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In Billions, Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti are Alpha Males Doing Battle – Jan 16, 2016

In ‘Billions,’ Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti are Alpha Males Doing Battle

by Mary McNamara, Contact Reporter– Los Angeles Times Television Critic – January 16, 2016

“Billions” is very good television. How could it not be? Created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien (“Ocean’s Thirteen”) and Andrew Ross Sorkin (“Too Big to Fail”), it crackles with the self-confident repartee of those accustomed to high stakes and giddy heights delivered against backdrops that seem lifted from Esquire’s “Interiors We Love” issue. (If there were such a thing. Which there should be.)

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More important, “Billions” pits Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod, a self-made billionaire, hedge-fund king and shark about town, against Paul Giamatti Chuck Rhoades, the equally ruthless if far less soignee attorney general who has sworn to have Axelrod’s scalp.
To which “Axe” (why name a character Axelrod if he’s not going to go by “Axe”?) replies: I double-dog dare you, dude.
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Lewis and Giamatti are two of the best actors working

No doubt they will soon be battling each other for an Emmy — and their presence together is great wealth of its own sort.
Axe is one of Lewis’ more voluble roles, but the actor maintains his power over stillness by allowing his character to say much while giving little away.
Giamatti may splutter and spit a bit more, but he is just as menacing, albeit much more human.
They are surrounded by a fine supporting cast, including a Machiavellian David Costabile as “Wags,” Toby Leonard Moore as Rhoades’ right-hand man and so many other white men in suits that it’s often hard to keep track.
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Damian Lewis Receives His Third Emmy Nomination – July 16, 2015

Damian Lewis Receives His Third Emmy Nomination

by Damianista – Fan Fun with Damian Lewis – July 16, 2015

Damian Lewis received his third Emmy nomination today for his brilliant performance as Henry VIII in Wolf Hall.

The series received a total of 8 nominations.  The 2015 Emmy awards will air live on September 20th at 8 p.m. ET on Fox and be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Predictions:

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Vogue Archive: No Place Like Homeland – Jan 20, 2015

Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory British Vogue Interview

by Staff | British Vogue | January 20, 2015

“Do you know, I think you might wear a suit better than any man I’ve ever met.” In the intimate and strangely forbidden confines of a lift at the National Theatre, Helen McCrory’s heavily made-up hazel eyes are drinking in her husband’s tall, tailored frame.

“Thank you,” he replies, faintly awkwardly, looking down at the same Tom Ford tuxedo he wore to accept the best actor Emmy award only last month. “Does this mean you want me to do all the washing-up for a week?”

A gypsy laugh bubbles up from deep inside McCrory’s tiny dancer’s body.

“No, my darling, of course not! Just the bedtime stories…”

It’s a rare day of togetherness and, despite a stoic, unwaveringly professional determination to get the photographs absolutely right – freezing winter winds notwithstanding – Mr and Mrs Damian Lewis are enjoying every minute of this short holiday from work and the parenting of their two children, Manon, six, and Gulliver, five. Curling herself into her husband, McCrory locks eyes with him as he puts a protective hand between her shoulder blades and gently rubs her slender back. They seem in a little world of their own on the top of Waterloo Bridge, talking quietly and constantly to each other, oblivious to both the photographer’s lens and the gawping Londoners who keep falling into the traffic in their astonishment at getting a real-life Homeland fix in the middle of the week.

When one frazzled woman with a pushchair stops dead in her tracks between the couple and the camera and stares, open-mouthed, at the nation’s favourite redhead as if he were a painting, they laugh tolerantly until she manages to pull herself together. This, after all, is their reality. And, for a couple who were recently invited to a state dinner for David Cameron at the White House and were sat not, as they had suspected, somewhere “between the kitchens and the loo” but on President Obama’s table, nothing is terribly surprising. “He did, yes. Yes, he did. He did say it was his favourite programme,” Lewis later admits, between hungry mouthfuls of chicken stew and gulps of red wine in a nearby South Bank brasserie.

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Interview: Homeland Actor Damian Lewis on Season 2 and More, AssignmentX, December 10, 2012

Interview: HOMELAND actor Damian Lewis on Season 2 and more

The Emmy-winning actor talks about Brody’s choices

Damian Lewis and Claire Danes in HOMELAND - Season 2 - "Two Hate" | ©2012 Showtime/Kent Smith

Damian Lewis and Claire Danes in HOMELAND – Season 2 – “Two Hate” | ©2012 Showtime/Kent Smith

British actor Damian Lewis took home this year for Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Drama for his portrayal of Nicholas Brody, American war hero turned secret terrorist in Season 1 of Showtime’s HOMELAND. The show also won five other Emmys, including Outstanding Drama and Outstanding Actress for Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, the CIA agent who is onto Brody – but also carries a torch for him.
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Emmys 2012: Damian Lewis ‘hails’ the golden age of television, The Guardian, September 24, 2012

Emmy awards 2012: Damian Lewis hails ‘golden age of television’

British star of Homeland wins top gong with Claire Danes, while Maggie Smith takes only award for Downton Abbey
 Claire Danes and Damian LewisClaire Danes and Damian Lewis after receiving awards for their roles in Homeland. Photograph: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

It was a very British way to collect an Emmy: take to the stage of American TV’s landmark award show and say sorry for winning the best actor gong.

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