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Daniel Day-Lewis is a Actor, Script Consultant, Music Score Producer and Thanks British born on 29 april 1957 at London (United-kingdom)

Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis
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Birth name Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 29 april 1957 (61 years) at London (United-kingdom)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor

Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an English actor. He holds both British and Irish citizenship. Born and raised in London, he excelled on stage at the National Youth Theatre, before being accepted at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, which he attended for three years. Despite his traditional actor training at the Bristol Old Vic, he is considered to be a method actor, known for his constant devotion to and research of his roles. He often remains completely in character for the duration of the shooting schedules of his films, even to the point of adversely affecting his health. He is one of the most selective actors in the film industry, having starred in only five films since 1998, with as many as five years between roles.

Day-Lewis is one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation and has earned numerous awards, including three Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performances in My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007) and Lincoln (2012), making him the only male actor in history to have three wins in the lead actor category and one of only three male actors to win three Oscars. He was also Oscar nominated in this category for In the Name of the Father (1993) and Gangs of New York (2002). He has also won four BAFTA Awards for Best Actor, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. In November 2012, Time named Day-Lewis the "World's Greatest Actor." In June 2014, he received a knighthood at Buckingham Palace for services to drama.

Biography

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.

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. They married later that year. The couple have two sons, Ronan Cal Day-Lewis (born 1998) and Cashel Blake Day-Lewis (born 2002) and divide their time between their homes in New York City and Ireland.

Day-Lewis became an Irish citizen in 1993 and currently holds British and Irish dual citizenship. He has lived in Annamoe, County Wicklow since 1997. He stated "I do have dual citizenship, but I think of England as my country. I miss London very much but I couldn't live there because there came a time when I needed to be private and was forced to be public by the press. I couldn't deal with it". He is a supporter of South-East London football club Millwall.

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. Day-Lewis has stated that he had "no real religious education" and that he "suppose[s]" he is "a die-hard agnostic". 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 July 2015, he became the Honorary President of the Poetry Archive. A registered UK charity, the Poetry Archive is a free website containing a growing collection of recordings of English-language poets reading their work. Upon accepting, Day-Lewis commented “I so admire what you’re doing with the Poetry Archive and I’m very happy that you’ve invited me to be involved with it.”

In June 2014, Day-Lewis was knighted in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to drama. Coincidentally in 2008, when receiving 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". In November 2014, Day-Lewis was formally knighted by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace.

Best films

Lincoln (2012)
(Actor)
Gangs of New York (2002)
(Actor)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
(Actor)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
(Actor)
In the Name of the Father (1993)
(Actor)
Nine (2009)
(Actor)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Daniel Day-Lewis (25 films)

