BILLIONS: Damian Lewis talks Season 2 – interview

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axe Axelrod in BILLIONS | © 2017 Jeff Neumann/SHOWTIME

In Showtime’s BILLIONS, now in its second season on Sunday nights, Damian Lewis stars as up from the streets but now very wealthy Wall Street businessman Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. Bobby has drawn the wrath of Deputy District Attorney Chuck Rhoades, played by Paul Giamatti. Their situation was considerably complicated by the fact that Chuck’s wife Wendy (Maggie Siff) has been Bobby’s professional advisor and coach. At the end of Season 1, Wendy separated from Chuck and quit her job with Bobby, disturbing both men. At the start of BILLIONS Season 2, Bobby embroils Chuck in a massive lawsuit, but the […]Read On »

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BILLIONS: Toby Leonard Moore on practicing law on the Showtime series – exclusive interview

Toby Leonard Moore as Bryan Connerty in BILLIONS | © 2016 Showtime

In Showtime Network’s BILLIONS, now on Sunday nights at 10 PM in its first season and renewed for a second, it’s the Wild East of Wall Street vs. the law. Self-made billionaire Bobby Axelrod, played by Damian Lewis, is in the crosshairs of U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti). Everyone’s lives are greatly complicated by the fact that Chuck’s wife Wendy (Maggie Siff) happens to be the chief psychological advisor at Bobby’s firm. Good thing for Chuck that his right-hand man is the diligent Bryan Connerty, played by Toby Leonard Moore. Moore, an Australian who often plays Americans, can currently […]Read On »

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BILLIONS: Exclusive interview with co-star Condola Rashad

Condola Rashad as Kate Sacher in Showtime's BILLIONS | © 2016 Showtime

In Showtime Network’s BILLIONS, Sundays at 10 PM, New York U.S. attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) wants to bring down Wall Street billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) by any means necessary or possible. One of Rhoades’ assets is assistant U.S. attorney Kate Sacher, played by Condola Rashad. Rashad, herself a native New Yorker, played Shelby in the 2012 telefilm adaptation of STEEL MAGNOLIAS. She was also Juliet in the 2014 film of ROMEO AND JULIET, played Egyptian royal Nefertari in the 2014 telefilm HIEROGLYPH and had a recurring role on the musical drama SMASH. Rashad is also a second-generation actress; […]Read On »

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BILLIONS: Brian Koppelman chats about the new Showtime series – exclusive interview

BILLIONS | © 2016 Showtime

In Showtime Networks’s new Sunday night drama BILLIONS, Damian Lewis plays hard-charing wealthy Wall Street trader Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, who is the target of Paul Giamatti’s ruthless U.S. District Attorney Chuck Rhoades. Adding to the complications, Chuck’s wife Wendy (Maggie Siff) is a professional advisor at Bobby’s firm. BILLIONS was created by the writing team of Brian Koppelman and David Levien, in collaboration with Andrew Ross Sorkin. All three are executive producers on the series. Koppelman and Levien’s first produced screenplay was the cult favorite poker movie ROUNDERS. The pair’s later credits include the scripts for RUNAWAY JURY and OCEAN’S […]Read On »

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BILLIONS: Damian Lewis on his new Showtime series – Exclusive Interview

Damian Lewis in BILLIONS - Season 1 | ©2016 Showtime/James Minchin

In Showtime Network’s new drama BILLIONS, premiering Sunday, January 17 (the first episode is available for sampling on multiple platforms for free the weekend of January 15-17), Damian Lewis stars as Bobby Axelrod. Bobby, an up-from-the-working-class Wall Street hedge fund billionaire, is the king of his company. However, U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades, is making it his mission in life to take Bobby down. The London-born Lewis is no stranger to Showtime, having spent three seasons on HOMELAND as deeply conflicted, captured U.S. Marine-turned-terrorist-turned double agent Nicholas Brody, a role that earned him a Lead Actor Emmy Award. Since then, Lewis […]Read On »

