Daniel Day-Lewis

English actor Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is an English actor with both British and Irish citizenship. He has twice won the Academy Award for Best Actor, for portraying Christy Brown in My Left Foot (1989) and Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (2007).
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Fashioning the couture costumes of ‘Phantom Thread’
LATimes - 19 days
Costume designer Mark Bridges earned his third Oscar nomination last month for his work on “Phantom Thread,” the Paul Thomas Anderson film that explores the strict and intricate dynamics of a 1950s couture fashion house and its inhabitants. Star Daniel Day-Lewis, who plays obsessive fashion designer...
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From sewing machine to silver screen: meet the amateurs who acted with Day-Lewis
Reuters.com - 22 days
LONDON (Reuters) - Living thousands of miles from Hollywood and lacking any acting experience, Susan Clark and Joan Brown seemed unlikely candidates to land roles opposite Daniel Day-Lewis.
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Time to explore world after acting, triple Oscar winner Day-Lewis says
Reuters.com - 25 days
ATHENS (Reuters) - Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis says he has come to accept his decision to quit acting even if he doesn't quite understand it himself.
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Oscar-Nominated 'Phantom Thread' Focuses On Fashion's 'Most Obsessive'
NPR - about 1 month
Paul Thomas Anderson's new film stars Daniel Day-Lewis as a renowned fashion designer. Phantom Thread landed six Oscar nominations, but Anderson says making sewing look dramatic wasn't easy. (Image credit: Laurie Sparham /Focus Features)
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After 'Phantom Thread,' British actress Lesley Manville 'can't imagine retiring'
LATimes - about 2 months
In Paul Thomas Anderson's "Phantom Thread," Lesley Manville's enigmatic Cyril is critical in the development of the unusual relationship between her on-screen brother Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his new model Alma (Vicky Krieps). And in a sense, that's true of Manville herself — over...
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Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson on How They Created ‘Phantom Thread’
NYTimes - 2 months
The stars and director of the provocative psychosexual drama detail the controlled chaos of the shoot Mr. Day-Lewis says will be his last.
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Review: Daniel Day-Lewis Sews Up Another Great Performance in ‘Phantom Thread’
NYTimes - 2 months
Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film is a luxuriant love story set in 1950s London.
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Review: Daniel Day-Lewis Sews Up Another Great Performance in ‘Phantom Thread’
NYTimes - 2 months
Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film is a luxuriant love story set in 1950s London.
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Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps bring a wondrously perverse love story to life in 'Phantom Thread'
LATimes - 2 months
One of the most exquisite moments in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread,” a film composed entirely from exquisite moments, features a delicious riff on boy-meets-girl. The boy is having breakfast at a country inn; the girl is waiting on him. She trips, charmingly, on her way over to his table,...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Daniel Day-Lewis
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 57
    In July 2015, he became the Honorary President of the Poetry Archive.
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  • 2014
    Age 56
    In November 2014, Day-Lewis was formally knighted by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace.
    In June 2014, Day-Lewis was made a Knight Bachelor in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to drama.
    In June 2014, he received a knighthood at Buckingham Palace for services to drama.
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  • 2012
    Age 54
    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.
  • 2010
    Age 52
    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 50
    When, in 2008, he received the Academy Award for Best Actor from Helen Mirren (who was on presenting duty having won the previous year's Best Actress Oscar for playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen) Day-Lewis knelt before her and she tapped him on each shoulder with the Oscar statuette, to which he quipped; "That's the closest I'll come to ever getting a knighthood".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1997
    Age 39
    For The Boxer in 1997, he trained for weeks with the former world champion Barry McGuigan who said that he became good enough to turn professional.
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  • 1996
    Age 38
    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.
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  • 1995
    Age 37
    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.
  • 1993
    Age 35
    Day-Lewis returned in 1993, playing Newland Archer in Martin Scorsese's adaptation of the Edith Wharton novel The Age of Innocence.
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  • 1992
    Age 34
    In 1992, three years after his Oscar win, The Last of the Mohicans was released.
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  • 1989
    Age 31
    Day-Lewis returned to the stage in 1989 to work with Richard Eyre, in Hamlet at the National Theatre, London, but collapsed during the scene where the ghost of Hamlet's father appears before him.
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    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 and BAFTA Award for Best Actor.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 29
    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.
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  • 1985
    Age 27
    In 1985, Day-Lewis gave his first critically acclaimed performance playing 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.
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  • 1982
    Age 24
    In late 1982 he had his big theatre break when he took over the lead in Another Country.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1975
    Age 17
    Leaving Bedales in 1975, Day-Lewis's unruly attitude had diminished and he needed to make a career choice.
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  • 1972
    Age 14
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Age 10
    In 1968, Day-Lewis' parents, finding his behaviour to be too wild, sent him to the independent Sevenoaks School in Kent as a boarder.
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  • 1957
    Born
    Born on April 29, 1957.
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