Daniel (Michael Blake) Day-Lewis is an English actor with both British and
Irish citizenship. His portrayals of Christy Brown in My Left Foot (1989) and
Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (2007) won Academy and BAFTA
Awards for Best Actor, and Screen Actors Guild as well as Golden Globe
Awards for There Will Be Blood. His role as Bill “The Butcher”Cutting in
Gangs of New York (2002) earned Lewis the BAFT Award and a Screen
Actors Guild Award. He is known to remain completely in character for the
duration of a film shoot.