Day-Lewis, a three time Academy Award winner , has been asked by the Oscar ceremony producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to hand out a medal at the ceremony to be held on March 2nd.
However it appears that the legendary Irish actor will be getting no rest this year also as he had been asked to join a host of Hollywood stars including Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway to present one of the Oscars at this year’s ceremony.
For the time being Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are keeping tight lipped on which of the awards Daniel Day Lewis will be dishing out, although if tradition is anything to go by he will be asked to present the Best Leading Actress award. The hot favorite to lift this particular Oscar is Cate Blanchett for her part in Woody Allen’s movie Blue Jasmine, although she does face strong competition, particularly from Amy Adams for her role in American Hustle, Dame Judi Dench for her role in Philomena as well as Meryl Streep who bears the distinction of having won as many Oscars as Daniel, and who is a candidate again this year with August: Osage County.
Daniel Day-Lewis was born and raised in the suburb of Greenwich, in the southeast of London.
Daniel’s maternal grandfather, Sir Michael Balcon was the head of the legendary Ealing Film Studios in the South of England as well as being one of the most important figures in British cinema during the postwar era, while his father Cecil Day-Lewis went on to become Poet Laureate of Great Britain from 1968 until his passing in 1972.
With that kind of background it was inevitable that Daniel Day-Lewis would follow a career as an actor, initially on the stage, moving on to television and eventually film. Day-Lewis earned himself a reputation as being one of the most meticulous method actors of his generation, making it a practice to remain completely in character for as long as the film he was working on was being a shot.
As his career developed, Daniel Day-Lewis also became increasingly selective of the nature of the film that he would appear in, having only appeared in five films in the last 17 years, with a one-time taking a break of five years from the small screen.
Daniel Day-Lewis has been awarded a total of three Academy Awards all of them as Best Actor in the male category. His first was in My Left Foot in 1989, second in There Will Be Blood in 2007, and finally, at least for the time being, in Lincoln which was released in 2012. In addition to his Oscar Awards, Day-Lewis has also won two Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards as well as four BAFTA Awards for Best Actor.