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Damien Lewis

Andrew Gordon
Film, TV and Stage Agent:
Georgie Smith
Translation Rights Contact:
Sophia Hadjipateras

Damien Lewis is a former war and conflict reporter and now a number-one internationally-bestselling author. He is a gifted story-teller who has won numerous awards for his work, both his filmed journalism, his published articles and his books. He wrote his first book, Slave, co-authored with Mende Nazer, in 2002. It was an international bestseller and was made into the movie I Am Slave.

More recently his books have focused on British special forces in the Second World War, including the SAS bestsellers Forged in Hell, Ghost Patrol and Brothers in Arms. His classic The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare was released as a movie in April 2024, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Henry Cavill. Several other of his works have been optioned for the screen, including his book on Josephine Baker, The Flame of Resistance / Agent Josephine.

Damien is a founder-member of The Frontline Club, a London-based club for those working in conflict zones; of the Irish Film & Television Agency (IFTA); of Directors UK Association of UK Screen Directors; and a Fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and the Royal Geographical Society. He is also a Member of the 21 SAS Artist’s Rifles Clubhouse and of the AFSAS (Association des Familles des Parachutistes SAS de la France Libre), and a patron to the military charities Who Dares Cares, Bravehound, the National Military Working Dogs Memorial and Veterans in Action.

He lives in Dorset with his wife, Eva, and their three children.


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