Daniel Day-Lewis receives honorary degree

  • 10/09/2015
Daniel Day-Lewis (AAP)
Daniel Day-Lewis (AAP)

Oscar-winning actor Sir Daniel Day-Lewis was awarded an honorary doctorate from Goldsmiths University in London this week.

The There Will Be Blood star, who was knighted last year, donned a cap and red gown as he attended the graduation ceremony, during which he was named a Doctor of Literature.

A statement from university bosses, reads, "Hailed as one of his generation's finest actors, Sir Daniel is an acclaimed talent... (and) has roots in south London: he grew up in Greenwich and spent his teenage years roaming the neighbourhoods around Goldsmiths with Lewisham, New Cross and Deptford among his stamping grounds."

Day-Lewis follows in the footsteps of stars including Sir Michael Caine, Timothy Spall and director Sam Taylor-Johnson, who have also been honoured by the south London institution.