’s third and final volume of Wolf Hall series “The Mirror and The Light” is out in the UK today and will be released in the US on March 10. And BBC has announced that the TV adaptation of the new Wolf Hall volume is in works. So as I cannot wait to hold “my precious” in my hands in a couple of days, and see Damian Lewis wear the crown again soon-ish, I think all these news deserve a special celebration!

And so… here is the sweet story behind Damian’s “very own ‘Enry” from Knitting Witch UK! Continue reading “Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis’ “very own ‘Enry””

Damian Lewis and His Welsh Roots

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Happy St. David’s Day, everyone!

Today is the Feast Day of St. David, the patron saint of Wales. Thus, in honor of the day, why not talk about Damian and his Welsh roots?

HereĀ isĀ Damian talking about himself as a “Londoner” and “British”Ā at Times Talks London.

So far so good… Damian is proud of his Welsh roots, and we’re talking about Wales today!Ā But… what do I talk about when I talk about Wales? What do I really know about Wales except the fact thatĀ Damian is half-Welsh? Well… I can drop a few Welsh celebrity names like a pro…Sir Anthony Hopkins,Ā Catherine Zeta-Jones,Ā Richard Burton, Gareth Bale… and, of course, theĀ wonderful Denise Salway aka the “Knitting Witch”Ā that creates the wonderful “Wolf Hall in Wool” collection and who made, for Damian, a special personalizedĀ gift!

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Prop Improv with Damian Lewis – Redux

L: Tardis from Dr. Who; C: Wonka Bar from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, ghost trap from Ghost Busters, Wilson from Cast Away; R: Marauder’s Map from Harry Potter

According to Wikipedia, a prop, formally known as theatrical property, is an object used on stage or screen by actors during a performance orĀ production. In practical terms, a prop is considered to be anything movable or portable on a stage or a set, distinct from the actors, scenery, costumes, and electrical equipment. Based on that definition, clothing, shoes, hats or scarves would typically be out of play, but we are going to bend the rule just a bit and allow it! Interesting enough, consumable food items appearing in a production could be considered props, too.

So you know what all this means? It’s game time! Name three stage or screen props you would most like to own from the set of any of Damian’s theatre, film or television series and explain why. As an added bonus, some of us cameĀ up with an original or funny use of theĀ prop, without using the prop the way it was intended. Let’s play Prop Improv with Damian Lewis.

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Throwback Thursday to a Special Gift from Knitting Witch to Damian Lewis

Now that Damian tweeted about his lovely gift, his “very own Enry” from Knitting Witch UK, I would love to share the story behind the tweet with you. Denise, I am thrilled that your work is being appreciated by many, and I am proud to call you a friend. Keep knitting, my lovely witch!

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