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Lightning Rod: Damian Lewis on Playing the Best Bad Boy on TV – April 4, 2018

Who Says Bad Guys Don’t Win?

by Michael Idato  | The Sydney Morning Herald | April 4, 2018

Damian Lewis as the greedy money man Bobby Axelrod in Billions. Photo: Jim Fiscus

Who says bad guys don’t win?

In the critically acclaimed drama Billions, actor Damian Lewis plays a greedy, game-playing money man who is so despised he was once cornered by a fan who said to him: “Oh my God, it’s Bobby Axelrod, you’re such an asshole.”

The accusation makes the 47-year-old London-born actor laugh.

“To use an English phrase, it’s cops and robbers, it’s Elliot Ness and Al Capone, it’s the sheriff and the cowboy,” Lewis says. “That’s how this show breaks down. That’s its mythology. Chuck is the sheriff and Bobby is the cowboy. It’s always fun to back the cowboy, the outlaw. However bad they’re being.

“It’s not my place to say whether I think people back Bobby more than they do [his nemesis] Chuck, but I think what’s clear is that this is a world of shysters, it’s a world of compromise, it’s a world of desperate men, driven by their need to win the game,” Lewis says.

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Damian Lewis on Why Billions is Like a Superhero Show – March 19, 2018

The Cowboy and the Sheriff

by Debra Birnbaum | Variety | March 19, 2018

Source: Showtime

When “Billions” returns for its third season, Damian Lewis’ Bobby Axelrod is in a very unfamiliar place: Under indictment, separated from his wife, and banished from the hedge fund company that bears his name. “It’s a fun trajectory for the character,” he says.

Ahead of the premiere, Lewis talked to Variety about what’s in store for the embattled hedge fund manager, whether Wendy (Maggie Siff) can be trusted, and how closely the season mirrors current headlines.

How does this season compare for you?

I think “Billions” has found its sweet spot. Season 1 was a look at this world and these people behaviorally. Now the cat-and-mouse game has really taken off and the stakes have become higher. It’s helpful to the drama of it. I like the fact that Axe was outmaneuvered at the end of last year by Chuck. And so he finds himself in a unusual position that he’s not used to being in — back to the wall and working out a way of getting back into the game.

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Invasion of the Brit Pack: Damian Lewis, Michelle Dockery & Tom Hiddleston Attend Barack Obama’s 102nd Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the White House – April 30, 2016

Invasion of the Brit Pack: Emma Watson, Michelle Dockery, Helen Mirren, Damian Lewis and Tom Hiddleston attend Barack Obama’s 102nd Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the White House

By Kayleigh Giles For Mailonline – The Daily Mail – 30 April 2016

Best Of British: It was inevitable that Michelle Dockery would be in the company of fellow thespians Damian Lewis and Tom Hiddleston at the 102nd White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C on Saturday night

They represent the best of British talent and have become leading figures in the world of acting.

So it was inevitable that Michelle Dockery would be in the company of fellow thespians Damian Lewis and Tom Hiddleston at the 102nd White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C on Saturday night.

Cosying up for a group snap, the trio were truly at home among the legions of home-grown talent – which included Emma Watson and Helen Mirren – as they prepared for an evening mingling with journalists, fellow celebrities and the President of the United States.

Leading the brigade of glamorous gowns on the night, Michelle,34, was the epitome of elegance in a floor-length dress that still ensured she stood out from the crowd thanks to its vibrant tangerine hue.

While the frock mainly left Michelle’s figure to be imagined, the dress was a little risque as it featured sheer panels of fabric that ran in between her bust and along either side of her decolletage.

She exuded Hollywood glamour as her brunette tresses cascaded in retro waves around her face revealing her stunning $90,000 Tiffany & Co. diamond earrings, though the Downton Abbey actress injected a modern spin on the style by incorporating a metallic silver clutch bag into the look.

Flying the flag, or the Union Jack, for the British men were the acting heavyweights at her side Damian and Tom , both of whom were sharp-suited for the occasion.

Handsome as ever: Flying the flag, or the Union Jack, for the British men were acting heavyweight Damian Lewis was sharp-suited for the occasion

Before catching up with Michelle at the Bloomberg & Vanity Fair Cocktail Reception, Damian had made his own way into the presidential dinner, with the Homeland star walking the red carpet without the company of his wife Helen McCrory.

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No Place Like Homeland, British Vogue, February 2013

Vogue Archive: No Place Like Homeland

February 2013

“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?” Continue reading No Place Like Homeland, British Vogue, February 2013

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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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