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's parents, finding his behavior to be too wild, sent him to the independent Sevenoaks School in Kent as a boarder. … Read More
1975 18 Years Old Leaving Bedales in 1975, his 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


1987 30 Years Old In 1987, Day-Lewis assumed leading-man status by starring in Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being, co-starring Lena Olin and Juliette Binoche, as a Czech surgeon whose hyperactive and purely physical 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, opposite Winona Ryder and Michelle Pfeiffer. … Read More
1995 38 Years Old Day-Lewis rarely talks publicly about 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 Day-Lewis was born in 1995 in New York, several months after the relationship between the two actors had ended. … Read More
1996 39 Years Old In 1996, Day-Lewis starred in a film version of The Crucible, the play by Arthur Miller, again opposite Winona Ryder. … Read More


2007 50 Years Old In 2007, Day-Lewis appeared in director Paul Thomas Anderson's loose adaptation of the Upton Sinclair novel Oil!, titled There Will Be Blood. … Read More
2009 52 Years Old In 2009, Day-Lewis starred in Rob Marshall's musical adaptation Nine as film director Guido Contini. … Read More
2010 53 Years Old 1 More Event
On 15 July 2010, he received an honorary doctorate in letters from the University of Bristol, in part because of his attendance at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in his youth. … Read More
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