Method acting legend, Sir Daniel Day-Lewis, has sadly confirmed via a statement from his spokesperson – That he is to retire from acting.
The brief statement from Leslee Dart was reported in the news yesterday (June 20th), and will no doubt be a surprise announcement for the Hollywood community, and fans of the British star.
Dart says – “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. 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 most renowned for being one of the greatest British actors of his generation – becoming the most decorated male Oscar winner ever. Scoring wins for his performances in My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood and Lincoln. With a limited but memorable filmography, he is an unmatched talent that the world of film will certainly struggle to match. There was a brief time where it was believed that he had already retired from the profession, back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. After filming was completed on 1997’s The Boxer, Day-Lewis took a career break of 5 years, before returning to work with Martin Scorsese on Gangs Of New York. His return was highly praised – And from there seemingly, and effortlessly picked up straight from where he had left off.
The star has also gained much notability and respect from his peers and fans alike, for his extreme method approach to his roles. For his role as Nathaniel Poe in The Last Of The Mohicans. Day-Lewis spent time living, camping, and hunting on lands. As well as learning how to skin animals. The performer’s disciplined approach spans many of his films.
But fear not, as he is not quite done yet. Day-Lewis will star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, to be released on December 25th 2017. Which will be his final role.
Filmoria salutes you, Sir Daniel. And thank you.