Hello all! Damianista here. Welcome to Fan Story Day!
Well, most of us “discovered” Damian on TV while others did on stage or on big screen. And today we have a fan who found Damian in Daily Mail 😀
This is Elaine’s story <3
Where to start? The first time I “properly” noticed Damian Lewis was when I was reading an interview he did for Wolf Hall back in January 2015 which I suppose makes me a newbie.
Damianista’s note: I asked Elaine whether she remembered the exact interview she read and it turns out it was an interview in Daily Mail Weekend Supplement in early January. A little research brings out two possibilities: Either this or that interview.
To be honest I only read the interview because of an interest in history. I did know who Damian Lewis was but thought of him as just another actor. After reading the article I was intrigued to find out more about the man himself. I always imagined that actors got the scripts learned them and then just turned up and said the words. A very simplistic view I know but I hadn’t given it a lot of thought. In the article Damian goes on to explain about the character of Henry and his weaknesses and foibles.
I then just had to watch Wolf Hall and I’m so glad that I did. He was (as was the rest of the cast) absolutely brilliant. One of the best historical dramas I have ever seen. He made the character come alive and make you understand why he did what he did. Since then I have watched all that I can with Damian in it and I can only say what a fantastic actor he is. It doesn’t matter what type of character he is playing he just makes it so believable. Being able to get emotions across by just one look – awesome! As for his “accents” I can understand why some folks thought him American.
I was so pleased when I read that Damian had named his dog Petra as that is my dog’s name. She is a boxer – well they do say that dogs and their owners look alike. If that is true though Damian should have got an Irish setter. Just think about it – the flowing red locks, the athletic build, the long limbs and that smile!
I so enjoy the blogs you all do. It’s great to know that there are so many of us that appreciate Damian’s talent and it’s nice to know that he is such a generous person too. Can’t wait for the new series of Billions. Keep up the good work with all the posts.
With best wishes,