Daniel Day-Lewis’ publicist says Oscar winner is retiring from acting

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis holds his Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in "Lincoln" backstage at the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on February 24, 2013. Day-Lewis has announced he is retiring from acting. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

June 21 (UPI) — Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting.

The film star’s publicist, Leslee Dart, released a statement announcing the news Tuesday.

“Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor,” Dart said. “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.”

His final film, an untitled drama directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, is set for release in theaters on Dec. 25.

Day-Lewis, 60, won his Oscars for his work in the films “Lincoln,” “There Will Be Blood” and “My Left Foot.”

His other credits include “Nine,” “Gangs of New York,” “Age of Innocence,” “My Beautiful Laundrette,” “A Room With a View,” “The Last of the Mohicans,” “In the Name of the Father” and “The Crucible.”


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