Daniel Day-Lewis

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Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an English actor with both British and Irish citizenship. Born and raised in London, he is the son of Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis and actress Jill Balcon, and the son-in-law of American playwright Arthur Miller. Despite his traditional actor training at the Bristol Old Vic, he is considered to be a method actor, known for his constant devotion to and research of his roles. He often remains completely in character for the duration of the shooting schedules of his films, even to the point of adversely affecting his health. He is known as being one of the most selective actors in the film industry, having starred in only five films since 1998, with as many as five years between each role.

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Filmography

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Selected Daniel Day-Lewis film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

2012
Abraham Lincoln

2005
Jack Slavin

1997
Danny Flynn

1989
Dr. Fergus O'Connell

1988
Henderson Dores

1986
Max

1985
Cecil Vyse

1985
My Brother Jonathan (TV Movie)
Jonathan Dakers

1985
Screen Two (TV Show)
Kafka

1984
John Fryer

1982
Colin

1982
Frost in May (TV Show)
Archie Hughes-Forret

1982
Alex

1981
Artemis 81 (TV Movie)
Library Student

1981
Psmith

1979
Shoestring (TV Show)
DJ

1974
BBC2 Playhouse (TV Show)
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1971
Child Vandal

1965
Gordon Whitehouse

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Soundtrack Credits

2009
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1989
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  • Daniel Day-Lewis and Rebecca Miller: 85th Annual Academy Awards
  • Daniel Day-Lewis:  "Lincoln" Greek premiere
  • Daniel Day-Lewis: 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Daniel Day-Lewis and Rebecca Miller: arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel
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I was very influenced by Ken Loach's work from the moment I saw Kes (1969) when I was a kid. It still remains for me one of the most powerful pieces of work ever. Before that, there was Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), This Sporting Life (1963) and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962), which all expressed a new British social realism. Undoubtedly, they opened up the possibility of examining British life in a new way. That was probably the most important film experience I had.


(On accepting the best actor Oscar for 'There Will be Blood') This sprang like a sapling out of the mad, beautiful head of Paul Thomas Anderson.


I have no illusion about the fact that I'm an Englishman living in Ireland. Even though I do straddle both worlds and I'm very proud to be able to carry both passports. But I do know where I come from. I particularly miss south-east London - the front-lines of Deptford and Lewisham and New Cross and Charlton - because that's my patch.


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  • Daniel Day-Lewis - Esquire Magazine Cover [United Arab Emirates] (February 2013)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln - Passe Par Tout Magazine Cover [Greece] (10 November 2012)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis - Expresiones Magazine Cover [Ecuador] (14 December 2012)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, Christoph Waltz - Expresiones Magazine Cover [Ecuador] (26 February 2013)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln - Efta Meres Politismos Magazine Cover [Cyprus] (13 January 2013)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis - Esquire Magazine Cover [Malaysia] (January 2013)

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Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Guido's Song -
I Can't Make This Movie -
Finale -
Guido’s Song (OST Nine) -
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Dating History

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List of Daniel Day-Lewis relationships, in date order.



First NameDaniel
Last NameDay-Lewis
Full Name at BirthDaniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis
Other NamesDdl
Age56
Date of BirthApril 29, 1957
BirthplaceGreenwich, London, England, UK
Height6' 1¼" (186 cm)
BuildSlim
Eye ColorGreen
Hair ColorSalt and Pepper
Star SignTaurus
ReligionAgnostic
EthnicityWhite
NationalityBritish
High SchoolBedales School, Hampshire, England
UniversityBristol Old Vic Theatre School
OccupationActor
Occupation CategoryActor
Claim to FameMy Left Foot, The Last of the Mohicans and In The Name of the Father.
Talent AgencyParseghian Planco Management
Official Websitedd-l.net
danielday-lewis.org
FatherCecil Day-Lewis
MotherJill Balcon
Sister(s)Tamasin Day-Lewis

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