Daniel Day-Lewis

29 Apr 1957

Actor, Writer

Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) 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 There Will Be Blood. His role as Bill "The Butcher" Cutting in Gangs of New York (2002) earned him the BAFTA Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Day-Lewis, who grew up in London, is the son of actress Jill Balcon and the Anglo-Irish Poet Laureate, Cecil Day-Lewis. He is a method actor, known for his constant devotion to and research of his roles. Often, he will remain completely in character for the duration of the shooting schedule of his films, even to the point of adversely affecting his health. He is known as one of the most selective actors in the film industry, having starred in only five films since 1997, with as many as five years between roles.


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Filmography (20 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···Phantom Thread
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 2012)
Genre: History, Drama
Role: Actor (as Abraham Lincoln)
(movie, 2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Role: Actor (as Guido Contini)
(movie, 2007)
7.9There Will Be Blood
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Daniel Plainview)
(movie, 2005)
···The Ballad of Jack and Rose
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jack Slavin)
(movie, 2002)
8.3Gangs of New York
Genre: Drama, History, Crime
Role: Actor (as William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting)
(movie, 1997)
···The Boxer
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Danny Flynn)
(movie, 1996)
···The Crucible
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as John Proctor)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Gerry Conlon)
(movie, 1993)
···The Age of Innocence
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Newland Archer)
(movie, 1992)
···The Last of the Mohicans
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Role: Actor (as Hawkeye · Nathaniel Poe)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Christy Brown)
(movie, 1989)
···Eversmile, New Jersey
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Dr. Fergus O'Connell)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Tomas)
(movie, 1988)
···Stars and Bars
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Henderson Dores)
(movie, 1985)
···A Room with a View
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Cecil Vyse)
(movie, 1985)
···My Beautiful Laundrette
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Johnny)
(movie, 1984)
···The Bounty
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Role: Actor (as John Fryer)
(movie, 1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Colin)
(movie, 1982)
···How Many Miles to Babylon?
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Alex)