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Daniel Day-Lewis


Born in London, England, Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the second child of Cecil Day-Lewis (aka 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 135 wins & 66 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood Daniel Plainview
(2007)
Lincoln
Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
(2012)
Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting
(2002)
The Last of the Mohicans
The Last of the Mohicans Hawkeye (Nathaniel Poe)
(1992)

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 Gandhi
Colin (as Daniel Day Lewis)
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Alex
 1981 Artemis 81 (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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Other Works:

He played "Philostrate" in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream", in a Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company production at the Theatre Royal in Bristol, England with Robert O'Mahoney, Clive Wood, Clive Wouters, Mark Buffery, Meg Davies, Nickolas Grace and Louise Jameson in the cast. Richard Cottrell was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Daniel Day Lewis

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

I was deeply unsettled by the script [of There Will Be Blood (2007)]. For me, that is a sure sign. If you remain unsettled by a piece of writing, it means you are not watching the story from the outside; you've already taken a step toward it. When I'm drawn to something, I take a resolute step backward, and I ask myself if I can really serve this story as well as it needs to be served. If I don't... See more »

Trivia:

His performance as Christy Brown in My Left Foot (1989) is ranked #11 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006). See more »

Trademark:

His skill with accents See more »

Nickname:

DDL

Star Sign:

Taurus

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