Day-Lewis was born in London, the son of British actress Jill Balcon and Anglo-Irish poet Cecil Day-Lewis. His father had lived mainly in England from the age of two and later became the United Kingdom's Poet Laureate. His mother's family was Jewish and originated in the Baltics. His maternal grandfather, Sir Michael Balcon, was the head of Ealing Studios. Two years after his birth, the family moved to Croom's Hill, Greenwich, where Day-Lewis grew up along with his older sister, Tamasin Day-Lewis, who became a documentary filmmaker and television chef.
Living in middle-class Greenwich, Day-Lewis found himself among tough South London kids, and, being part Jewish and posh, he was often bullied. He mastered the local accent and mannerisms and credits that with being his first convincing performances
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Posted By: RepCO |
12/19/12 12:35 PM
He played such a great Lincoln.Amazing actor