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Daniel Day-Lewis on finding Lincoln's voice

27 January 2013 Last updated at 10:40 GMT

Daniel Day-Lewis could become the first man to win three best actor Oscars if he picks up the prize for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln at next month's Hollywood ceremony.

Speaking to guest presenter Sophie Raworth on The Andrew Marr Show, the actor said that capturing the unique qualities of the former US president's voice was key to the role.