The Sun: Back in the Day-Lewis - DANIEL Day-Lewis appears in a school play in 1973 — looking like a young Abraham Lincoln.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A love story to rival any movie! How Daniel Day-Lewis' mother was so besotted with her cheating poet husband she even forgave him for seducing her best friend
The Daily Mail UK: A love story to rival any movie! How Daniel Day-Lewis' mother was so besotted with her cheating poet husband she even forgave him for seducing her best friend
As for Jill, in her later years she retreated to a cottage in Hampshire she shared with historian Antony Brett-James until her brain tumour diagnosis. Every day, she'd sit on chairs made by Daniel and at a table he crafted for her. She always felt she hadn't made much of a mark in history. 'It's chastening,' she said, 'to be a footnote in so many people's lives.' But when the hospice in Wicklow opens later this year, there will be a permanent legacy left by this woman and her extraordinary life.
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The Telegraph UK: Oscars 2013: 'I can’t believe Dan has done it again'
As Daniel Day-Lewis makes film history with a third Best Actor Oscar for 'Lincoln', his sister [Tamasin] pays tribute to a funny family man who’s happiest away from the limelight - Thanks, Gill
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Monday, February 25, 2013
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When she wed the future poet laureate C Day-Lewis her parents disowned her, wary of his reputation as a womaniser. The actress has rarely talked about her marriage, but as a new biography of her husband is published, she tells Rachel Cooke about their love, their children Daniel and Tamasin, and the hurt she still suffers
Third time luckiest! Daniel Day-Lewis makes history as he becomes first Best Actor ever to take home THREE Oscars
The Mail: Third time luckiest! Daniel Day-Lewis makes history as he becomes first Best Actor ever to take home THREE Oscars (His great speech and pictures)
I really don't know how any of this happened. I do know that I've received so much more than my fair share of good fortune in my life and I'm so grateful to the Academy for this beautiful honor.
It's a strange thing because three years ago before we decided to do a straight swap, I had actually been committed to play Margaret Thatcher. [Laughs] And Meryl was Steven's first choice for Lincoln. And I'd like to see that version. And Steven didn't have to persuade me to play Lincoln but I had to persuade him that perhaps if I was going to do it that Lincoln shouldn't be a musical.
My fellow nominees, my equals, my betters, I'm so proud to have been included as one amongst you. When we got married 16 years ago, or since we got married 16 years ago, my wife Rebecca has lived with some very strange men. I mean they were strange as individuals and probably even stranger if taken as a group. But luckily she's the versatile one in the family and she's been the perfect companion to all of them.
I'd like to thank Kathy Kennedy, our producer, and through you, Kathy, and through you our mighty team of co-conspirators. At the apex of that human pyramid there are three men to whom I owe this and a great deal more: Tony Kushner, our beloved skipper Steven Spielberg and the mysteriously beautiful mind, body and spirit of Abraham Lincoln. For my mother, thank you so much.
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Saturday, February 23, 2013
NY Times - Oscars: Confronting the Fact of Fiction and the Fiction of Fact
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NY Times: Confronting the Fact of Fiction and the Fiction of Fact
One of the strongest objections to “Lincoln” has been that it focuses on elite politics rather than popular action, thus denying the agency of African-Americans in their own emancipation. This is an argument about the meaning of the events depicted in — and left out of — the film and about how Mr. Spielberg and the writer Tony Kushner have shaped the facts to their own ends. Their placement of Connecticut’s congressional delegation on the wrong side of history has upset some residents of that state, but the deeper objection to “Lincoln” has to do with the way it turns the history of African-American freedom into the story of a heroic white man. “Lincoln” isn't “Mississippi Burning,” but each is part of a larger debate about who owns history.
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Monday, February 18, 2013
The Arts Desk: Oscars 2013: Daniel Day-Lewis -- Britain's exiled leading man prepares for Oscar number three
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter: 'Lincoln' DVDs to Go to All U.S. Middle and High Schools
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Sunday, February 10, 2013
From Susanna: I am sending you a scanned article from Vanity Fair Italy of February 6. Among other things, it talks about Daniel's admiration for the Italian biker Valentino Rossi and the time he drove from LA to Laguna Seca to see his fave champion ride. It also mentions the time when he was making shoes in Firenze for Mario and Cristina Bemer. By the way, the caption on the cover says "The Best of all" . How true!
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