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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 acted in the British National Theatre Repertoire Season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, and Olivier Theatre in London, England in Henrik Ibsen's plays, "Hedda Gabler," and "Whale;" David Lan and Joshua Sobol's play, "Ghetto;" William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet;" Moliere's play, "The Misanthrope;" David Storey's... 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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Before I start a film, there is always a period where I think, "I'm not sure I can do this again". I remember that before I was going to start There Will Be Blood (2007), I wondered why I had said yes. When Martin Scorsese told me about Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York (2002), I wanted to change places with that man. But even then, I did not say yes right away. I kept thinking, "I'm not sure... See more »


The longest he has gone without an Oscar nomination is 9 years, between In the Name of the Father (1993) and Gangs of New York (2002). See more »


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



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