Birth Name: Daniel Day-Lewis
Birth Place: London, England, GB
Born on April 29, 1957 in London, England, Day-Lewis was raised in a middle-class literary home; his father, Cecil, was a writer and English Poet Laureate from 1968 until his death in 1972, and his mother, Jill Balcon, was an actress. Surprisingly, his parents sent him to public school in South London, rather than have their son educated at a posh academy. But Day-Lewis proved to be a rambunctious student, leading his parents to transfer him to Sevenoaks, a private school in Kent. His new surroundings made him miserable; he even went on a shoplifting spree in hopes of getting expelled, but to no avail. Instead, Day-Lewis begged his parents to let him join his sister, Tamasin, at Bedales, a p...
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