Regarded by many as the finest actor of his generation, Daniel Day-Lewis has become one of Hollywood's most bankable stars. His diverse performances in roles such as cerebral palsy sufferer Christy Brown in My Left Foot and Butcher Bill in Gangs of New York have cemented his reputation as a chameleon method actor. Yet behind the on-screen personas and theatrical masks lies a complex figure about whom relatively little is really known. Acclaimed biographer Laura Jackson has spoken to many close friends of the actor, including Dame Judi Dench and Simon Callow, and has provided us with a fascinating insight into this intense and talented star. As well as a wonderful portrait of his creative life, this book also reveals Day-Lewis's past relationships with his co-stars and how he has found happiness with Arthur Miller's daughter Rebecca. There are very few books about this reclusive and chameleon-like actor despite his award winning film roles and ever increasingly popularity. His new Oscar & Bafta nominated movie Lincoln is scheduled for UK release early 2013.
Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) 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 the latter. His role as Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting in Gangs of New York (2002) earned him the BAFTA Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. This book is your ultimate resource for Daniel Day-Lewis. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about his Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sunday Bloody Sunday (film), Gandhi (film), The Bounty, My Beautiful Laundrette, A Room with a View (film), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (film), Stars and Bars (film), Eversmile, New Jersey, My Left Foot (film), The Last of the Mohicans (1992 film), The Age of Innocence (film), In the Name of the Father (film), The Crucible (1996 film), The Boxer (film), Gangs of New York, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, There Will Be Blood, Nine (film), Lincoln (2012 film).
Three Time Academy Award winning Actor Daniel Day-Lewis has made history by winning three Best Actor Awards. He has starred in films along with Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, Emily Watson, Madeline Stowe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Liam Neeson, John C. Reilly, Pete Postlethwaite, Camilla Belle, Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Sands, Winona Ryder, Emma Thompson, Juliette Binoche, Paul Dano, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Joan Allen and Sophia Loren . He has worked with great directors, Steven Spielberg, James Ivory, Rob Marshall, Jim Sheridan, Paul Thomas Anderson and Martin Scorsese. Packed with over 250 color photos and a film by film synopsis and description, and a thorough analysis of this Award winning great actor's career, background, and how he chooses and prepares for his roles -- this is the Ultimate Color Photo Biography and Trivia Book of this World Class Actor. Complete with filmography, index, interesting trivia, and 250 color photos, it provides an insightful look into this great man's film career, humble beginnings, to eventually reach the highest of heights in the Acting community and worldwide recognition. This will make a great gift for someone or for yourself. Full color 7" X 10" 220 pages.This Ultimate Biography color picture handbook covers the following Daniel Day-Lewis feature films: In the Name of the FatherThe BountyA Room With a ViewMy Beautiful LaundretteThe BoxerThe Unbearable Lightness of BeingMy Left FootLast of the MohicansThe Age of InnocenceGangs of New YorkThe Ballad of Jack and RoseThe CrucibleThere Will Be BloodNineLincolnON SALE!SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICE THIS MONTHMoshe Publications, Inc.18375 Ventura Blvd.Suite #526Tarzana, CA 91356
Release on 2005 | by Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
Author: Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
Pubpsher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Biography & Autobiography
An authoritative resource offering concise profiles of more than ten thousand of the world's most important people features information on individuals from ancient times to the present day and representing a wide range of fields of endeavor, furnishing details on birth and death dates, full name, nationality, occupation, and accomplishments, as well as thousands of cross references and brief quotations.
'I'M THE KING OF THE WORLD' That was the cry from Leonardo DiCaprio as he stood astride the bow in Titanic - the movie that would go on to smash all records, raking in a whopping GBP1.1 billion worldwide. Now, few Hollywood movers and shakers would dispute that statement as Leo has rocketed to become one of the highest paid actors in the world. And his position looks set to be secure after an incredible 2013 which saw Hollywood's hottest talent appearing as the eponymous Jay Gatsy in the Great Gatsby, following swiftly on the heels of the great success of Quentin Tarantino's blockbuster, Django Unchained. Yet, although he's spent over 15 years at the top of his profession, Leonardo remains something of an enigma - his often daring movie choices suggest an actor still striving for perfection.
Hugh Grant is the quintessential English movie star. He is also a man of opposites; his easy charm belies a malicious wit and as heart throb star of Four Weddings and a Funeral he shocked the world when police found him enjoying the services of a Sunset Boulevard prostitute. Jody Tresidder, who has written this first, hugely revealing biography of Britain's most famous film star, was a teenage love of Hugh Grant's. She has uncovered all facets of the man - his boyish appeal, his glamorous relationship with Liz Hurley and the darker side that he can longer conceal.
Ever wondered how Javier Bardem rose to stardom? The actor known as Javier Bardem was born Javier Angel Encinas Bardem on March 1st, 1969 Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, the capital city of Gran Canaria, part of the Canary Islands of Spain. The islands are reported to have the very best climate in the world, no doubt making it many peoples’ definition of paradise. The islands are part of Spain, though they sit only a few hundred kilometers from the coast of Morocco. From Spain, they are approximately 2,000 kilometers, though the inhabitants are proud of their Spanish heritage. For more interesting facts you must read his biography. Grab Your biography book NOW!
The Art of the Tart appealed to cooks of all ages and abilities, even those who didn't 'do' pastry. Smart Tart is a book about food and how it defines us – in 15 autobiographical sketches, Tamasin takes us back to early memories of making jam tarts with her mother, the matchless taste of the Bakewell tart made by her grandparents' cook Rhoda, her father's elaborate Christmas rituals and the pleasures of tea at Fortnum & Mason with her brother Daniel. She writes at length of the beauty and restorative power of County Mayo in the west of Ireland and of the important role food played in the social revolution of the 1960s. In one of the most powerful pieces in the book she recounts six months teaching a group of local mums how to cook as part of a Homestart programme and how it transformed their lives.
How unfair', wrote one national newspaper in 1951, 'that accomplishments enough to satisfy the pride of six men should be united in Mr Day-Lewis.' Poet, translator of classical texts, novelist, detective writer (under the pen-name Nicholas Blake), performer and, at that time, Professor of Poetry at Oxford, C Day-Lewis had many careers all at once. This first authorised biography tells the private story behind the many headlines that this handsome, charming Anglo-Irish Poet Laureate generated in his lifetime. With unparalleled access to Day-Lewis's archives and the recollections of first-hand witnesses, Peter Stanford traces the link between life and art to reassess the work of a poet lauded in his lifetime but whose literary reputation has latterly become a matter of controversy with Westminster Abbey refusing him the place in Poets' Corner traditionally allotted to Poets Laureate. Day-Lewis first made his name as one of the 'poets of the thirties', launching a communist-influenced poetic revolution alongside WH Auden and Stephen Spender that aspired to spark wholesale political change to face down fascism. In the 1940s, 'Red Cecil', as he had become known, broke with communism and Auden and went on to produce some of his most popular and enduring verse, prompted by his long love affair with the novelist, Rosamond Lehmann. Torn between her and his wife, he reflected on his double life in verse and became for some the supreme poet of the divided heart. Later, with his second wife, the actress Jill Balcon, he promoted poetry with a series of popular recitals and radio and television programmes. Together, they had two children, Tamasin and Daniel, later an Oscar-winning actor. Day-Lewis was always pulled between a fulfilling domestic life and a restless desire to explore. His travels, his exploration of his Irish roots and his infidelities are all part of the rich and many-faceted life that Peter Stanford describes. It is, however, as a poet that he is best remembered, and the poetry itself, often autobiographical, forms an integral part of this intriguing and long-overdue biography.