Damian Lewis receives Freedom of the City of London

HOMELAND star Damian Lewis has revealed his character’s romance with a CIA officer played by Claire Danes is probably over as he received the Freedom of the City of London yesterday.

The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor received the award, recognising his achievements as an actor, and said it was “one of the greatest honours I’ve ever received”.

But, speaking in the City, Lewis indicated the romance between his character, Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody, and Carrie Mathison would probably not continue in the US drama, which will return for a third series later this year.

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He said: “I think Brody and Carrie are over. I don’t think those two can be together.

“Can you imagine them being married and bringing up kids? I don’t think it would last long … I don’t think that’s a story that has got many legs.”

But he said fans of the show could still expect “ambiguity, death, sex, intrigue – you know, another day on Homeland”.

Receiving the award at London’s Guildhall, Lewis said of the honour: “It’s remarkable, I’m still surprised … I’m very happy to be here.”