Damian Lewis is an outstanding actor from England who is widely known for his jaw-breaking acting as an army major Richard Winters in the popular English TV series ‘Band of Brothers’. He is also famous for his character as Nicolas Broody in the TV series ‘Homeland’. Let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Damian Lewis in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Damian Lewis was born as Damian Watcyn Lewis on February 11, 1971, in St John’s Wood, London, to John Watcyn Lewis and Charlotte Mary. He is the elder son of his parents. His father was a city insurance broker. Being a descendant of prominent London citizens from his mother’s side, Damian had a privileged childhood. He attended Ashdown House School and later moved to Eton College. He completed his graduation from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1993.
As of now, Damian is a married man and a father of two kids. He got married to actress Helen McCrory in 2007. The couple had one daughter in 2006 and a son in 2007. Prior to his marriage, Damian was involved in a few romantic relationships, but now, he is completely a family man and devotes his time to his family only.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Damian made up his mind to become an actor when he was a teenager. While learning theater and drama in his college days, he performed as a stage actor for ‘Royal Shakespeare Company’. This gave him a broad exposure and helped him to launch his acting career as a stage actor. After stage acting, he appeared in a few TV shows. However, those were only the cameos. Finally, in 1997, he made his film debut with the film ‘Robinson Crusoe’. The film did well at the box office, but Damian went unnoticed.
The next 2-3 years remained struggling for him until he bagged a role in the popular TV series ‘Band of Brother’ in 2001. He appeared in almost ten episodes of the show, but it gave him a much-needed breakthrough. Then, he was featured in the hit film ‘Dreamcatcher’ which took his success to the next level. His next hit was Keane, an American film. With this film, he also left his marks in Hollywood.
Moving on to the awards, Damien has won some prominent awards including Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Satellite Award, and Golden FIPA Award. Other than these awards, he has also won many other minor awards and nominations.
Net Worth & Earnings
Even after being a British actor, Damian is considered a great actor in Hollywood. Given the fact, you can assume how talented and high-paid this actor is. Speaking of his total net worth till today, the remarkable actor holds a giant net worth of $17 million. He reportedly charges $250 thousand per episode for the TV drama, Sherlock. With these figures, you can estimate how he managed to accumulate such massive net worth. He also owns a luxurious mansion in Tufnell Park, London.
From the British cinema to the Hollywood, Damian has impressed the people all over the world with his tremendous acting. ‘Romeo & Juliet’, ‘Your Highness’, ‘Keane’, ‘Sherlock’, ‘Homeland’, and ‘Band of Brothers’ are some of the most popular works of Damian.