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Actor

Phantom Thread, 2h10
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes La mode
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville, Camilla Rutherford, Gina McKee, Brian Gleeson
Roles Reynolds Woodcock
Rating74% 3.747463.747463.747463.747463.74746
Dans le monde de la mode du Londres des années 1950, le couturier Reynolds Woodcock, proche de sa sœur Cyril, est engagé pour dessiner les vêtements des gens de la haute société, tel que les stars de cinéma, les héritières ou les mondains, et de la famille royale. Un jour, il rencontre Alma, une jeune femme qui devient sa maîtresse et surtout sa muse.
Silence
Silence (2016)
, 2h41
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Films about religion, Transport films
Actors Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Javier Bardem, Benicio del Toro, Adam Driver, Gael García Bernal
Rating71% 3.599073.599073.599073.599073.59907
Au Japon, au XVII siècle, des missionnaires jésuites portugais sont victimes de persécution religieuse en se rendant sur les traces de leur mentor.
Lincoln
Lincoln (2012)
, 2h30
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about slavery, Politique, Films about racism, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson
Roles Abraham Lincoln
Rating73% 3.6972853.6972853.6972853.6972853.697285
In January 1865, President Abraham Lincoln expects the Civil War to end within a month. However, he is concerned that his 1863 Emancipation Proclamation may be discarded by the courts once the war has concluded and that the Thirteenth Amendment be defeated by the returning slave states. Lincoln feels it is imperative to pass the amendment by the end of the month, thus removing any possibility that slaves who have already been freed may be re-enslaved. The Radical Republicans fear the amendment will be defeated by some who merely wish to delay its passage; the support of the amendment by Republicans in the border states is not yet assured either, since they prioritize the issue of ending the war. Even if all of them are ultimately brought on board, the amendment will still require the support of several Democratic congressmen if it is to pass. With dozens of Democrats having just become lame ducks after losing their re-election campaigns in the fall of 1864, some of Lincoln's advisors believe that he should wait until the new Republican-heavy Congress is seated, presumably giving the amendment an easier road to passage. Lincoln, however, remains adamant about having the amendment in place and the issue of slavery settled before the war is concluded and the southern states readmitted into the Union.
Nine
Nine (2009)
, 1h58
Directed by Rob Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Fergie, Kate Hudson
Roles Guido Contini
Rating57% 2.8991352.8991352.8991352.8991352.899135
Guido Contini is a gifted Italian filmmaker who, at the age of fifty, has developed writer's block and urges all the women in his life, alive and dead, to help him with it - his mind wanders to his unfinished set, where dozens of dancers and the film’s leading ladies appear – first Claudia Jenssen, his leading lady; then his wife Luisa; his mistress Carla; his costume designer and confidant Lilli; his beloved Mamma; Stephanie, an American fashion journalist from Vogue; and finally Saraghina, a prostitute from his childhood; ("Overture Delle Donne"). It is 1965, and at the famous Cinecittà movie studios, in Rome, 'everyone has questions for Signor Contini.
There Will Be Blood, 2h38
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Kevin J. O'Connor, Dillon Freasier, Russell Harvard
Roles Daniel Plainview
Rating80% 4.049964.049964.049964.049964.04996
In 1898, Daniel Plainview, a prospector in New Mexico, mines a potentially precious ore vein from a pit mine hole. In the process of dynamiting the lode, he falls from a broken rung of the tunnel ladder and breaks his leg. He saves a silver sample, climbs out of the mine, and drags himself to the nearest assay office to record his and gets a Silver and Gold certificate claim. In 1902, he discovers oil near Los Angeles, California and establishes a small drilling company. Following the death of a worker in an accident, Daniel adopts the man's orphaned son. The boy, named H. W., becomes his nominal "business partner", allowing Daniel to paint himself to potential investors as "a family man".
The Ballad of Jack and Rose, 1h52
Directed by Rebecca Miller, Lady Day-Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about virginity
Actors Camilla Belle, Daniel Day-Lewis, Catherine Keener, Paul Dano, Ryan McDonald, Jason Lee
Roles Jack Slavin
Rating66% 3.348783.348783.348783.348783.34878
Jack Slavin (Daniel Day-Lewis), a Scottish farmer with a heart illness, lives on an island which had been a hippie commune decades before. He is struggling to keep landowners from building developments on the wetland. His teenaged daughter Rose (Camilla Belle) is a beautiful but isolated girl with a passion for gardening. Since Rose's mother had left the family, Jack homeschooled his daughter and did not expose her to life beyond their small island home. Jack believes that they both "need a woman around." He travels to the mainland to ask his girlfriend Kathleen (Catherine Keener) to move in with him. Jack breaks the news to a shocked Rose, from whom he had kept his relationship a secret. Rose remains disdainful when Kathleen and her two teenage sons move in.
Abby Singer, 1h19
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Jill Hennessy, Don Cheadle, Jake Gyllenhaal, Stockard Channing
Roles Himself
Rating48% 2.449242.449242.449242.449242.44924
The film follows Curtis Clemins (Clint Palmer) and Kevin Prouse (Ryan Williams) as they have to deal with life's ups and downs.
Gangs of New York, 2h47
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, Mafia films, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, La précarité, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Political films, Erotic thriller films, Gangster films
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Henry Thomas, Jim Broadbent
