Quote: "No one has called me. MI6 have not been on the phone. No one's called." Homeland actor Damian Lewis insists rumours suggesting he is on a shortlist to become the next James Bond are just that. Spectre star Daniel Craig has yet to reveal if he will return for a fifth outing as the suave superspy.
Quote: "I think we all have this understanding that he was this womanising, syphilitic, bloated, genocidal Elvis-like character. The truth is, he had a 32-inch waist and he remained that way for quite a long time. He was the pre-eminent sportsman in his court. He was much taller than anyone else. His beautiful, pale complexion was often remarked upon by commentators... You might see him composing something on the lute." Homeland star Damian Lewis on his portrayal of English king Henry Viii in the upcoming Bbc adaptation of Dame Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.
Fact: Homeland star Damian Lewis starred in a new role as Mc for a children's fashion show at the Port Eliot arts festival in England last week (ends 27Jul14), which featured more than three dozen girls wearing their own creations. Among the children taking part was Lewis' own daughter, Manon, seven.
Fact: Homeland star Damian Lewis and his wife Helen McCrory will read love poetry to each other at a recital in October (14). The audience will have to guess if the couple, which married in 2007, are reading as professionals or reflecting on their own feelings. Their performance will take place at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in England.
Fact: Homeland's Damian Lewis, Scottish film star James McAvoy and Doctor Who actor Matt Smith are among the celebrities who have been recruited for Robbie Williams' annual Soccer Aid event in England in June (14).
Quote: "I'm about to go to Morocco to make a film with Nicole Kidman, which I'm looking forward to a lot. It's all set in about 1910 and it'll be very genteel and I will wear a straw hat and we will saunter arm in arm through the Marrakech markets I hope, but with me covered with Factor 50 (sun-tan lotion)." Red-headed actor Damian Lewis fears sunburn on the set of his new movie Queen of the Desert.
Fact: Actor Damian Lewis teamed up with singer Sheryl Crow to play a game of charades against British comedian Steve Coogan and Jimmy Fallon on the Tv host's LATE NIGHT WITH Jimmy Fallon talk show on Thursday (14Nov13). Lewis and Crow managed to crush the competition after successfully guessing clues including films Black Swan and A Chorus Line.
Quote: "I take it very seriously if someone's husband is coming into a situation where his wife is doing intimate work with another man. I go out of my way to make friends and to reassure him he has nothing to worry about. That just seems to me like a good common courtesy." Homeland star Damian Lewis likes to make sure the partners of his leading ladies are comfortable before love scenes.
Quote: "I think it would be wonderful. Daniel (Craig) is doing an amazing job and he'll continue to do it for a bit. But if it ever comes to that, I'll cross that bridge when I get to it." Homeland star Damian Lewis is keen to become the next James Bond.
Fact: Homeland star Damian Lewis has shaved off his red locks and gone bald for new movie The Silent Storm. The British actor showed off his new look on Monday (24Jun13) when he stepped out in Scotland, where he is shooting the upcoming drama.
Quote: "I'm learning to tap dance. That's what I love doing." Homeland star Damian Lewis keeps busy by picking up new skills.
Fact: British actor Damian Lewis has signed up to shoot a short film for luxury car firm Jaguar. The promo will also feature Shannyn Sossamon and Spanish-born actor Jordi Molla and will be set to music by Lana Del Rey.
Quote: "I looked him in the eye and said, 'Please let us know if you have any plans to go into Iran because we'd like to be as current as possible.' (Obama said,) 'We'll be sure to let you know.'" Actor Damian Lewis made Barack Obama pledge to let him know about an Iran invasion to ensure his drama Homeland keeps up to date. The Tv hit is the U.S. President's favourite show.
Fact: Sacha Baron Cohen and Damian Lewis showed off their sporting skills by going head-to-head with British athletes Louis Smith and Greg Rutherford in a table tennis match at an unofficial aftershow party for the GQ Men Of The Year Awards earlier this week (beg03Sep12).
Quote: "I did ask, 'When you guys get to watch TV, aren't you supposed to be running the free world together?' He said, 'Yes, Saturday afternoons, Michelle and the two girls go play tennis, and I go in the Oval Office, I pretend I'm gonna work, and I switch on Homeland.'" Actor Damian Lewis quizzed Barack Obama about when he finds the time to watch the political drama, which the U.S. President named as his favourite show.
Quote: "It was a sensational, unforgettable evening. I went down onto the South Lawn into the marquee with my wife and we were looking for Table 20, and we thought we'd be by the toilets or something. And it turned out we were sitting directly opposite the President at his table. We were sort of like guests of honour. The whole thing was very surreal and remarkable." English actor Damian Lewis on his recent trip to meet U.S. President Barack Obama during a White House dinner in honour of British Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to Washington, D.C.
Quote: "I have to say she has been a delight to work with. Her instinct is unbelievably good for someone who hasn't been on the stage professionally." Damian Lewis is impressed with Keira Knightley's transition from movie star to theatre actress for their West End play THE MISANTHROPE.