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Damian Lewis joins Ewan McGregor on Our Kind of Traitor


Story by Jack Foley

DAMIAN Lewis has joined the cast of Our Kind of Traitor alongside Ewan McGregor and Stellan Skarsgard.

Directed by Susanna White, the film is an adaptation of the novel by John le Carre and follows an English couple vacationing in Antigua who become involved in the dealings of a Russian mobster who is desperate to defect.

Their involvement soon attracts the interest of the British Secret Service and complications ensue.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lewis will play a member of British Intelligence.

Naomie Harris also stars in the thriller, which begins shooting this month in London and is based on a script by Hossein Amini.

Lewis is best known for his Emmy winning role in TV’s Homeland but since departing the show at the end of season three has lined up a number of roles.

He will play King Henry VIII in the upcoming BBC/Masterpiece mini-series adaptation of Wolf Hall opposite Mark Rylance and also recently completed Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert in which he plays English war hero Lt. Col. Charles Doughty-Wylie opposite Nicole Kidman.

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