Damian Lewis

Damian Lewis

Date of Birth

Birthday: February 11
Birthplace: St. John’s Wood, London, England

With an expansive list of diverse film, theatre and television credits, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Damian Lewis has evolved into one of this generation’s most respected and sought-after actors.

With an expansive list of diverse film, theatre and television credits, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Damian Lewis has evolved into one of this generation’s most respected and sought-after actors.

Lewis currently stars as Sergeant Nicholas Brody in Showtime’s critically acclaimed and award-winning television series Homeland, developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa. The series co-stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a CIA officer who believes that Lewis’ character, who was held captive by Al-Qaeda as a prisoner of war, may have been turned by the enemy and is now a possible threat to the United States. Lewis’ performance earned him a 2013 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama and a 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

In Fall 2013, Lewis can also be seen as Lord Capulet in the Carlo Carlei-directed adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes. Relativity Media has set the film’s U.S. release date for Friday, October 11th.

Lewis recently began production in Scotland on the Neon Films drama, The Silent Storm, opposite Andrea Riseborough.

Other notable credits of Lewis’ include his Golden Globe-nominated performance as World War II hero Richard Winters in the award-winning HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, as well as his performance as Soames Forsyte in the acclaimed British production of The Forsyte Saga, Series 1 and II.

In 2015, Lewis won acclaim for his performance in Wolf Hall.

 

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Awards & Nominations

3 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Damian Lewis, as Henry VIII
  • Wolf Hall
  • PBS
  • A Playground Entertainment and Company Pictures Production for BBC and MASTERPIECE in association with BBC Worldwide, Altus Media and Prescience
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Damian Lewis, as Nicholas Brody
  • Homeland
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, Fox 21, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2012
  • Winner
  • Damian Lewis, as Nicholas Brody
  • Homeland
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, Fox 21, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet
Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Showtime president David Nevins with actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.
Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum, Showtime president David Nevins, actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis and executive producer Howard Gordon at An Evening with Homeland.
Homeland consulting producer Meredith Stiehm, executive producer Howard Gordon and actor Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.
Howard Gordon, Damian Lewis and Claire Danes at An Evening with Homeland.
Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.
Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.
Actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis with Homeland executive producer Alex Ganse at An Evening with Homeland.
Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, David Nevins, Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa arrive at an Evening with Homeland
Damian Lewis participates at an Evening with Homeland
Claire Danes and Damian Lewis participate in an Evening with Homeland
Claire Danes and Damian Lewis participate in an Evening with Homeland
Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Alex Gansa participate in an Evening with Homeland
Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa, Brian Lowry, Meredith Stiehm, David Harewood, Henry Bromell, Sean Callery
Claire Danes and Damian Lewis arrive at an Evening with Homeland
Damian Lewis arrives at an Evening with Homeland
Damian Lewis attends an Evening with Homeland
Claire Danes, Damian Lewis
Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa
Claire Danes, Damian Lewis
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Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Showtime president David Nevins with actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.
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Showtime president David Nevins with actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.

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Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum, Showtime president David Nevins, actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis and executive producer Howard Gordon at An Evening with Homeland.
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Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum, Showtime president David Nevins, actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis and executive producer Howard Gordon at An Evening with Homeland.

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Homeland consulting producer Meredith Stiehm, executive producer Howard Gordon and actor Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.
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Homeland consulting producer Meredith Stiehm, executive producer Howard Gordon and actor Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.

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Howard Gordon, Damian Lewis and Claire Danes at An Evening with Homeland.
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Howard Gordon, Damian Lewis and Claire Danes at An Evening with Homeland.

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Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.
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Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.

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Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.
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Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.

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Actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis with Homeland executive producer Alex Ganse at An Evening with Homeland.
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Actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis with Homeland executive producer Alex Ganse at An Evening with Homeland.

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Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, David Nevins, Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa arrive at an Evening with Homeland
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Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa, Brian Lowry, Meredith Stiehm, David Harewood, Henry Bromell, Sean Callery
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Claire Danes, Damian Lewis
Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa
Claire Danes, Damian Lewis
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