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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 124 wins & 35 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 How Many Miles to Babylon? (TV Movie)
Alex
 1982 Gandhi
Colin (as Daniel Day Lewis)
 1982 Frost in May (TV Mini-Series)
Archie Hughes-Forret
- Beyond the Glass (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)
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:

Played "Romeo" in William Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet" & "Flute" in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - Royal Shakespeare Company (1983). 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:

[on working as a teen-age extra in Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)] I was just a local kid. I got to come out of the church, the same church where I sang in the choir, and scratch up a row of cars - a Jag, a Bentley - parked in front. I thought, I get paid for this! Years later, I saw the director, John Schlesinger, at the Edinburgh festival, where we were showing My Beautiful Laundrette (1985). I ... See more »

Trivia:

He was Jonathan Demme's first choice for the part of Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia (1993). He turned the part down to work on In the Name of the Father (1993) and Tom Hanks was cast in Philadelphia (1993) instead. Day-Lewis earned an Oscar nomination for best actor in In the Name of the Father (1993), but Hanks won the best actor Oscar for Philadelphia (1993), the part Day-Lewis turned down. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently collaborates with directors Jim Sheridan and Martin Scorsese. See more »

Nickname:

DDL

Star Sign:

Taurus

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