Damian (I) Lewis filmography and biography

Date of birth: 11 February 1971, St. John's Wood, London, England, UK

Damian (I) Lewis biography

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 (I) and Joseph Fiennes. Among his teachers was RSC stalwart Colin McCormack (I). 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, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe, among other awards. Lewis continues his career in films, TV, and theater.

Damian (I) Lewis trivia


- His castmates in Band of Brothers 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.
- Was offered a role in Black Hawk Down, but turned it down for The Forsyte Saga.
- Plays the guitar and the piano/keyboard.
- Reunited with fellow Band of Brothers actors in Dreamcatcher (Donnie Wahlberg, "2nd Lt. C. Carwood Lipton") and in Colditz (2005) (TV) (Tom Hardy (I) "PFC John Janovec").
- Attended the "School of Kings", Eton, Berkshire and was 2 years behind The Wire's Dominic West.
- 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.
- Has competed twice in the Northern Rock All Star Cup, a golf tournament that pits celebrities from Europe against those of America. Lewis faced against such celebs as Meatloaf and Alice Cooper.
- Son, Gulliver Lewis, born 2 November 2007.
- Playing the main character Charlie Crews, was reunited with fellow Band of Brothers star Michael Cudlitz (I) who guest starred in a couple of episodes of TV show Life (2007/I) as the character Mark Rawls.
- Director Gareth Lewis (IV) is his brother. Gareth directed Damian in The Baker.

Damian (I) Lewis quotes


- 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.

Damian (I) Lewis filmography

Name Year
Man Is Wolf to Man 2012
Your Highness 2011
Will 2011
Love and Virtue 2010
The Escapist 2008
The Baker 2007
4th Irish Film and Television Awards 2007
The Best of Masterpiece Theatre 2007
Confessions of a Diary Secretary 2007
Phineas and Ferb 2007
The 50 Greatest Television Dramas 2007
Life 2007
All*Star Cup 2006 2006
The Situation 2006
Stormbreaker 2006
'Soccer Aid' 2006
Chromophobia 2005
An Unfinished Life 2005
Colditz 2005
Friends & Crocodiles 2005
ShakespeaRe-Told 2005
Keane 2004
Nyfes 2004
Essential Poems for Christmas 2004
Posh & Becks' Big Impression: Behind the Scenes & Extra Bits 2003
The Forsyte Saga: To Let 2003
Dreamcatcher 2003
The Daily Politics 2003
The Forsyte Saga 2002
Jeffrey Archer: The Truth 2002
The Making of 'Band of Brothers' 2001
Richard & Judy 2001
Band of Brothers 2001
Life Force 2000
Hearts and Bones 2000
Breakfast 2000
Big Impression 1999
Warriors 1999
Robinson Crusoe 1997
Ill 1996
Micky Love 1993
GMTV 1993
A Touch of Frost 1992
HBO First Look 1992
Have I Got News for You 1990
Agatha Christie's Poirot 1989
This Morning 1988
Entertainment Tonight 1981
Film '72 1972
Parkinson 1971