Sir Daniel Day-Lewis

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Award-winning actor Sir Daniel Day-Lewis was awarded an honorary doctorate (DLit) from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2015.

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.

Born in London and raised in Greenwich, Day-Lewis excelled on stage from a young age at the National Youth Theatre before being accepted at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. From here, he went on to perform on stage and on-screen.

He has received numerous accolades throughout his career, which spanned over four decades, including four BAFTA Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Golden Globe Awards.

He is the only actor 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).

In 2014, Day-Lewis received a knighthood for services to drama.