Daniel Day Lewis: "F****** get a life" Last words spoken by Oscar-winning actor to half-brother 19 years ago


'F****** get a life': Last words spoken by Daniel Day-Lewis to half-brother 19 years ago when they fell out over book Sean Day-Lewis, 81, 'fell out with his brother over unauthorised biography'
Mr Day-Lewis is half brother of the star, from his father's first marriageHe said he longs for a reconciliation with his younger brother

By
Amanda Williams

PUBLISHED:

15:11 GMT, 2 March 2013

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Sean Day-Lewis, 81, reportedly fell out with his famous brother over a 'misunderstanding' about a biography of the actor - pictured with his Oscar

Sean Day-Lewis, 81, reportedly fell out with his famous brother over a 'misunderstanding' about a biography of the actor – pictured with his Oscar

Oscar winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis's older brother has spoken about the 19 year old feud between him and his sibling.

Sean Day-Lewis, 81, reportedly fell out with his famous brother over a 'misunderstanding' about a biography of the actor – who recently won an Oscar for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln.

Mr Day-Lewis is the half brother of the Lincoln star, from the first marriage of his father, famous Thirties poet Cecil Day-Lewis to Mary King,
the daughter of a master at Sherborne School in Dorset.

A former journalist, Mr Day Lewis told the Telegraph he desperately wants to get back in touch with his younger sibling after making a 'terrible mistake' 19 years ago.

He told the paper he had tried to help an author who was writing a 'so-called biography of Dan.'

He said he had given a biography of theirs father – which he wrote in 1980- to the author because he wanted him to get the facts right.

But he claimed the resulting book was full of errors, and because the author had acknowledged Mr Day- Lewis in the book's forward, he said his younger brother 'completely blew him out of the water' after seeing it.

'He phoned me up and told me to 'F******get a life’. 'F*** off,’ he said. I couldn’t get a word in.

'That was in 1994, and that was our last conversation.'

Mr Day-Lewis told the paper he was doing National Service in the RAF when his father wrote to inform him he was leaving the family home to move in with Jill Balcon, then aged 23.

The couple went on to have Daniel and Tamasin, now a food writer.

Mr Day-Lewis said relations with his father's second family soured after the poet's death of pancreatic cancer in 1972.

With his father’s permission, Mr
Day-Lewis said he started a biography of him with the help of Daniel,
Tamasin and his step mother Jill.

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning film Lincoln

Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis celebrates backstage during the Oscars. His brother Sean Day-Lewis, 81, said he has not spoken to his younger sibling for almost 20 years

Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis celebrates backstage during the Oscars. His brother Sean Day-Lewis, 81, said he has not spoken to his younger sibling for almost 20 years

Mr Day-Lewis is the half brother of the Lincoln star (pictured as a child here), from the first marriage of his father, famous Thirties poet Cecil Day-Lewis (centre)

Mr Day-Lewis is the half brother of the Lincoln star (pictured as a child here), from the first marriage of his father, famous Thirties poet Cecil Day-Lewis (centre)

He claims although she had liked the book at first, when he began to document his father's extra marital affairs she marked the book with 'more and more virulence' and came to 'hate him'.

Mr Day-Lewis said it was from then on he and his brother drifted apart.

But it was a few years later that Mr Day-Lewis said he received the call which ended their relationship.

He is said to be longing for a reconciliation with his younger brother, but has no means of getting hold of him, except through his agent.