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Mr. Porter: Damian’s Style Council Profile – Feb 16, 2017

Mr. Porter: Damian’s Style Council Profile 

Source: Mr. Porter

Source: Damian Lewis | The Style Council

Bag: a satchel

Watch: Rolex Air-King

Brand: Armani

Grooming: Sportin’ Waves hair gel

Style Icon: Sammy Davis, Jr. brought something mischievous to his style

Book: The Spirit of Man by Robert Bridges

Recommended Restaurant: J Sheekey – London, UK

Recommended Hotel: The Portobello Hotel – London, UK

Recommended Bar: The Groucho Club – London, UK

 

 

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Damian Lewis: The King of the Box Set – February, 2017

How Homeland Star Mr. Damian Lewis Struck Gold for a Second Time with Billions

by Mr. Simon Mills | Mr. Porter | February, 2017

Photography by Mr Jon Gorrigan
Styling by Ms Eilidh Greig, Fashion Editor, MR PORTER

He’s a truly transatlantic citizen, is Mr. Damian Lewis. A nationality-fluid, dual persona – a true Brit for half the year and an Uncle Sam adoptee the rest of it. He may have been born in north London, educated at Eton College and served his time at the Royal Shakespeare Company, but when filming scenes as Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in Homeland or, more recently, as hedge fund hustler Bobby Axelrod in the Showtime series Billionsthe Style Council member embeds himself culturally and linguistically in North American life – goes to ball games, wears “sweats” and “sneakers” and calls women (ironically) “broads”.

The accent he adopts for the character he’s playing isn’t dropped when the filming stops. He keeps it going when talking to the crew and catering and stays in full American drawl for interviews, taxi rides, grocery shops and restaurant orders. Really good actors can do this kind of thing. Mr. Lewis says it helps him focus on the roles in hand and puts everyone at ease on set. Jumping in and out of accents, he says, would feel “awkward”. But not everyone is impressed. “I once did a US TV interview in my American accent and somehow it was seen by quite a few of my friends back in England. There were several irate text messages. ‘You’re British. Stop talking like an American!’ It has become second nature to me now and I am happy to do it,” he shrugs. “That said, if I am with Brits, I come out of it pretty quickly.”

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The Look: Mr Damian Lewis, Mr. Porter, May 8, 2012

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