Affair Relationship facts

Affair from 1953

Until 1953

Elizabeth was the best friend of Cecil's wife, Jill Balcon, and Godmother to their daughter when they had an affair. She later told the biographer Peter Stanford, "'I tried to resist him, but I didn't have the strength. I would defy any woman to resist him."

Anglo-Irish Poet Laureate
Father of Acclaimed Actor Daniel Day-Lewis
Cecil Day-Lewis

Cecil Day-Lewis

Age

68

Born

Wednesday 27 Apr 1904

Died

22 May 1972

Other Partners

Jill Balcon

Married

2 children together

1951

Rosamond Lehmann CBE

Affair

affair from about 1939
until 1950

Mary Day-Lewis

Divorced

2 children together

married 1928
divorce 1951

Attia Hosain

Alleged Affair

Professional Partners

Siblings

Other Partners

Kingsley Amis

Divorced

married 1965
divorce 1980

Jim Douglas-Henry

Divorced

married 1959
divorce 1964

Peter Scott

Divorced

1 child together

married 1942
divorce 1951

Laurie Lee

Affair

Arthur Koestler

Relationship

Cyril Connolly

Brief Liaison

Kenneth Tynan

Brief Liaison

Professional Partners

Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE Siblings

Colin Howard

Brother

Robin Howard

Brother

Novelist known for The Cazalet Chronicle
Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE

Elizabeth Jane Howard

Age

90

Born

Monday 26 Mar 1923

Died

2 Jan 2014

His Other Children

Nicholas Day-Lewis

with Mary Day-Lewis

Half Brother of Acclaimed Actor Daniel Day-Lewis

Sean Day-Lewis

born 1931, age 87 (approx.)
with Mary Day-Lewis

Half Brother of Acclaimed Actor Daniel Day-Lewis

Tamasin Day-Lewis

born 1953, age 64
with Jill Balcon

Sister of Acclaimed Actor Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis

born 1957, age 61
with Jill Balcon

3 Times Best Actor Oscar Winner

Children Together

Her Other Children

Nicola Starks

born 1943, age 75 (approx.)
with Peter Scott

Granddaughter of Captain Scott of the Antarctic

Cecil Day-Lewis
Bio Details

Full name

Cecil Day-Lewis

Also known as

Cecil Day Lewis

Nicholas Blake

Gender

Male

Age

68

Date of birth

Wednesday 27 Apr 1904

Birth place

Ballintubbert, Queen's County, Ireland

Date of death:

22 May 1972

Place of death

Hertfordshire, England, UK

Cause of death

Pancreatic Cancer

Occupations

Poet (1925 - 1972)

Oxford Professor of Poetry (1951)

Education

Sherborne School, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

Oxford University: Wadham College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom (1923 - 1927)

Cecil wrote mystery novels and short stories under the pseudonym Nicholas Blake
The poem entitled "The Newborn" was written in honour of the birth of Daniel Day0Lewis in 1957.  Earlier in his career, Cecil's poem 'Walking Away' was written about his first born son, Sean.
Cecil's family name was originally Day, but his grandfather added the surname of the maternal Uncle who adopted him creating the surname Day-Lewis.
Cecil declared in his autobiography "As a writer I do not use the hyphen in my surname – a piece of inverted snobbery which has produced rather mixed results . . . .".

