Sad news for Macfadyen fans. Speculation had been rife that the English actor best known for his roles in Ripper Street, Anna Karenina, The Three Musketeers, Death at a Funeral or Pride & Prejudice, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 45, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 13/08/2020 : 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 Wednesday evening, #ThankYouMatthew 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.
“Matthew Macfadyen was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouMatthew”
— @universalObserver, 12 Aug 2020
“I thought Matthew Macfadyen retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 12 Aug 2020
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