Damian Lewis
"actor, dad, redhead and ping pong champion"
Categories Candids Personal and Family Life The Escapist Voice Work

  • The Lewis Family (Damian, Helen McCrory, Manon, and Gulliver) were photographed out walking in Marina Del Rey, California on Thursday, April 2, 2009; click here to read the entry at Celebrity Baby Blog. ūüėÄ

  • Listen to Rupert Wyatt, director of The Escapist, discussing the film with Dan Persons on Mighty Movie Podcast.

  • Laemmle Theatres is sponsoring a special $6.00 screening of The Escapist in West Hollywood on April 14th at 7:30 pm (PT); click here for more information.

  • In the Sunday edition of the London Times Stephen Armstrong writes about doing voice-overs for Disney‚Äôs hit, animated series Phineas and Ferb; and he talks about the large number of British actors that have contributed to the series, including Damian Lewis.

    If you are in the UK, watch Phineas and Ferb and hear Damian Lewis as Agent 00 0 in ‚ÄúElementary My Dear Stacy‚ÄĚ on the UK Disney Channel on April 12th and 13th at 11:20 am.

  • Listen online to Helen McCrory on BBC Radio 4 in the second and final part of ‚ÄúSomething Fresh‚ÄĚ by PG Wodehouse.

  • Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker with Damian Lewis will air on HBO2e at the dates and times shown below:

    ¬Ľ HBO2e Wed, Apr 8, 1:30 PM Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker
    ¬Ľ HBO2e Thu, Apr 16, 7:30 AM Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker

Categories Interviews Media Personal and Family Life Print Media

Interview: This Much I Know – April 4, 2009

Carrot Tops and Fishing Turds Out of the Bathtub

by Tony Horkins | The Guardian | April 4, 2009

Damian Lewis, actor, 38, Los Angeles

I’ve got Wikipedia insight.¬†I used to be able to sit at dinner parties and talk at length about a novel, having just read the jacket in a bookshop. Now it’s like I’ve got the jacket and the inside cover as well, but nothing more.

Boarding school gives you precocious social skills for life.¬†You’re separated from your parents and you learn about peer groups and gain confidence. When I was in my 20s people would remark on it, which I now realise was them remarking on your awful precociousness. I’m undecided as to the damage it possibly does to an eight-year-old, especially learning not to cry.

Being with Americans is a bit like hanging out with a teenager.¬†They haven’t quite developed the confidence to have a sense of humour about themselves, which just comes with age. And they also have that forward-thrusting energy a teenager has.

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Categories Interviews Life Media Personal and Family Life Print Media The Escapist

The Public-School Psychopath – June 15, 2008

The Public-School Psychopath

Damian Lewis on villains, typecasting and living in an earthquake zone

by Ally Carnwath 


Actor Damian Lewis rose to fame playing a US soldier in the Second World War drama Band of Brothers. He is married to actress Helen McCrory and has two children (Manon, 1, and Gulliver, 7 months).

You spend half your year in LA. How is it?

LA is like an eccentric beach town. Next to London, it feels utterly provincial but remains fascinating. My wife says she doesn’t like living in a town where you may get swallowed up by an earthquake at any moment. But it’s fantastic for our children to be able to walk on Hampstead Heath one half of the year and on Santa Monica beach the other.

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Categories Media Personal and Family Life Print Media The Baker

Culture Clinic: Damian Lewis, The Telegraph, March 22, 2008

Age: 37
Job: Actor
Last book read: Independence Day by Richard Ford
Last film seen: The Baker
Last music heard:¬†Mozart, on my children’s musical caterpillar
Last dose of live culture: Women of Troy by Euripides at the National Theatre. A superb production by Katie Mitchell

Continue reading Culture Clinic: Damian Lewis, The Telegraph, March 22, 2008

Categories Media Personal and Family Life Print Media The Baker

Damian Lewis Marie Claire Interview – March 19, 2008

Damian Lewis interview

by Marie Claire Magazine – March 19, 2008

Brit actor Damian Lewis is making it big in Hollywood. He talks exclusively to marieclaire.co.uk

British Band of Brothers star Damian Lewis, 37, stars in and produces The Baker this month. Written and directed by his younger brother, Gareth, the comedy tells the tale of a hitman who decides to quit the life and hide out in a Welsh village.

How was it to be directed by your younger sibling, Gareth?

I didn‚Äôt know quite what to expect‚ĶI suppose we were quite polite and very respectful of each other. Sweetly, we were also quite loving towards each other. Probably, if we did it again, we might be more frank. We might just say. ‚ÄėThat doesn‚Äôt work‚Äô, rather than be respectful of the fact that we‚Äôre working with each other.

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