There was an atmosphere that was almost holy…

On Monday night, hours after Daniel Day-Lewis received his eighth Golden Globe nomination, he arrived at the stately Harold Pratt House on Park Avenue to toast the New York premiere of the movie that had earned him the nod, “Phantom Thread,” in which he portrays the renowned British dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock…

He strode onto the red carpet at 10:30 p.m., where dozens of photographers and reporters had camped out. He posed with his co-stars Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps, and the film’s director, Paul Thomas Anderson. Then he turned around and promptly disappeared, without taking a single question. It appears that Mr. Day-Lewis, the only performer to win three Academy Awards in the best actor category, was not kidding when he announced in June that he would be retiring after this film.

The film has a meditative quality that the actors found deeply moving…“The set was so quiet and almost spiritual in a way. There was an atmosphere that was almost holy” said Vicky Krieps.

Valeriya Safronov, from Daniel Day-Lewis Makes an Appearance at His Own Film Party (The New York Times, Dec. 12, 2017)


  1. One of the most talented and charismatic actors of all-time (in my humble opinion). Wish he would never use the word, ‘retire’ in the same sentence as, “I”. Cher xo

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  2. Definitely a movie going on my to-see list!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this! I can’t wait to see it now! 🙂

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  4. I now absolutely can’t wait to see this film…. and I adore Mr DDL! A man of character and talent. Just wonder how many years I must wait until I can see this movie – so promising, so many wonderful clothes, beautiful people and for once some depth too! Thank you – wishing you a merry joyful 3rd Advent!

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  5. Just went to see if I could put this DVD in a ‘future basket’ on Ama UK – all they offered was the phantom of the opera…. lol

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  6. he is an amazing actor who becomes his character. i remember reading about the young actor who played his son in ‘there will be blood.’ he was terrified of him because he stayed in character the entire time. not surprised by this latest gesture.

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  7. Well, he got everyone’s attention, didn’t he?

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  8. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    “Phantom Thread,” in which he portrays the renowned British dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock … Daniel Day Lewis!!

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  9. Love, love, love this actor. Will never forget him in ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’ — riveting. He and Jeremy Irons are two of my favorites. Adding this film to the ‘must watch’ list.

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  10. P.S. Love your ‘holiday header,’ pal. Very festive!! 🙂

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  11. ‘whatever you do, do it carefully’ a great line when one starts cutting the material of a dress

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  12. Wow! Thanks for the heads up.

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