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Sighting, various
  • An article here claims Matt's waxwork at Madame Tussaud's in London will be unveiled on 2 April. It is not known if the date is correct, or whether Matt will attend.

  • Sightings from earlier this week at the Sun and Daily Express:

    Shame on Matt Damon. The Bourne series hardman had the time of his life at DIRTY DANCING in the West End, tapping his feet to hit tracks at the musical. Then he abseiled on to the stage and killed five men with his bare hands...if only.

    Hollywood star Matt Damon and his family at the West End's Aldwych Theatre, tapping his feet along to Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage.

  • Actor Lewis Alsamari, the Iraqi/UK actor who was denied a visa to attend the United 93 premiere in the US, has been cast in Green Zone.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 31st, 2008 08:20 am (UTC) (Link)

    Lewis Alsamari

    Wow! what a story, I can't believe what he's been through. I'm going to look out for his book. Puts my cosy little life to shame. I wonder why the US refused to grant him a visa, seems an odd decision but I suppose they have their reasons. I look forward to seeing him in Green Zone.

    I think Matt will attend the unveiling of his wax work, if he isn't filming, it's considered quite an honour.

    A question I'm not sure you can answer but I'm going to ask it anyway, will he be involved in this years One X One campaign? With a new baby I don't see how he can do it? None of my business I know, I'm just incredibly nosy. Marcia

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 31st, 2008 10:06 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Lewis Alsamari

    Alsamari's very interesting, and even intimated on an IMDB post that it was an inability of certain officials to separate his film role with his personal history that blocked the visa. Nice to see him in Green Zone, but there's a huge cross-over of cast and crew personnel betweeh GZ and United 93 (and the Bourne films of course).

    Hoping Matt does attend the Tussaud's unveiling, but I still can't find a confirmation that it's definitely happening.

    As for OneXOne, I was looking at the website over the weekend hoping for an update (the site was down only a week ago). No details yet of this year's event, but I say it's very likely Matt's going to be there again. He's personally involved in the cause now, his own 'people' are on the board, and the OneXOne people are involved in H20 Africa. The only question would be timing, but if the baby's already born (which is likely), I'd say he would go (though an announcement would have to be made weeks out). But if the dates are close, he may have to withdraw this year, which would definitely be a shame.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 31st, 2008 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Lewis Alsamari

    Thanks Felicity. I agree it would be a pity if he can't make this years One X One but his family should come first, but I know he'll do what's right for them.

    I've ordered Alsamari's book, great reviews on Amazon's UK site. I just really find stories like his inspiring. My disabled colleagues at work are constant reminder to me of how fortunate and easy my life has been there's so much I take for granted.

    If Matt does attend the unveiling I look forward to seeing great pics on your site. Marcia
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 31st, 2008 11:37 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Lewis Alsamari

    Thanks Marcia. At this stage I'd be happy to see any photos of Matt anywhere (he can hide in London just as well as any other city).
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