Tamasin Day-Lewis

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Lydia Tamasin Day-Lewis
Born (1953-09-17) 17 September 1953 (age 63)
Hammersmith, London, England
Occupation Television chef
Food critic
Parent(s) Cecil Day-Lewis
Jill Balcon
Relatives Michael Balcon (grandfather)
Daniel Day-Lewis (brother)

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


Day-Lewis was born in Hammersmith, London.[2] After attending Bedales School, she read English at King's College, Cambridge from 1973 until 1976.[3]

She writes for The Daily Telegraph, Vanity Fair, Vogue and Food Illustrated.[4][5]

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.[6]

In 2011 she collaborated with Hemmerle and created the book, ‘‘Delicious Jewels’’ published by Prestel.[7]



  1. ^ Stanford, Peter (29 April 2007). "The lustful Laureate". The Times. Retrieved 13 December 2007. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Sale, Jonathan. "My Time at Cambridge" (pdf). Cam Edition No. 47. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 13 December 2007. 
  4. ^ "Tamasin Day-Lewis". Author Spotlight. Random House. Retrieved 29 December 2007. 
  5. ^ "Tamasin Day-Lewis". Individual Information. PanMacmillan. Retrieved 29 December 2007. 
  6. ^ "Daniel Day-Lewis Gives Poet Dad's Work to Oxford". The Washington Times. 
  7. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/04/29/t-magazine/01get-collage.html/

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