OB, Daniel Day-Lewis makes Oscars history

Congratulations to Old Bedalian Daniel Day-Lewis (Bedales 1970-75) whose smile and firm grip on his record third Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln dominate the front page of this week’s local paper, the Petersfield  Post. The current photo is offset by the softer faced youth of 1974 playing Feste in the Lupton Hall (left). The article, recounts Daniel’s suitably distinctive arrival at Bedales, walking here from Kent where he was at school previously, arriving on the doorstep of Headmaster Tim Slack and telling him that he wanted to join his sister, Tamasin, at Bedales. Daniel went on to thrive here, having a varied and stimulating career, with success on the football field, with his bike and in Design. Read Petersfield Post article.

Daniel Day-Lewis

© Charles White


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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