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Soldiering on: Damian Lewis in Homeland, The Telegraph, February 4, 2012

Soldiering on: Damian Lewis in Homeland

After his breakthrough 10 years ago in Band of Brothers, Damian Lewis’s finest work has been for television, his latest role that of a US Marine held captive for eight years

Damian Lewis in Homeland

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Damian Lewis opens our conversation with a sheepish mention of his ardent admirers. ‘I’ve a set of fans who call themselves – you’re not allowed to laugh – Damian Bunnies.’ Their name seems to be a reference to those other copper-top characters, the Duracell Bunnies. They have been following him since his 2001 breakthrough in Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed Second World War series Band of Brothers, ‘and they’re absolutely lovely. In the end, I realised they knew so much about me, I let two of them run a fan site.’
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Homeland Star Damian Lewis Delves into the two sides of patriotism, AssignmentX, December 15, 2011

Exclusive Interview: HOMELAND star Damian Lewis delves into the two sides of patriotism

The actor talks about his new series and his feelings about the end of LIFE

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Homeland’s Damian Lewis on ‘American Damian,’ Rock-Star Fantasies, and Disturbing Sex Scenes, Vulture, November 11, 2011

Homeland’s Damian Lewis on ‘American Damian,’ Rock-Star Fantasies, and Disturbing Sex Scenes

By Rebecca Milzoff

Damian Lewis. Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

For a born and bred Brit, Damian Lewis has carved out a remarkably steady career playing dyed-in-the-wool Americans, memorably in Band of Brothers and on Life (he’s slated to play Union general James B. MacPherson in the upcoming Civil War mini-series To Appomattox, too). He’s added another super-convincing tortured good old boy to his résumé as Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody, the possibly turned, ever-mysterious ex-prisoner of war at the center of Showtime’s Homeland, which stars Claire Danes as the CIA agent who’s onto/into him. On a hectic press day in Manhattan, Lewis spoke to Vulture about playing Brody, his rock-star fantasies, and filming disturbing sex scenes.

Continue reading Homeland’s Damian Lewis on ‘American Damian,’ Rock-Star Fantasies, and Disturbing Sex Scenes, Vulture, November 11, 2011

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Inside the Mind Game of Homeland, WSJ Speakeasy, October 28, 2011

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Damian Lewis: An Actor at the top of his game, The Independent, October 18, 2011

Damian Lewis: An actor at the top of his game

Damian Lewis’s new film focuses on football. He talks to Kaleem Aftab about sport, politics and the problems of acting with Keira Knightley

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Football is a funny game with a strange habit of dividing families and testing loyalties. In any other circumstance, Damian Lewis would never dream of highlighting any differences he and his wife, the actress Helen McCrory, have over bringing up their children; indeed they always show the upmost discretion in interviews, but the beautiful game brings out a rarely seen masculine tribal instinct in Lewis.

Continue reading Damian Lewis: An Actor at the top of his game, The Independent, October 18, 2011