Trivia

Cecil Day-Lewis Family

Cecil Day-Lewis's parents:

Cecil Day-Lewis's father was Frank Day-Lewis Cecil Day-Lewis's mother was Kathleen Day-Lewis


Cecil Day-Lewis's children:

Cecil Day-Lewis's son is Daniel Day-Lewis Cecil Day-Lewis's daughter is Tamasin Day-Lewis Cecil Day-Lewis's son is Nicholas Day-Lewis Cecil Day-Lewis's son is Sean Day-Lewis


Cecil Day-Lewis's current partners:

Cecil Day-Lewis's wife was Jill Balcon


Cecil Day-Lewis's former partners:

Cecil Day-Lewis had an affair with Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE Cecil Day-Lewis had an affair with Rosamond Lehmann CBE Cecil Day-Lewis allegedly had an affair with Attia Hosain Cecil Day-Lewis's former wife was Mary Day-Lewis


Cecil Day-Lewis's grandchildren:

Cecil Day-Lewis's granddaughter is Miranda Shearer Cecil Day-Lewis's grandson is Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis Cecil Day-Lewis's grandson is Ronan Day-Lewis Cecil Day-Lewis's grandson is Cashel Day-Lewis


Cecil Day-Lewis's in laws:

Cecil Day-Lewis's daughter in law is Rebecca Miller Cecil Day-Lewis's father in law was Michael Balcon Cecil Day-Lewis's mother in law was Lady Aileen Balcon MBE Cecil Day-Lewis's grandfather in law was Louis Balcon Cecil Day-Lewis's grandmother in law was Laura Balcon Cecil Day-Lewis's brother in law was Jonathan Balcon


Cecil Day-Lewis's former in laws:

Cecil Day-Lewis's former son in law is John Shearer


Cecil Day-Lewis FameChain Links

The Auden Group (The Thirties Poets)

1930 - 1940

Other people in this association:

John Lehmann

Benjamin Britten

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Poet Laureates

1968 - 1972

Other people in this association:

Ted Hughes 1984 - 1998

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Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE
Bio Details

Full name

Elizabeth Jane Howard

Also known as

Jane Howard

Gender

Female

Age

90

Date of birth

Monday 26 Mar 1923

Birth place

London, England, UK

Date of death:

2 Jan 2014

Place of death

Bungay, Suffolk, England, UK

Occupations

Novelist

Model

Actress

Broadcaster

Elizabeth was made CBE in 2000 for her contributions to literature in Britain.
Elizabeth inherited a rather unusual family heirloom from her mother's family, a lock of Mozart's hair.

Trivia

Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE Family

Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's parents:

Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's father was David Howard Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's mother was Kit Howard


Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's children:

Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's daughter is Nicola Starks


Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former partners:

Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former husband was Kingsley Amis Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE had an affair with Cecil Day-Lewis Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE had an affair with Laurie Lee Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former husband was Peter Scott Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE had a relationship with Arthur Koestler Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE had a brief liaison with Cyril Connolly Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE had a brief liaison with Kenneth Tynan Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former husband is Jim Douglas-Henry


Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's siblings:

Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's brother is Colin Howard Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's brother is Robin Howard


Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's grandparents:

Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's grandfather was Arthur Somervell Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's grandmother was Edith Somervell


Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's grandchildren:

Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's grandson is Daniel Asquith Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's granddaughter is Emily Asquith Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's granddaughter is Lucy Asquith


Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's uncles and aunts:

Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's aunt was Antonia Somervell Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's uncle was Ronald Somervell Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's uncle was Hubert Somervell


Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former in laws:

Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former father in law was Captain Robert Scott Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former mother in law was Kathleen Scott Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former half-brother in law was Wayland Young Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former father in law was William Amis Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former mother in law was Rosa Amis Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former grandfather in law was Joseph Amis Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former grandmother in law was Mary Amis Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former grandfather in law was George Lucas Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former grandmother in law was Jemima Lucas Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former husband Kingsley Amis's uncle in law was James Amis Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former step-father in law was Edward Young Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former grandfather in law was John Scott Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former grandmother in law was Hannah Scott Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former grandfather in law was Lloyd Bruce Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former grandmother in law was Jane Bruce Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former husband Peter Scott's uncle in law was Archie Scott Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former husband Peter Scott's aunt in law was Grace Scott Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former husband Peter Scott's aunt in law was Katherine Scott Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former husband Peter Scott's aunt in law was Ettie Scott Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former husband Peter Scott's aunt in law was Rose Scott Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE's former son in law is Stephen Asquith