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Damian Lewis Biography

Birth Name:
Damian Watcyn Lewis
Birth Place:
London, England
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Formed a theater company when he was 16
  • Attended Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Ewan McGregor, Jude Law and Joseph Fiennes
  • After drama school, performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Made feature film debut with Pierce Brosnan in Robinson Crusoe (1996)
  • Starred in and co-produced his brother Gareth's directorial film debut The Baker (2007)
  • Has played for England's team in the annual fund-raiser Soccer Aid
  • Supports Christian Aid and is a patron of the mentoring charity Scene & Heard
  • Appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's 2014 Birthday Honours list

Awards

  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2002Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated

Relationships

  • Gareth Lewis -- Brother
  • Manon Lewis -- Daughter
  • John Watcyn Lewis -- Father
  • Watcyn Lewis -- Father
  • Sir Ian Bowater -- Grandfather
  • Charlotte Lewis -- Mother
  • Charlotte Lewis (nee Bowater) -- Mother
  • Gulliver Lewis -- Son