Damian Lewis (born 11 February 1971) is an English actor of Welsh descent. .
He was educated at Eton College and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1993, after which he served as a stage actor for the Royal Shakespeare Company. During his time with the RSC, he played Borgheim in Adrian Noble's production of Ibsen's Little Eyolf, as well as Posthumus in Shakespeare's Cymbeline. He has also starred in another of Ibsen's plays, Pillars of the Community.
Lewis also appeared in Sam Mendes' production of Hamlet, playing Laertes opposite Ralph Fiennes' Hamlet. This production was seen by Steven Spielberg, who subsequently cast Lewis as Richard Winters in the HBO/BBC World War II miniseries Band of Brothers
Subsequently, Lewis has played Soames Forsyte in the ITV series, The Forsyte Saga (later shown as a Masterpiece Theatre miniseries). He played Jeffrey Archer in the satirical TV special Jeffrey Archer: The Truth. Since 2004 he has appeared in a number of films, as...
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An Unfinished Life is a 2005 film directed by Swedish director Lasse Hallström. The film stars Robert Redford, Jennifer Lopez, and Morgan Freeman. It is the story of a Wyoming rancher who must reconcile his relationship with his estranged family, after family members move from the big city to stay with him and his hired hand.
While set in Wyoming, the movie was actually filmed in Canada. Reviews of the film have been mixed, with many critics praising the acting rapport of Redford and Freeman while panning the predictability of the well-trodden storyline. The aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 53% rotten (or "negative") rating among the 127 professional critics compiled by the site. Still in shock from his only son's death a decade ago, Einar (Redford) has let his ranch fall into ruin along with his marriage. It is revealed that his wife, Nelly, left him for another man and now lives in Colorado. Now, Einar spends his days caring only for his hired handyman and...,
Dreamcatcher (2003) is a movie adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name. It was directed by Lawrence Kasdan, cowritten by Kasdan and screenwriter William Goldman and featured Morgan Freeman as Colonel Abraham Curtis, a shoot-first alien hunter, Thomas Jane as Henry Devlin, Donnie Wahlberg as Douglas "Duddits" Cavell, Jason Lee as Joe "Beaver" Clarendon, Timothy Olyphant as Pete Moore, and Damian Lewis as Gary "Jonesy" Jones.
Jonesy, Henry, Pete and Beaver are four friends who share the unique telepathic ability to read each other's minds, a gift they each acquired as children when they befriended a mentally challenged boy named Douglas "Duddits" Clavell, after rescuing him from a brutal group of high school boys. When they grow up to be older men, the four friends go on a hunting trip one cold winter in Derry, Maine, planning to stay at a log cabin known as Hole in the Wall.
One morning while hunting at Hole in the Wall, Jonesy almost shoots a man named Rick McCarthy,...,
Band of Brothers is an acclaimed 10-part television miniseries set during World War II, co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. The miniseries first aired in 2001 on HBO and still runs frequently on different TV channels around the world.
The miniseries centers on the experiences of Company E ("Easy Company") of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, U.S.101st Airborne Division and one of its lieutenants, Richard Winters, from Easy's initial training, through the American airborne landings in Normandy, Operation Market Garden, the Battle of Bastogne and on to the end of the war. It is based on the book of the same name written by historian and biographer Stephen Ambrose.
The events portrayed in the miniseries are based on Ambrose's research and recorded interviews with Easy Company veterans. Some literary license has been taken with the episodes, and other reference books will highlight the differences between recorded history and the film version. All of the characters...
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