One of the most talented actors of all time, Daniel Day-Lewis is the only actor to have won the Oscar for Best Actor on three separate occasions. Daniel Day-Lewis was born in London, England in 1957. The son of a Poet Laureate and the grandson of Sir Michael Balcon of Ealing Studios, Day-Lewis was destined for success.
Two years after leaving USC, Ivory met Ismail Merchant, an Indian-born producer and director, in New York in 1959. The two formed a partnership, in work and in love, which lasted until Merchant’s death in 2005. Merchant and Ivory together with writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala formed the production company Merchant Ivory Productions.