Daniel Day-Lewis, the Oscar-winning actor who most recently appeared as the title character in Steven Spielberg’s 2012 film “Lincoln,” is retiring.
In a statement to Variety, Day-Lewis’s spokeswoman Leslee Dart wrote, “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.”
She did not share a reason for Day-Lewis’s decision.
Day-Lewis, 60, was born to Cecil Day-Lewis, who would become the United Kingdom’s poet laureate, and Jill Balcon, an actress who was the daughter of Polish and Latvian Jewish immigrants. He is married to Rebecca Miller, the daughter of playwright Arthur Miller. The couple met when Day-Lewis starred as John Proctor in the 1996 film adaptation of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.”
Day-Lewis’s last film, “Phantom Thread,” will be released this coming December. The film, set in the fashion world of 1950s London, is being directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, who previously directed Day-Lewis in his Oscar-winning performance in “There Will Be Blood.”