Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in Showtime’s Homeland. Bob Leverone/Showtime
There weren’t a whole lot of upset winners at last Sunday’s Emmy Awards, but one of the few was Homeland star Damian Lewis, who beat out, among others, Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm and three-time winner Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad to take home the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Lewis’ co-star, Claire Danes, won for her lead performance as well, and the show ended a four-year Mad Men streak when it was named Outstanding Drama Series. On Saturday’s Weekend Edition, Lewis talks to NPR’s Scott Simon about his character, Nicholas Brody, and on how he — a British actor — came to play so many American men in uniform.
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Eye on Emmy: Homeland’s Damian Lewis Talks About Playing No Ordinary Anti-Hero
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Just as Nicholas Brody received a hero’s welcome upon being rescued from captivity in Afghanistan, Damian Lewis of Showtime’s Homeland has been met with plaudits for his riveting portrayal of the conflicted Marine sergeant, husband, father and… would-be terrorist. Lewis – going for his first Emmy nomination this year, having previously been nominated for the 2012 Golden Globes for playing Brody on this series and in 2002 for his role in HBO’s Band of Brothers – reveals how he makes the potentially reprehensible relatable.
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THE LOOK: MR DAMIAN LEWIS
by Mr Sanjiv Bhattacharya
MAY 8, 2012
Mr Damian Lewis needs no convincing that Homeland is a huge hit, perhaps even a career high. Not because of the critical praise or the awards, or even his Best Actor nomination at the Golden Globes last year. But because in March he was invited to dinner at the White House, along with Mr George Clooney and main guest Prime Minister David Cameron. Continue reading The Look: Mr Damian Lewis, Mr. Porter, May 8, 2012