He’s swapped cracking the United States to star with
Keira Knightley in her West End debut, but that’s Life for actor
The pint-nursing pensioners in the spit-and-sawdust north London boozer barely turn a hair as Damian Lewis heads for the bar.
Perhaps it’s because his own hair, a flaming copper-blond, blends into the apricot mousse walls. Or maybe it’s down to the fact that, though he’s a larger-than-life character in the flesh, he’s happy to dissolve into a corner with a pint of Guinness.
He’s been rehearsing all afternoon – with Keira Knightley! – and he looks knackered. Then again, the Band Of Brothers star is used to working pretty hard.
‘In LA, they exist to work: I would regularly work a 75-hour week,’ he says, in rich, muscular tones that betray his Eton education.
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