Damian Watcyn Lewis is an English actor as well as a producer. Born on February 11, 1971, this 48-year-old has made his mark with appearances in some of the most fantastic television shows to have been made. These include a role in Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks‘ show ‘Band of Brothers’, where he played the role of Richard Winters, a U.S. Army major. He once again played a US Marine Sergeant named Nicholas Brody in ‘Homeland‘. The performance bagged him a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe. He is also known for playing King Henry VIII in ‘Wolf Hall’, a British television show.
Lewis began his acting career on the stage, as a part of the Royal Shakespeare Company. However, before he made it big in the entertainment business, he was forced to work as a telemarketer, selling car alarms. Soon, he moved on to better things and it was his appearances as Laertes in the Shakespeare play, ‘Hamlet’, that caught Spielberg’s eye, who then cast him in ‘Band of Brothers’. There was no looking back for Lewis after this point. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Lewis Movies movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Lewis Movies films and tv shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Lewis Movies movie would be as good as some of his recent ones.
1. Billions (2016-)
‘Billions’ is an American drama on Showtime that will see Season 4 air on March 17, 2019. The series is loosely based on former US Attorney for Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, and the plot draws inspiration from Bharara’s legal battles with Steve Cohen, the hedge fund manager of SAC Capital Advisors. In the show, Paul Giamatti plays the role of Charles Rhoades Jr., based on Bharara, and Damian Lewis plays the role of Robert Axelrod, based on Cohen’s character. The plot basically follows Rhoades going after Axelrod, driven by his dislike of wealthy people, who misuse their power and resources to escape the justice system by finding loopholes. However, he finds more than his match in the cold and calculating Axelrod, played fascinatingly well by Lewis, in this battle between two powerful New York figures. We cannot wait for Season 4 to see where this battle between behemoths takes us.
2. Run This Town (2019)
‘Run This Town’ is an upcoming drama film that is set to premiere on March 9, 2019, at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. It stars Damian Lewis as Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto. Lewis will play this controversial character, who was a politician with no filter and was often caught publicly intoxicated and even seen smoking crack cocaine. However, the plot will not be centered around Rob, but will actually focus on a young journalist who tries to pin a scandal on the mayor, while his political aides try to save their jobs and keep the story from going public. Deadline had first reported the news of Lewis joining the cast, and what excites us most about this film is the transformation that Lewis has had to undergo to portray Ford. Being a stage actor initially has given Lewis enough experience to really step into the character’s shoes and he will need to bring it all to the table in order to portray a man who is vastly different from him, both in terms of looks and personality.
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