Daniel Day-Lewis


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Born in London, England, Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the second child of Cecil Day-Lewis (pseudonym 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... See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 141 wins & 92 nominations. See more awards »

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There Will Be Blood Daniel Plainview
(2007)
The Last of the Mohicans Hawkeye (Nathaniel Poe)
(1992)
Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
(2012)
Phantom Thread Reynolds Woodcock
(2017)

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 2018 Phantom Thread: For the Hungry Boy (Deleted Scenes) (Video short)
Reynolds Woodcock
 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
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
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:

He played Romeo in William Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet" and played Flute in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," in the Royal Shakespeare Company National West Tour with Penny Downie (R&J-Lady Capulet; Dream- Titania & Hippolyta), Roger Allam (R&J-Mercutio; Dream-Oberson & Theseus), Amanda Root (R&... See more »

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7 Interviews | 24 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Daniel Day Lewis

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 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 »

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Shares a birthday with Uma Thurman. See more »

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Nickname:

DDL

Star Sign:

Taurus

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