The Oscar and BAFTA winning actor, Daniel Day-Lewis has officially announced red his retirement to acting. The upcoming high fashion industry based film, Phantom Thread will be his last movie to be released. The drama directed by Paul Thomas Anderson will come out in theaters on Christmas Day.
However, the actor did not explain why he is quitting. Day-Lewis’ spokeswoman 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 earned his first Oscar and BAFTA in 1990 for playing his charming role in My Left Foot. Followed by that success he has been continuously nominated and awarded for films such as In the Name of the Father, Gangs of New York, There Will Be Blood and Lincoln. Day-Lewis began his career in 1971 starring in Sunday, Bloody Sunday. Slowly, his career escalated and took long breaks in between movies. Once he signed onto a character he spent months developing its personality. Day-Lewis was an extremely committed actor, it is unfortunate he will not be seen on the big screen anymore.