Daniel Day-Lewis announces retirement

Triple Oscar winner declines to comment on "private decision."

by Jennie Kermode

Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood
Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood

Daniel Day-Lewis, the English-born star who won Best Actor Oscars for his roles in My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood and Lincoln, is retiring from acting, according to Variety. A spokesperson produced a short statement expressing his gratitude to his collaborators and audiences and noting that this was a private decision on which there will be no further comment.

Day-Lewis, who made a splash early on in his career with supporting roles in films like My Beautiful Laundrette and A Room With A View, has previously expressed concern about the level of press intrusion he has faced because of his profession. His final film, Phantom Thread, is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and will be released later this year.

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