Bobby Axelrod

Played by Damian Lewis

Bobby Axelrod

A self made Wall Street billionaire with one of the most successful hedge funds in the business, Bobby Axelrod enjoys all the trappings of his success: mansions, a private jet, a helicopter, and a personal chef. But he also doesn't forget his humble roots, or the fact that he survived 9/11 by a fluke. Although Axe's intentions are good, the temptations of greed and power are enormous and the lines between right and wrong in high finance are blurry at best. He is a shrewd enough player to never reveal his full hand to anybody.

A self made Wall Street billionaire with one of the most successful hedge funds in the business, Bobby Axelrod enjoys all the trappings of his success: mansions, a private jet, a helicopter, and a personal chef. But he also doesn't forget his humble roots, or the fact that he survived 9/11 by a fluke. Although Axe's intentions are good, the temptations of greed and power are enormous and the lines between right and wrong in high finance are blurry at best. He is a shrewd enough player to never reveal his full hand to anybody.

Damian Lewis

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.
 
Lewis starred as Henry VIII opposite Mark Rylance in WOLF HALL, the critically acclaimed BBC Two/Masterpiece Theater six-part television miniseries adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker-Prize winning novels, directed by BAFTA-winning Peter Kosminsky. The series was recently nominated for a 2015 Critics Choice Television Award, as well as a 2015 Television Critics Association Award.
 
In February 2014, Lewis completed production on director Werner Herzog's QUEEN OF THE DESERT, starring opposite Nicole Kidman. Lewis plays Lieutenant Colonel Charles Doughty-Wylie, an unhappily married English war hero who engages in a turbulent affair with Gertrude Bell. The film had its world premiere at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival and was recently acquired by Atlas Distribution.

In addition to QUEEN OF THE DESERT, Lewis' upcoming film credits include THE SILENT STORM, which had its world premiere at the 2014 BFI London Film Festival and was recently acquired by Sony Pictures Worldwide Releasing, and OUR KIND OF TRAITOR, the film adaptation of the novel by John le Carré, which he co-stars in opposite Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris.
 
Lewis is 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 include Lewis' Golden Globe-nominated performance as World War II hero Richard Winters in the award-winning HBO miniseries BRAND OF BROTHERS, as well as his performance as Soames Forsyte in the acclaimed British production of THE FORSYTE SAGA, SERIES I AND II.

In 2013, Lewis completed production on THE SILENT STORM, which had its world premiere at the 2014 BFI London Film Festival and was recently acquired by Sony Pictures Worldwide Releasing.
 
Lewis trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His extensive theatre performances include playing 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.

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