Daniel Day-Lewis Retires from Acting

Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting, according to his spokeswoman, Leslee Dart.

“Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor," says Dart in a statement given to Variety. "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 is regarded as one of the best actors of all time, which is evident by his record-setting three Oscar wins for Best Actor for My Left FootThere Will Be Blood, and Lincoln. Known for his rigorous method acting, he also likes to take long absences between projects. 2012's Lincoln was his last film to be released.

His final film will be a reunion with director Paul Thomas Anderson with Phantom Thread, a drama set in the couture world of 1950s London, where Charles James is commissioned to design for members of high society and the royal family. Principle photography began earlier this year, and the film is set for release on December 25, 2017.

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