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Wall Street Wizard and Self-Made King Who Makes it Rain
by Elizabeth Kaye | Watch! Magazine | June 8, 2018
Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Damian Lewis captures the complexity of power politics in the world of New York high finance.
Award-winning actor Damian Lewis makes fans swoon as powerful Wall Street wizard Bobby Axelrod on Showtime’s hit series Billions.
Some say that acting is an exercise in pretending—though mere pretending, with its intimations of considered fakery, seems too shallow a frame. More accurate are those who insist that acting is, at its best, a form of lying; a masquerade so thorough and convincing that it can seduce the viewer into believing the masquerade and the person behind the mask are one and the same.
By this measure, Damian Lewis is a masterful professional liar whose searing portrayals of blue-collar Americans belie his own rarified roots as the grandson of a Lord Mayor of London and an upper-crust Brit educated at Eton for whom Queens, we can safely assume, evokes not a borough east of Manhattan, but Elizabeth and Victoria.
We can now confirm Damian will appear in GQ’s “Theatrical Portfolio” in the March 2018 issue, on stands this Thursday! And here is the sample magazine cover. Other performers appearing are James Norton, Sienna Miller, Bryan Cranston and Andrew Garfield.
Damian’s theatrical performance as Martin Gray, an architect in love with a goat in The Goat Play, or Who is Sylvia? was an Edward Albee revival that ran from March through June, 2017 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End. Will Damian be nominated for an Olivier Award for The Goat Play?
We will soon find out when the official nominations are announced March 6th. The 2018 Laurence Olivier Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. For more information, please visit the Official London Theatre website.
We have seen some extraordinary performances and GQ Magazine has caught up with some of the best performers from an incredible year of theatre ahead of the March 6th Olivier Award nominations to capture some beautiful photographs in anticipation of it all.
Damian’s performance as Martin Gray, an architect in love with a goat in The Goat Play, was so remarkable, as was Sophie Okonedo equally riveting. Edward Albee’s revival tragedy ran from March until June, 2017 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London.
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Band of brothers 2: this time it’s personal
by Kevin Maher, The Times, April 20, 2006
Kevin Maher discovers why Damian Lewis got on really well with the director of his new film
Damian Lewis is jumping out of his skin. On the Cardiff set of the high concept dramedy The Baker, the 35-year-old great white hope of British screen acting has just been prematurely peppered by a troika of explosive squibs that have shredded the back of his black leather armchair and sent him to the floor of a slickly designed loft apartment.
“Er, think the timing was a bit off there,” whispers one of the concerned grips while Lewis, who famously starred in the Spielberg-produced TV series Band of Brothers, is dusted down and readied for another heart-stopping take.