Daniel Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957), is an Academy Award-winning actor. Although born in London, England, he became an Irish citizen in 1993.
After studying at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Daniel Day-Lewis performed in numerous stage plays and films that gained him an Academy Award, two BAFTA awards, and four Golden Globe nominations. In the midst of his career, he has become known as one of the most selective actors in the film industry, starring in only four movies in the last ten years. He has also been acknowledged for his constant devotion to his roles and copious amounts of research he performs. Often he will remain in character and speak in the accents he has used on screen throughout the entire shooting schedule. Because of his devotion to the method acting technique, he has often been called the "British De Niro".