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Daniel Day-Lewis

Born in London, England, Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis 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 history of British cinema and head of the famous Ealing Studios. His older sister, Tamasin ... See full bio »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 126 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »

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 1988 Stars and Bars
Henderson Dores (as Daniel Day Lewis)
 1986 Nanou
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series)
- 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 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)
 1981 ...Artemis..8..1.... (TV Movie)
Library Student
 1981 Thank You, P.G. Wodehouse (TV Movie)
 1980 Shoestring (TV Series)
- The Farmer Had a Wife (1980) ... DJ
 1971 Sunday Bloody Sunday
Child Vandal (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Played "Romeo" in William Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet" & "Flute" in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - Royal Shakespeare Company (1983). See more »

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7 Interviews | 21 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Daniel Day Lewis


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on events in America, 2012] I think a lot about what President [Barack Obama] is going through at this moment. I look to the extent to which he has aged visibly. I feel I aged visibly just playing [President Abraham Lincoln], so to actually have that responsibility is a burden that one can only explore in one's imagination. Anyone who has that position of authority must necessarily find ... See more »


Is the second actor to have received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for portraying Abraham Lincoln; the other is Raymond Massey in Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940). See more »


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Quit resting on your laurels, DDL. midwestmoviemaven
Good, but NOT 3 oscars good wesamabukhaled24
Only 7 movies in 20 years? Can somebody explain. Castelgard
Drama,Drama and Drama. DDL please do something else... markok56
COME BACK midwestmoviemaven
DDLewis and Tarantino must work together jmac-46
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