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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 92 wins & 33 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 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
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
 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:

Acted opposite his mother, Jill Balcon, in a BBC radio drama entitled "Deadheading The Roses", specially written to celebrate her 60th year of performing on radio. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 21 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Daniel Day Lewis

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

Before I start a film, there is always a period where I think, I'm not sure I can do this again. I remember that before I was going to start There Will Be Blood (2007), I wondered why I had said yes. When Martin Scorsese told me about Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York (2002), I wanted to change places with that man. But even then, I did not say yes right away. I kept thinking, I'm not sure I ... See more »

Trivia:

Ranked #25 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently collaborates with directors Jim Sheridan and Martin Scorsese. See more »

Nickname:

DDL

Star Sign:

Taurus