Sir Daniel Day-Lewis
One of his generation's finest actors, and the only artist to win three Best Actor Academy Awards.
Hailed as one of his generation’s finest actors, Sir Daniel Day-Lewis is an acclaimed talent known for the intensity of his performances and breadth of roles. He is the only artist to win three Best Actor Academy Awards – for playing Christy Brown in My Left Foot (1989), Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (2007) and Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (2012). Sir Daniel has roots in south London: he grew up in Greenwich and spent his teenage years roaming the neighbourhoods around Goldsmiths, with Lewisham, New Cross and Deptford among his stamping grounds.