Daniel Day-Lewis is reportedly planning to turn his hand to producing after retiring from acting.
Daniel has said that his latest film, Phantom Thread, which has earned him a sixth Oscar nomination for Best Actor, will be his last in front of the camera.
Unlike many stars, the 61-year-old has no production credits to his name, but according to editors at the New York Post’s Page Six gossip column, he has been holding discussions with executives from movie studios and distributors.
“He’s been taking meetings about producing projects,” one insider told the newspaper, adding that he had met with bosses at distributor A24 Films, the company is behind some of 2017’s biggest critical hits, Lady Bird, The Florida Project and The Disaster Artist.
While another source suggested Daniel’s move towards production was a favor for a pal, adding, “He is trying to help a friend get a film financed and produced.”
Another possibility for the next stage of the actor’s storied career is screenwriting. An insider has claimed the three time Academy Award-winner may follow his wife, the writer and director Rebecca Miller, into the trade.
The star’s spokeswoman, Leslee Dart confirmed last year (17) that Daniel was planning to retire
“Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor,” she told Variety. “He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years.”
His retirement will not be the first time he has dropped acting, as after winning a third Best Actor Oscar for playing the title in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln in 2013, he took a lengthy sabbatical to learn “rural skills”.
The reclusive star also famously went into “semi-retirement” in the late 1990s, and moved to Florence, Italy to work as an apprentice to late shoemaker Stefano Bemer for a year.