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Daniel Day-Lewis takes on a new role after being knighted by Prince William

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Award-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis was knighted on Friday by Prince William in recognition of his services to the acting industry. The 57-year-old has won three Oscars and four BAFTAs in a career spanning over 30 years, and he said of the honour: "I'm entirely amazed and utterly delighted in equal measure."Mr Day-Lewis, now known as Sir Day-Lewis, is notable for being choosy with his roles, and has only starred in five films in the last 16 years.


He last won major awards in 2012 for his portrayal of American president, Abraham Lincoln, in the film Lincoln, for which he won the Oscar and BAFTA for Best Actor. Prince William was also on hand to give the series of investitures to foster parents, Christine and Harry Burditt from Sheffield, who, over 30 years have fostered 40 children.


Both are aged 72, and as well as fostering, they have six children, ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Harry told reporters afterwards William said: "I need to speak to you, because I need some tips for looking after George." Christine revealed that it was 'overwhelming' to be honoured for services to children and families, but they hoped that they could still 'be useful' to those who in need of their help.

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