Watch Video: Internet trolling Damian Lewis singing National Anthem at F1 British GP

Damian Lewis trolled for his performance
Damian Lewis trolled for his performance


Damian Lewis horrifies viewers at the British Grand Prix by singing the hymn of the ‘butchers’ Read on to know more about it.

Damian Lewis’s performance:

Damian Lewis started the Formula 1 British Grand Prix grid ceremony today, causing a commotion. 

People are having trouble with Damian Lewis’ performance of the English national anthem during the British Grand Prix. 

After qualifying on Saturday, July 8, the musician played some of his music before singing the traditional national anthem before the race on Sunday, July 9. 

Although Lewis is best recognized for his acting roles in films including “A Spy Among Friends,” “Billions,” “Homeland,” and “Band of Brothers,” he recently released his debut album, “Mission Creep.” 

People’s reaction:

Damian performed the national anthem at this weekend’s F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Netizens started trolling his performance.

One commented about his singing, saying,

I used to like Damian…but WTF was that anthem all about?

Another commented,

Nice one Damian Lewis, worst rendition of the national anthem I’ve ever heard.


Nigel Nattrass commented,

Who the f*** told Damian he could sing ???? That version of the National Anthem was so bad it was almost treason.

Gordon Barrett posted,

WTF, just heard Damian Lewis murder the national anthem at Silverstone.

Could the organizers not find a singer to do it? 

Karen Wood posted, 

Wtf is Damian Lewis singing the national anthem? Why not have a singer??

Who was Damian Lewis?

Damian Watcyn Lewis was a British actor, presenter, and producer who was born on February 11, 1971. In the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, he is best known for playing Major Richard Winters of the United States Army.

He received nominated for both for his performance as Henry VIII of England in Wolf Hall and went on to win a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his depiction of U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the Showtime series Homeland.

He played Bobby Axelrod in the first five seasons of Showtime’s Billions, and he played actor Steve McQueen in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).

His debut appearance on television was in the 1995 Poirot episode “Hickory Dickory Dock” as a medical student.

In a first-season episode of the drama series A Touch of Frost (1996), he also made an appearance as a rakish student. He played Patrick Conner in the 1997 film Robinson Crusoe. He played Laertes in Jonathan Kent’s production of Hamlet.

Steven Spielberg attended this performance and later chose Lewis for the character of Richard Winters in Band of Brothers (2001), the first of several that needed him to have a convincing American accent.

He played Dervla Kirwan’s love interest in the Hearts and Bones television series from 2000. Lewis then played Soames Forsyte in the ITV series The Forsyte Saga, which brought him considerable attention.

Why did Damian Lewis got trolled for singing?

The annual event took place at the Silverstone race track in Northamptonshire, England, from Friday, July 7, to Sunday, July 9.

The Homeland actor Lewis, as well as Calvin Harris, Jess Glynne, Cat Burns, the Black Eyed Peas, and Tom Grennan, perform at the racing event this year. 

Damian sang the national anthem in Elvis Presley style with a saxophone that sounds like an Alan Partridge TV concept. People are saying that it was horrific and trolling his performance.

What caused Damian Lewis to finally release “Mission Creep”?

While Damian Lewis sang “God Save the King” on the track, several viewers were disturbed by his performance because they thought he “butchered” the national anthem.

The rock and jazz-influenced album Mission Creep, featuring the 52-year-old British actor, was just released. On Sunday, July 9 at Silverstone, he played a live set with his band before singing the national anthem.

However, as viewers responded to his performance on Twitter, his rendition of the song was not well received by many. In a tweet, one said: “Damian Lewis absolutely butchered the National Anthem at the British Grand Prix.”


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