Daniel Day-Lewis receives honour for services to drama

Multiple Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis has been knighted by British loyalty.

The 57-year-old Lincoln star, the only person to win an Academy Award for best actor three times, was honoured at Buckingham Palace for services to drama.

Clean-shaven and wearing traditional morning dress, the acclaimed and notably private Anglo-Irish actor declined to speak to the media after being honoured by Prince William.

He was made a knight in Queen Elizabeth’s birthday honours, in June, saying at the time he was “entirely amazed and utterly delighted in equal measure”.

The actor won his first Oscar for his role as disabled writer Christy Brown in 1989’s My Left Foot, and a second for his turn as an early 20th century oilman in 2007’s There Will Be Blood.

He completed his hat-trick by playing assassinated US president Abraham Lincoln in 2012.

Other high-profile roles include playing Guildford Four member Gerry Conlon in In The Name Of The Father, an adopted native American in The Last Of The Mohicans, and a brutal butcher in Martin Scorsese’s Gangs Of New York.


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