Watcyn Damian Lewis was born on the 11th February 1971, in St. John’s Wood, London, UK, and is an actor and producer, the winner of a Golden Globe, Emmy, Satellite and other awards. He is probably best known for his role as the greater Richard Winters in the miniseries “Band of Brothers” (2001), as Soames Forsyte in the miniseries “The Forsyte Saga” (2002–2003) and as Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the series “Homeland” (2011-2013). Damian Lewis has been active in the entertainment industry since 1993.
So just how rich is the actor? Authoritative sources estimate that the outright size of Damian Lewis’ net worth is equal to $14 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016.
Damian Lewis Net Worth $14 Million
To begin with, he was educated at Ashdown House and the Eton College. After graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1993, he worked as an actor at the Royal Shakespeare Company under the guidance of Professor Colin McCormack, during which time he played Borgheim in “The Child Eyolf” by Ibsen and Leonato Posthumus in “Cymbeline” by Shakespeare, and other roles. These established his net worth.
His first big screen appearance dates back to 1997, when Lewis played Patrick Conner in the film “Robinson Crusoe” directed by Rod Hardy and George T. Miller. In 1998, he played a role in the musical “Into the Woods”, and also he took part in “Hamlet”, produced by Jonathan Kent; on this occasion he was noticed by Steven Spielberg who invited him to join the cast of the miniseries “Band of Brothers” (2001), broadcast by HBO and the BBC, through which he obtained some notoriety playing Richard Winters. Later, he took part in the series “The Forsyte Saga” (2002-2003) and movie “Dreamcatcher” (2003), which is an adaptation of the novel by Stephen King.
During the following years he took part in the realization of various films, including “Keane” (2004) directed by Lodge Kerrigan which earned him a nomination as the Breakthrough Actor in the Gotham Awards. In 2006, he joined the cast of “Stormbreaker” by Geoffrey Sax , while in 2007 he became the protagonist of the series “Life”, in which he plays Detective Charlie Crews. The following year Damian appeared in the main cast of “The Baker” (2008), directed by his brother Gareth Lewis, then from 2011 to 2013, Lewis became a protagonist along Claire Danes in the television series “Homeland” – for his performance in the role of Nicholas Brody the actor won Golden Globe, Emmy, Satellite and Dorian Awards as well as a number of other nominations. Meanwhile, he landed the roles in feature films including the comic fantasy “Your Highness” (2011) by David Gordon Green, sports drama “Will” (2011) by Ellen Perry, action drama film “The Sweeney” (2012) by Nick Love, and romantic drama film “Romeo & Juliet” (2013) by Carlo Carlei. Then he starred alongside Nicole Kidman and James Franco in “Queen of the Desert” (2015) directed by Werner Herzog. From early 2016, he is a protagonist of the series “Billions”. All the roles created for television and cinema have increased the total size of Damian Lewis’ net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of the actor, Damian married actress Helen McCrory in the middle of 2007. They have a daughter, Manon (born in 2006), and a son, Gulliver (born in 2007). Currently the family resides in Tufnell Park.
He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to drama.
New TV series Life (2007) on NBC. [September 2007]
Filming a project in Morocco [June 2005]
Son of J. Watcyn Lewis and wife (second husband, m. 1970) Charlotte Mary Bowater (b. 17 Jul 1937). Damian's father has Welsh ancestry. Damian's mother is of the Bowater Baronets, of Friston. Damian's maternal grandfather, Sir Ian Frank Bowater, served as Lord Mayor of London. Damian's maternal grandmother was of the Viscounts Dawson of Penn and Barons Dawson of Penn. Damian's mother has English, and some Scottish, ancestry. Also, Damian's maternal great-great-grandfather was Sir Alfred Fernandez Yarrow, 1st Baronet, who was of Sephardi Jewish descent on his own mother's side. Alfred's wife, Damian's great-great-grandmother Minnie Florence Franklin, was of German Jewish descent on her own father's side and of English descent on her own mother's side.
Due to the popularity of his TV series Homeland (2011) with the First Family, Damian and wife Helen McCrory were invited by President Barack Obama as official dinner guests at the White House (March 2012).
Despite being an Englishman, Lewis often plays characters who are in the U.S. Military. For instance: Maj. Richard D. Winters in the mini-series Band of Brothers (2001); Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the TV series Homeland (2011); and Major General James B. McPherson in the mini-series To Appomattox (2015).
Playing the main character "Charlie Crews", was reunited with fellow Band of Brothers (2001) star Michael Cudlitz who guest-starred in a couple of episodes of Damian's TV series Life (2007) as the character "Mark Rawls".
Son, Gulliver Lewis, born 2 November 2007.
Has competed twice in the Northern Rock All Star Cup, a golf tournament that pits celebrities from Europe against those of America. Lewis faced against such celebs as Meat Loaf and Alice Cooper.
Father of Manon McCrory-Lewis, born on September 8, 2006, at 4:20 PM GMT. Mother is Helen McCrory.
Before his recent big screen appearances, Lewis was a stage actor for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1993.
His castmates in Band of Brothers (2001) were initially sceptical of how well he could handle playing an American. It turned out that he was so convincing (as an American) that some cast and crew didn't believe he was British!
Often portrays American military officials, despite being British.
Often plays mentally unstable or violent characters
Flawless American accent
[on Hailee Steinfeld] I think she has a natural awareness of what she needs to do in front of the camera. She's got that freshness and that immediacy which is so exciting. You can see it in her eyes all through her performance as Juliet. There's a real light behind her eyes. That's going to stand her in good stead for film acting.
If one of your fantasies is lying on a bed in Hollywood, surrounded by eight naked women, then another is to have a beautiful wife and a nice rambling house in London with three kids running around... perhaps it's good to have a bit of tension in your fantasy life.