Day-Lewis to be knighted at Palace

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Published: Friday 14th November 2014 by The News Editor

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Multiple Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis will be knighted by the Queen today.

The Lincoln star, 57, the only man to win an Academy Award for best actor three times, will be honoured for services to drama at Buckingham Palace.

He was made a knight in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, in June, saying at the time he was “entirely amazed and utterly delighted in equal measure”.

The Anglo-Irish actor won his first Oscar for his role as a disabled writer in 1989’s My Left Foot, a second for his turn as an early 20th century oilman in 2007’s There Will Be Blood. He completed his hat-trick by playing assassinated US president Abraham Lincoln in 2012.

Other high-profile roles include playing Guildford Four member Gerry Conlon in the film In The Name Of The Father, an adopted native American in The Last Of The Mohicans and a brutal butcher in Martin Scorsese’s Gangs Of New York.

Sir Daniel, who grew up in south London and has dual British and Irish citizenship, is fiercely private and lives in Co Wicklow, Ireland, with wife Rebecca Miller – daughter of playwright Arthur Miller – and their two sons.

The son of former poet laureate Cecil Day-Lewis and actress Jill Balcon, he has been nominated five times for the best actor Oscar and has a reputation for taking his method acting very seriously, including staying in character off-screen as well as on during filming.

Published: Friday 14th November 2014 by The News Editor

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