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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)
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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..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 acted in Julian Mitchell's play, "Another Country", at the Queen's Theatre in London, England with John Dougall, Anthony Calf, Simon Roberts, Guy Henry and John Westbrook in the cat. Stuart Burge 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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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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[on researching his role as Plainview in There Will Be Blood (2007)] I read a lot of correspondence dating from that period. Decent middle-class lives with wives and children were abandoned to pursue this elusive possibility. They were bank clerks and shipping agents and teachers. They all fled West for a sniff of cheap money. And they made it up as they went along. No one knew how to drill for ... See more »


On March 19, 2013, a two-DVD set entitled "Daniel Day-Lewis Triple Feature", a compilation of much of the actor's performances on British TV programs from 1982 to 1986, was released in the U.S. by BBC Home Entertainment. See more »


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