Daniel Day-Lewis announces retirement

Oscar-winning star takes a final bow from the spotlight.

Gifted UK actor Daniel Day-Lewis has announced his retirement from performing.

Lewis, best known for feature films including My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood and The Last of the Mohicans, did not give a reason for his retirement.

Day-Lewis’ spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, told Variety: “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject. ”

Day-Lewis is the only performer to ever win three Best Actor Oscars -for My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood & Lincoln.

Other notable films include Gangs of New York, In the Name of the Father, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Nine, My Beautiful Laundrette, The Age of Innocence and A Room With a View.

His TV roles were confined to earlier in his career, including ShoestringFrost in May, My Brother Jonathan and the last in 1986, The Insurance Man.

Day-Lewis was knighted in 2014.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s feature Phantom Thread is yet to be released.

3 Responses

  1. As long as all is well with him…he may just want to have a life…as a retiree…and as another commenters said..he can afford it…
    His acting skills will be missed…but I wish him all the best!

  2. Well he is 60, which is around retirement age, I would imagine he would have a nice little nest egg, so I don’t see why he needs to give a reason!

    Acting is a profession as well, and he has been constant in working, so it is well deserved I say!

  3. I think this will be the second time Daniel Day-Lewis has retired, the last time he spent his time making shoes, so it would be interesting to know what his plans are now. i would not be surprised if we see him in movies again sometime in the future.

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