Roles William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting
Rating74% 3.7487253.7487253.7487253.7487253.748725
On February 6, 1846, at Paradise Square in Lower Manhattan's Five Points, a territorial battle of hand-to-hand combat between Bill "the Butcher" Cutting's U.S.-born nativist gang, the Natives, and "Priest" Vallon's Irish Catholic immigrant gang, the Dead Rabbits, concludes when Cutting kills Vallon, witnessed by Vallon's young son, Amsterdam. Cutting declares the Dead Rabbits outlawed but orders that Vallon's body be buried with honor. Amsterdam seizes the knife used to kill his father, races off, and buries it along with a medal his father gave him. He is later raised at Hellgate orphanage.
The Boxer
The Boxer (1997)
, 1h53
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Political films, Conflit nord-irlandais, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Brian Cox, Lorraine Pilkington, Ken Stott, Gerard McSorley
Roles Danny Flynn
Rating70% 3.548723.548723.548723.548723.54872
Former Irish pugilist & Provisional IRA member Danny Flynn (Daniel Day-Lewis) returns home to Belfast from a 14-year stint in prison at the age of 32. Weary of the unbroken cycle of violence in Northern Ireland, he attempts to settle down and live in peace. After meeting his drink-sodden old trainer Ike (Ken Stott), Danny starts up a non-sectarian boxing club for boys in an old gymnasium. While fixing up the old building, however, he runs across a cache of Semtex hidden underneath the stage. He throws the cache into the river.
The Crucible, 2h4
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Prison films, Films about religion, Witches in film, Films about capital punishment, Films based on plays
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen, Jeffrey Jones, Peter Vaughan
Roles John Proctor
Rating67% 3.399223.399223.399223.399223.39922
Early morning in 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, some young village girls meet in the woods with a Barbadian slave named Tituba (Charlayne Woodard). One of the girls, Abigail Williams (Winona Ryder), kills a chicken and drinks the blood, wishing for John Proctor's wife to die. They are surprised by Abigail's uncle, Reverend Samuel Parris (Bruce Davison), who discovers them. As the girls run away, Parris' daughter, Betty (Rachael Bella), falls over unconscious.
In the Name of the Father, 2h12
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Prison films, Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Political films, Films about capital punishment, Conflit nord-irlandais
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Pete Postlethwaite, John Lynch, Beatie Edney, Corin Redgrave
Roles Gerry Conlon
Rating80% 4.049414.049414.049414.049414.04941
Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis) is shown in Belfast stripping lead from roofs of houses when security forces home in on the district with armoured cars, and a riot breaks out. Gerry's father, Giuseppe Conlon (Pete Postlethwaite), later saves him from IRA punishment, and he is sent off to London to stay with his aunt, for his own good. Instead, he finds a squat, to explore, as he puts it, "free love and dope". One evening by chance he gains entry to a prostitute's flat and he steals the £700 he finds stashed inside; on that evening in Guildford there is an explosion at a pub that kills four off-duty soldiers and a civilian, and wounds sixty-five others.
The Age of Innocence, 2h19
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Alexis Smith, Géraldine Chaplin, Mary Beth Hurt
Roles Newland Archer
Rating71% 3.5990353.5990353.5990353.5990353.599035
Newland Archer (Daniel Day Lewis) is planning to marry the respectable May Welland (Winona Ryder). May's cousin, the Countess Ellen Olenska (Michelle Pfeiffer) has returned to New York which causes a shock in society circles. The Countess unwisely married a Polish Count, who took her fortune and mistreated her; she left him to return to New York.
The Last of the Mohicans, 1h52
Directed by Michael Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical, Romance, Western
Themes Political films
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Jodhi May, Eric Schweig, Steven Waddington
Roles Hawkeye/Nathaniel Poe
Rating77% 3.8975953.8975953.8975953.8975953.897595
The action of the story takes place in 1757 during the French and Indian War (part of the Seven Years' War) in the Adirondack Mountains in what was then the British colony of New York. Three frontiersmen are traveling west to find a new home. The oldest is Chingachgook, the last chief of the Mohican tribe. With him is his son, Uncas, and an adopted son, a white man named Nathaniel Poe, who also goes by the name “Nathaniel Hawkeye”.
My Left Foot, 1h43
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Peinture, Films about disabilities
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Ray McAnally, Brenda Fricker, Fiona Shaw, Hugh O'Conor, Kirsten Sheridan
Roles Christy Brown
Rating78% 3.949193.949193.949193.949193.94919
The film opens with Christy Brown, who has cerebral palsy, being taken to a charity event, where he meets his handler, a nurse named Mary Carr. She begins reading his autobiography. Christy could not walk or talk, but still received love and support from his family, especially his mother. One day, while Christy was still a young boy, he is the only person home to see his mother fall down a flight of stairs while in labor. He is able to get the attention of some neighbors, who come to his mother's rescue. His father, who had never really believed in Christy, becomes a supporter when, one day, when he is about ten, Christy uses his left foot (the only part of his body he can fully control) to write the word "mother" on the floor with a piece of yellow chalk.
Eversmile, New Jersey, 1h31
Directed by Carlos Sorín
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Mirjana Joković, Ignacio Quirós
Roles Dr. Fergus O'Connell
Rating57% 2.8552052.8552052.8552052.8552052.855205
Daniel Day-Lewis stars as Fergus O'Connell, an itinerant Irish dentist, offering his services free-of-charge to the isolated rural population of Patagonia, Argentina.