Damian Lewis
"actor, dad, redhead and ping pong champion"
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Billions Star Damian Lewis on CBS Sunday Morning – Feb 19, 2017

Damian Lewis and the Big Picture

by Jim Axelrod – CBS Sunday Morning – February 19, 2017

Actor Damian Lewis (right), with correspondent Jim Axelrod in London. Source: CBS NEWS

Damian Lewis was widely praised for his portrayal of a no-nonsense Army officer in HBO’s critically-acclaimed mini-series, “Band of Brothers.” Lewis has made quite a name for himself playing a number of all-American roles even though, as Jim Axelrod explains, there’s nothing all-American about him:

On the north shore of Long Island actor Damian Lewis is showing us around the fictional home of hedge-fund mogul Bobby Axelrod, the character Lewis portrays in “Billions,” which is having its second season premiere tonight on CBS-owned Showtime.

“It’s a nice spread!” Jim Axelrod laughed. “Some Axelrods live better than others!”

At this point in his career, it’s no surprise Lewis has created another indelible working class character. It’s his wheelhouse, and what he loves most about acting on TV these days: the chance to explore a character’s complexity in a way a two-hour feature film doesn’t always provide.

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Damian Lewis on Why He’s Happy to be a Heart-Throb and Those James Bond Rumors – Feb 2, 2017

His blockbuster TV roles have made him a global star but Damian Lewis’s heart will always belong to north London. He speaks to Charlotte Edwardes

by CHARLOTTE EDWARDES |

GIEVES & HAWKES jacket, £795 (gievesandhawkes.com). Zadig & Voltaire jumper, £245 (zadig-et-voltaire.com). Maurice Lacroix watch, £3,245 (mauricelacroix.com). HUGO BOSS T-shirt, £59 (hugoboss.com). Boots, £195 (russelland bromley.com)
GIEVES & HAWKES jacket, £795 (gievesandhawkes.com). Zadig & Voltaire jumper, £245 (zadig-et-voltaire.com). Maurice Lacroix watch, £3,245 (mauricelacroix.com). HUGO BOSS T-shirt, £59 (hugoboss.com). Boots, £195 (russelland bromley.com) Source: Tomo Brejc/Evening Standard

Damian Lewis is not as charming as he first seems. And I mean that as a compliment. Sure he can schmooze: he remembers everyone’s name, their kids’ names, their mum’s name — given half a chance he’d ask after hip ops and bunions — and he’s a great giver of bear hugs, back slaps and pumping handshakes. After 10 minutes in the pub where we meet, he has the room eating from his paw. Not because he’s a Hollywood actor, a veritable red-carpet ‘celeb’ with blockbuster TV shows such as Homeland and Billions under his belt, but because he engages everyone. For instance, he identifies the indie rock on the sound system and turns towards the bar, arms wide, crying: ‘Oh my God, who likes The Shins?’ A busboy steps forward and is congratulated. It’s great theatre.

But in truth, Lewis is a bit angry. And no I’m not reducing him to the cliché of the fiery redhead; he says this himself. He’s angry about big things: greed, selfishness, prejudice. But also smaller things, such as bad driving (‘Makes me crazy!’) or the street lighting in Tufnell Park (‘Why can’t we have lovely charming ones like Canonbury?’) or litterbugs (which he would definitely argue was a big thing). ‘I’m not averse to telling people off,’ he says. And do they reply, ‘Hold on aren’t you…?’ ‘Ha! No. It’s more: “Who the hell are you and why are you telling me what to do?”’

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Damian Lewis is making a wonderful comeback to the West End in Albee’s ‘The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?’, Fan Fun with Damian Lewis, October 20, 2016

Damian Lewis returns to the West End in Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

by Damianista, Fan Fun with Damian Lewis, October 20, 2016
source: Hollywood Reporter

Source: Hollywood Reporter

We have been rolling drums for a while now but in case you missed it Damian Lewis is making a wonderful comeback to the West End, just two years after storming American Buffalo along with John Goodman and Tom Sturridge, in the new revival of Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? at the Theatre Royal HaymarketThe Goat is arguably the most provocative and controversial play by Albee who unfortunately passed away in September at the age of 88.

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Damian Lewis: There is no secret to acting and parenting – we just muddle along, Evening Standard, October 14, 2016

Damian Lewis: There is no secret to acting and parenting – we just muddle along

Lewis was speaking ahead of his West End return in Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

by SOPHIA SLEIGH, 

Power couple: Damian Lewis with his wife and fellow actor, Helen McCrory
Power couple: Damian Lewis with his wife and fellow actor, Helen McCrory – Source: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

Damian Lewis says there is no secret to how he and his wife Helen McCrory juggle their acting careers with raising a family — they “just muddle along”. Continue reading Damian Lewis: There is no secret to acting and parenting – we just muddle along, Evening Standard, October 14, 2016