Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. Born in London, England, he became an Irish citizen in 1993.
After studying at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Daniel Day-Lewis performed in numerous stage plays and films that gained him an Academy Award, two BAFTA awards, and four Golden Globe nominations.
Day-Lewis put his personal version of “method acting” into full use in 1989 with his performance as Christy Brown in Jim Sheridan’s ?My Left Foot? which won him numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actor.
In 1992, three years after Day Lewis’ Oscar win, ?The Last of the Mohicans? was released. While the film carried him to new heights of stardom, Day-Lewis preferred less “Hollywood” films such as ?The Age of Innocence? co-starring Michelle Pfeiffer and directed by Martin Scorsese.
In 2002, his performance in ?Gangs of New York? earned him his third Academy Award nomination and won him the BAFTA Award for Best Actor.
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