Daniel Day Lewis young
April 29, 1957
Salt and Pepper
6 ft 2 in | 187 cm
79 kg | 174 lbs
43 in | 109 cm
10.5 US | 44 EU
33 in | 83 cm
Daniel Day Lewis was born in Greenwich, London, England, UK, on April 29, 1957, is an English actor. Young Daniel Day Lewis made his big screen debut in drama movie Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) in uncredited role as Child vandal, at the age of 14.
He began his acting career on stage at the National Youth Theatre in London and at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
He got his television debut in the British detective fiction drama series Shoestring (1980) in episode "The Farmer Had a Wife", in role as DJ.
Daniel's breakthrough performance came as Johnny Burfoot in comedy drama film My Beautiful Laundrette (1985).
Lewis won three Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in movies:
My Left Foot (1989) biographical comedy drama in role as Christy Brown
There Will Be Blood (2007) drama in role as Daniel Plainview
Lincoln (2012) epic historical drama in role as President Abraham Lincoln
He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in films:
In the Name of the Father (1993) biographical courtroom drama in role as Gerry Conlon
Gangs of New York (2002) epic period drama in role as William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting
Phantom Thread (2017) period drama in role as Reynolds Woodcock
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Guido Contini in romantic musical drama movie Nine (2009).
Gandhi (1982) epic historical drama with Ben Kingsley
The Bounty (1984) historical drama with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins
A Room with a View (1985) romance drama opposite Helena Bonham Carter and Judi Dench
The Age of Innocence (1993) historical romantic drama with Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder
The Last of the Mohicans (1992) epic historical drama with Madeleine Stowe
The Boxer (1997) sports drama opposite Emily Watson
The Crucible (1996) historical drama with Winona Ryder
The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005) drama with Camilla Belle and Catherine Keener
He played Library Student in British television play Artemis 81 (1981).
He portrayed Alec in drama television film How Many Miles to Babylon? (1982).
My Brother Jonathan (1985) BBC five part mini-series in role as Jonathan Dakers
Attended Invicta and Sherington Primary Schools in Greenwich.
Attended independent Sevenoaks School in Kent and Bedales in Petersfield, Hampshire.
He studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic School.
Has an older sister, Tamasin.
He is known as a method actor.
He is the only male actor to win three Oscars in the Best Actor Category.
Was knighted at the Buckingham Palace in honor of his services to drama in 2014.
Supporter of the Millwall Football Club.
Received an honorary degree from the Juilliard School in Manhattan, New York City in 2013.
He dated Juliette Binoche (1988) and Julia Roberts (1995).
Has been in relationships with Isabelle Adjani (1989–1994), they have one son.
He married American filmmaker Rebecca Miller on November 13, 1996, they have two children.
On disengaging from a character after filming: There's a terrible sadness. The last day of shooting is surreal. Your mind, your body, your spirit are not in any way prepared to accept that this experience is coming to an end. In the months that follow the finish of a film, you feel profound emptiness. You've devoted so much of your time to unleashing, in an unconscious way, some sort of spiritual turmoil, and even if it's uncomfortable, no part of you wishes to leave that character behind. The sense of bereavement is such that it can take years before you can put it to rest.
I see a lot of movies. I love films as a spectator, and that's never obscured by the part of me that does the work myself. I just love going to the movies.
Being at the centre of a film is a burden one takes on with innocence the first time. Thereafter, you take it on with trepidation.
Life comes first. What I see in the characters, I first try to see in life.
Why would I want to play middle-aged, middle-class Englishmen?
I saw "Taxi Driver" five or six times in the first week, and I was astonished by its sheer visceral beauty. I just kept going back--I didn't know America, but that was a glimpse of what America might be, and I realized that, contrary to expectation, I wanted to tell American stories.