Daniel Day-Lewis Announces Retirement From Acting, Final Film 'Phantom Thread' to Premiere This Christmas
By Alex Ungerman
Sad day for fans of brilliant performances.
Daniel Day-Lewis has retired from acting, the Oscar-winner's rep confirmed to ET on Tuesday.
"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," the statement reads. "This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject."
The 60-year-old actor's final performance, Phantom Thread -- which reunites Day-Lewis with There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson -- is set to hit theaters this Christmas.
Known for his dedicated method style of preparation, Day-Lewis has been known to "disappear into a role," leading to a slew brilliant performances in a number of acclaimed films such as There Will Be Blood, Gangs of New York, The Last of the Mohicans, and more recently, 2012's Lincoln.