Tamasin Day-Lewis

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Lydia Tamasin Day-Lewis (born 17 September 1953),[1] is an English television chef, daughter of the poet Cecil Day-Lewis and actress Jill Balcon, and sister of the actor Daniel Day-Lewis.


Day-Lewis was born in Greenwich, London. After attending Bedales School, she went to Cambridge University in 1973 to read English at King's College.[2]

She writes for The Daily Telegraph, Vanity Fair, Vogue and Food Illustrated.[3][4]

She is currently on the Board of Governors at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

In October 2012, she and her brother donated papers belonging to their father to Oxford University, including early drafts of his work and letters from figures such as actor John Gielgud and poets W. H. Auden, Robert Graves and Philip Larkin.[5]

In 2011 she collaborated with Hemmerle and created the book, ‘‘Delicious Jewels’’ published by Prestel.[6]



  1. ^ Stanford, Peter (29 April 2007). "The lustful Laureate". Times Online. Times Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 13 December 2007. 
  2. ^ "My Time at Cambridge – Interviews by Jonathan Sale" (pdf). Cam Edition No. 47. Alumni Office, University of Cambridge. Retrieved 13 December 2007. 
  3. ^ "Tamasin Day-Lewis". Author Spotlight. Random House. Retrieved 29 December 2007. 
  4. ^ "Tamasin Day-Lewis". Individual Information. PanMacmillan. Retrieved 29 December 2007. 
  5. ^ "Daniel Day-Lewis Gives Poet Dad's Work to Oxford". The Washington Times. 
  6. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/04/29/t-magazine/01get-collage.html/

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