The DMF Top 20 Molony Moments 2016
It has been another exciting DaMo-filled year for us Molonians, with our fave actor’s talent continuing to shine on stage and screen.
Here are our top twenty Molony Moments from 2016 (in no particular order of importance!)
The year began with Damien back on our TV screens in brand new comedy Crashing, airing 11 January – 15 February on Channel 4. He played the character Anthony in 6 episodes of the quirky sitcom focussing on the lives and loves of a group of property guardians in a disused London hospital, written by and also starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Our top Crashing Molony Moments:
1. The Premiere
The show’s thrilling premiere and Damien bringing to life a brand new character on screen!
2. We Don’t Give A Fork!
Anthony’s restaurant ‘We Don’t Give A Fork’ – introduced in episode 2.
3. The Topless Episode
Hilarious and, let’s face it, hot, episode 4 with topless Anthony – and this fave behind the scenes photo from Damien!
Damien returned to TV screens again when Suspects Series 5 aired on Channel 5 in August. The new series saw a change in the cast line up and in the show’s format, with six gripping episodes covering one storyline and a sassier than ever Jack!
Our top Suspects Series 5 Molony Moments:
4. Jack is back!
Channel 5’s announcement 4 April for the new series, giving us our first look at the new line-up.
5. Going home with Jack
Damien being front and centre of the action across the entire series and when (for the first time in the show’s history), the new storylines gave us a glimpse into Jack’s off-duty world.
6. Behind The Scenes
Damien’s behind the scenes photos!
7. Being Human reunion
Damien and former Being Human co-star Lenora Crichlow reunited on our TV screens!
2016 also gave us Damien’s hotly anticipated feature film Tiger Raid. A plethora of treats were unleashed across the year ahead of the release, with the movie touring film festivals across the world.
Here are our top Tiger Raid Molony Moments:
8. November, Oscar, Whiskey, f***ing NOW!
The exclusive clip starring Damien as his character Paddy, released 30 March.
9. Tribeca World Premiere
Damien hitting the red carpet at the Tiger Raid world premiere at Tribeca International Film Festival, 17 April.
10. UK Release
The UK release – and finally being able to watch the film after months of supporting, reporting on, waiting for and wanting to see! And, it was even better than we could have imagined (read our review!)
Damien returned to the stage in 2016 in a very big way, in April he was announced as cast in No Man’s Land, alongside Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart and Owen Teale. He performed as the character Foster in the play, with seventies gear and cockney accent. The production toured the UK through August and September, ran at Wyndham’s Theatre London until 17 December and was broadcast worldwide via NT Live on 15 December.
Our top No Man’s Land Molony Moments:
11. Damien’s Casting
The No Man’s land casting announcement 27 April that our favourite actor would be joining a masterpiece with master actors!
12. First Look Photos
The best cast photo ever..
.. and Exclusive new cast and production photos released 9 August, giving us our first glimpse of Damien, on stage and in costume, as Foster.
13. From Stage To The Big Screen
The NT Live announcement in September that the play would be broadcast to cinemas across world 15 December and the thrilling trailer that followed with our first live action look (and listen)!
14. Winning Best Revival Award
No Man’s Land winning the award for Best Revival at the 2016 Evening Standard Theatre Awards, and Damien attending in the glamorous black tie event in style..
.. and in prestigious company!
15. The Google Talk
Damien and Owen Teale guesting on a Talks at Google event (to which Damien arrived late after the awards party the night before!)
Damien’s voice returned to the radio waves this year, both in interviews and to read more poetry! Here are our Molony Moments:
16. BBC Breakfast Show
Damien’s first 2016 radio appearance of 2016 on Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Breakfast show, to talk about Crashing and dodgy housemates!
17 More Poetry Please!
‘Mr Radio 4’ reading 7 poems on BBC Poetry Please ‘Time, Memory and Remembrance‘ 24 April.
With Damien’s help, the Damien Molony Forum ran two charity prize draws this year and successfully fundraised for 3 important causes.
18. Make A Wish
In January we raised £256 for Make A Wish Ireland, with a charity prize draw to win a Clean Break DVD exclusively personalised by Damien.
19. The Mega Molony Memorabilia Prize Draw
Later in the year Damien gifted the forum with very special mementos (props, costumes, signed posters, photos) from his projects (Being Human, Suspects, The Body Of An American, Tiger Raid, No Man’s Land). His exclusive goodies enabled us to run a ‘Mega’ charity Prize Draw (from 10 October to 4 December) and raise £1040 for two very important causes Combat Stress, the UK’s leading veterans’ mental health charity and Mind, the leading mental health charity in England and Wales.
The above is just a small selection of all the incredible moments we as a fandom have enjoyed this year. Thank you to all our readers and Molonians everywhere for continuing to share these moments with us and huge thanks to Damien for continuing to share his talent with the world and for his generosity to DMF and his fans in 2016.
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