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Industry Mag Staten Island Cover Story – July 19, 2020

Accents and How He Handled Overnight Fame

by Joel Keller | Industry Mag Staten Island | July 19, 2020

He may be an officer of the British Empire, but the London native is best known for playing Americans, including Bobby Axelrod in Billions.

Damian Lewis has been playing American characters on and off (mostly on) for 20 years, since he was cast as Maj. Dick Winters in the 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. He’s played so many American characters that people are genuinely shocked to hear his natural west London-accented voice. He’s so used to it that sometimes he forgets to go back to his natural voice.

“I go get my groceries in an American accent,” he told ABC News in 2016. “And I get halfway through paying and I’m like, ‘I’m so sorry. I’m British, and I have no idea why I’m talking in an American accent to you, but I’ve been doing it all week.”

His American roles have been so prominent in his career that BBC America’s website actually has a listicle with the title “7 Roles Featuring Damian Lewis’ Real Accent.”

Suffice to say, playing American characters has been very good to Lewis. He won an Emmy in 2012 for his powerful turn playing war hero-turned-terrorist Nicholas Brody in the first season of Homeland, and since 2016, he’s played scheming billionaire Bobby Axelrod in another Showtime series, Billions. “Hello, I’m Damian Lewis, one of those pesky Brits,” he said somewhat apologetically when he went up to accept his Emmy.

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Categories The Silent Storm

From Brody to baldy! Homeland’s Damian Lewis undergoes a dramatic transformation

Damian Lewis goes bald for 'The Silent Storm'

He’s famous for his fiery red hair.

But Damian Lewis has undergone a dramatic makeover for his role upcoming drama The Silent Storm – by completely shaving his head.

The 42-year-old actor showed off his new look as he got to work filming the love story on the Isle Of Mull in Scotland on Monday.

Homeland star Damian was virtually unrecognisable as he prepared to begin shooting the film, which also stars Andrea Riseborough.

Sporting a pair of sunglasses and black double breasted-coat over a black V-neck T-shirt, Damian’s new appearance gave him a mysterious air.

The actor was seen driving his smart navy Jaguar in the village of Pennyghael about 3 miles from the secluded Carsaig Estate.

His car was later seen parked up on some grass just outside the village, as Damian is believed to have left the vehicle there because the road leading up to the set is so narrow and steep.

Shunning the usual modes of transport favoured by celebrities, Damian is believed to have arrived by ferry after travelling in from Oban.

The Secret Storm tells the story of an enigmatic outsider (Riseborough) living on a remote Scottish island who is caught between her commanding husband (Lewis) and a 17 year-old delinquent (newcomer Ross Anderson).

Source: Daily Mail.

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Categories Homeland Media Print Media

Damian Lewis Interview, Channel 4, February 2, 2012

Damian Lewis interview

02 FEB 2012

You WILL answer our questions, Lewis…

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Damian Lewis is sitting opposite me, drinking tea in a wood-panelled library in a discreetly opulent Central London hotel. With his clipped Old Etonian accent and understated self-confidence, he seems the epitome of Englishness. Which is why it’s surprising that so many of his highest profile roles have been Americans.

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Damian Lewis: Bringing the Fight back home, Sydney Morning Herald, January 12, 2012

Bringing the fight back home

Hero or terrorist? Andrew Murfett talks to the star of Homeland.
By Andrew Murfett

THE premise is intriguing. A United States marine, missing in action for eight years and presumed dead, is rescued from a terrorist compound. He has been held hostage by al-Qaeda for all that time.

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