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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 »

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There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood Daniel Plainview
Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting
The Last of the Mohicans
The Last of the Mohicans Hawkeye (Nathaniel Poe)


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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)
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- 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 81 (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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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 »

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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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It was always assumed that the classics were a good line of work for me because I had a decent voice and the right nose. But anybody who comes from an essentially cynical European society is going to be bewitched by the sheer enthusiasm of the New World. And in America, the articulate use of language is often regarded with suspicion. Especially in the West. Look at the president. He could talk ... See more »


Turned down the lead role in Mary Reilly (1996). See more »


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