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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 126 wins & 36 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:

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:

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:

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, it seems far crazier to jump in and out of ... See more »

Trivia:

Dedicated his 2008 Oscar to his grandfather, film studio boss Michael Balcon, his poet father Nicholas Blake (aka Cecil Day-Lewis), and his three sons Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis (born on 9 April 1995), Ronan Cal Day-Lewis (born on 14 June 1998) and Cashel Blake Day-Lewis (born in May 2002). See more »

Trademark:

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Nickname:

DDL

Star Sign:

Taurus

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