Damian Lewis Returning to London's West End

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Damian Lewis

The 'Homeland' star will appear in a revival of David Mamet's 'American Buffalo' in the spring

Damian Lewis is set to return to the stage for the first time in five years, performing in a revival of David Mamet's classic American Buffalo as foul-mouthed Walter "Teach" Cole.

The play will be staged at London's Wyndham Theatre from April 16 through June 27. Former Homeland star Lewis — soon to be seen in the BBC and PBS adaptation of Wolf Hall — takes the stage for the first time since appearing opposite Keira Knightley in 2009's The Misanthrope.

The 1975 Mamet play follows the scheming of three two-bit crooks in a Chicago junk shop, who plot to steal a valuable rare coin. The revival will be directed by Daniel Evans, who trained with Lewis at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 

The role of Teach has been played in past productions by such notable actors as Robert Duvall, Al Pacino and Dustin Hoffman.

Lewis' wife, Skyfall and Harry Potter actress Helen McCrory, recently received rave reviews for her performance in the title role of Medea at the National Theater.

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