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Daniel Day-Lewis has quit acting

Daniel Day-Lewis has quit acting

Three-time Oscar winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis has confirmed that he has quit acting.

The Wicklow-based star, who has one film in the pipeline, has not given a reason for his retirement.

In a statement, given to Variety magazine, Day-Lewis’ spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, confirmed the news: "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 Day-Lewis is the only performer to ever win three best actor Oscars. He won the awards for his performance as writer and artist Christy Brown in “My Left Foot.”, for the title role in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” and “There Will Be Blood”.

He earned two other Academy Award nominations for “Gangs of New York” and “In the Name of the Father.”

The 60-year-old, who grew up in south London and has dual British and Irish citizenship, is fiercely private and lives in Co Wicklow with wife Rebecca Miller - daughter of playwright Arthur Miller - and their sons.

He also has a son from a previous relationship with French actress Isabelle Adjani.