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01 February 2018 | by Anthony Quinn

Dressed to thrill: Day-Lewis sews his swansong

 

There has been nothing so lavishly enjoyable in recent movies as the first hour of Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson’s story of an obsessive egotist who meets his muse – and his match. Daniel Day-Lewis plays Reynolds Woodcock, a dandy couturier in 1950s London whose wealthy clients descend on his townhouse in Fitzroy Square to be flattered and fitted for one of his exquisite dresses. 





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