Damian Lewis was born on February 11, 1971, in St. John's Wood, London, England. He was raised by his parents, Watcyn and Charlotte Lewis, on Abbey Road in London until the age of 8 with his siblings Gareth, William, and Amanda. In 1979, he was sent to Ashdown House boarding school, then was educated at Eton College. At age 16, he formed his own theater company, then worked in South London, then traveled around Africa. From 1990 to 1993, he studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, alongside Daniel Craig and Joseph Fiennes. Among his teachers was RSC stalwart Colin McCormack. Lewis graduated in 1993, and worked on the stage, particularly with the Royal Shakespeare Company. There he was seen by director Steven Spielberg, who subsequently cast him as Richard Winters in the HBO/BBC miniseries "Band of Brothers" (2001), for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe, among other awards. Lewis continues his career in films, TV, and theater.IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Shelokhonov
|Helen McCrory||(4 July 2007 - present) 2 children|
Flawless American accent
Often plays mentally unstable or violent characters
Often portrays American military officials, despite being British.
His castmates in "Band of Brothers" (2001) were initially sceptical of how well he could handle playing an American. It turned out that he was so convincing (as an American) that some cast and crew didn't believe he was British!
Graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1993.
Before his recent big screen appearances, Lewis was a stage actor for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Plays the guitar and the piano/keyboard.
Engaged to actress Helen McCrory in February 2006.
Father of Manon McCrory-Lewis, born on September 8, 2006, at 4:20 PM GMT. Mother is Helen McCrory.
Son, Gulliver Lewis, born 2 November 2007.
Playing the main character "Charlie Crews", was reunited with fellow "Band of Brothers" (2001) star Michael Cudlitz who guest-starred in a couple of episodes of Damian's TV series "Life" (2007/I) as the character "Mark Rawls".
Despite being an Englishman, Lewis often plays characters who are in the U.S. Military. For instance: Maj. Richard D. Winters in the mini-series Band of Brothers; Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the TV series "Homeland"; and Major General James B. McPherson in the mini-series To Appomattox.
Counts British actor Mark Rylance as a major influence.
Due to the popularity of his TV series "Homeland" (2011) with the First Family, Damian and wife Helen McCrory were invited by President Barack Obama as official dinner guests at the White House (March 2012).
If one of your fantasies is lying on a bed in Hollywood, surrounded by eight naked women, then another is to have a beautiful wife and a nice rambling house in London with three kids running around... perhaps it's good to have a bit of tension in your fantasy life.
(June 2005) Filming a project in Morocco
(September 2007) New TV series Life (2007/I) on NBC.
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