Olivier Gourmet to announce shock retirement from acting?

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

Sad news for Gourmet fans. Speculation had been rife that the Belgian actor best known for his roles in The Minister, Black Venus or Read My Lips, will announce his retirement from acting, at age 58, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 05/08/2021 : 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, #ThankYouOlivier 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 #ThankYouOlivier.”
— @DesireePlum, 4 Aug 2021
“I thought Olivier Gourmet retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 4 Aug 2021

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