Damian Lewis

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Damian Watcyn Lewis, OBE (born 11 February 1971) is an English actor and producer. He is known for portraying U.S. Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the Showtime series Homeland (which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award), hedge fund manager Bobby "Axe" Axelrod in another Showtime series Billions, Soames Forsyte in the ITV remake of The Forsyte Saga, Detective Charlie Crews in the NBC drama Life, and U.S. Army Major Richard Winters in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. He appeared as Henry VIII in Wolf Hall, which earned him his third Primetime Emmy nomination and fourth Golden Globe nomination.

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Damian Lewis #Amazing

Photo of Damian Lewis If you think you don't want to play another psychopath, but the script is amazing, and the director is fantastic, and the story is incredible, then you may end up playing your third psychopath in a row.
Damian Lewis #Dad

Photo of Damian Lewis I'm not an American, but I have this weird connection to America in different ways through my dad living here for five years, my godfather being an American who I'm very close to.
Damian Lewis #Experience

Photo of Damian Lewis Acting can be a narrow and isolated experience, because you only examine your particular part.
Damian Lewis #Home

Photo of Damian Lewis I have a three-year-old and a four-year-old at home, and my mornings are about just dealing with the fact of that. I oddly enjoy it.
Damian Lewis #Patience

Photo of Damian Lewis Temperamentally I'm not a natural producer, because I don't have the patience.
Damian Lewis #Relationship

Photo of Damian Lewis I've discovered just how symbiotic the relationship is between writers, directors and actors. They ask the same questions and strip down texts in exactly the same way.
Damian Lewis #Success

Photo of Damian Lewis I was, if you like, a successful schoolboy in that I had a degree of talent in all the required things that make you a success at school.
Damian Lewis #Faith

Photo of Damian Lewis You know, this idea of going around the world imposing democracy by growing a middle-class, a trading merchant class that is independent of your faith, is a good notion, but we're all partially different - it's no good imposing systems on people that it doesn't suit.
Damian Lewis #Attitude

Photo of Damian Lewis I've always had a 'Work hard, play hard' attitude to life - I still do - but sometimes you get involved in something that needs a calm, methodical approach.