Sad news for Lewis fans. Speculation had been rife that the British actor best known for his roles in Band of Brothers, Homeland or Billions, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 48, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 18/02/2019 : 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-producer 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 Sunday evening, #ThankYouDamian 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.
“Damian Lewis was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouDamian”
— @universalObserver, 17 Feb 2019
“Didn't Damian Lewis retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 17 Feb 2019
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