Damian Lewis has a net worth of $25 million as an English actor and producer. He is most recognized for his roles on Showtime’s “Homeland” and “Billions.” He played Nicholas Brody on “Homeland,” for which he won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Between 2011 and 2014, he appeared in 38 episodes of the show. Bobby Axelrod was his character from 2016 to 2021, and he appeared in 60 episodes.
Damian Watcyn Lewis OBE is an English actor, presenter, and producer who was born on February 11, 1971. He is most recognized for his role as US Army Major Richard Winters in HBO’s Band of Brothers, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe.
He also won a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for his role as US Marine Gunnery Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the Showtime series Homeland.
He received his third Primetime Emmy nomination and fourth Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Henry VIII of England in Wolf Hall. In the first five seasons of Showtime’s Billions, he played Bobby Axelrod, and he played actor Steve McQueen in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).
From 2007 till her death in 2021, Damian was married to actress Helen McCrory. Manon (b. 2006) and Gulliver (b. 2008) are their two children (b. 2007.) The family lives in Tufnell Park, north London, in a Victorian townhouse.
Hugh Laurie, another British actor, sold them the house in 2007. Hugh found out when Damian called to say, “I realize this is strange, but I just bought your house and I am sitting in your bedroom.” He then proceeded to ask Laurie if he should accept the part on what would later become NBC’s “Life.”
They also own a home in Suffolk, near Sudbury. Lewis is a big soccer enthusiast, especially of Liverpool FC, and he took part in the Soccer Aid fundraising in 2006. He’s also a patron of Scene & Heard, a London-based organisation that attempts to get inner-city kids involved in the arts.
He also works with Christian Aid as a trade justice ambassador. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lewis and McCrory funded Feed NHS, a program that provided meals to NHS employees from high-end restaurants.
They had raised over $1 million for the organization by early April 2020. Although it began in London, the popularity of the program allowed it to expand to other cities in the United Kingdom. In 2014, Lewis was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
Lewis was born in St John’s Wood, London, on February 11, 1971, to Charlotte Mary (née Bowater) and John Watcyn Lewis, a Lloyd’s City insurance broker. His Welsh ancestors were his paternal grandparents. His maternal grandfather was Lord Mayor of London Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Ian Bowater, and his maternal grandmother’s ancestors included Bertrand, Viscount Dawson of Penn (a Royal Family doctor) and the eminent naval shipbuilder and philanthropist Sir Alfred Yarrow, 1st Baronet, who was of partial Sephardic Jewish descent. “I went to English boarding schools and grew up with individuals very much like [his character] Soames and in a milieu pretty much like the Forsytes‘,” he has claimed.
Lewis visited his relatives in the United States multiple times as a child during summer vacations. At the age of 16, he chose to pursue a career as an actor. He attended Eton College and the independent Ashdown House School in Forest Row, East Sussex. He graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1993 and went on to work with the Royal Shakespeare Company as an actor.
He played Borgheim in Adrian Noble‘s production of Henrik Ibsen’s Little Eyolf and Posthumus in William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline during his time with the RSC. In November 2005, he appeared as Karsten Bernick in Ibsen’s play Pillars of the Community at the National Theatre.
Lewis appeared in the big-screen thriller “Our Kind of Traitor” later in 2016. In 2017, it was revealed that he would star in “Ocean’s 8,” the gender-flipped sequel to the “Ocean’s 11” franchise. In Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-nominated “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood,” Lewis played Steve McQueen. Lewis co-starred with Toni Collette in the sports comedy drama film “Dream Horse” in 2020, which garnered mostly positive reviews.