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Daniel Day Lewis

Daniel Day Lewis young

Birth Date

April 29, 1957


United Kingdom

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Salt and Pepper

Eye color



6 ft 2 in | 187 cm

Daniel Day Lewis young photos


79 kg | 174 lbs


43 in | 109 cm

Shoe size

10.5 US | 44 EU


33 in | 83 cm

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis was born in London, England, 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).

Best Movies

He won three Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performances 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

TV Shows

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.