Hollywood actor Damian Lewis makes touchline appearance at junior football match

York Press: Damian Lewis, top right, with the Tockwith Junior team at the weekend. Picture: Gary Allam Damian Lewis, top right, with the Tockwith Junior team at the weekend. Picture: Gary Allam

HOLLYWOOD star Damian Lewis caused a stir when he turned up to watch a junior football match near York.

The Homeland actor and his wife, actress Helen McCrory, were on the touchline of a game between Hamilton Panthers and Tockwith Juniors at the weekend.

They were at the under-11s fixture to watch their nephew in action for York-based Hamilton Panthers.

The match, played at Tockwith, near Wetherby, finished 2-1 to Hamilton.

The couple stayed for the whole game and had pictures taken with the teams.

Gary Allam, the club secretary for Tockwith, said he understood the actor had been in York with his family for the weekend.

He said: “He came over to the match and one of the parents noticed him.

“He was keeping himself to himself but word quickly spread around that he was in attendance.

“After the match he agreed to have his picture taken with the sqaud. The players were very excited but I think the mums might have been even more excited.

“He was a nice guy.”

Matt Reeder, the coach for Tockwith, said: “We were just delighted to meet him after the final whistle when he came over and congratulated the lads on a fine game.”

Lewis, 42, has the starring role as Sergeant Nicholas Brody in Channel 4’s psychological thriller series Homeland and has appeared in Band of Brothers and The Forsyte Saga.

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8:11am Tue 14 Jan 14

oscarz says...

These guys do look a true Band Of Brothers!
These guys do look a true Band Of Brothers! oscarz
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10:52am Tue 14 Jan 14

one0one says...

This is not Hamilton Panthers in the Picture it's Tockwith
This is not Hamilton Panthers in the Picture it's Tockwith one0one
  • Score: 0

12:21pm Tue 14 Jan 14

piaggio1 says...

Erm.yea we know.it says so under the pic.
Erm.yea we know.it says so under the pic. piaggio1
  • Score: 4

1:12pm Tue 14 Jan 14

one0one says...

Now that they've changed it does.
Now that they've changed it does. one0one
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1:36pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Dan Atkinson says...

I'm surprised you didn't ask him what his thoughts were on the Lendal Bridge restrictions. Or, maybe he did and replied "I don't give a crap. I could drive over it every day for a year and it wouldn't make a dent in what I make for one episode of Homeland."
I'm surprised you didn't ask him what his thoughts were on the Lendal Bridge restrictions. Or, maybe he did and replied "I don't give a crap. I could drive over it every day for a year and it wouldn't make a dent in what I make for one episode of Homeland." Dan Atkinson
  • Score: -3

11:48am Wed 15 Jan 14

Minguel says...

one0one wrote:
This is not Hamilton Panthers in the Picture it's Tockwith
That's what it says under the picture...
[quote][p][bold]one0one[/bold] wrote: This is not Hamilton Panthers in the Picture it's Tockwith[/p][/quote]That's what it says under the picture... Minguel
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