IMDb > Damian Lewis > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDesk
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDesk
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

News for
Damian Lewis (I) More at IMDbPro »

Connect with IMDb



2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

1-20 of 40 items from 2017   « Prev | Next »


Meet TV's First Non-Binary-Gender Character: Asia Kate Dillon of Showtime's 'Billions'

24 February 2017 1:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Asia Kate Dillon uses the pronouns "they, their and them." Because, like their onscreen character Taylor Mason on Showtime’s Billions, Dillon self-identifies as nonbinary. And thanks to this groundbreaking role, these are pronouns that more people will hopefully feel more comfortable using in the very near future.

Taylor made their debut on the current second season of the Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis drama this month. As an intern at Axe Capital, their sharp intellect and hedge-fund know-how quickly caught Axe’s eye, launching a storyline that sees Taylor’s importance with the company grow as the season progresses.

Offscreen, the role »

- Amber Dowling

Permalink | Report a problem


Martin Scorsese on Reuniting With De Niro for ‘Irishman,’ the Sinatra Biopic That Got Away

23 February 2017 4:17 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London – “The joy of creating a film has to be in making something, even in the worst circumstances. It’s about the passion,” Martin Scorsese told a packed audience at a special event celebrating the director’s career at London’s BFI Southbank on Wednesday night. “To retain that passion is the key.”

Scorsese spoke about his passion, his work with film preservation and how the industry has changed during his long career. The Oscar-winning director also spoke about his upcoming project “The Irishman,” though he avoided mention of the rumors currently swirling around financing and rights to the film, including the possibility that Netflix could take worldwide rights in an eyebrow-raising deal.

The long-gestating “Irishman” is set to reunite Scorsese with Robert De Niro for a ninth time and would mark his first collaboration with Al Pacino. “Al and I have been trying to get to do a »

- Robert Mitchell

Permalink | Report a problem


Lineup for the Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival

22 February 2017 2:50 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival (Giff) announced its official selection for the annual event held at the Tampa Theater and AMC Centro Ybor in Tampa, Florida, from March 2-March 9.

The festival will host the world premiere for All Nighter starring Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons and directed by Gavin Wiesen.

There will be 35 films and over 70 shorts, in which it will host international and regional premieres of narrative features, documentaries and short films around the world.

Here are the highlighted line up of the films:

Opening Night Film:

Burn Your Maps: A nine-year-old boy, grieving with his parents over the recent loss of his baby sister, becomes obsessed with the idea that he’s a Mongolian goat herder who belongs back home in his small village in Mongolia. Cast: Vera Farmiga, Jacob Tremblay, Virginia Madsen, Suraj Sharma. Directed by Jordan Roberts

Closing Night Film:

Unleashed: When »

- Gig Patta

Permalink | Report a problem


Billions: Season Two Ratings

22 February 2017 12:14 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Last year, the Billions TV show had solid ratings for a Showtime series. Will viewers return for season two? Will this series be renewed for a third season or, will Billions be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.On the Billions TV show, sharp U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) leads the charge against corruption in American finance. Meanwhile, a self-made billionaire named Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) controls one of the most lucrative hedge funds in the world. With stakes in the billions of dollars, the two are on a collision course and use their intelligence, power, and influence to outsmart the other. The rest of the cast also includes Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, and Condola Rashad.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

Permalink | Report a problem


Billions: the show so smart it makes The West Wing look slow

21 February 2017 4:11 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

As the Damian Lewis v Paul Giamatti epic returns, we salute a fast world where risky behaviour rules – and which will only get more gripping by the week

For the makers of a TV drama, there are two potential disasters at the end of a first season: not being renewed, and being renewed. Disappointing as cancellation is, it at least leaves the possibility that one day the show will come to be regarded as an unfairly truncated lost classic. But get a second run and screw it up, and the successful first year will be weakened by the failure of the next.

But, in approaching Difficult Second Series Syndrome, Billions has more going for it than most contenders. The Showtime series – which returned in the Us on Sunday and resumes in the UK on Tuesday – started from a scenario that has long and energetic legs.

