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    Homeland's Damian Lewis on Playing James Bond: "It Would Be Wonderful"

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    The name's Lewis, Damian Lewis.

    In the latest issue of Esquire, the Homeland star opened up about his dreams of playing James Bond one day.

    "Yes, I think it would be wonderful," he said of portraying 007. "Daniel [Craig] is doing an amazing job and he'll continue to do it for a bit. But if it ever comes to that, I'll cross that bridge when I get to it."

    But when it comes to other famous roles in Hollywood, Lewis admitted that he'd be slightly hesitant about taking on some roles of the superhero variety.

    "You just have to do what seems interesting at the time," he explained. "If someone said, 'We want you to play Amazing-Man in the next Amazing-Man franchise,' I suspect one year it would feel right, the next year it wouldn't."

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    Damian Lewis Courtesy: REX UK

    It seems that he has mixed feelings about taking on most other iconic roles, and all the fame that may come with a successful film franchise.

    The London-born actor said, "I just don't consider myself to be, you know, an American actor. I don't want that life."

    He also expressed interest in keeping his hometown as his home base, and making sure that his family establishes a permanent life there too.

    "People jump from series to series to series and they make a great living doing that. That's not what I want to do," he said firmly. "I want to do theatre and film and direct my own things and develop. But essentially, I want to be in England."

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    Lewis, who plays Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the hit Showtime series, has already received tons of acclaim for his performance as the ex-POW. Most recently, he took home awards for his work at the 2012 Emmy Awards and the 2013 Golden Globes. 

    The third season of the mega-successful show returns returns Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m.

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