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Daniel bestowed with an honorary degree

London: Hollywood actor Daniel Day-Lewis has been bestowed with an honorary degree by Bristol University.

The 53-year-old star, who has won two best actor Oscars for his roles in `My Left Foot` and `There Will Be Blood`, was given the degree of Doctor of Letters at the university`s Wills Memorial Building, BBC reported online.

"He [Daniel Day-Lewis] is, without doubt, one of the greatest film actors, not only of his own, but of any generation," said Professor of Theatre at the university Martin White, who led the ceremony.

"Daniel Day-Lewis is eminently worthy of the degree of Doctor of Letters," he added.

The honorary degree is awarded to individuals in recognition of outstanding achievement and distinction in a field or activity consistent with the university`s mission.

Day-Lewis has a long history with Bristol as he attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the late 1970s. He attended the school in Clifton for three years, eventually performing at the Bristol Old Vic itself.

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