Quotes by: Damian Lewis

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I've always had a 'Work hard, play hard' attitude to life - I still do - but sometimes you get involved in something that needs a calm, methodical approach.
Damian Lewis
I don't mean this grandly, but it was never my intention to live in L.A. and do a big network show.
Damian Lewis
I investigated post-traumatic stress disorder. I've been to a unit where people are suffering from it, and I read a lot of literature. I looked at footage of soldiers in the combat zone. I found 'Restrepo' to be unbelievably useful.
Damian Lewis
Temperamentally I'm not a natural producer, because I don't have the patience.
Damian Lewis
A cricket ball broke my nose when I was a kid so I couldn't breath through it. Before I had it operated on I used to stand on stage with my mouth slightly open.
Damian Lewis
I went to boarding school, and what that teaches you is to cope emotionally at a young age and to suppress a lot of emotion. Being in the army is, in a way, similar.
Damian Lewis
Of course the lower classes have always felt downtrodden and aspired to a better life. But there is this theory that people respond to a class structure in England - there was a time when people knew who they were and knew whom they served and as long as management wasn't abusive, it was a good life for people.
Damian Lewis
I have a three-year-old and a four-year-old at home, and my mornings are about just dealing with the fact of that. I oddly enjoy it.
Damian Lewis
There are jobs that come along in your life, if you're lucky enough, that elevate you in a considerable way. And 'Homeland' was definitely one of those jobs.
Damian Lewis
If you think you don't want to play another psychopath, but the script is amazing, and the director is fantastic, and the story is incredible, then you may end up playing your third psychopath in a row.
Damian Lewis
An interesting insight into the ruthlessness of studio executives: I was having a conversation with Alex Gansa, a creator of 'Homeland,' and I said, 'So you guys must have seen 'Life' and liked me in it, right? That's the most recent thing I've done over here.' And he went, 'No, Damian. You actually nearly didn't get the job because of 'Life.''
Damian Lewis
I guess I'm just good at playing repressed individuals. I'm lucky because those are often the roles that catch people's eyes.
Damian Lewis
'24' had to withstand accusations of being right-wing, but 'Homeland' is a far more liberal show.
Damian Lewis
I think people like to be scared. I think people like tension and suspense in a movie.
Damian Lewis
Seeing a man praying to Allah is enough for some people to assume he is a terrorist.
Damian Lewis
I think you can't be really posh and be an interesting actor. I'm a bit of a posh rough.
Damian Lewis
There's something important, as an actor, about allowing yourself to be approached by people to do roles. People see different things in you.
Damian Lewis
I remember, when I was doing 'Nicholas Nickleby', James Archer came to see me at the interval and said, 'My father would like to see you after the show.' It felt rather as if I had been summoned by the Queen, and I was cocky enough to think, 'Who the hell is he to summon me?'
Damian Lewis
I was, if you like, a successful schoolboy in that I had a degree of talent in all the required things that make you a success at school.
Damian Lewis
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