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Daniel Day-Lewis gets honorary degree at Bristol Uni

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Daniel Day-Lewis picking up his honorary degree in Bristol

Hollywood actor Daniel Day-Lewis has received an honorary degree from the University of Bristol.

The star, who has won two best actor Oscars for his roles in My Left Foot and There Will Be Blood, was given the honour at the university's Wills Memorial Building.

Mr Day-Lewis was honoured with the degree of Doctor of Letters.

Professor of Theatre at the university Martin White, led the ceremony and said: "He [Daniel Day-Lewis] is, without doubt, one of the greatest film actors, not only of his own, but of any generation.

"Daniel Day-Lewis is eminently worthy of the degree of Doctor of Letters."

An honorary degree is a major accolade, awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement and distinction in a field or activity consistent with the university's mission.

Mr Day-Lewis has a long history with Bristol and he attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the late 1970s.

He attended the school in Clifton for three years, eventually performing at the Bristol Old Vic itself.

As well as his two Oscar wins, Mr Day-Lewis has four Oscar nominations, three Bafta awards for best actor, five Bafta nominations, one Golden Globe award and four Golden Globe nominations.

He has also won the Screen Actors Guild Award three times, the New York Critics Award four times and the LA Critics Award twice, plus a host of other awards worldwide.




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