STARmeter
Top 5000
Down 31 this week

Daniel Day-Lewis


Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the only person in film history to win the Oscar award for Best Actor three times. Born in London, England, he is the second child of Cecil Day-Lewis (A.K.A. Nicholas Blake) (Poet Laureate of England) and his second wife, Jill Balcon. His maternal grandfather was Sir Michael Balcon, an important figure in the ... See full bio »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View agent and manager
Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent Daniel Day-Lewis? Add or change photos

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 people
created 02 Mar 2011
 
a list of 26 people
created 13 Sep 2011
 
a list of 25 people
created 27 Nov 2011
 
a list of 25 people
created 14 Sep 2012
 
a list of 32 people
created 16 May 2013
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Daniel Day-Lewis.

User Polls

Won 3 Oscars. Another 125 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (29 credits)
 1988 Stars and Bars
Henderson Dores (as Daniel Day Lewis)
 1986 Nanou
Max
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series)
Kafka
- The Insurance Man (1986) ... Kafka
 1985 A Room with a View
Cecil Vyse (as Daniel Day Lewis)
 1985 My Beautiful Laundrette
Johnny (as Daniel Day Lewis)
 1982 How Many Miles to Babylon? (TV Movie)
Alex
 1982 Gandhi
Colin (as Daniel Day Lewis)
 1982 Frost in May (TV Mini-Series)
Archie Hughes-Forret
- Beyond the Glass (1982) ... Archie Hughes-Forret
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
 1981 ...Artemis..8..1.... (TV Movie)
Library Student
 1981 Thank You, P.G. Wodehouse (TV Movie)
Psmith
 1980 Shoestring (TV Series)
DJ
- The Farmer Had a Wife (1980) ... DJ
 1971 Sunday Bloody Sunday
Child Vandal (uncredited)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (64 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (16 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Took over the role of Guy Burgess from Rupert Everett in the West End transfer of "Another Country" by Julian Mitchell - Queen's Theatre, London (1982). See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 21 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Daniel Day Lewis

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on playing Abraham Lincoln] I thought this is a very, very bad idea. But by that time it was too late. I had already been drawn into Lincoln's orbit. He has a very powerful orbit, which is interesting because we tend to hold him at such a distance. He's been mythologized almost to the point of dehumanization. But when you begin to approach him, he almost instantly becomes welcoming and ... See more »

Trivia:

Always quiet and introverted, he said that he was not popular in school and was mocked as an outsider while growing up in England, partially because he was of half-Jewish/half-Irish stock. The upside was that, instead of socializing, he developed a rich fantasy life that later helped him to delve so deeply into his characters. See more »

Trademark:

Renown for his eloquent acceptance speeches See more »

Nickname:

DDL

Star Sign:

Taurus

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Will we see him in a comic book movie? dontgetmad08
Sir Daniel day-lewis???? VeronicaNotHeather
What Stephen Fry just tweeted about DDL VeronicaNotHeather
Happy B-day, DDL VeronicaNotHeather
The Truth harrypaulson-111
'All DDL does is hamming up+playing Bill the Butcher in every role'? herdingCat
Discuss Daniel Day-Lewis on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page