Fast Facts

  • First film role came with a bit part in the 1971 drama Sunday Bloody Sunday.
  • Made his West End stage debut in 1982, starring for several months in the play Another Country.
  • Big-screen breakthrough came in 1986, with acclaimed roles in the dramas My Beautiful Laundrette and A Room with a View, both of which premiered on the same day in the U.S.
  • Returned to the stage in a 1989 National Theatre production of Hamlet, but dropped out in mid-performance, reportedly due to "nervous exhaustion."
  • Named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 1990 and '94.
  • Took a five-year break from acting following 1997's The Boxer, during which he reportedly studied shoe making; returned to the big screen in 2002, playing Bill "The Butcher" in Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York.
  • Collaborated with his wife Rebecca Miller, the daughter of playwright Arthur Miller, on controversial indie The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005).
  • While on the set of Lincoln (2012), played up his reputation as a method actor by starting a rumor that he insisted on traveling to and from the set only in a horse-drawn carriage.
  • Became the first actor to win three Best Actor Academy Awards with his win for Lincoln in 2013.
  • Received a knighthood in 2014 for his services to drama.

Awards

  • 1989, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1993, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1989, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2007, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actor: Winner
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1992, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1993, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2002, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2007, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actor: Winner
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 2012, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2003, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor: Winner

Relationships

  • Michael Balcon — Grandfather
  • Sean Day-Lewis — Half Brother
  • Jonathan Balcon — Uncle
  • Gabriel Kane Adjani — Son
  • Isabelle Adjani — Ex-significant Other
  • Rebecca Miller — Wife
  • Jill Balcon — Mother
  • Cecil Day-Lewis — Father
  • Nicholas Day-Lewis — Half Brother
  • Cashel Blake Day-Lewis — Son
  • Tamasin Day-Lewis — Sister
  • Ronan Cal Day-Lewis — Son

College

  • Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, England

Details

  • Birth Name: Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Birthday: April 29, 1957, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor
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