Damages follow’s the turbulent lives of Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), the nation’s most revered (and despised) high-stakes litigator, and her smart, young protégé, Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne). Damages won numerous Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series by Glenn Close.
Though many scenes are filmed at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn, this exciting series is also filmed on location in Manhattan. See Madison Square, where Hewes & Associates (Patty’s law firm) is located. Madison Square has been used in many other television shows and films including Law & Order, Ugly Betty,Spider-Man, and Hitch. Also get a glimpse of Madison Square Park, which is used several times throughout season one of Damages and was also seen in I Am Legend and Sex and the City. Madison Square Park is also home to the famous (and delicious!) Shake Shack, home of some of the best burgers and milkshakes in New York City. Come prepared to wait in line for these tasty treats!
On the NYC TV & Movie Tour, you will get to see the area in the West Village where Tom’s (Tate Donovan) daughter attends public school and was the site of his blackmailing so his daughter could get a recommendation for a better (private) school; this area was also seen in No Reservations and on Friends as the location for Central Perk. The famous New York County Courthouse is a location on the tour as well and is also used in shows such as Ugly Betty and Law & Order. Finally, you will see the location of the restaurant, Tabla, where a couple of Arthur Frobisher’s (Ted Danson) hired thugs plot to kill Katie Connor (Anastasia Griffith) in season one; this restaurant can also be seen on Sex and the City and the popular television series, Gossip Girl.
Glenn Close has been nominated for five Academy Awards, ten Emmy Awards, and nine Golden Globe Awards. She has won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her role in Damages. Glenn Close’s many film credits include Jagged Edge, Reversal of Fortune, Hamlet, The Paper, 101 Dalmatians, 102 Dalmatians, Air Force One, The Safety of Objects, Le Divorce, Heights, Nine Lives and many others.
In a short amount of time, Australian native Rose Byrne has established herself as a rising star. A versatile actress, Byrne can be seen in the Nicolas Cage mega-thriller Knowing. She can also be seen in the film Adam, a love story set in Manhattan, with thespians Hugh Dancy and Peter Gallagher. Rose Byrne’s other film credits include Just Buried, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September of 2007. She also had roles in Marie Antoinette, Troy with Brad Pitt, and Wicker Park with Josh Hartnett.
Ted Danson is most famous for his role as the genial bartender San Malone in the hit television series Cheers. He was nominated for eleven Emmy Awards, and won twice, for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Cheers. Known for many a comedic role, including one of the three men in Three Men and a Baby and Three Men and a Little Lady, he was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role on Damages. He currently appears on the new show, Bored to Death.
* In an effort to stay current, we are constantly updating our tours with new locations and cannot guarantee the presence of locations mentioned on our site. If you have a particular interest in locations from a specific TV show or movie, please let your tour guide know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.