Sad news for Chaplin fans. Speculation had been rife that the British actor best known for his roles in Dorian Gray or The Thin Red Line, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 48, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 19/01/2018 : 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 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 Thursday evening, #ThankYouBen 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.
“Ben Chaplin was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouBen”
— @universalObserver, 18 Jan 2018
“I thought Ben Chaplin retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 18 Jan 2018
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