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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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Known For

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

Filmography

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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
 2003 Abby Singer
Daniel Day-Lewis
 2002 Gangs of New York
Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting
 1997 The Boxer
Danny Flynn
 1996 La chasse aux sorcières
John Proctor
 1993 Au nom du père
Gerry Conlon
 1993 Le temps de l'innocence
Newland Archer
 1992 Le dernier des Mohicans
Hawkeye (Nathaniel Poe)
 1989 Eversmile, New Jersey
Dr. Fergus O'Connell
 1989 My Left Foot
Christy Brown
 1988 Un Anglais à New York
Henderson Dores (as Daniel Day Lewis)
 1986 Nanou
Max
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series)
Kafka
- The Insurance Man (1986) ... Kafka
 1985 Chambre avec vue
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 Le 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 Un dimanche comme les autres
Child Vandal (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Played "Romeo" in William Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet" & "Flute" in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - Royal Shakespeare Company (1983). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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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My ambition for many years was to be involved in work that was utterly compelling to me, regardless of the consequences. But I worried a lot as a young man about where such and such a thing might take me; you're encouraged to think that way. You're supposed to build a career for yourself. But there's no part of me that was able to do that. And thank God I was able to recognize it before I sort of... See more »

Trivia:

Is one of 11 actors to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the same performance (There Will Be Blood (2007) and Lincoln (2012)). The others in chronological order are Geoffrey Rush for Shine (1996), Jamie Foxx for Ray (2004), Philip Seymour Hoffman for Truman Capote (2005), Forest Whitaker for Le dernier roi d'Écosse (2006), ... See more »

Trademark:

Renown for his eloquent acceptance speeches See more »

Nickname:

DDL

Star Sign:

Taurus

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