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Daniel Day-Lewis


Born in London, England, Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the second child of Nicholas Blake, Poet Laureate of the U.K., and his second wife, actress 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 Day-Lewis, is a ... See full bio »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 140 wins & 92 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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 2017 Phantom Thread
Reynolds Woodcock
 2012 Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
 2009 Nine
Guido Contini
 2007 There Will Be Blood
Daniel Plainview
 2005 The Ballad of Jack and Rose
Jack Slavin
 2002 Gangs of New York
Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting
 1997 The Boxer
Danny Flynn
 1996 The Crucible
John Proctor
 1993 In the Name of the Father
Gerry Conlon
 1993 The Age of Innocence
Newland Archer
 1992 The Last of the Mohicans
Hawkeye (Nathaniel Poe)
 1989 Eversmile, New Jersey
Dr. Fergus O'Connell
 1989 My Left Foot
Christy Brown
 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 Brother Jonathan (TV Series)
Jonathan Dakers
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Jonathan Dakers
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Jonathan Dakers
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Jonathan Dakers
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Jonathan Dakers
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Jonathan Dakers
 1985 My Beautiful Laundrette
Johnny (as Daniel Day Lewis)
 1984 The Bounty
John Fryer
 1983 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Gordon Whitehouse
- Dangerous Corner (1983) ... Gordon Whitehouse
 1982 Gandhi
Colin (as Daniel Day Lewis)
 1982 Frost in May (TV Mini-Series)
Archie Hughes-Forret
- 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)
Alex
- How Many Miles to Babylon? (1982) ... 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:

Bristol Old Vic Theatre: "Townsperson/Soldier" in George Farquhar's "The Recruiting Officer" (1979), "Deiphobus" in William Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida" (1979), "Stanley" in "Funny Peculiar" by Mike Stott (1979), "The Amazing Fez" in "Old King Cole" by Ken Campbell (1979), "Iron" in "Class Enemy" by Nigel Williams (1980), "Leicester" in ... See more »

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7 Interviews | 23 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Daniel Day Lewis

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[replying to a compliment on his articulation] I am more greatly moved by people who struggle to express themselves. Maybe it's a middle-class British hang-up, but I prefer the abstract concept of incoherence in the face of great feeling to beautiful, full sentences that convey little emotion. See more »

Trivia:

Ranked #25 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. See more »

Trademark:

Dramatic emotional performances See more »

Nickname:

DDL

Star Sign:

Taurus

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