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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 126 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »

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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)
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)
 1981 ...Artemis..8..1.... (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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Personal Quote:

[on researching his role as Plainview in There Will Be Blood (2007)] Back then men would get the fever. They would keep digging, always with the idea that next time they'll throw the dice and the money will fall out of the sky. It killed a lot of men, it broke others, still more were reduced to despair and poverty, but they still believed in the promise of the West. See more »


He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Drama. See more »


Renown for his eloquent acceptance speeches See more »



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Quit resting on your laurels, DDL. midwestmoviemaven
Good, but NOT 3 oscars good wesamabukhaled24
Drama,Drama and Drama. DDL please do something else... markok56
Only 7 movies in 20 years? Can somebody explain. Castelgard
COME BACK midwestmoviemaven
DDLewis and Tarantino must work together jmac-46
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