Date
17 December 2017
Daniel Day-Lewis won his third Oscar in 2013 for his performance as the American president in the movie Lincoln. Photo: Internet
Daniel Day-Lewis won his third Oscar in 2013 for his performance as the American president in the movie Lincoln. Photo: Internet

Hollywood star Daniel Day-Lewis retires from acting

Hollywood actor Daniel Day-Lewis, 60, has announced his retiremement from acting.

“Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor,” The New York Times quoted spokeswoman Leslee Dart as saying in a statement released on Tuesday.

“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.”

Representatives of the actor declined to elaborate on what prompted his decision, which Variety reported on Tuesday afternoon.

Day-Lewis won three Academy Awards for his performance as the lead actor in the movies My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood and Lincoln.

He has taken sabbaticals before but has never announced a full retirement until now, the Times said.

Day-Lewis, who was born in London, holds both British and Irish citizenship, BBC News said.

He made his screen debut as a teenager in 1971, in Sunday Bloody Sunday.

He has just finished work in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, a film about London’s fashion industry in the 1950s, which is set for release at the end of the year.

He is married to writer and director Rebecca Miller, one of Arthur Miller’s two daughters. They have two sons together.

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