A Misunderstood Genius: Gingersnap’s Dream Role for Damian Lewis

About this project: I started thinking what meaty role I’d like to see Damian play when I shared my idea with Damianista. She said go for it. I wrote my piece and it sat collecting dust waiting for others to think of their dream role. I had all but given up when Damianista wrote her dream role, and it snowballed from there. Now we have over 20 dream roles thanks to the fans! So, let’s get this ball rolling. We’re going to start off the dream role series with mine and publish everyone’s thereafter. Here we go!

Chameleon. That’s the first word that comes to mind when I think of Damian’s acting abilities. He can play anything, and brilliantly so! Over the years many have proposed ideal roles they could see him portray – you’ve heard the rumors before – Damian Lewis as Bond, Ginger Bond. That would be dreamy even though Damian is so over it. He’s into real-life spies now, as seen on Damian Lewis: Spy Wars and the newly announced project in the works, A Spy Among Friends. For now we’ll have to live with Damian as Agent Double 0-0 in Phineas and Ferb, here.

I’ve also thought Damian could pull off the most maniacal villain in the Marvel or DC Comics universe and the public agrees as evidenced by their dream casting social media posts. One that comes up repeatedly is Norman Osborn (Green Goblin) from the Spiderman series. And for a while now this Blog has mused about Damian playing the iconic actor Steve McQueen. While Damian played McQueen in Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, it was such a small role that it left me craving for an entire biopic. For now, we’ll have to view him as McQueen here.

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Fifty Never Looked So Damn Good

Damian, if you are the new face of 50, then it’s going to be a beautiful year. Congrats on 50 amazing years! Here is our digital birthday e-card dedicated to you in pictures over the years – from sexiest and best suit to best beard or candid.

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50 Fun Facts about Damian Lewis

Our favorite guy said in a recent interview with The Telegraph that he is quite relaxed about turning 50. While we applaud him for being calm about his 50th, we can’t keep calm about such a milestone birthday!

So… Welcome to Damian’s week-long BIG 5-0 birthday party on Fan Fun. We kick off the festivities today with 50 Fun Facts about our favorite guy. Did you know about Damian’s first ever stage role? Or about his childhood nickname? How about his first screen crush or what he would have done if he had not been an actor? You can find the answers to all those and many more questions you may have about Damian below.

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Following Footsteps of Damian in London

Taking inspiration from Vicky’s fun retelling of walking in the footsteps of Milo Shakespeare, here’s me walking in some of the footsteps taken by Damian in his home town. Enjoy!

Gotta love it when a passing thought from one post leads to an entire new fully-fleshed-out post. I had remarked, during my two-week tour in London, I was reminded often of places I’d seen Damian in images and film. In particular, when I was walking from Shakespeare’s Globe west towards Blackfriars Bridge along the Thames Path I looked down to the river and saw the moss covered walls where Damian and Helen leaned and loafed for a photoshoot, as well as the pier under which Hector made a phone call in Our Kind of Traitor.

That bit of Proustian mind-wandering lead Damianista to the thought, “Hey, why not do a post where we follow along in Damian’s footsteps throughout London?” “Isn’t that a bit stalkery?” I worried. “Nah,” we both concluded. Happily, Damian knows we are the most harmless variety of stalkers he could ever have. So, here it is, a catalog of all the places and sites where we “saw” Damian, characters he’s played, and stories he’s been a part of in his beloved home town.

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Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis in Pillars of the Community

It all started when a good colleague with whom I share true love for theater asked me to name my favorite male and female stage performances in 2015. Easy. Lesley Manville in Ibsen’s Ghosts and Damian Lewis in Mamet’s American Buffalo (with Mark Strong in Miller’s A View From the Bridge as a close second). And what is it about these performances that made me fall in LOVE with them?

One word: Precision.

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Then I thought about the heart-breaking performance Lesley Manville gives in Ghosts which, in fact, brought her an Olivier Award in 2014 (I saw the play much later when it visited Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2015). I know Manville mostly from her work on big screen such as Secrets and Lies (1996), Vera Drake (2004), Another Year (2010) and Mr Turner (2014) all of which were some of my favorites in the year they were released. But I really did not know about her stage work. So I googled her.

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