Damian Lewis, British actor is well known for playing the role of an American in a mini series of HBO titled, Band of Brothers. He played the roles of the U.S. Army Major Richard Winters and the U.S Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the Showtime’s Homeland. He performs at Showtime’s Billions as a Billionaire Bobby Axelrod.
Damian Lewis Bio: Age, Parents, Early Life, Education
His parents are Charlotte Mary and John Watcy and he was born on February 11, 1971. He had two brothers Gareth and William and one sister, Amanda. He was brought up in St. John’s Wood, London. He received education from Ashdown House School and subsequently, Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Damian Lewis Career Details
Previous to acting, Damian worked as telemarketer and sold car alarms. He appeared in the film Robinson Crusoe in 1997 and was cast by Steven Spielberg in Band of Brothers. In the special TV show Jeffrey Archer: The Truth, he later performed in the US television series Life on NBC in 2008 and played the role of the protagonist, Charlie Crews. He ended up winning the 2008 AFI Award for best TV series. He also played the role of Laertes in Jonathan Kent’s Hamlet. He earned roles in Keane and Brides in 2004, The Baker and The Escapist in 2008 and Stolen in 2011. He also starred in the spy movie Our Kind of Traitor. He got Golden Globe nomination for the performance in the role of Henry VIII and also earned nomination for Primetime Emmy Award. His estimated net worth is $14 million and leads a luxurious lifestyle. He gets paid $250 thousand per episode. Most of his earnings come from movies and TV shows.
Damian Lewis Wife And Children
Damian stands tall at six feet one inch. His first known relationship was with Katie Razzal who was a producer of Channel 4 but their relation was long distance and it became difficult to sustain. Later he dated actress Kristin Davis but this one also lasted brief. However after these two relationships failed, he ended up marrying the actress Helen McCrory on July 4, 2007. He has not been in any kind of controversies with respect to his personal life since then. He had two children, Manon and Gulliver within a gap of 14 months who were seen at the premiere of Mary Poppins Returns in London. Damian lives with his family in North London. He owns a Victorian townhouse.
Helen also has an accomplishing career from big-budget shows to small screen appearances. She leads a life under pressure but enjoys the same. The couple had fallen for each other while performing in Five Gold Rings at Almedia Theatre of London in 2003. They had a good on screen chemistry and Damian’s American accent was quite convincing. As per Helen they have been patient and kind towards each other. In her words about Damian she says,
You know… he’s lovely, otherwise I wouldn’t have chosen him.
She also mentioned in an interview that Damian never gave her a reason to be jealous despite performing with different gorgeous co-stars. Damian had been supportive of his wife’s profession as well and he had persuaded her to perform in Fearless despite the fact that he would also be busy shooting for Billions in America. He had taken the children with him to America and sent them to an international school instead of placing the entire responsibility of his wife.