Daniel Day-Lewis



Place of birth:

Greenwich, London, England, UK:


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), Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (2007) and Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (2012) won Academy and BAFTA Awards for Best Actor, and Screen Actors Guild as well as Golden Globe Awards for There Will Be Blood and Lincoln. 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 seven films since 1997, with as many as five years between roles. Throughout his career Day-Lewis has received numerous accolades and remains the only actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor three times. In 2012, Time magazine named Day-Lewis "The World's Greatest Actor". In 2017, Day-Lewis announced his retirement from acting, with Phantom Thread (2017) being his final film role. Description above from the Wikipedia article Daniel Day-Lewis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Film Credits

Phantom Thread (2017)
as Reynolds Woodcock
Spielberg (2017)
as Self
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
Lincoln: An American Journey (2013)
as Self
Lincoln (2012)
as Abraham Lincoln
Access to the Danger Zone (2012)
as Narrator (voice)
A Man's Story (2011)
as Himself
Nine (2009)
as Guido Contini
There Will Be Blood (2007)
as Daniel Plainview
The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)
as Jack Slavin
Abby Singer (2003)
as Himself
Gangs of New York (2002)
as William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting
Forever Ealing (2002)
as Narrator (voice)
The Boxer (1997)
as Danny Flynn
The Crucible (1996)
as John Proctor
In the Name of the Father (1993)
as Gerry Conlon
The Age of Innocence (1993)
as Newland Archer
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
as Hawkeye/Nathaniel Poe
Innocence and Experience: The Making of The Age of Innocence (1992)
as Self
Eversmile, New Jersey (1989)
as Dr. Fergus O'Connell
My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989)
as Christy Brown
Stars & Bars (1988)
as Henderson Dores
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
as Tomas
Nanou (1986)
as Max
The Insurance Man (1986)
as Kafka
A Room with a View (1985)
as Cecil Vyse
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
as Johnny Burfoot
The Bounty (1984)
as John Fryer
Dangerous Corner (1983)
as Gordon Whitehouse
Gandhi (1982)
as Colin
How Many Miles to Babylon? (1982)
as Alex Moore
Artemis '81 (1981)
as Library Student
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
as Youth vandalizing car

Production Credits

Phantom Thread (2017)
Script Consultant
Maggie's Plan (2016)
The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)
Music Score Producer