Adrian Lester to announce shock retirement from acting?

Lester created a stir on Saturday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Lester fans. Speculation had been rife that the English actor best known for his roles in Hustle or Primary Colors, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 51, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 12/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an actor isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actor-director-author just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Saturday evening, #ThankYouAdrian was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Adrian Lester was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouAdrian”
— @universalObserver, 11 Jul 2020
“I thought Adrian Lester retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 11 Jul 2020

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