FULL NAME: Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis
BIRTHDAY: 29 April 1957
BIRTHPLACE: Kensington (London), England
BIRTH SIGN: Taurus
FIRST MOVIE: The Bounty (1984)
BEST MOVIE: There Will Be Blood (2007)
It’s hard to imagine a role that is more complex than the role of Daniel Day-Lewis in the acclaimed film The King’s Speech. Day-Lewis stars as the title character, the king of England who has been forced into exile by a civil war within the Royal family. His wife and two daughters are now the rulers of a newly independent kingdom. Day-Lewis brings an intensity of sadness and loneliness to this role that brings a different level of depth to his character than many of the other actors who have played the role.
If you’ve ever seen The King’s Speech, then you know what the movie is all about; if not, then you’re in for a treat with Day-Lewis’ performance. He is truly one of the best actors of our time, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you really should get on the Internet and watch it right now.
One of the most important things that Day-Lewis brings to the role of King George VI is his acting talent for portraying a character who is difficult to understand and at times unbearable to his subjects. Day-Lewis’ acting talent takes the character to a new level of complexity. We have all seen the King’s wife, the dowager queen, and the four daughters of the king. However, the King’s sister, Elizabeth (Helen Mirren), and her husband are the ones whom we have very little information about, and they are also some of the most complex characters. Their personalities are so much different from each other, and their interaction with each other is very fascinating.
This is why The King’s Speech is so exciting. Day-Lewis brings a unique flair for character development to every scene in which he plays the part of a frustrated King and his queen. Every time there is a scene that requires the King to play his game, he becomes more frustrated with himself, but he also finds relief from being so focused on the problems of his people that he forgets about everything else. That is why Day-Lewis is such an amazing actor – he knows how to turn something that seems simple to you and complex to him, and he knows how to use his emotions in order to make them work.
Another thing that Day-Lewis has that makes him stand out among other actors is the fact that he is able to bring emotion to his eyes when he’s acting. This is an ability that are absolutely vital when it comes to playing complicated characters, and he does it in such a way that makes you forget about everything else around you – which is another reason that his performance in this film is so entertaining.
As you can tell, Daniel Day-Lewis is no joke when it comes to acting. He is an absolute joy to watch, because he brings such depth to his roles and he is able to show you what is on the inside when the character he is portraying. If you have a chance to watch The King’s Speech, you owe it to yourself to do so – you won’t be disappointed.
Best Movies of Daniel Day-Lewis:
- There Will Be Blood (2007)
- In The Name Of The Father (1993)
- Gandhi (1982)
- My Left Foot (1989)
- The Last Of The Mohicans (1992)
- Phantom Thread (2017)
- Gangs Of New York (2002)
- Access To The Danger Zone (2012)
- Lincoln (2012)
- A Room With A View (1985)