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Damian Lewis is an English actor and producer who is best known for portraying U.S. Army Major Richard Winters in the HBO miniseries ‘Band of Brothers’ and U.S. Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the Showtime series ‘Homeland’. Lewis is also recognized for portraying Henry VIII in the English opera “Wolf Hall,” for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy Award. He has also appeared in several films. Lewis grew up in St. John’s Wood, London, with his younger brother Gareth, whose father was an insurance broker in the city. Despite not coming from a filmmaking family, both brothers developed an early interest in the entertainment industry. Lewis attended Ashdown House School and Eton College before graduating. Prior to securing roles on television and in films, he worked as a telemarketer and with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has two children with his wife, the actress Helen McCrory. He has a charming disposition and a reputation for being affable and friendly.

Damian Lewis’s Career

Damian Lewis debuted in ‘Robinson Crusoe’ (1997), an American drama film. He then portrayed Laertes in Jonathan Kent’s stage production of “Hamlet.” This performance drew the attention of renowned director Steven Spielberg, who cast him as Richard Winters in the war series ‘Band of Brothers’ in 2001. He also appeared in two episodes of ‘Life Force’ and eight episodes of ‘Hearts and Bones’ around this period.

He portrayed Soames Forsyte in ‘The Forsyte Saga’ from 2002 to 2003. During this period, Lewis also appeared in the television movie Jeffrey Archer: The Truth and the movie Dreamcatcher. In 2004, he landed roles in the films ‘Keane’ and ‘Brides’. Next, he appeared in the drama film, “An Unfinished Life.” In 2006, he began appearing on the British debate program “Have I Got News for You?” The actor joined the ensemble of the drama television series ‘Life’ as Charlie Crews a year later.

2008 saw the release of his films ‘The Baker’ and ‘The Escapist’. In 2011, he appeared in the television film ‘Stolen’. In the same year, Lewis began portraying Nicholas Brody on the espionage thriller series ‘Homeland’. He made 31 appearances on the program.

Based on the Shakespearean play of the same name, he appeared in the 2013 romantic drama film ‘Romeo & Juliet’. Three years later, he starred in the English espionage film ‘Our Kind of Traitor’. The actor also began portraying Bobby Axelrod in the drama series ‘Billions’ in the same year.

Damian’s Personal Life

Damian Lewis was born in St. John’s Wood, London, England on 11 February 1971 to Charlotte Mary and John Watcyn Lewis. He is the older sibling of film director Gareth Lewis. The actor initially attended Ashdown House School and then Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

In terms of his romantic relationships, Lewis has been married to the actress Helen McCrory since July 4, 2007. The couple has two children: Manon, a daughter, and Gulliver, a son. The family currently resides in a Victorian townhouse in north London.

Estimated Net Worth

The English actor and producer Damian Lewis has a net worth of $25 million. He is best known for his roles in the Showtime television series Homeland and Billionaires. His portrayal of Nicholas Brody on “Homeland” garnered him both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.