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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 134 wins & 63 nominations. See more awards »

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


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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)
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- 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 81 (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:

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 »

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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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[on why he takes long breaks between films] For my sense of continuity, I suppose I work in a certain way. But it goes beyond that. It's really about the sense of joy you have in having worked hard to imagine and discover and--one hopes--to create a world, an illusion of a world that other people might believe in because you believe in it yourself, a form of self-delusion. After achieving that, ... See more »


Was in a relationship with Isabelle Adjani from 1989 to 1994; they had one son together. See more »


Renown for his eloquent acceptance speeches See more »



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