Setting Off on Tour
by Emma Palmer | Essex Life Magazine | March 2024 Issue
He may be a Hollywood movie star, but A-list actor Damian Lewis has closer ties to little old Essex than you might think.
In an exclusive interview with our sister title, Essex Life magazine, the 53-year-old, known for his roles in Homeland, Billions, Band of Brothers and Wolf Hall, revealed he owns a house in a picturesque part of north Essex.
In the March edition of the magazine – on sale now – the actor, who is preparing to hit the stage at the Palace Theatre in Southend this month, told how he felt “very lucky” to have his house in north Essex, near to the Suffolk border.
He said: “I love Essex, of course I do.
“I love the coastline and the coastal towns like Mersea and Southend, such lovely places to visit.
“Essex is special in the sense it’s very much an extension of the East End with a cockney culture but also has its own identity. It’s the land of Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable after all. I feel very lucky that I have a house in one of the most beautiful parts of Essex.”
Damian’s 8-date tour kicks off in early March and will see the star performing all of the original songs from his album Mission Creep, but he’ll also be sharing brand new material destined for his second album. He and his band will be starting with a performance in East Sussex at the Trading Boundaries on Friday, March 8 and revealed plans for a second album, set to enrich his discography with new sounds and stories. Fans can expect an intimate experience, with Lewis performing songs from both his debut and the anticipated second album.