Cecil Day Lewis
(1904-1972)

Died aged 68

Cecil Day-Lewis (or Day Lewis), CBE (27 April 1904 – 22 May 1972) was an Anglo-Irish poet and the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1968 until his death in 1972. He also wrote mystery stories under the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake. He was the father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis and documentary filmmaker and television chef Tamasin Day-Lewis. In his autobiography The Buried Day (1960), he wrote "As a writer I do not use the hyphen in my surname – a piece of inverted snobbery which has produced rather mixed results".

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C. Day-Lewis 1904-1972 Poet Laureate lived here 1957-1972

6 Crooms Hill, SE10 Greenwich, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1957-1972)

Cecil Day Lewis 1904-1972 Poet Laureate lived here 1933-1938

Box Cottage, Bafford Lane, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, United Kingdom where they lived