More Damian Lewis Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Dreamcatcher)Damian Lewis makes his American movie debut in Dreamcatcher. Earlier this year he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a mini-series or TV drama for his performance as Major Richard Winters in HBO's Band of Brothers, the story of E Company of the 101st Airborne Division's 506th Regiment, from its initial training to the end of World War II. The 10-part mini-series was based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Ambrose and was executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
Already well known in his native Britain, Lewis recently starred as Soames in Granada TV's adaptation of the Galsworthy classic, The Forsyte Saga, directed by Crispin Menaul. This controversial drama aired on PBS in the fall of 2002.
For the BBC, Lewis recently starred as Jeffrey Archer in Jeffrey Archer - The Truth, a satirical drama based on the disgraced politician's life. He also starred in Hearts and Bones, which chronicled the lives and loves of seven friends in London and in Warriors, the story of UN peacekeepers in Bosnia, which won a European Film Award and a BAFTA Award. His television credits also include Robinson Crusoe, which was bought by Miramax for theatrical release, Life Force, and two popular, highly rated British series, A Touch of Frost and Agatha Christie's Poirot, which is seen in the U.S. and Canada on PBS and A&E.
Lewis trained at the Guildhall College of Speech and Drama. He spent two years at Britain's prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company, playing leading roles. He also played Hamlet in the open-air theater production in London¹s Regent's Park and was Laertes to Ralph Fiennes' Hamlet on Broadway. His theater credits include Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods at the Donmar Warehouse and School for Wives at the Almeida.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Dreamcatcher" (03-Mar-2003)