Homeland's Damian Lewis shaves off trademark ginger hair for new role
Damian Lewis showed off a new skinhead look as he arrived on a remote Scottish island to shoot his latest movie.
Lewis, 42, is taking advantage of a break in the filming of the third season of hit TV show Homeland to start work on brooding WW2 drama 'The Silent Storm'.
He plays a dour church minister who returns from war to find the island much changed, with the mine closing and worshippers flocking to the mainland in search of work.
Lewis' character believes he is God's "true messenger" but his calling is tested when his wife, played by Andrea Riseborough, embarks on a relationship with a delinquent lad.
Looking sleek in all black and designer shades, he arrived on the picturesque Isle of Mull in a £60,000 Jaguar XKR convertible.
He drove the top-of-the-range motor onto the humble Caledonian MacBrayne ferry service for the 45-minute sailing from Oban to Craignure on Monday evening.
Much of the filming will take place on the Carsaig estate, where the production team are building a church. Some interior scenes will be shot in Inniemore Lodge.
The actor has described the movie as "an intimate character piece". He said: "It's not just bleak, gritty British reality, it has scale and it also has hope.
"It is a tempestuous, brooding drama, just one of those magical pieces."
"There is nothing so rewarding for a film actor as the intensity of an intimate shoot like this will be, isolated away in a beautiful part of the world."
Of his character, Lewis said: "He is a man of a bygone era; he¹s beaten down, he's pent up and repressed, and he crushes the women around him."
The movie also features Scottish actors John Sessions and Kate Dickie, who has appeared in the epic Game of Thrones TV series.
It is not Mull's first time in the big screen spotlight.
In the 1999 heist film Entrapment, master crook Sean Connery's safe house is Duart Castle near Craignure, the ancestral home of the chief of the Clan MacLean.
A low budget 1971 adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped, starring Michael Caine and Trevor Howard, featured scenes filmed in and around the Calgary Bay.
And the romantic 1945 film I Know Where I'm Going by legendary British film-makers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger was shot on the island.