Continue reading »

- Mark Lawson

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Billions’ Review: A Radical Proposal for Season 2 Fans Won’t Like Right Now, But Could Love Later

19 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

When “Billions” Season 1 ended two things happened: In the narrative, Damian Lewis’ hedge fund manager Bobby “Axe” Axelrod and Paul Giamatti’s U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhodes growled menacingly at each other from the demolished interior of Axe’s formerly luxurious office space. You see, Chuck had convinced Axe there was a bug somewhere on his turf, forcing him to tear it apart himself; wasting time, effort, and anxiety for what amounted to be a decent, if not exceptional, prank.

Jim Harper would be proud, but “Billions” isn’t a comedy. We need to feel the weight of this supposedly high-stakes story, not laugh at it. Once Axe had finished tearing apart his fancy schmancy office, the two started spitting fire at one another, making threats and promises; tossing insults back and forth; exchanging ever-building anger at the very existence of their opponent. But they didn’t say or do anything revelatory. »

- Ben Travers

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Billions’ Review: A Radical Proposal for Season 2 Fans Won’t Like Right Now, But Could Love Later

19 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When “Billions” Season 1 ended two things happened: In the narrative, Damian Lewis’ hedge fund manager Bobby “Axe” Axelrod and Paul Giamatti’s U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhodes growled menacingly at each other from the demolished interior of Axe’s formerly luxurious office space. You see, Chuck had convinced Axe there was a bug somewhere on his turf, forcing him to tear it apart himself; wasting time, effort, and anxiety for what amounted to be a decent, if not exceptional, prank.

Jim Harper would be proud, but “Billions” isn’t a comedy. We need to feel the weight of this supposedly high-stakes story, not laugh at it. Once Axe had finished tearing apart his fancy schmancy office, the two started spitting fire at one another, making threats and promises; tossing insults back and forth; exchanging ever-building anger at the very existence of their opponent. But they didn’t say or do anything revelatory. »

- Ben Travers

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Billions’ Showrunners on Season 2: Axe Takes the ‘Offensive,’ Chuck ‘Under Siege’

17 February 2017 10:58 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Billions” showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien teased Season 2, saying that the dynamic between the two main characters is about to change. “We reset the dynamic a little bit, where Axe is taking the offensive and Chuck finds himself under siege,” Levien told TheWrap. “Of course, the show never goes in a straight line. It zigs and zags quite a lot, then they have to work from there.” Season 2 picks up immediately after the explosive Season 1 finale, which ended in a head-to-head confrontation between U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and billionaire hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis). Also Read:. »

- Joe Otterson

Permalink | Report a problem


Remote Controlled: ‘Billions’ Stars Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti, EPs Preview Season 2 Showdowns

17 February 2017 9:41 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Welcome to Remote Controlled, Variety’s podcast series featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.

This week’s episode features Variety executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum and chief TV critic Maureen Ryan in conversation with “Billions” creators and executive producers Brian Koppelman and David Levien, as well as stars Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti.

In the second season of “Billions,” which arrives on Sunday, Chuck Rhoades comes out swinging — in more ways than one, according to Giamatti, who plays the federal prosecutor. 

Partly in reaction to various crises in his life, including his ongoing battle with hedge fund magnate Bobby Axelrod (Lewis), Chuck takes up jiu jitsu early in Season 2.

His training at the gym “becomes metaphorical for him and for the show,” says Giamatti, who notes that Chuck learns from the martial art “that you can win from a position of vulnerability.”

That »

- Maureen Ryan

Permalink | Report a problem


Billions Star Malin Akerman Reveals Her ‘Humble’ Childhood: We Didn’t ‘Have a Car Until I Was 12 or 13’

17 February 2017 7:22 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

On Billions, Malin Akerman plays the savvy wife to a crooked hedge fund manager who wants for nothing. And while it seems the actress and her character wouldn’t have much in common, Akerman says they both come from “humble beginnings.”

