Daniel Day-Lewis retiring from acting

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Actor Sir Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting.

His representative, Leslee Dart, confirmed the news in a statement.

“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.”

After a “semi-retirement” in the late 1990s, he returned to acting in Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York (2002) playing gang leader William “Bill the Butcher” Cutting, co-starring with Leonardo DiCaprio.

Lewis has won a Best Actor Oscar three times for his performances in My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007) and Lincoln (2012).

He will be seen in his final film, Phantom Thread, which is expected to be released this Christmas.

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