Damian Lewis shoots new movie at Arsenal Football Club in North London

The Homeland actor filmed scenes for his new movie Our Kind of Traitor recently, outside North London’s iconic Emirates Stadium

Actor Damian Lewis was recently spotted filming, looking smart in an Aquascutum suit and black rimmed glasses, at Arsenal Football Club’s Emirates Stadium – shooting his upcoming movie Our Kind of Traitor. 


The new thriller will also star Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting), Stellan Skarsgård (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Naomie Harris (Skyfall) and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock). Lewis will play British intelligence officer Hector, and McGregor and Harris will play Perry Makepeace and Gail Perkins – an English couple on holiday in Marrakech.

Based on the 2010 novel of the same name, by John le Carre, the new movie will tell the story of a Russian money launderer who attempts to swap sides after his friend is murdered by his own criminal organisation.

Lewis was also spotted at the River Thames last month, where he looked equally smart in trousers and a tartan-style scarf, speaking on the phone.

Supposedly, Ralph Fiennes (Schindler’s List) and Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royal) were lined up for roles in the movie, but they dropped out.

Our Kind of Traitor is being made my Film4, Ink Factory and Potboiler Productions.

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