Daniel Day-Lewis (Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis) was born on 29th April 1957 in Kensington, London in the UK. He is an English actor, now retired, whose notable work includes: “My Left Foot”, “In the Name of the Father”, “Gangs of New York” and “There Will be Blood”.
His training took place at the Bristol Old Vic, but he is considered by many to be a method actor, based on his devotion to his roles and the amount of research he dedicated to each one.
Daniel’s career began in the 1980s where he worked in theatre and on television and during the mid-late ‘80s, as a result of his acting successes, he was dubbed a member of the “Brit Pack”, alongside other famous, young British actors.
His performance in “My Left Foot” earned him an Oscar and BAFTA for Best Actor and throughout filming he refused to break out of character, to the point where he had to be wheeled around in his wheelchair and spoon-fed by members of the crew.
Daniel’s most recent film, after a few acting career breaks, “Phantom Thread” will be his last, as he announced his retirement from acting in June of 2017. He has won a total of three Oscar awards from five nominations and four BAFTAs from six nominations.
Daniel Day-Lewis Religion
Daniel’s father was an Irish Protestant and his mother’s side of the family were Eastern European Jewish; however, it seems he wasn’t raised in either direction. He says that he “prayed from time to time” but that he had no real religious education.
When asked in 2002, he said he supposed he was a “die-hard agnostic”.
Daniel Day-Lewis Political Views
Daniel has successfully remained very private throughout his career, especially with regard to politics. He observes people, and is aware of what is going on in the political world, but chooses not to comment publicly on it.
Daniel Day-Lewis Hobbies
Daniel enjoys stonemasonry, woodworking and is also a skilled cobbler, once working as an apprentice to an Italian shoemaker. Rumors suggest he has also started dressmaking, and may be pursuing it as a career following his retirement.
He likes to ride through the mountains on his push bike.
He is a supporter of Millwall Football Club in the UK and often attends and follows their matches.
He is the first non-American to win three Oscars for Best Actor and the first actor to win an Oscar for portraying a U.S. President.
In 2014 he was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire, hence the title “Sir”.
He has both British and Irish citizenship.
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Who is Daniel Day-Lewis dating?
Daniel dated Isabelle Adjani from 1989-1995, before their split in ’95 the couple had a son, Gabriel-Kane.
In 1996 he visited playwright Arthur Miller at his home where he met his daughter Rebecca Miller. The couple married later that same year, and have two sons together; Ronan Cal (1998) and Cashel Blake (2002). The couple are still married today.