How Similar Are You to Damian Lewis? How Different Are You from Damian Lewis?

In the five years that Fan Fun with Damian Lewis has been live, we have found out so much about Damian himself: His family background, his personal life, his interests, his vacations and what have you. And it is inevitable to think about yourself when you learn something new about your favorite star. “Oh, Damian is my twin!” or “Oh, Damian should be my soulmate” or “OMG! How come he likes this?!?!” or “I cannot believe how different Damian and I are.” And Gingersnap and I thought it would be neat to turn those moments into a fun post. So we sat down and wrote about things each of us has in common¬† with Damian and a couple of other things that each of us is polar opposites of him. Hope you enjoy our stories and add your own similarities to and differences from Damian in our comments section.

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Having been born not just in the same decade, 1970s, but also within a year of each other, Damian and I have similarities like riding our bikes up and down the street when we were kids, or listening to music on our Sony Walkmans when we were teenagers. But then there are other things we have in common that I think are more surprising, and it may also be fun to talk about stuff in which Damian and I are complete opposites… So, shall we start with the similarities? Continue reading “How Similar Are You to Damian Lewis? How Different Are You from Damian Lewis?”

Claim: Damian Lewis is the Kindest
Human Being, Proof: See Below

This is a Damian Lewis Appreciation post. But it is also a scientific post. As a social scientist, I make a claim that Damian Lewis is the kindest human being anyone could meet and then prove it with solid evidence. Would you like to join me?

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“He’s more Just Like Us than we are”: Take the Tube like Damian Lewis!

Hello everyone! While the original post is from more than three years ago, it is my pleasure to share it again when I notice a recent tweet about Damian taking the subway in NYC or the tube in London.

Enjoy!

Here is the most HILARIOUS conversation between Damian Lewis and Nick Grimshaw, the host of BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show that Damian joined last week. You can hear the radio bit (short version) here and (long version, starts at 01:33:48) here. BIG thanks go to JaniaJania for transcribing part of the conversation for me!

source: @R1breakfast
source: @R1breakfast

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Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis at the New Yorker Festival

I‚Äôve been reading¬†The New Yorker¬†quite¬†religiously for more than a decade now. I don‚Äôt remember how many subscriptions I gave to friends as gifts over the years and it is still one of the few subscriptions that I receive in the mail every week. And, the¬†New Yorker Festival¬†feels like the pages of the magazine literally coming to life for a¬†weekend throughout the city¬†with¬†talks, conversations, readings, performances, panels with individuals that are at the top of their game in their respective fields ‚ÄĒ including arts, sciences, politics, sports, theater, music, literature, film, TV, food and more‚Ķ As someone that attended¬†quite a few¬†events at the festival over the years, I can confidently say that, independent of the context,¬†all events share one characteristic: intelligence.¬†The festival participants¬†are without exception¬†endowed with some real brainpower. They are,¬†in¬†The New Yorker‚Äės own words,¬†‚Äúsome of the most talented and influential thinkers about topics ranging from politics to pop music, science to cinema, and so much more.‚ÄĚ

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Well, it is the New Yorker Festival time of the year again! And I cannot help go back to my most favorite New Yorker Festival moment ever. It was exactly four years ago today that JaniaJania and I were extremely lucky to attend the fabulous conversation New Yorker staff writer Lauren Collins had with Damian Lewis at the festival.
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From Festivals to Sports to Theatre: We Know What Damian Lewis Did This Summer!

Happy Labor Day! I am hoping most of you have had the chance to make that last beach trip before the summer ends while I have been sitting at my desk writing about Damian’s summer, the third in a row he has enjoyed fully!

Damian constantly worked all summers between 2011 while he was shooting Homeland to 2016 when they were starting the Billions shoot in summer. So, when asked by a fan at The Goat stage door back in May 2017 about what he would be doing between The Goat and Billions, whose shoot would not start until September, he responded promptly:

I am going to have a summer.

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