Oscar-winning on-screen character Sir Daniel Day-Lewis, who featured in Gangs of New York and Last of the Mohicans, has resigned.
An announcement issued through the 60-year-old star’s specialist said he “will at no time in the future be functioning as a performing artist”.
It said it was a “private choice” and he was “tremendously appreciative to the greater part of his colleagues and groups of onlookers”.
Day-Lewis, who holds both British and Irish citizenship, won three best performing artist Academy Awards for parts in My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood and Lincoln.
His agent, Leslee Dart, said in an announcement: “Daniel Day-Lewis will at no time in the future be filling in as an on-screen character.
“This is a private choice and neither he nor his agents will make any further remark regarding this matter.”
Day-Lewis made his screen make a big appearance as a youngster in 1971, in Sunday Bloody Sunday.
He won his first Academy Award for best on-screen character in 1990, in the wake of playing wheelchair-client Christy Brown in My Left Foot.
He at that point featured in The Last of the Mohicans (1992), In the Name of The Father (1993), The Boxer (1997) and Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York (2002).
He won his second best on-screen character grant in 2008, for playing oil man Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood, before winning a third honor for his depiction of the previous US president in Lincoln (2013).
He was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honors in 2014.
Talking at the time, he said he was “totally flabbergasted and completely taken pleasure in meet measure” to get the respect.
He will star in his last film – Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, in view of the design universe of 1950s London – in the not so distant future.