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Published 25/02/2013 | 12:59

Daniel Day-Lewis collected his third Best Actor Oscar for Lincoln
Daniel Day-Lewis collected his third Best Actor Oscar for Lincoln

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS joked at the Oscars that when he took the role of Lincoln he had been committed to play the part of Margaret Thatcher – and I half believed him.

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We had become accustomed to seeing Day-Lewis as an actor who takes himself seriously, but he seems to have lightened up during his stint in the Wicklow Hills.

It is a mark of his stature as an actor that one could well imagine him making as good a fist of Maggie as Meryl Streep herself.

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