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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 »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 124 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 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
- The Sugar House (1982) ... Archie Hughes-Forret
- The Lost Traveller (1982) ... Archie Hughes-Forret
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Alex
- How Many Miles to Babylon? (1982) ... Alex
 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)
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He acted in the British National Theatre Repertoire Season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, and Olivier Theatre in London, England in Henrik Ibsen's plays, "Hedda Gabler," and "Whale;" David Lan and Joshua Sobol's play, "Ghetto;" William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet;" Moliere's play, "The Misanthrope;" David Storey's... 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)
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Personal Quote:

I'm woefully one-track-minded. Without sounding unhinged, I know I'm not Abraham Lincoln. I'm aware of that. But the truth is the entire game is about creating an illusion, and for whatever reason, and mad as it may sound, some part of me can allow myself to believe for a period for time without questioning, and that's the trick. Maybe it's a terrible revelation about myself that one does feel ... See more »

Trivia:

Is one of 5 actors to have won the Academy Award 3 times in their career; the others in chronological order are Walter Brennan, Ingrid Bergman, Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep. These actors have only been surpassed by Katharine Hepburn, who won the Academy Award 4 times during her career. See more »

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His characters are often deeply unsympathetic See more »

Nickname:

DDL

Star Sign:

Taurus

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