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Damian Lewis
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Born in St Johns Wood, London
Born on 11th of February 1971

After his education at Eton and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Damian Lewis paid his dues in the theatre and smaller roles in television, before coming to Steven Spielberg’s notice, the legendary director casting him in Dreamcatcher and later in Band of Brothers. Lewis is best known for his lead roles in The Forsyte Saga, Life, and Homeland, and has several times shown his improvisational ability as host of Have I Got News for You.

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