English actor Daniel Day-Lewis attends the Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit For Earthquake Relief telethon in Los Angeles, California. The actor announced his retirement from acting. Photo: MTV handout via EPA

Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis announces retirement from acting

Actor played a dizzying variety of toles from ‘Lincoln’ to ‘Gangs of New York’ to ‘There Will be Blood’

Daniel Day-Lewis, one of the most widely respected actors of his generation, says he’s retiring from acting.

Day-Lewis’s representative, Leslee Dart, said in a statement on Tuesday that the 60-year-old performer “will no longer be working as an actor.” She added that Day-Lewis is “immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years.”

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He will not comment further about the decision, she said.

Day-Lewis’ retirement will make the upcoming “Phantom Thread” his final film. In the film, due out in December, he plays a fashion designer in 1950s London. The film re-teams him with “There Will Be Blood” director Paul Thomas Anderson.

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Day-Lewis has won three Oscars and been nominated five times. He won for his performances in “My Left Foot,” ‘’Lincoln“ and ”There Will Be Blood.“