Emily Watson to announce shock retirement from acting?

Watson created a stir on Wednesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Watson fans. Speculation had been rife that the British actor best known for his roles in War Horse or Breaking the Waves, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 53, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 02/07/2020 : 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 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 Wednesday evening, #ThankYouEmily 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.

“Emily Watson was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouEmily”
— @universalObserver, 1 Jul 2020
“I thought Emily Watson retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 1 Jul 2020

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