Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody returned to the U.S. as a hero after eight years in captivity, but also as a terrorist and disciple of al-Qaeda leader Abu Nazir. Carrie Mathison uncovered Brody's secret, and he was coerced into giving up information that led to the capture and death of Nazir. Brody was then accused for the al-Qaeda-orchestrated CIA bombing that left 219 people dead. He quickly fled the country with the help of his now lover Carrie, leaving behind his wife and his two children to pick up the pieces. Now on the run with a huge bounty on his head, Brody is reliant on Carrie to clear his name and ensure his very survival.
With an expansive list of diverse film, theatre and television credits, Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award winning actor Damian Lewis has evolved into one of this generation's most respected and sought-after actors.
Lewis' performance in HOMELAND earned him a 2013 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama and a 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, among other accolades.
This fall, Lewis can also be seen in the Carlo Carlei directed adaptation of Shakespeare's ROMEO + JULIET, written by Oscar® winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes. Lewis plays the role of Lord Capulet. The film also stars Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Paul Giamatti, Natascha McElhone, and Lesley Manville.
Lewis recently began production in Scotland on the Neon Films drama, THE SILENT STORM. Lewis stars opposite Andrea Riseborough in the film, which follows an enigmatic outsider (Riseborough) who finds herself caught between her commanding minister husband (Lewis) and the vitality of a 17-year-old delinquent (newcomer Ross Anderson) who is sent to live with them.
Last year, Lewis co-starred in THE SWEENEY, a film adaptation of the popular '70's UK television series, in which a pair of London Metropolitan police officers take on the criminal underworld. The action/crime drama also starred Ray Winstone, Hayley Atwell and Ben Drew.
Lewis first came to the attention of American audiences in 2001 with his Golden Globe nominated performance as World War II hero Richard Winters in the award-winning HBO miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS, directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Tom Hanks. He also starred as Soames Forsyte in the acclaimed British production of THE FORSYTE SAGA, Series I & II. From 2007–2009, Lewis starred as the complex and eccentric Detective Charlie Crews in two seasons of the NBC drama series LIFE. In April 2012, Lewis appeared for a fourth time as a guest host on the iconic British television panel quiz show HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU, which airs on BBC1.
Lewis' other television and miniseries credits include the BAFTA winning BBC miniseries WARRIORS: HEARTS AND BONES; JEFFREY ARCHER: THE TRUTH; Colditz and the BBC's ShakespeaRe-Told: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
Additional film credits include David Gordon Green's YOUR HIGHNESS, Rupert Wyatt's THE ESCAPIST, BRIDES, CHROMOPHOBIA, KEANE, THE SITUATION, DREAMCATCHER, STORMBREAKER, and THE BAKER, which he also co-produced through his production company, Picture Farm.
Lewis always felt a strong connection to the stage, and has given brilliant performances as some of Shakespeare's legendary characters, including Romeo in ROMEO AND JULIET and the title character in HAMLET. After training at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Lewis joined the British theatre community and appeared in a number of plays between 1993–98, primarily as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. During that time, he starred as Laertes in Jonathan Kent's Broadway production of HAMLET opposite Ralph Fiennes. He also played the role of Hamlet at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London. In 2003, Lewis returned to the London stage opposite Helen McCrory in FIVE GOLD RINGS at the Almeida Theatre. He then starred in the 2005–06 National Theatre production of Ibsen's PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITY. Lewis also led an outstanding ensemble with Keira Knightley, Dominic Rowan, and Tara Fitzgerald in the 2009/2010 West End Comedy Theatre production of THE MISANTHROPE, directed by Thea Sharrock.
Lewis currently resides in London with his wife, daughter, and son.