“I also grew up with nothing – my family didn’t even have a car until I was 12 or 13,” Akerman tells People in this week’s issue.

Though Akerman’s character, Lara Axelrod, hails from a blue-collar family in Inwood, New York, the actress was born in Sweden and spent her youth in Canada.

“We struggled for money and all we had was family, »

- Lindsay Kimble

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Billions’ Bosses Promise to Deliver High Yield Drama at Season 2 Premiere

14 February 2017 11:36 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anna Wintour waited patiently at the bar to give Damian Lewis a hug just as he arrived Monday night at Cipriani in lower Manhattan for the season two premiere of “Billions.”

The Vogue editor-in-chief was among the high net worth guests who turned out to toast the Wall Street-themed drama’s Feb. 19 return on Showtime. Knicks coach Phil Jackson and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft also made the rounds at the screening and party, appropriately held at the venue across the street from Wall Street’s iconic charging bull sculpture.

Showtime CEO David Nevins gave a shout-out to co-creators and showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien for their deft touch in delivering the “Billions” mix of sudsy drama and heady commentary on the 1% and their discontents. The show’s already large ensemble cast — anchored by Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff and Malin Akerman — has been enhanced this year with such notable additions as Eric Bogosian, Christopher Denham »

- Cynthia Littleton

Permalink | Report a problem


Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of Feb. 13, 2017

13 February 2017 5:27 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter, offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s TV schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch it. This week, “The Good Wife” spinoff starts streaming, plus Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman bring their A-list star-power to the small screen.

Doubt,” CBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m.

“Grey’s Anatomy” alum Katherine Heigl returns to broadcast TV, teaming up with “Orange Is The New Black” actress Laverne Cox, in this legal drama that delivers “frothy, silly fun,” according to Variety‘s critic Sonia Soraiya, who applauds Cox as the standout star. In her review, Soraiya quips: “’Doubt’ is what might happen if a Shonda Rhimes show got lost on the way to production and accidentally ended up at CBS.”

Planet Earth II,” BBC America, Saturday, 9 p »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Billions’ Season 2: Showtime Offers Free First-Look of New Premiere Episode

11 February 2017 2:12 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Good news for “Billions” fans: Showtime is letting viewers watch the Season 2 premiere episode for free, ahead of its Sunday, February 19 debut.

Starting today, those who don’t have a Showtime subscription can watch the episode for free on YouTube (see video below) and Sho.com.

Network subscribers can watch the second season premiere on Showtime on Demand and Showtime Anytime now. The episode is also available on the Showtime stand-alone streaming service through Amazon, Apple, Google and Roku, as well as through Amazon Channels, Hulu, Sony PlayStation Vue and Samsung TVs, and TV providers’ authenticated online services.

Additionally, right after the on-air premiere on the 19th, Showtime will make the second episode available early only to subscribers starting at 11 p.m. Et on Showtime Anytime and at midnight on Showtime On Demand.

Read More: ’Billions’ Season 2 Behind the Scenes Video: Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti Square off in War »

- Liz Calvario

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Billions’ Season 2: Showtime Offers Free First-Look of New Premiere Episode

11 February 2017 2:12 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Good news for “Billions” fans: Showtime is letting viewers watch the Season 2 premiere episode for free, ahead of its Sunday, February 19 debut.

Starting today, those who don’t have a Showtime subscription can watch the episode for free on YouTube and Sho.com.

Network subscribers can watch the second season premiere on Showtime on Demand and Showtime Anytime now. The episode is also available on the Showtime stand-alone streaming service through Amazon, Apple, Google and Roku, as well as through Amazon Channels, Hulu, Sony PlayStation Vue and Samsung TVs, and TV providers’ authenticated online services.

