When you're away, sometimes I look out of my bedroom window at night and I call your name and I cry.” I wrestle with this.''My wife would have been very proud,' Mr Lewis told me.'She wasn't an actress and had no connection with the theatre other than she loved it, and we took Damian and our other kids to the theatre when they were young.'My brothers and sisters were scattered everywhere.Damian Lewis is an intense chap, capable of conveying a huge range of emotions with the smallest gesture. There is stillness about him on screen, a faraway look that can evoke anger or desire or - if you saw his rollicking performance as Benedict in BBC1's modern-day version of Much Ado about Nothing - sheer hilarity. What's striking about Lewis is how much he manages to convey by doing so very little.For while his children remain in the UK with their mother at their large family house, he spends five months of the year in the U. filming Homeland, in which he stars with blonde actress Claire Danes.Speaking of his son, the heart-throb said: 'I was talking to Gully about something different and suddenly, without looking at me, he said: “D'you know, Dad? Interview by Liz Hoggard "Ask him about that intense thing he does with his eyes," a female journalist suggested when she heard I was interviewing the actor Damian Lewis.
But all that should change with the release of his new film Keane: his performance is already sparking Oscar rumours in the States.After all, in the wake of his award for his role as a former Marine-turned-traitor in the U. hit series, Homeland, headlines in America are calling the red-headed actor everything from Hollywood's most bankable leading man to the new Steve Mc Queen.Rather than milk the adulation, however, the Old Etonian was booking himself on the first available flight back to the family home in London he shares with Ms Mc Crory and their two children, daughter Manon, six, and five-year-old son, Gulliver.He was educated at the independent Ashdown House School in Forest Row, East Sussex, and at Eton College.He graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1993, after which he served as a stage actor for the Royal Shakespeare Company.(born 11 February 1971) is an English actor and producer. His maternal grandfather was Lord Mayor of London Sir Ian Bowater and his maternal grandmother's ancestors include Lord Dawson of Penn (a doctor to the Royal Family) and the philanthropist Alfred Yarrow.