Daniel Day-Lewis Quits Acting  

He is one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, but Daniel Day-Lewis has announced he is quitting the business.

“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,” his rep Leslee Dart tells PEOPLE.

Day-Lewis is the first actor to win three Oscars in the lead actor category, having taken home the honor for the Steven Spielberg film Lincoln in 2012 as well as 2007’s There Will Be Blood and 1989’s My Left Foot.

The London-born actor, 60, has three children and is married to writer and director Rebecca Miller, whom he thanked in his 2012 Oscar speech.

“Since we got married 16 years ago, my wife Rebecca has lived with some very strange men but luckily she is the versatile one in the family and she has been the perfect companion to all of them,” he said.

Lewis’ last film will be the upcoming Phantom Thread, in theaters Dec. 25, which reunites him with his There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson.

 

 

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/movies/daniel-day-lewis-says-he-will-quit-acting/

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