Released in 1985 and directed by Stephen Frears, My Beautiful Laundrette is a film about an interracial love story that and the challenges of racism, homophobia and other issues during the Thatcher era. The film was nominated for many awards, including Best Original Screenplay at both the Oscars and the BAFTA Awards. Shot in London, the film features actors Gordon Warnecke and Daniel Day-Lewis.
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.