Homeland Cast and Character Biographies

Damian Lewis (as Nicholas 'Nick' Brody)

     
Damian Lewis - Homeland

Nicholas Brody Character Biography

Missing in Action for eight years and presumed dead, Marine Sergeant Nicholas "Nick" Brody is rescued in Afghanistan and brought home a hero. But Brody does not return the same man. The victim of years of torture and abuse at the hands of Al Qaeda, he is physically scarred and emotionally plagued by harrowing flashbacks of his captivity. The question is, has he also been turned by his captors to carry out a terrorist act on U.S. soil?

Damian Lewis Biography

Born in London, Damian Lewis trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. After leaving Guildhall, Lewis joined the British theatre community and appeared in a number of plays between 1993-98, primarily as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. During that time, he was in Ralph Fiennes' Hamleton Broadway and played Hamlet in London. He returned to the London stage for the 2003-04 season, opposite Helen McCrory in Five Gold Rings at the Almeida Theatre and starred in the 2005-06 National Theatre's production of Ibsen's Pillars Of The Community.

Lewis first came to the attention of American audiences with his Golden Globe®-nominated performance as World War II hero Richard Winters in the miniseries Band Of Brothers. He also starred as Soames Forsyte in the acclaimed British production of The Forsyte Saga.

Lewis' other television appearances include the BAFTA-winning miniseries Warriors, the Hearts and Bones series, and Jeffrey Archer: The Truth as the title character. In 2005, he starred in the World War II miniseries Colditzand.

Lewis has starred in three films that were shown at the Cannes Film Festival – Brides, Chromophobia and Keane. He has also starred in The Situation, Dreamcatcher, The Escapist, Stormbreaker and The Baker, which he also produced.

Damian Lewis also starred as the complex and offbeat Detective Charlie Crews on the drama series Life. In 2011, he starred opposite Natalie Portman and James Franco the movie Your Highness.

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