Damian Lewis misses Claire Danes since he left Homeland
. The actor has been having withdrawal symptoms since his character, Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody, was killed off in series three of the political drama. Speaking during the first ever London TimesTalks
event organized by the New York Times
last week, he sighed: ''I miss Danesy! I miss her! They'll be starting up again now...'' The British thespian almost turned down a role on the hit Showtime program because he didn't want to be away from his wife, Helen McCrory, and their two children. He explained: ''I very nearly didn't do it, for personal reasons - going to live in Charlotte, North Carolina,
and I wasn't going to move the family. But there were just too many compelling reasons [to sign up].'' Fans the world over were distraught when Brody was killed in the season three finale, but Damian feels lucky to have been a part of the show for so long. He said in a conversation with International New York Times
theater critic Matt Wolf: ''When I saw in season one how many people were losing their lives, I thought, 'Any moment now!' You sing for a long period of time, they can get rid of you, kill you, close down the entire series at the drop of a hat. It was intimated to me very strongly that I would only be in this for a couple of seasons. When it became a huge hit, all the executives said, 'You can't kill him now!' ''