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Damian Lewis Discusses Music and Upcoming Gig in Norwich

Paddleboarding Mishap and Music

by Louisa Baldwin | Eastern Daily Press | March 9, 2024

Damian Lewis is known as a successful actor, but he is heading to Norwich this spring to showcase another talent.

Lewis, 53, rose to worldwide fame for his roles stateside in Band of Brothers and Homeland, with the latter earning him Emmy and Golden Globe awards.

Meanwhile, his love of music remained and after leaving school he went busking with his guitar across continental Europe.

When lockdown hit, it gave him the time to throw himself into playing and writing songs again.

He signed to Decca Records in April 2023 and his debut album Mission Creep was released last June, with rock, jazz and roots influences.

Some of the songs are inspired by his late wife and actress Helen McCrory who died of breast cancer in April 2021.

Lewis said: “On the album are a lot of personal songs and a few of them are inspired by Helen, but others are about things like spies and being on the road busking on my bike.”

He is bringing his Mission Creep tour to Epic Studios in Norwich on March 27, 2024 and it will also feature new material from his upcoming second album.

Lewis is no stranger to Norfolk as he visited Ringstead regularly growing up and his dad played golf in Hunstanton.

Nowadays he visits Thornham as his brother has a house there and his last visit was in summer 2023.

Discussing his most recent trip, he said: “I was out on a paddleboard with my dog on the front in Thornham and after 45 minutes I turned around and was in the middle of the North Sea due to the tides changing.

“I paddled back in a panic and frenzy and managed to get back okay, but I had to walk the last 100 yards of water squelching through the mud.”

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Secondary Source: North Norfolk News
Tertiary Source: Norwich Evening News