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Daniel Day-Lewis


Born in London, England, Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the second child of Cecil Day-Lewis (aka 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 135 wins & 66 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood Daniel Plainview
(2007)
Lincoln
Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
(2012)
Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting
(2002)
The Last of the Mohicans
The Last of the Mohicans Hawkeye (Nathaniel Poe)
(1992)

Filmography

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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 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Alex
 1981 Artemis 81 (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 "Philostrate" in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream", in a Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company production at the Theatre Royal in Bristol, England with Robert O'Mahoney, Clive Wood, Clive Wouters, Mark Buffery, Meg Davies, Nickolas Grace and Louise Jameson in the cast. Richard Cottrell was the director. See more »

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7 Interviews | 21 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Daniel Day Lewis

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the "wisdom" of actors as public figures] Initially it was invigorating. People suddenly wanted to hear my views on all manner of social problems. I was up for it but it palled very soon afterwards. It was not like real conversation, where you listen and learn. It's hard to learn anything when you are talking about it. You only learn doing it. And if you are not learning, what's the point? See more »

Trivia:

As of 2014, has appeared in seven films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Gandhi (1982), A Room with a View (1985), My Left Foot (1989), In the Name of the Father (1993), Gangs of New York (2002), There Will Be Blood (2007) and Lincoln (2012). Gandhi (1982) won in the category. See more »

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Rich dramatic voice See more »

Nickname:

DDL

Star Sign:

Taurus

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