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. His portrayals of Christy Brown in My Left Foot (1989) and Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (2007) won Academy and BAFTA Awards for Best Actor, and Screen Actors Guild as well as Golden Globe Awards for There Will Be Blood. His role as Bill "The Butcher" Cutting in Gangs of New York (2002) earned him the BAFTA Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Day-Lewis, who grew up in London, is the son of actress Jill Balcon and the Anglo-Irish Poet Laureate, Cecil Day-Lewis. He is a method actor, known for his constant devotion to and research of his roles. Often, he will remain completely in character for the duration of the shooting schedule of his films, even to the point of adversely affecting his health. He is known as one of the most selective actors in the film industry, having starred in only five films since 1997, with as many as five years between roles.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an English actor with both British and Irish citizenship. His portrayals of Christy Brown in My Left Foot (1989) and Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (2007) won Academy and BAFTA Awards for Best Actor, and Screen Actors Guild as well as Golden Globe Awards for There Will Be Blood. His role as Bill "The Butcher" Cutting in Gangs of New York (2002) earned him the BAFTA Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Day-Lewis, who grew up in London, is the son of actress Jill Balcon and the Anglo-Irish Poet Laureate, Cecil Day-Lewis. He is a method actor, known for his constant devotion to and research of his roles. Often, he will remain completely in character for the duration of the shooting schedule of his films, even to the point of adversely affecting his health. He is known as one of the most selective actors in the film industry, having starred in only five films since 1997, with as many as five years between roles.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Daniel Day-Lewis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 31

Birthday 1957-04-29

Place of Birth Greenwich, London, England, UK

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Untitled 1950s Fashion Industry Project
2012 Lincoln as Abraham Lincoln
2012 Access to the Danger Zone as Narrator
2009 Nine as Guido Contini
2007 There Will Be Blood as Daniel Plainview
2005 The Ballad of Jack and Rose as Jack Slavin
2002 Gangs of New York as Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting
2002 Forever Ealing as Narrator
1997 The Boxer as Danny Flynn
1996 The Crucible as John Proctor
1993 In the Name of the Father as Gerry Conlon
1993 The Age of Innocence as Newland Archer
1992 The Last of the Mohicans as Hawkeye/Nathaniel Poe
1989 Eversmile, New Jersey as Dr. Fergus O'Connell
1989 My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown as Christy Brown
1988 Stars & Bars as Henderson Dores
1988 The Unbearable Lightness of Being as Tomas
1986 A Room with a View as Cecil Vyse
1986 The Insurance Man
1985 My Beautiful Laundrette as Johnny
1984 The Bounty as John Fryer
1983 Dangerous Corner as Gordon Whitehouse
1982 Gandhi as Colin
1982 How Many Miles to Babylon? as Alex
1979 Shoestring(22 episodes) as DJ
1979 Shoestring(1 episode)
1971 Sunday Bloody Sunday as Youth vandalizing car
1965 Play of the Month(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Daniel Day-Lewis
1900 How Many Miles to Babylon?(0 episodes) as Alex
1900 Thank You, P.G. Wodehouse(0 episodes) as Psmith
1900 Artemis 81(0 episodes)

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