Homeland and Wolf Hall Star Damian Lewis Visits Cumbria
by Staff | News and Star | March 16, 2015
Actor Damian Lewis spent an adventurous weekend cycling and running in Cumbria. The actor, known for his roles as Nicholas Brody in Homeland and Henry VIII in Wolf Hall, came up with his friends on Saturday morning from London on the first train.
He hired a bike from Lake District Cycling at Penrith Station before he and his friends cycled to Glenridding. They then spent the day running up and down Helvellyn, England’s third highest mountain, in wintry conditions.
A few weeks ago Dan Richards, owner of Lake District Cycling, was rather surprised to receive an answer phone message from Mr Lewis, asking if he could hire a bike.
Mr Richards said: “He was a genuinely charming, lovely guy. They committed to doing something that was a bit bonkers, frankly, but they all did it and seemed to have a really great time.”
The friends stayed the night in Penrith at The Agricultural Hotel before returning back to London on Sunday.
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