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HOMELAND: Co-creator Alex Gansa on Season 5 – Exclusive Interview

HOMELAND - Season 5 key art | ©2015 Showtime

Nicholas Brody may have died at the end of Season 3 of HOMELAND, but Damian Lewis, the actor who played him, is alive and well and, just at this moment, hanging out with Alex Gansa. Gansa and Howard Gordon adapted HOMELAND for Showtime, based on Gideon Raff’s Israeli series HATUFIM. Gansa is still show runner on HOMELAND, which just began its fifth season on SHOWTIME and airing Sundays at 9 PM. In the new season, Claire Danes’ character Carrie Mathison finds herself dealing with intrigue in Berlin, Germany. Lewis, back at Showtime on the premium cable network’s upcoming series BILLIONS, […]Read On »

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Damian Lewis on WOLF HALL – interview

Damian Lewis stars as King Henry VIII on the PBS series WOLF HALL | © 2015 PBS

Damian Lewis won an Emmy for his portrayal of Nicholas Brody, a U.S. Marine turned terrorist turned counter-terrorist assassin, during his three years on HOMELAND. The London-born actor, who previously starred in two seasons of LIFE, is now back on television playing no less an historical personage than England’s King Henry VIII in PBS’s six-hour WOLF HALL, which premieres Sunday, April 5. Adapted from Hilary Mantel’s novels, WOLF HALL explores the relationship between Henry and his spy master, the common-born Thomas Cromwell, played by Mark Rylance, as well as the marriage of Henry and second wife Anne Boleyn (Claire Foy). […]Read On »

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GOTHAM star Morena Baccarin talks Season 1 – exclusive interview

Morena Baccarin stars as Dr. Leslie Thompkins in GOTHAM | © 2015 Jessica Miglio/FOX

In Fox’s GOTHAM, Mondays at 8 PM, a good woman – and for that matter, a good doctor who isn’t running psychotic experiments – is hard to find. Luckily, Gotham City Police Department homicide detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) has encountered the upright Dr. Leslie “Lee” Tompkins, played by Morena Baccarin, when they were both stationed at Arkham Asylum. Now that Gordon is officially back the the GCPD, he’s a little nonplused to find his new girlfriend has just been hired as the city coroner, though Lee seems perfectly happy with this turn of events. GOTHAM isn’t Baccarin’s first foray […]Read On »

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HOMELAND Season 4 scoop from co-creator Alex Gansa – Interview

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in HOMELAND - Season 4 Key Art | ©2014 Showtime/Jim Fiscus

Showtime’s Emmy-winning drama HOMELAND returns for its fourth season Sunday, October 5, at 9 PM with a double episode (the series airs thereafter in one-hour installments at 9 PM). Our heroine Carrie Mathison, played by Claire Danes, who won two consecutive Emmys in the role, is now CIA station chief in Kabul, Afghanistan. Carrie is still mourning the death of Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) and has left their infant daughter with her sister back in the U.S. Events soon lead Carrie to Pakistan. Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) is still working with Carrie and Carrie’s erstwhile mentor Saul (Mandy Patinkin), although […]Read On »

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Interview: Damian Lewis examines HOMELAND Season 3

Damian Lewis in HOMELAND - Season 3 | ©2013 Showtime/Kent Smith

British actor Damian Lewis won an Emmy for his first season as prisoner-of-war-turned-terrorist/Congressional candidate Nicholas Brody in Showtime’s CIA thriller HOMELAND, which airs Sundays at 9 PM. Lewis was nominated again for his second year on HOMELAND, when Congressman Brody is proved to be a terrorist by CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes, who won Emmys for both seasons), then is turned into a double agent by the CIA, then resumes his affair with the very conflicted Carrie, then is apparently framed for blowing up the CIA and ends the second season on the run. Now it’s Season 3. Carrie […]Read On »

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