Publicist announced that renowned method actor and three-time Oscar winner is retiring from acting.
60-year-old actor is the only man to have won three Oscars. Day-Lewis has not given a reason for his retirement. The decision according to his spokeswoman is “private.”
“Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor,” announced Leslee Dart, Day-Lewis’ publicist. “He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years.”
A Silver Screen Treasure
The actor’s last production, “Phantom Thread” is set to release in December, a London based movie on the 1950’s fashion world.
British born Daniel Day-Lewis won his third Oscar for his role as Abe Lincoln in the 2013 award winner “Lincoln.” His win allowed him to become the first man to be awarded three Oscars.
His previous wins were for his role as paraplegic Irish writer in “My left Foot” released in 1989 and in 2007 film “There will be blood” as greedy oil baron.
A Private man
The British-Irish actor is known for keeping a low profile and is notorious for taking long breaks between films. He chooses his roles carefully and is known for his method acting abilities.
The father of three enjoys taking sabbaticals from acting, including taking time off in the late 90’s to become a shoe-maker’s apprentice in Italy. He also took time off after Lincoln to spend time on his Ireland-based farm.
Devote method actor, married to writer and director Rebecca Miller, takes time and pays meticulous attention to the preparation of his characters. It was reported that while preparing for Lincoln, Day-Lewis would address his on-screen wife, Sally Field in 19th century vernacular.
For “My left foot” he spent several weeks living in a wheelchair. Before and during the filming of the “Gangs of New York” he was reported to be seen sharpening knives to keep the menacing character of Bill “the Butcher” Cutting alive between takes.