Quotes by: Damian Lewis

Damian Lewis
Lewis at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, February 2015
Born Damian Watcyn Lewis
(1971-02-11) 11 February 1971 (age 45)
St John's Wood, London, England, UK
Nationality English
Alma mater Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Occupation Actor, film producer
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Helen McCrory (m. 2007)
Children 2

I've discovered just how symbiotic the relationship is between writers, directors and actors. They ask the same questions and strip down texts in exactly the same way.
Damian Lewis
You know what it's like to feel anxious - it's horrible feeling anxious. It's stressful having that feeling, having butterflies in your stomach, even for a day, and you don't sleep at night.
Damian Lewis
There are ways of avoiding becoming tabloid fodder and therefore giving people license to pry into your private life. And there's a distinction between being an actor and being a celebrity. You may become a celebrity through acting, but you don't need to do so.
Damian Lewis
Producing is a world of compromise and actors are utterly spoiled all the time.
Damian Lewis
Television audiences are ruthless - look what happened to 'The Killing.'
Damian Lewis
I don't believe Jesus was the son of God, although I'm inclined to think he might have been a great prophet.
Damian Lewis
A lot of these American actors have this - in my view - misplaced view that they have to look like Action Man. The trouble is, they all run the risk of being interchangeable.
Damian Lewis
I'm very sad 'Life' wasn't a big hit, But it was undone by politics at NBC. It was intense. I moved my wife, and we had two children back to back. So working those hours and living abroad in L.A. was a handful. But it was a great experience.
Damian Lewis
I didn't know 'Homeland' was going to be 'Homeland.' I just did it because it was a terrific script, and they pitched me the story line, and I was like, 'Huh, that's interesting.'
Damian Lewis
For me the rehearsal period is the part I most enjoy. It's the creating of the story.
Damian Lewis
It's good to be busy on a film set because there is a lot of sitting around, so if you've got two roles to play at one time, then that's great to do.
Damian Lewis
In the end, there's something of the puritan work ethic about me that roles really must sustain me on an intellectual level.
Damian Lewis
Quiet people, people who aren't given to emotional outbursts, people who are economic with words - they're also fun to play, but you find yourself needing a laser precision in those roles. Otherwise you just sort of stand around, looking slightly brain-dead. You worry about being uninteresting.
Damian Lewis
Writing and directing might be a red herring, and really I'm just re-examining what it is to act, to do it well and do it properly.
Damian Lewis

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