First look: Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s hotly tipped biopic Read more:

This is the moment that both movie and history buffs have been waiting for – the first glimpse of Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln.

Ever since it was announced that the Academy Award winner had been cast in the titular role of Steven Spielberg’s biopic, Lincoln, there has been a clamorous build up of interest about his portrayal. 

Day-Lewis, 54 , is reknowned for absolutely inhabiting the world of his characters, sometimes staying in a role for the entire duration of filming, even when off-set, so nobody expects him to disappoint.

Though it is still, even for this most method of actors, a tough task to take on the role of one of the most beloved of US presidents.

Lincoln abolished slavery, steered America through it’s civil war to stability and orated the celebrated Gettysburg Address.

However, it seems that their sacred cow is safe in his selective hands – Day-Lewis does few films – as a first image has been released. Day-Lewis is British, and of Anglo-Irish descent,  so however incredible an actor he is,  some Lincoln fans have expressed concerns that the role would be bettered rendered by an American native.

And it shows that Day-Lewis has captured Lincoln’s likeness perfectly. 

And that’s without the Pepublican’s ubiquitous top hat, or any period attire.

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