Ray Dono­van

Sea­son 2 e.tv (*194) 21:30 Drama

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When LA’s rich and fa­mous have prob­lems that need to “dis­ap­pear”, there’s only one man they trust to do the dirty work in drama show Ray Dono­van (2013-cur­rent) – and that’s Ray him­self (Liev Schreiber). With sea­son 2 punch­ing its way onto free-TV from to­day, what bet­ter way to cel­e­brate than by get­ting to know lead­ing-man Liev a bit bet­ter?

1 The Emmy-nom­i­nated ac­tor was

born into the arts – his dad is stage ac­tor fa­ther Tell Schreiber and his mom is pain­ter Heather Schreiber.

2 His full name is Isaac Liev Schreiber

and the one thing his par­ents can’t agree about is where his name comes from. Heather says that Liev was named af­ter her favourite au­thor Leo Tol­stoy (“Lev” in Rus­sian), while Tell claims it’s from a doc­tor who saved Heather’s life.

3 The 49-year-old is a jack of all

trades. He’s done thrillers (he was Cot­ton Weary in Scream, 1996), ac­tion sci-fi (as Sabre­tooth in 2009 film X-Men Ori­gins: Wolver­ine with Hugh Jack­man) and he’s cur­rently work­ing on 2017 animation film My Lit­tle Pony: The Movie, voic­ing The Storm King. “But what I love is Shake­speare all day long,” says Liev.

4 He also loves be­ing a fa­ther – Liev

has two sons with his ex-part­ner Aussie ac­tress Naomi Watts – Alexan­der Pete (9) and Sa­muel (7). They never got mar­ried while to­gether (2005-2016) but Liev used to call Naomi “my wife”.

5 Liev says that he fell in love with

movies in 1977 when he watched Star Wars: Episode 4 – A New Hope. His had banned him from watch­ing colour TV an movies un­til then.

6 And like Ray, Liev en­joys box­ing. 6

“There’s a pri­mal re­lease that you don’t get any­where else,” he says. NB! See more on p32.

Liev’s fa­mous ex and baby­mama Naomi Watts.

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