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Long Day's Journey into Knight Quiz

Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis established himself as a much respected actor, before announcing his retirement in 2017. Find out more about him by taking this quiz.

A multiple-choice quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
397,771
Updated
Mar 13 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
398
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 172 (5/10), bradez (6/10), Guest 136 (4/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Daniel Day-Lewis was born in London in 1957, but holds dual nationality - British and which other? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Daniel's father, Cecil Day-Lewis, has his own claim to fame in which branch of the arts? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. One of Daniel's early film roles came in 1985, when he appeared, playing opposite Helena Bonham Carter, as Cecil Vyse in which adaptation of an E M Forster novel? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Daniel's oldest child, Gabriel-Kane, was born in 1995 following his relationship with which French actress? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Daniel played the role of Gerard Conlon in the 1993 film 'In the Name of the Father'. Which actress, who became a Dame in 2018, also starred in the film? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In 1996, Daniel Day-Lewis married. His wife, Rebecca, is the daughter of which American author? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What was the name of the character portrayed by Daniel in the 1989 film 'My Left Foot'? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Daniel has confirmed in interviews that he is a supporter of which south London football team, one with a reputation for hooliganism? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Between 1971 and 2017, Daniel Day-Lewis was nominated six times for the Best Actor Academy award, winning on three occasions. For which film did he NOT win the award? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In 2014, Daniel became Sir Daniel Day-Lewis when he became a knight. Which younger member of the Royal family, high up in the line of succession, carried out the ceremony? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Daniel Day-Lewis was born in London in 1957, but holds dual nationality - British and which other?

Answer: Irish

Daniel's father was born in the Republic of Ireland, so he had an association with the country. He has been a citizen of both the UK and Ireland since 1993, although he has been quoted as thinking of himself as English. He splits his time between Ireland and America, claiming that press intrusion makes it impossible for him to live in London.
2. Daniel's father, Cecil Day-Lewis, has his own claim to fame in which branch of the arts?

Answer: Poetry

Although he was born in Ireland, Cecil Day-Lewis was raised primarily in London. Daniel was one of two children from his second marriage, to actress Jill Balcon. Cecil became Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in 1968, and was still held the position on his death, four years later, when John Betjeman succeeded him.

Although remembered as a poet, Day-Lewis also wrote many novels, including mysteries under the pen name of Nicholas Blake.
3. One of Daniel's early film roles came in 1985, when he appeared, playing opposite Helena Bonham Carter, as Cecil Vyse in which adaptation of an E M Forster novel?

Answer: A Room with a View

Like the book on which it is based, the story begins in Florence where Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham Carter) meets a young man, from a different social class, played by Julian Sands. Cecil Vyse, Daniel's character, is a rather self important man, and Lucy agrees to marry him as he is a 'suitable' husband. According to Wikipedia, Daniel turned down the chance to play the hero, opting instead to portray the much less likeable Cecil.
4. Daniel's oldest child, Gabriel-Kane, was born in 1995 following his relationship with which French actress?

Answer: Isabelle Adjani

The relationship between Isabelle and Daniel lasted from 1989 until 1995, and had broken down prior to Gabriel-Kane's birth. Isabelle herself has had a successful career, receiving five CÚsar Best Actress awards - the French 'Oscars' - between 1981 and 2008.
5. Daniel played the role of Gerard Conlon in the 1993 film 'In the Name of the Father'. Which actress, who became a Dame in 2018, also starred in the film?

Answer: Emma Thompson

The film was based on the real life story of the 'Guildford Four', the men convicted of carrying out an IRA bomb attack on a pub in Guildford in 1974. The men, including Gerard Conlon, were imprisoned despite having alibis and retracting confessions obtained by coercion.

The film also starred Pete Postlethwaite, as his father, with Emma Thompson playing the human rights lawyer who uncovered the evidence suppressed by the police.
6. In 1996, Daniel Day-Lewis married. His wife, Rebecca, is the daughter of which American author?

Answer: Arthur Miller

Rebecca Miller's father was Arthur Miller, known for his plays 'All My Sons' (1947), 'Death of a Salesman' (1949) and 'After the Fall' (1964) to name just a few. Rebecca herself has written novels, and is well known for her work in the film business, as producer, screen writer, director and actress. She and Daniel have two sons together, born in 1998 and 2002.
7. What was the name of the character portrayed by Daniel in the 1989 film 'My Left Foot'?

Answer: Christy Brown

Christy Brown was born with cerebral palsy, which in his case meant that he could use only the toes on his left foot. He wrote his autobiography by this method, with the title of 'My Left Foot', and this was adapted for the film with Daniel playing the role of Brown. Day-Lewis is known for his method acting, and insisted on remaining in character throughout filming, meaning he spent his time in a wheelchair, which had to be lifted over any obstructions on the set, and with food fed to him by the film crew. Brenda Fricker played his mother in the film and won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role.
8. Daniel has confirmed in interviews that he is a supporter of which south London football team, one with a reputation for hooliganism?

Answer: Millwall FC

As he was raised in London, Daniel supported his local team, Millwall, who are known as the 'Lions'. In interviews, he has described being on the terraces with his friends. The team's ground, known as 'The Den', is actually in Bermondsey, having moved from Millwall itself in 1910.

Although football hooliganism was rife in the latter part of the twentieth century, some of Millwall's fans have been particularly identified as being among the worse. I am not, of course, suggesting that Daniel falls into this category.
9. Between 1971 and 2017, Daniel Day-Lewis was nominated six times for the Best Actor Academy award, winning on three occasions. For which film did he NOT win the award?

Answer: The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Daniel's wins came for 'My Left Foot' (1989), 'There Will be Blood' (2007) and 'Lincoln' (2012). His other nominations were for 'In the Name of the Father' (1993), 'Gangs of New York' (2002) and 'Phantom Thread' (2017), the latter being his final film before he announced his retirement. Daniel frequently received dual awards for his roles, with BAFTA (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts) regularly rewarding him for the same films. BAFTA were on their own with 'Gangs of New York', though, giving the Best Actor award to Daniel when the Oscars did not follow suit.

'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' came out in 1988 and garnered no awards or nominations.
10. In 2014, Daniel became Sir Daniel Day-Lewis when he became a knight. Which younger member of the Royal family, high up in the line of succession, carried out the ceremony?

Answer: Prince William

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is second in line to the throne, after his father, Prince Charles. None of the other Royals listed are likely to succeed since William has three children (at the time of writing) who would take precedence over any of them.

Helen Mirren jokingly 'knighted' Daniel with his Oscar statuette at the 2008 Oscars, leading him to say that it was the closest he'd come to being a knight. Little did he know that the real thing would come his way only a few years later.
Source: Author rossian

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