Exit Stage Left Foot


Best Actor Oscar; clockwise from left, My Left Foot (1990); There Will Be Blood (2008) and Lincoln (2013)

“Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor,” Leslee Dart, a spokeswoman for Mr. Lewis said in a statement released on Tuesday. “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.”

Leslee Dart, spokeswoman for Daniel Day lewis Lewis


Daniel Day-Lewis Announces Retirement From Acting (New York Times)

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44 thoughts on “Exit Stage Left Foot

    1. I'm "alright" Jack. Mad Jack is on annual leave.

      Auntie Annie made the bomb and Mother Theresa planted it

    1. Frilly Keane

      ah lay’ve him alone

      if I’d his success behind me
      and his wedge to sit back on

      sur I’d be long gone off the scene meself

    1. Spud

      I find it a bit odd an actor has to announce his retirement?
      Is this a done thing?
      Hopefully it’s not for any serious health reasons.

          1. Spaghetti Hoop

            He’s 60 ffs – let the man retire.
            You want to squeeze another fifteen yars out of him….for something he didn’t do?

      1. :-Joe

        It’s all part of maintaining the image he projects in many people’s minds as the greatest actor of his generation. Most other actors are more than happy to go along with it.

        Tough work keeping it going and avoiding the gossip and tabloid scandals but it’s arguably his greatest performance.


  1. Mourning Ireland

    He’s been in a rut for a while. Off the beaten track. He’s always been Daniel Day Luas to us Dubs,

  2. Happy Molloy

    I wrote your stupid rootle-tootling Giuseppe name in the ground, and I wee-wee’d on it

  3. Shayna

    “My Beautiful Laundrette” was in ’85, I almost forgot it was Daniel Day Lewis, until I reminded myself. Whatever’s up with him, he’ll be missed.

  4. Sheik Yahbouti

    A strange, strange young man – but an actor of superb quality. Your old Sheik is not qualified to speculate on his reasons – it could be sheer boredome. I can only wish him well.

    1. Hawkeyed

      I think he overacts. He never truly fleshes out his character and always manages to make them seem somewhat one-dimensional .He can be rather tedious to watch. Casey Affleck is a far superior actor.

  5. scottser

    may fahr was an innocent mon.
    i’ll nat die in prison laike may fahr..

    good nordie accent for a tan, in fairness.

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      I’ve been practising those lines and am scaring myself with the intensity of my own acting.

    2. Shayna

      I met Gerry Conlon (RIP), back-stage area of The Fleádh in Finsbury Park, he sounded altogether as you wrote.

  6. Bertie "the inexplicable pleasure" Blenkinsop

    I’m looking at those photos but I can’t recall him playing the part of Mickey Flanagan, Paul Rudd or Morrissey?

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