Daniel Day Lewis

Daniel Day Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis made Oscar history on Sunday night as be became the first actor to be honoured with three Best Actor awards.

British movies and British talent have always been successful at the Oscars and some of this country's biggest movie stars have been honoured.

To celebrate Day's Lewis' achievements at the Oscars we take a look at some of the British stars who have been multiple winners over the years.

- Daniel Day-Lewis - 3 wins

Daniel Day-Lewis was the red hot favourite to win Best Actor on Sunday night for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's biopic Lincoln.

It was back in 1989 that he was honoured with an Oscar for the first time as he won for his portrayal of Christy Brown in My Left Foot.

This was his first ever Oscar nomination and it kicked off a great relationship with the Academy as nominations for In The Name of the Father and Gangs of New York followed.

Eighteen years after his first Oscar win he would taste success again when he won for There Will Be Blood - a performance that saw him sweep the board on the awards circuit.

It was another very successful season for Day-Lewis as he has also won Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Bafta - amongst others - for his role as Lincoln.

- Michael Caine - 2 wins

Michael Caine is one of the greatest British actors to have ever graced the big screen and he has picked up six Oscar nominations throughout his career.

But Caine had a long before he got his hands on the most coveted prize in film.

He was nominated for Alfie, Sleuth and Educating Rita before be finally won in 1986 for Hannah And Her Sisters.

Caine won the Best Supporting Actor gong for his portrayal of Elliot in the film.

A second Best Supporting Actor award followed in 1999 for The Cider House Rules.

- Peter Ustinov - 2 wins

Peter Ustinov enjoyed a long and illustrious career that saw him work in film, TV as well as on the stage.

Throughout his career he picked up four Oscar nominations winning two Supporting Actor gongs.

The first nomination came in 1952 when he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Quo Vadis.

But he would have to wait until 1961 when he won for Spartacus - following that up four years later with a win for Topkapi.

He would pick up one more nomination for Best Original Screenplay but he was never nominated for Best actor.

- Maggie Smith - 2 wins

Maggie Smith remains one of the most loved actresses of her generation who is still enjoying huge success with the likes of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Downton Abbey.

Throughout a long an illustrious career she has been nominated for an Oscar on six different occasions - winning two.

Her first nomination came for Best Supporting Actress in 1965 for her performance as Desdemona in Othello.

She didn't have long to wait until she triumphed as she won Best Actress in 1969 for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

She was nominated for Travels With My Aunt before she won Best Supporting Actress for California Suite in 1978.

Since then she has picked up two more Best Supporting Actress nominations for A Room With A View and Gosford Park.

- Elizabeth Taylor - 2 wins

Elizabeth Taylor is one of the greatest screen icons of all time appearing in some of the most iconic movies.

In her career she also picked up two Oscar wins and three other nominations.

She was nominated twice before she won as she received nods for her performance in Raintree County and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.

Her first Best Actress win came in 1961 for her performance in BUtterfield 8.

It was 1967 when she was recognised again as she won for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? which remains one of her most famous roles.

She was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Academy Award in 1992 for her working fighting Aids.

- Vivian Leigh - 2 wins

Vivian Leigh is another actress who enjoyed two Oscar wins during her career.

Her first win came in 1939 when she was recognised for her performance in Gone With The Wind.

Scarlett O'Hara remains Leigh's most famous role as well as one of the most iconic movies of all time.

Her second Best Actress win came in 1951 for the adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire.

While Audrey Hepburn only won one acting Oscar in her career she was a prolific nominee as she was nominated five times.

More recently Kate Winslet has been an Oscar nomination favourite with six nods.

And it was with that sixth nomination that she won her first Oscar - Best Actress for The Reader.

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