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Damian Lewis takes to the stage at intimate London gig

Damian Lewis has swapped the screen for the concert hall while playing songs from his upcoming debut album at an intimate show in London – where he reportedly sang some emotional lyrics about his late wife Helen McCrory.

The 51-year-old British actor, known for his starring role in the television dramas Billions, Band Of Brothers and Homeland, performed to a sold-out crowd at London’s Omeara venue on Thursday before taking the stage at Oxfordshire’s Wilderness Festival on Sunday. .

Dressed in all black for the occasion, Lewis was backed by a band as he sang and played guitar.

Star: Damian Lewis has swapped the screen for the concert hall while playing songs from his upcoming debut album at an intimate show in London - where he reportedly sang some emotional lyrics about his late wife Helen McCrory

Star: Damian Lewis has swapped the screen for the concert hall while playing songs from his upcoming debut album at an intimate show in London – where he reportedly sang some emotional lyrics about his late wife Helen McCrory

According to The sun he sang in an emotional song: ‘You and me should be together ’til the end. So bye dear, I can’t wait to see your smile again.’

Another song, which he performed towards the end of his set, also seemed to have to do with losing a partner.

Damian sang: ‘She comes like a blackbird, she comes like a fox. She sits by the window, she sings from a rock.

Sad: Acclaimed actress and Peaky Blinders star McCrory passed away in April 2021 at age 52 after being diagnosed with cancer (pictured with Damian in February 2020)

Sad: Acclaimed actress and Peaky Blinders star McCrory passed away in April 2021 at age 52 after being diagnosed with cancer (pictured with Damian in February 2020)

Sad: Acclaimed actress and Peaky Blinders star McCrory passed away in April 2021 at age 52 after being diagnosed with cancer (pictured with Damian in February 2020)

‘She is the moon in the day and the sun that shines in the dark. She rests in me and she rests in the shade. She is my joy, she is my pain and she rained on me.’

In addition to original songs, Damian played covers of Neil Young’s Harvest Moon and Tom Waits’ Little Trip To Heaven.

The publication reports that prior to the second issue, Damian admitted, “I shouldn’t have agreed to this song. I shouldn’t have agreed to the mascara either,” suggesting it was an emotional song for him.

Gig: The 51-year-old British actor performed to a sold-out crowd at London's Omeara venue on Thursday before taking the stage at Oxfordshire's Wilderness Festival on Sunday.

Gig: The 51-year-old British actor performed to a sold-out crowd at London's Omeara venue on Thursday before taking the stage at Oxfordshire's Wilderness Festival on Sunday.

Gig: The 51-year-old British actor performed to a sold-out crowd at London’s Omeara venue on Thursday before taking the stage at Oxfordshire’s Wilderness Festival on Sunday.

Damian’s representatives have been contacted by MailOnline.

The performance also featured singer-songwriter Cherise as a special guest.

Lewis has played classical guitar since he was 13 and graduated to the steel-string acoustic guitar after being inspired by Elvis Presley. He spent his early 20s in London.

After rediscovering the guitar during lockdown, he met several London musicians, including Giacomo Smith, to record a tentative self-titled debut album to be released next year.

Meaning: According to The Sun, he sang in one emotional song: 'You and me should be together 'til the end.  So bye baby I can't wait to see your smile again'

Meaning: According to The Sun, he sang in one emotional song: 'You and me should be together 'til the end.  So bye baby I can't wait to see your smile again'

Meaning: According to The Sun, he sang in one emotional song: ‘You and me should be together ’til the end. So bye baby I can’t wait to see your smile again’

Lewis previously said he was looking forward to taking the stage to play the songs he had written and recorded for the album.

He had added that it would be “good to be on stage again, this time with a guitar in my hand.”

This summer Lewis was awarded a CBE on the Queen’s Birthday Honors List for his services to drama and charity.

He said both he and his late wife, Helen, were “excited.”

Emotional: In addition to original songs, Damian played covers of Neil Young's Harvest Moon and Tom Waits' Little Trip To Heaven

Emotional: In addition to original songs, Damian played covers of Neil Young's Harvest Moon and Tom Waits' Little Trip To Heaven

Emotional: In addition to original songs, Damian played covers of Neil Young’s Harvest Moon and Tom Waits’ Little Trip To Heaven

1659743918 152 Damian Lewis takes to the stage at intimate London gig

1659743918 152 Damian Lewis takes to the stage at intimate London gig

Tough: The publication reports that prior to the second song, Damian admitted, “I shouldn’t have agreed to this song. I shouldn’t have agreed with the mascara either,” suggesting it was an emotional song for him

Acclaimed actress and Peaky Blinders star McCrory died in April 2021 at the age of 52 after being diagnosed with cancer.

In recent weeks, Lewis has been pictured with American musician Alison Mosshart, of the bands The Kills and The Dead Weather, confirming a new romance.

When Helen died, Damian revealed how his late wife urged him to find love again, telling him and their son and daughter that she wanted “Daddy to have lots of girlfriends.”

Singing: Lewis was dressed all in black for the occasion and was supported by a band as he sang and played guitar

Singing: Lewis was dressed all in black for the occasion and was supported by a band as he sang and played guitar

Singing: Lewis was dressed all in black for the occasion and was supported by a band as he sang and played guitar

Damian recently received the seal of approval from his new rock singer girlfriend’s mother, who says she can’t wait to meet the Homeland star.

The pair met through friends while hanging out in London and they have grown increasingly fond of each other, Alison’s mother Vivian, 76, has revealed.

Vivian, 76, told DailyMail.com exclusively from her Florida home: “I don’t know how much flak I’m getting for all this, but of course we’re excited for her.

Speaking from her Florida home, Vivian, 76, said: “I don’t know how much flak I’m getting for all of this, but of course we’re excited for her.

“They have mutual friends. I’m not exactly sure how they met, but I’m fine with it. If she’s happy, we’re happy. I have yet to meet him, but I certainly would like to.’

Alison and father of two Lewis were first photographed together last month at a swanky fundraising party for the National Gallery in London.

Sweet: In recent weeks, Lewis has been photographed with American musician Alison Mosshart, of the bands The Kills and The Dead Weather, confirming a new romance

Sweet: In recent weeks, Lewis has been photographed with American musician Alison Mosshart, of the bands The Kills and The Dead Weather, confirming a new romance

Sweet: In recent weeks, Lewis has been photographed with American musician Alison Mosshart, of the bands The Kills and The Dead Weather, confirming a new romance

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