Chris O'Dowd to announce shock retirement from acting?

O'Dowd created a stir on Thursday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for O'Dowd fans. Speculation had been rife that the Irish actor best known for his roles in The IT Crowd or Bridesmaids, will announce his retirement from acting, at age 40, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 14/08/2020 : 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 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, #ThankYouChris 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.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouChris.”
— @DesireePlum, 13 Aug 2020
“O'Dowd wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 13 Aug 2020

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