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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 128 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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
 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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Other Works:

Played "Romeo" in William Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet" & "Flute" in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - Royal Shakespeare Company (1983). 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 saw Taxi Driver (1976) five or six times in the first week, and I was astonished by its sheer visceral beauty. I just kept going back - I didn't know America, but that was a glimpse of what America might be, and I realized that, contrary to expectation, I wanted to tell American stories. See more »

Trivia:

While filming The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005) on Prince Edward Island, Canada, Day-Lewis lived alone in a hut on the beach, away from his wife, director Rebecca Miller, and their children. See more »

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In-depth and exhaustive preparations for roles See more »

Nickname:

DDL

Star Sign:

Taurus

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