Lewis plays Bernick, whose business prowess and pristine reputation are threatened by the revelation of a long-buried secret. Desperate to dodge exposure in the kow-towing local community, he devises a pitiless plan which, by a shocking twist of fate, risks the one life he holds dear.
Though now best known for screen roles such as Band of Brothers, Dreamcatcher, Jeffrey Archer: The Truth, Chromophobia, Colditz, Hearts and Bones and The Forsyte Saga, Lewis started his career in the theatre, where his earlier credits included Hamlet, Cymbeline and Much Ado About Nothing at the RSC, Into the Woods at the Donmar and School for Wives at the Almeida. Last year, he returned to the Almeida to star in the world premiere of Five Gold Rings.
In Pillars of the Community, Lewis will be joined by Geraldine Alexander (The Holy Terror) as Betty and Lesley Manville (just seen in the West End with David Schwimmer in Some Girls) as Lona Hessel. The cast also includes: Brid Brennan (as Marta Bernick), Michelle Dockery (Dina Dorf), Michael Gould (Knap), Annabel Leventon (Mrs Rummel), Pamela Merrick (Mrs Lynge), Paul Moriarty (Aune), Justin Salinger (Hilmar Tonnesen), Una Stubbs (Mrs Holt) and Michael Thomas (Rorlund).
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- by Terri Paddock