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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 »

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 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 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 Romeo in William Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet" and played Flute in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," in the Royal Shakespeare Company National West Tour with Penny Downie (R&J-Lady Capulet; Dream- Titania & Hippolyta), Roger Allam (R&J-Mercutio; Dream-Oberson & Theseus), Amanda Root (R&... 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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[while filming My Left Foot (1989)] I needed--and I still need--to create a particular environment. I need to find the right kind of silence or light or noise. Whatever is necessary--and it is always different. I know it sounds a little fussy and a little ridiculous, but finding your own rhythm is one of the most important things you can discover about yourself. And you have to observe it. As ... See more »

Trivia:

In Gangs of New York (2002) his character "The Butcher" throws a knife at a picture of President Abraham Lincoln, hitting him right between the eyes. Ten years later he starred in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2012), playing the president himself. See more »

Trademark:

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Nickname:

DDL

Star Sign:

Taurus

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