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Damian Lewis wins TV Personality of The Year at the 2012 GQ Men Of The Year Awards

What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, Damian Lewis wasn’t short of critical acclaim – including a Golden Globe nomination for Band Of Brothers, a well-reviewed stage appearance in The Misanthrope and his starring role in the much-admired but short lived American series Life – but still wasn’t quite a household name. Since the premiere of Homeland in February on Channel 4, the 41-year-old actor has found himself dining with President Obama at the White House, nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Emmy and most importantly, as the hypnotic, impenetrable Sergeant Brody, Lewis has become the star of one of the most watched and most talked about shows on TV. Homeland returns to British TV in October – but that’s not all for Lewis: up next is a return to film in this autumn’s The Sweeney and next spring’s adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, followed by HBO American Civil War series To Appomattox. His well-deserved success, like his award for TV Personality Of The Year, has been a long time coming.

He says: “I do feel like the cat that got the cream. This kind of show only comes along once every five years.”

Source: GQ.COM (UK)