John Goodman to star alongside Damian Lewis in West End revival of American Buffalo

The star of the hit comedy Roseanne and films like The Big Lebowski and The Monuments Men will join the Homeland and Wolf Hall actor in a revival of David Mamet’s play at the Wyndham's Theatre from April

Hollywood actor John Goodman is joining Homeland and Wolf Hall star Damian Lewis in the West End, can exclusively reveal.


The actors will be pairing up from April in a new production of David Mamet’s three-hander American Buffalo at the Wyndham’s Theatre playing the parts of two men plotting to steal a valuable coin collection.

Goodman will play junk shop owner Don, who joins with Teach (Lewis) and the “dim-witted but loyal” Bobby – who will be played by Tom Sturridge – in the enterprise. The play will be both Goodman and Sturridge’s West End debuts.

Goodman told that the play was “on my bucket list” and he said he was looking forward to the production immensely.

The play will be directed by Daniel Evans, with whom Lewis trained at London’s Guildhall drama school, and will open on April 16.


It is the first play Lewis will have appeared in since 2009, when he performed opposite Keira Knightley in Moliere’s The Misanthrope.