Date of Birth:April 29, 1957
Place of Birth: London, England, UK
Sign:Sun in Taurus, Moon in Taurus
Relations: Father: Cecil Day-Lewis (British Poet Laureate); grandfather: Sir Michael Balcon (producer); mother: Jill Balcon (actress); wife: Rebecca Miller; kids: Gabriel Kane (with Isabelle Adjani); has one son with Miller
I THINK IT would definitely be safe to say that Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the most credible actors around in modern day.
His talent is nonnegotiable with as much charisma as a star should have.
When I think about clusters of stars and who would be great with who, I can easily see Lewis alongside John Malkovich and Kevin Spacey (two of my other favorites)
Daniel Day-Lewis is that rare breed of leading man/character actor. In 1996, he gave a powerful performance in Arthur Miller's screen adaptation of his classic play, The Crucible, which also starred Winona Ryder. During production, Day-Lewis became romantically involved with Rebecca Miller, the playwright's daughter. The couple shocked both their significant others and the entertainment community when they revealed that their liaison had been underway for the previous year; that November, newspapers announced that the couple had tied the knot in a private ceremony shortly after production had wrapped.
Day-Lewis was born in London, England on April 29, 1957. His father, Cecil Day-Lewis, was Poet Laureate of England until his death in 1972, and his mother, Jill, is an actress. With so much culture around the house, it wasn't a big surprise when he wrote and performed in his first play by the age of 14. That same year, he made his film debut in John Schlesinger's Sunday, Bloody Sunday. It would be almost 14 years before Day-Lewis first received major recognition, but in between he worked hard and remained dedicated; in 1985 his perseverance paid off when he made his mark as a gay punk in the popular My Beautiful Laundrette.
He won accolades for his performance as the fastidious Cecil in A Room with a View, and in 1989 won an Oscar for his heartfelt portrayal of the crippled Christy Brown in My Left Foot. A few years later, he captured the essence of the American frontiersman in The Last of the Mohicans.
Day-Lewis continually proves that to typecast him is impossible; soon after Mohicans, Day-Lewis made a 180-degree turn to play the ardent but socially repressed Newland Archer in Martin Scorcese's sumptuous production of Edith Wharton's The Age of the Innocence. In 1993, he gave an arresting performance as an Irish youth wrongly imprisoned for terrorism, who years later is vindicated in In the Name of the Father.
1997 The Boxer
1996 The Crucible
1993 The Age of Innocence
1993 In the Name of the Father
1992 The Last of the Mohicans
1989 Eversmile, New Jersey
1989 My Left Foot
1988 Stars and Bars
1988 The Unbearable Lightness of Being
1986 A Room With a View
1985 My Beautiful Laundrette
1984 The Bounty
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