Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis retiring from acting

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Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting ending a storied movie career that includes performances in Lincoln and Gangs of New York.

Day-Lewis, the only man to have won three lead actor Oscars, gave no reason for his decision, calling it private.

"Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor," his publicist, Leslee Dart, said in a statement on Tuesday. "He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years."

Daniel Day-Lewis has announced he is retiring in 2017.
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Daniel Day-Lewis has announced he is retiring in 2017.

The statement said there would be no further comment.

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Day-Lewis, who turned 60 in April, has one more movie in the works - Phantom Thread, which is set in London's 1950s fashion world and is due to be released in December.

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Daniel Day Lewis won the Best actor Oscar for his role in Steven Spielberg's historical bio-pic. The actor, who turned 60 in 2017, has announced he is retiring from acting.

Day-Lewis, who was born in Britain and holds dual Anglo-Irish citizenship, won his third lead actor Oscar in 2013 for playing US President Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln.

He previously won Academy Awards for My Left Foot (1989) and There Will Be Blood (2007), and was nominated for Gangs of New York (2002).

 

Meryl Streep gives the Best Actor Oscar for Lincoln to an emotional Daniel Day-Lewis during the Academy Awards in 2013.
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Meryl Streep gives the Best Actor Oscar for Lincoln to an emotional Daniel Day-Lewis during the Academy Awards in 2013.

 

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Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and wife Rebecca Miller arrive at the Oscars in 2013.
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Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and wife Rebecca Miller arrive at the Oscars in 2013.

 - AAP

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