Damian Lewis confirms he is leaving Billions following five seasons

‘It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to play Axe’: Damian Lewis confirms he is leaving Billions following five seasonssix months after his wife Helen McCroy’s tragic death

  • L'attore, 50, has played Bobby Axelrod on the show for five seasons since 2016
  • On Sunday evening, he confirmed he is leaving the show, in news that comes six months after his wife of 14 anni’ tragic death from cancer
  • The couple share daughter Manon, 14, e figlio Gulliver, 13
  • Parlando al New York Times, Damian said: ‘There’s an opportunity maybe for me to return. But for now, broadly speaking, Axe has been vanquished
  • Damian Lewis has confirmed he is leaving Showtime’s Billions after season five.

    L'attore, 50, who has played Bobby Axelrod on the show since 2016, revealed he is leaving the show six months after the death of his wife Helen McCroy.

    Di domenica, the actor wrote on Twitter: ‘Thank you Billions thank you. A pleasure and a privilege to play Axe for 5 seasons with some of the smartest, funniest most talented cast and crew I’ve worked with

    ‘I’ll miss the Billions family. Sì, some jobs are more than just a job…. Amore.’

    Andato: Damian Lewis has confirmed he is leaving Showtime's Billions after season five

    Andato: Damian Lewis has confirmed he is leaving Showtime’s Billions after season five

    Parlando con Il New York Times, Damian said: ‘There’s an opportunity maybe for me to return. But for now, broadly speaking, Axe has been vanquished.

    Showrunner Brian Koppelman took to Twitter to pen: ‘What an incredible joy to spend five years working so closely with the great @lewis_damian!…

    ‘@DavidLevien and I are beyond grateful to you, l'attrice Elizabeth Hurley e suo figlio modello Damian, for the work, ovviamente, and the fellowship, and for all you sacrificed to come do this with us.

    After filming of his final episodes remotely, Brian said of Helen’s loss: ‘We wouldn’t ask him to come to America in that situation. Right after the love of his life passed away, who was a remarkable, incredible artist and human being

    His love: L'attore, 50, who has played Axe on the show since 2016, revealed he is leaving the show six months after the death of his wife Helen McCroy (raffigurato in 2012)

    His love: L'attore, 50, who has played Axe on the show since 2016, revealed he is leaving the show six months after the death of his wife Helen McCroy (raffigurato in 2012)

    ‘It’s Damian’s private life, so it’s not really ours to comment on. We just feel truly, unbelievably lucky to have had five years with Damian and Paul Giamatti together.

    Back In July, Damian was seen back at work filming Billions after Helen’s death. The father-of-two was seen chatting with crew members as he filmed scenes.

    His co-star Paul Giamatti, who plays ruthless attorney Chuck Rhoades, was also seen on set. The hit series follows the pair fractious relationship as they try to outdo each other in the competitive financial market.

    Parlando: Di domenica, the actor wrote on Twitter: 'Thank you Billions thank you. A pleasure and a privilege to play Axe for 5 seasons with some of the smartest, funniest most talented cast and crew I've worked with'

    Parlando: Di domenica, the actor wrote on Twitter: ‘Thank you Billions thank you. A pleasure and a privilege to play Axe for 5 seasons with some of the smartest, funniest most talented cast and crew I’ve worked with

    It marked Lewisreturn to work after the loss of his wife of 14 anni.

    Damian announced the heartbreaking news that Helen had passed away back in April, sharing a statement on Twitter.

    ha scritto: "Ho il cuore spezzato nell'annunciare che dopo un'eroica battaglia contro il cancro", la bella e potente donna che è Helen McCrory è morta pacificamente a casa, circondato da un'ondata d'amore da amici e familiari.

    Parlando: Showrunner Brian Koppelman took to Twitter to pen: 'What an incredible joy to spend five years working so closely with the great @lewis_damian!'

    Parlando: Showrunner Brian Koppelman took to Twitter to pen: ‘What an incredible joy to spend five years working so closely with the great @lewis_damian!’

    "È morta come ha vissuto". senza paura. Dio, la amiamo e sappiamo quanto siamo fortunati ad averla avuta nelle nostre vite. Ha brillato così brillantemente. Vai, ora, Piccolo, Nell'aria, e grazie.’

    He later revealed his late wife had urged him to find love again just two weeks before her death, adding she had shown ‘no fear, no bitternessand ‘no self-pity.

    Scrivendo in Il Sunday Times, the actor said Helen told him and their children, figlia Manon, 14, e figlio Gulliver, 13, that she wanted ‘Daddy to have lots of girlfriends’.

    Duro a lavoro: Back In July, Damian was seen back at work filming Billions after Helen's death

    Duro a lavoro: Back In July, Damian was seen back at work filming Billions after Helen’s death

    Scrisse: ‘She has been utterly heroic in her illness. Divertente, of course — generous, coraggioso, uncomplaining, constantly reminding us all of how lucky we’ve been, how blessed we are.

    ‘Her generosity has extended to encouraging us three to live. Live fully, take opportunities, have adventures.

    ‘Only a couple of weeks ago she said to us from her bed, ‘I want Daddy to have girlfriends, lots of them, you must all love again, love isn’t possessive, but you know, l'attrice Elizabeth Hurley e suo figlio modello Damian, try at least to get though the funeral without snogging someone.

    Damian also wrote of his heartbreak that Helen had left their children ‘too earlybut they have been prepared for life as she taught them to be ‘courageous’.

    Protagonista: He appeared on the show alongside Malin Akerman as Lara Axelrod, Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades and Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades.

    Protagonista: He appeared on the show alongside Malin Akerman as Lara Axelrod, Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades and Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades.

    He stood by the actressside during her illness, with Helen brushing off her hoarse voice in her final TV appearance last month to selflessly talk about their charity work.

    The couple’s devotion to one another shone brightly for all to see, with Lewis saying the actress died peacefully at home surrounded by ‘peace and love’ e i loro figli.

    Helen, who was awarded the OBE for services to drama in the 2017 Onorificenze di Capodanno, was best known for playing the matriarch Polly in Peaky Blinders and Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter films.

    Her other movie roles included playing MP Clair Dowar in Skyfall and Cherie Blair in The Queen and The Special Relationship.

    In televisione, è apparsa in Doctor Who, All'interno No 9 e le sue materie oscure, and last year appeared in the Hugh Laurie drama Roadkill on the BBC and ITV’s Quiz.

    Ha anche avuto una carriera teatrale compiuta, premiati per i ruoli del National Theatre nelle produzioni di Medea e The Deep Blue Sea di Terence Rattigan.

    McCrory è stata anche nominata per un Olivier per il suo ruolo di Rosalind in As You Like It in al Wyndham's Theatre di Londra in 2006.

    Torna indietro: He announced his departure following the show

    Torna indietro: He announced his departure following the show

    The actress and Lewis married in 2007 dopo essersi innamorati quando entrambi sono stati scelti per la commedia Five Gold Rings al West End Almeida Theatre nel lontano 2003. Insieme condividono una figlia Manon, 14, e figlio Gulliver, 13.

    The couple were last seen during an appearance on Good Morning Britain, where they appeared to speak about their charity work for the Prince’s Trust and the Prince’s Trust Awards.

    McCrory and Lewis led fundraising efforts to provide hot meals for NHS staff during the pandemic. Il loro lavoro ha portato a quasi 1 milione di sterline in donazioni al programma Feed NHS, e partnership con catene tra cui Leon e Wasabi.