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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 136 wins & 67 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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Participated in several radio dramas on BBC Radio 4. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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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[on his reluctance to expose the mechanics of his acting process] It's not that I want to pull the shutters down. It's just that people have such a misconception about what it is I do. They think the character comes from staying in the wheelchair or being locked in the jail or whatever extravagant thing they choose to focus their fantasies on. Somehow, it always seems to have a self-flagellatory ... See more »

Trivia:

Dedicated his 2013 Best Actor Oscar to his late mother, actress Jill Balcon. See more »

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Renown for his eloquent acceptance speeches See more »

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DDL

Star Sign:

Taurus

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