Daniel Day-Lewis

Born Apr 29, 1957
Age 58
Hometown London
Religion Agnostic
Height 6' 1¼" (18...
Nationality British
Alma Mater Bristol Old Vic T...
High School Bedales School, H...

Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis 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 the latter. His role as Bill "The Butcher" Cutting in Gangs of New York (2002) earned him the BAFTA Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.… Read More

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1957 Birth Born on April 29, 1957.


1968 11 Years Old In 1968, Day-Lewis' parents, finding his behaviour to be too wild, sent him to the independent Sevenoaks School in Kent as a boarder. … Read More
1972 15 Years Old For a few weeks in 1972, he and his parents and sister lived at Lemmons, the north London home of Kingsley Amis and Elizabeth Jane Howard. … Read More
1975 18 Years Old Leaving Bedales in 1975, Day-Lewis's unruly attitude had faded and he needed to make a career choice. … Read More


1982 25 Years Old In late 1982 he had his big theatre break when he took over the lead in Another Country. … Read More
1985 28 Years Old In 1985, Day-Lewis played a gay man in an interracial relationship in the film My Beautiful Laundrette, set in 1980s London during the period when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister. … Read More


1987 30 Years Old In 1987, Day-Lewis assumed leading man status by starring in Philip Kaufman's adaptation of Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being, where he portrayed a Czech surgeon whose hyperactive sex life is thrown into disarray when he allows himself to become emotionally involved with a woman. … Read More
1989 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Day-Lewis threw his personal version of method acting into full throttle in 1989 with his performance as Christy Brown in Jim Sheridan's My Left Foot, which garnered him numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actor. … Read More
1992 35 Years Old In 1992, three years after his Oscar win, The Last of the Mohicans was released. … Read More
1993 36 Years Old Day-Lewis returned in 1993, playing Newland Archer in Martin Scorsese's adaptation of the Edith Wharton novel The Age of Innocence. … Read More
1995 38 Years Old Day-Lewis rarely discusses his personal life. He had a relationship with French actress Isabelle Adjani, which lasted six years and eventually ended after a split and reconciliation. Their son Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis was born in 1995 in New York City, several months after the relationship ended.
1996 39 Years Old In 1996, while working on the film version of the stage play The Crucible, he visited the home of playwright Arthur Miller where he was introduced to the writer's daughter, Rebecca Miller. … Read More


2010 53 Years Old On 15 July 2010, Day-Lewis received an honorary doctorate in letters from the University of Bristol, in part because of his attendance of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in his youth. … Read More
2012 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In October 2012, he donated to Oxford University papers belonging to his father, the poet Cecil Day-Lewis, including early drafts of the poet's work and letters from actor John Gielgud and literary figures such as W. H. Auden, Robert Graves, and Philip Larkin.
…  In June 2014, he received a knighthood for services to drama. … Read More
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