|Real Name/Full Name||Damian Watcyn Lewis|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Damian Lewis|
|Birth Place:||St. John’s Wood, London, United Kingdom|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||11 February 1971|
|Age/How Old:||49 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6’1”
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 88 Kg
In Pounds – 195 lbs
|Hair Color:||Light Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – John Watcyn Lewis
Mother – Charlotte Mary
|Siblings:||Gareth Lewis, William Lewis & Amanda Lewis|
|School:||Ashdown High School, Forest Row, East Sussex|
|College:||Eton College, Guildhall School of Music and Drama|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Helen McCrory|
|Kids/Children Name:||Manon & Gulliver|
|Net Worth:||$20 million|
|Last Updated:||January 2021|
Popularly known as Damian Lewis, Damian Watcyn Lewis OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) is an English actor, presenter and film producer. He is known for shows such as Band of Brothers, Homeland and the ongoing Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. He is also well known or his portrayal of Henry VIII in Wolf Hall, an English opera.
Lewis performances was recognized by other personalities even before his made his big debut in the well regarded crime drama Life. One such personality was the celebrated filmmaker Steven Spielberg, who cast him as Richard Winters in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.
Well, how well do you know about Damian Lewis? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Damian Lewis’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Damian Lewis to date.
Biography and Early Life
Damian Lewis’ birthdate is 11 February 1971. He was born to Charlotte Mary (nee Bowater) and Welsh city broker John Watcyn Lewis. He is the eldest among four siblings. He was raised on Abbey Road, St. John’s Wood in London until the age of 8. He was sent to the Ashdown House Boarding School in 1979, at the age of 8, then later he graduated from the Eton College.
In 1987, at the age of 16, he formed his own theatre company where he worked for a short while. He also worked as a telemarketer in South London, selling car alarms and traveled around Africa. From 1990 to 1993, he attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where among his classmates were actors Daniel Craig and Joseph Fiennes , along with Welsh actor Colin McCormack who was a teacher there.
After graduating in 1993, he worked as a stage actor for a few years, particularly with Royal Shakespeare Company. He debuted in 1997. He visited the US several times as a child during his summer breaks to meet his relatives.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Damian Lewis in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Damian Lewis’s age is 49 years old as of today’s date 23rd January 2021 having been born on 11 February 1971. Though, he is 6’1” in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 195 lbs in Pound and 88kg in Kilograms.
Damian Lewis attended the Ashdown House Boarding School in Forest Row, a village in the county of East Sussex, where he was admitted at the age of 8. He was also educated at the Eton College, which is an independent boarding school of boys in the town of Eton, Windsor. He also attended the Guildhall School for Music and Drama from 1990-1993 after which he started working in television and films.
He once said that in the English boarding schools he grew up around people who were very much like Soames (a character played by him) and in a sociocultural context very much like the Forsytes (an English television drama where he played the role of Soames Forsytes).
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Damian Lewis got married to one of the top British actor Helen McCrory. They first met in 2003 at Almeida Theatre in London where they were both appearing for the game show Five Gold Rings. They both claim that it was love at first sight which lead Lewis to propose Mcrory for marriage on the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris.
The couple tied knots on 4 July 2007 in front of friends and family at Kensington and Chelsea Register Office and have been married for 13 years. They have two kids together, daughter Manon (born 8 September 2006) and son Gulliver (born 2 November 2007).
Is Damian Lewis Gay?
Damian is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual. However, there was a time when rumors had it that Damian Lewis was gay. This rumor was nothing different than other rumor that almost all celebrity have to endure, which is the rumor about their sexuality. However, that rumor has been proved wrong a long time ago. Lewis is married to a beautiful wife since 2007. As of now there are no reports of the couple being in bad terms. They are living a very happy life.
Lewis first appeared in an American film titled Robinson Crusoe in 1997. He was then cast as Laertes in Jonathan Kent’s stage production Hamlet. His acting in this brought him the attention of the prominent film director Steven Spielberg, who then cast him as Richard Winters, a US Army Major in the war series Band of Brothers in 2001, which was being produced by Spielberg.
Around this time, he also acted in Life Force (2 episodes) and Hearts and Bones (8 episodes). In 2003, Lewis starred as Gary Jones in Lawrence Kasdan’s sci-fi horror film Dreamcatcher, which was based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. The same year, he starred in the ITV series The Forsyte Saga, where he portrayed the character of Soames Forsyte.
He got positive reviews from audience for this performance. In 2004, he starred as a Manhattanite in the film Keane. Despite the poor box office performance of both Dreamcatcher and Keane, his performance in both the films were reviewed positively by the critics.
He also appeared in several other TV series such as Jeffrey Archer: The Truth, Much Ado About Nothing in BBC’s ShakespeaRe-Told season, Friends and Crocodiles, Have I got news for you, and Life. In 2001, he starred in film Will where he played Gareth, the father of an 11-year-old Liverpool F.C. fan.
Since 2016, he plays the role of billionaire Bobby Axelrod in American television drama Billions. The drama is on season 5 since May 2020 but had to repose because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Damian Lewis has been nominated for Golden Globe Awards 4 times out of which he won it once in 2013 for his portrayal for Sergeant Brody in Homelnd. He has also been nominated for Gotham Awards in 2005, Satellite Awards in 2002 and Screen Actors Guild Award in 2013. In 2012, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for a Drama Series and was nominated for Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series. There are many more awards for his name.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Damian Lewis in 2021
As of 2021, Damian Lewis’ net worth is approximately $20 million with a salary of about $5 million per season. He lives in a Victorian townhouse near Tufnell Park, in north London with his wife and children. They also own a house in the town of Sudbury, in the County of Suffolk.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- His nickname in childhood was ‘Damage’
- He once accidentally flushed his younger brother’s pet hamster down the toilet
- He grew up in Abbey Road which near the Zebra Crossing that Beatles made world famous
- One of Damian’s favorite pastime is playing ping-pong
- He is an avid Liverpool F.C. fan
Damian Lewis is a well-loved and respected actor in both the US and UK. He is known for playing very difficult and out of the box characters. The dexterity with he portrays his characters has been regarded positively by both critics and audience alike. We can therefore conclusively say that he is one of the most promising actors in the current time.