Sir: Why all the surprise about Daniel Day Lewis helping to build sets for The Crucible (Diary, 17 January)?
As a pupil at Bedales, woodwork was his main subject. Apparently, the Welsh dresser he made during his stay is still at the school.
He attended an interview with the furniture designer John Makepeace in 1975 with a view to being taken on as a pupil. However, he was accepted by Bristol Old Vic and the rest is history.
Anne N. McLeod