FIVE THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ME...

The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - REAL LIFE - DAMIAN LEWIS

1

The odd­est thing I’ve ever eaten was elk stew. I was mak­ing a film in the wilds of Canada in win­ter, and in the evening din­ner would be food the lo­cals had shot. Elk stew is… well, let’s say it’s in­ter­est­ing. Gamey with a touch of shoe leather.

2

My favourite films are the Pink Pan­ther se­ries. I grew up with them – ev­ery time they came on TV, ev­ery­thing stopped for me. I still feel that way. You can’t get much fun­nier than Peter Sell­ers in my opin­ion.

3

When I was a child you were ei­ther a Smiths fan, which meant you were cool, or you were a Du­ranny, which meant you weren’t. I was al­ways a Du­ran Du­ran fan in slightly-toopale ’80s denim while all the cool kids were lis­ten­ing to Mor­ris­sey.

4

This is deeply un­cool too but, grow­ing up, I pre­ferred Roger Moore’s James Bond to Sean Con­nery’s. There was some­thing about the way he seemed to be mock­ing the whole process that was hugely en­joy­able. And the eye­brow, of course.

5

One of my pet hates is puff­ball dresses. I never un­der­stood why they were fash­ion­able in the ’80s. Leg warm­ers, I have to ad­mit, I find strangely sexy.

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