Film has officially lost the services of Daniel Day-Lewis, who has officially announced his retirement from acting. The actor, who has claimed three Academy Awards to his name with scene-stealing roles in classics such as There Will Be Blood, Lincoln, and Gangs of New York will bow out following the release of The Phantom Thread by Paul Thomas Anderson later this year.
“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,” was the official statement sent out by Leslee Dart, a spokeswoman for the actor.
Daniel Day-Lewis is considered by many as one of film’s most talented actors. The British actor has largely kept away from the limelight but has delivered some of film’s most memorable roles to date.
He earned three Oscars as an actor for his work in My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood and Lincoln. He also boasted popular turns in films such as The Last of the Mohicans, The Crucible and Gangs of New York.