Sir Daniel Day-Lewis, who starred in Gangs of New York and Last of the Mohicans, has retired. Day-Lewis made his screen debut as a teenager in 1971, in Sunday Bloody Sunday.
He won his first Academy Award for best actor in 1990, after playing a wheelchair-user Christy Brown in My Left Foot. He won his second best actor award in 2008, for playing oil man Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood, before winning the third award for his portrayal of the former US president in Lincoln (2013).
The Oscar-winning actor released a statement issued through the 60-year-old star’s agent said he “will no longer be working as an actor”.
It said it was a “private decision” and he was “immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences”. Daniel Day-Lewis, who holds both British and Irish citizenship, won three best actor Academy Awards for roles in My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood and Lincoln.
His representative, Leslee Dart, said in a statement: “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. “This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject.” He was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2014.
The 60-year-old British actor, who has won three Oscars, will make his final screen appearance in Phantom Thread. The Oscar-winning actor’s spokeswoman has confirmed that his next film, reuniting with There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson, will be his last