DAMIAN LEWIS was most recently seen in the John le Carre spy thriller, Our Kind of Traitor, directed by Susanna White and written by Hossein Amini. Lewis starred opposite Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard and Naomie Harris in the film, which was released by Roadside Attractions in the US in 2016.
Lewis returned to the West End in 2017 to star in Edward Albee’s The Goat, which had a 12-week run from March 24 to June 24, 2017. In 2015, Lewis starred in the critically acclaimed West End revival of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, directed by Daniel Evans. The play also starred John Goodman and Tom Sturridge.
In the spring of 2015, Lewis was seen in Wolf Hall, the critically acclaimed BBC Two/Masterpiece Theater six-part television miniseries adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker-Prize winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, directed by BAFTA-winning Peter Kosminsky. Lewis played Henry VIII opposite Mark Rylance. The miniseries aired on BBC Two in the U.K. from January 21, 2015 to February 25, 2015, and premiered on PBS’ “Masterpiece” in the U.S. on Sunday, April 5, 2015. Lewis received a 73rd Annual Golden Globe nomination on behalf of his performance, and the series itself was awarded with a 73rd Annual Golden Globe, as well as a 2016 Peabody Award.
Lewis’ additional film credits include The Silent Storm, which premiered at the 2014 BFI London Film Festival and was released by Sony Pictures Worldwide in the UK on May 20, 2016, as well as Queen of the Desert in which he stars alongside Nicole Kidman. The latter had its world premiere at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, and was recently acquired by Atlas Distribution.
Lewis is perhaps most notably known as “Sergeant Nicholas Brody” in SHOWTIME’s hit series HOMELAND. The series won the 2012 and 2013 Golden Globe® Awards for ‘Best Television Series, Drama,’ as well as the 2012 Primetime Emmy® Award for ‘Outstanding Drama Series.’ Lewis’ performance also earned him a 2013 Golden Globe Award and a 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series,’ among other accolades. He also received a 2013 Emmy nomination for his performance in the series.
Other notable television credits for 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 the acclaimed British production of The Forsyte Saga, Series I and II in which he starred as “Soames Forsyte."
Lewis trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His extensive theatre performances include “Laertes” in Jonathan Kent’s Broadway production of Hamlet, opposite Ralph Fiennes; Five Gold Rings, opposite Helen McCrory; The Misanthrope, opposite Keira Knightley, and the National Theatre’s production of Ibsen’s Pillars Of The Community.