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The London Welshman
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 29, 2020
Will Greenwood and Rupert Cox are joined this week by Billions star Damian Lewis to discuss his love of the Wales national team and how he deals with nerves and pressure. The Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor has starred in shows such as Homeland and Band of Brothers and is an avid rugby fan. He talks about playing fly-half in school and dealing with the pressures of fame. Lewis’ father is Welsh and he displays his passionate support of the national team during his conversation with Will and Rupert.
They also discuss one of Lewis’ other passions – Liverpool FC.
Looks like this ‘ole chap cheered on his Liverpool team on Saturday, January 11, 2020. He was spotted at the match by a couple of fans who captured the Red on social media. We see that LFC scarf peeking out from under your jacket!
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A Shoutout to Liverpool
by Damianista | damian-lewis.com | May 31, 2019
Damian’s beloved Liverpool will face Tottenham Hotspur in the 2019 UEFA Champions League final at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Spain on Saturday, June 1. The two English Premier League heavyweights met two times in this year’s Premier League with Liverpool winning 2-1 both times. Five-time winners Liverpool will be aiming to get their sixth title whereas Hotspurs will be playing to win their first!
Relying on Damian’s earlier tweet we assume he will be in the stadium tomorrow cheering for his Red Men!
Holy crap football’s on crack. Congrats @SpursOfficial and to my pal @stephenkunken (you still owe me $20) for a mighty performance. Always liked Spurs and I’m delighted for you but fun’s over now. @LFC and I will see you in Madrid.
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The ‘Billions’ star on schooldays with David Cameron, playing conflicted characters — and rumours of 007
by Janan Ganesh | Financial Times | April 5, 2019
“What am I?” demands Damian Lewis, in the Yonkers vowels of Bobby Axelrod, the hedge fund manager he plays in Billions. “Chopped liver?” We have not fallen out. It is the presence of the item on the menu that sets up his riff on the Americanism.
The actor you also know as a Renaissance king (Wolf Hall) and an al-Qaeda convert (Homeland) is seated under a wall-mounted ram’s head in Fischer’s, a portal into antiquated Mitteleuropa on London’s Marylebone High Street, where it all but heckles the modernities around it. From a room that suggests an Orient Express dining carriage, Lewis looks out on to a Diptyque, an Aesop and a Bang & Olufsen as I ask him why British actors do so well in America. “It’s luck, it’s innate, it’s a bit of hard work,” he guesses. “It’s nothing to do with being classically trained.”
He admires Christian Bale (“There’s something quite extreme innately in him”) and vies with Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba in the bookies’ guesswork as to the next James Bond. Politely, he smiles through my thesis that Brits grow up hearing more accents than almost any other nation, honing an ear for them that amounts to a thespian advantage. If he is not quite sold, he is at least open to the idea of performance as a national trait. “Is there a clown in the British character that there isn’t in America? I think there is. There’s a clown in us somewhere.”
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Liverpool Football Club Has a Fan for Life
by Ted Winters | The Sports Daily | October 12, 2018
Celebrities often get behind and endorse their chosen sports team on a regular basis that provides a wealth of additional exposure that can only go down as a major marketing boost.
But which of the top five Premier League clubs has the biggest fan to help pack the ultimate marketing punch?
Liverpool can boast a plethora of famous supporters (Liam Neeson, Lana Del Rey, Mike Myers) all around the world but probably the hottest right now is Damian Lewis.
The actor can be seen everywhere at the moment and refuses to keep his colours close to his chest often spotted at Anfield when he gets the chance.
It turns out that singer, actor, dancer and ladies man Justin Timberlake is a fan of the Red Devils.
The former NSYNC star is often captured sporting a Manchester United beanie and quite simply due to his huge following can attract millions of eyes upon the red club of Manchester.
Although the Red Devils following is huge, any extra little help is never a bad thing.
Without doubt the Citizens most vocal supporter is former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher.
His brother Liam is also a stanch City fan, but it is Noel who is often spotted at the Etihad stadium and is a regular on sports radio shows chatting about his beloved club and heaping praise on the current crop under manager Pep Guardiola.