Additionally, right after the on-air premiere on the 19th, Showtime will make the second episode available early only to subscribers starting at 11 p.m. Et on Showtime Anytime and at midnight on Showtime On Demand. »

- Liz Calvario

Permalink | Report a problem


Billions: Watch The Second Season Premiere Now

10 February 2017 8:14 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Fans of Billions are in for a surprise treat. Today, Showtime released the series' season two premiere online ahead of its TV debut next week.The drama centers on the conflict between U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and self-made billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis). The cast also includes Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, and Condola Rashad.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

Permalink | Report a problem


Damian Lewis Doesn’t Like Comparisons Between ‘Billions’ Character And Donald Trump, Admits To Having Anger Issues

1 February 2017 4:02 PM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Damian Lewis has had enough of people asking him to link his fictional billionaire character on his hit series “Billions” to Donald Trump. “‘Billions’ isn’t interested in going in after the current events story in an overt way,” he tells Es Magazine. Lewis, who plays hedge fund king Bobby Axelrod on the series, says his show […] »

- Rachel West

Permalink | Report a problem


Ocean's 8 First Look at Sandra Bullock and Her Team of Thieves

30 January 2017 8:30 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this month, we reported that Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Ocean's 8 has added two more cast members, with Katie Holmes and James Corden coming aboard for unspecified roles. Ever since filming started in early November, we've gotten a few glimpses of the cast from set photos. Today we have the first official image and plot synopsis. This cast portrait features the eight leading women on a subway, with the synopsis confirming their character names for the first time. Take a look at the synopsis below, which also confirms earlier plot rumors.

"Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' first look at Ocean's 8 from one of New York City's most iconic locales: the subway. In Summer 2018, the tide will turn as Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


The First Official Photo For Ocean's Eight Will Leave You Saying, "Yas!"

30 January 2017 7:10 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Details surrounding Ocean's Eight have been scarce as of late, but now we finally have some answers about the female-centric Ocean's Eleven spinoff. Not only does the cast look incredibly fierce in the first official still, but we finally know what the movie is about. Get all the tidbits (including the release date) below! Who Is Starring? The cast is so random, it will actually make your head hurt. Sandra Bullock will star as Debbie Ocean (who is rumored to be the sister of George Clooney's Danny Ocean) along with Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, and Cate Blanchett make up the eight-member crew, and there are some exciting cameos from the original cast already in store! Damian Lewis is also rumored to be playing the villain as Debbie's ex-boyfriend. What Is It About? According to an official statement, "the tide will turn as »

- Kelsie Gibson

Permalink | Report a problem


Ocean’s Eight: First Official Cast Photo Gathers Sandra Bullock And The Team

30 January 2017 7:09 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If there’s one defining trait that underpins the Ocean’s franchise, it’s a suitably suave cast. More than five decades ago, Lewis Milestone gathered a crack team of well-tailored, fiercely intelligent crooks for an old-school heist movie. That tradition continued through Steven Soderbergh’s 2001 remake, one which birthed a trilogy of crime capers headed up George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon and many more well-tailored, fiercely intelligent crooks.

Now, the buck has been passed on to director Gary Ross (The Hunger Games), who has brought together an enviable lineup for his female-fronted spinoff, Ocean’s Eight. Billed as more of a continuation of the Ocean’s series than a full-scale reboot, we now have our first official look at Sandra Bullock and her fellow criminals riding on the New York City subway. She’ll take point as Debbie Ocean, the estranged sister of George Clooney’s Danny Ocean, »

- Michael Briers

Permalink | Report a problem


First look image for the All-Female Ocean’s 8 has Sandra Bullock & Co. not looking amused

30 January 2017 4:45 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

The summer of 2018 is looking female feisty with the release of the all-female Ocean’s 8 and from the looks of the first image that has just become available we certainly wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of these ladies – that probably explains the lack of any male passengers on the carriage.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ first look at “Ocean’s 8” from one of New York City’s most iconic locales: the subway. The tide will turn as (L-r) Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew. That said crew only happens to be some of the most bad-ass actresses that currently rule the big screen. These include Lou (Cate Blanchett), Nine Ball (Rhianna), Amita (Mindy Kaling), Constance (Awkwafina »

- Zehra Phelan

Permalink | Report a problem


2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

1-20 of 40 items from 2017   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners