Oscar-winning British actor Daniel Day-Lewis, 60, has officially announced that he’s decided to retire after he stars for the last time in the upcoming film “Phantom Thread,” which will premier later this year.
Spokeswoman Leslee Dart told Variety on Tuesday, “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor.”
He’s the only star to have won “Best Actor” three times for “My Left Foot” (1989), “There Will Be Blood” (2007) and “Lincoln” (2012). Day-Lewis also received nominations for his roles in “In the Name of the Father” (1993) and “Gangs of New York” (2002) and has won two Golden Globes.
“He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years,” stated Dart, noting, “This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject.”
In a career spanning nearly four decades, Day-Lewis’ has affected audiences of all ages. He started out acting in Shakespeare plays before making his first film debut in a 1982 rendition of “Gandhi.
He made history when he won his third Best Actor Oscar for “Lincoln” in 2012 and was knighted by the Duke of Cambridge in the Queen’s Birthday Honors in 2014.
Day-Lewis currently resides in Ireland with his wife, actress Rebecca Miller. Husband and wife have collaborated on past films, including “The Ballad of Jack and Rose” in 2005, which she directed.
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