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Damian Lewis stars in "Homeland" on Showtime as U.S. Marine Sgt. Scott Brody. Lewis also stars in the movie "Your Highness," alongside James Franco, Danny McBride and Natalie Portman, as Boremont.

Damian Lewis is best known for his Golden Globe-nominated performance as an American WWII hero in the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers" and for his portrayal of Soames Forsyte in the acclaimed ITV/Granada production of "The Forsyte Saga, Series I and II." He recently starred as complex and offbeat Detective
Damian Lewis in "Life"
Damian Lewis Life
Charlie Crews in NBC's drama "Life."

Born in London, Damian Lewis was educated at Ashdown House and Eton College before attending the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After leaving the Guildhall, Damian Lewis joined the British theater community and appeared in a number of plays between 1993 and 1998, primarily as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. During that time Damian Lewis was in Ralph Fiennes' "Hamlet" on Broadway, and played Hamlet in London. Damian Lewis returned to the London stage for the 2003/04 season opposite Helen McCrory in "Five Gold Rings" at the Almeida Theatre and starred in the 2005/06 National Theatre's production of Ibsen's "Pillars of the Community."

Other television appearances for Damian Lewis include the BAFTA-winning BBC miniseries "Warriors" in 1999, BBC's "Hearts and Bones" series in 2000, and portraying the title character in "Jeffrey Archer – The Truth" for the BBC. In 2005 Damian Lewis starred with Sophia Myles, Thomas Hardy, and Jason Priestley in the ITV/Granada/Power World War II miniseries "Colditz" and portrayed Benedick in the BBC's updated "Shakespeare Retold" version of "Much Ado About Nothing."

Damian Lewis has starred in three films that were at the Cannes Film Festival, "Brides," "Chromophobia," and the critical hit "Keane," directed by Lodge Kerrigan. Damian Lewis has also starred in "The Situation" directed by Philip Haas, "Stormbreaker," "Dreamcatcher," "The Escapist" with Brian Cox and Joseph Fiennes, and "The Baker," which he also produced.


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Age: 45 years old
Birthday: February 11, 1971
Height: 6' 1"
Full Name / Real Name: Damian Watcyn Lewis
Birthplace: St. John's Wood, London, England, UK
Wife: Helen McCrory (7/4/2007, 2 children)

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