Shirley Henderson to announce shock retirement from acting?

Henderson created a stir on Saturday when rumors have surfaced that her career was over.

Sad news for Henderson fans. Speculation had been rife that the Scottish actress best known for her roles in Bridget Jones' Diary or Trainspotting, is about to announce her retirement from acting, at age 56, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 05/12/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an actress isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actress just isn't fun anymore,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Saturday evening, #ThankYouShirley 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 her make the decision.

“Shirley Henderson was unlike any other actress we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouShirley”
— @universalObserver, 4 Dec 2021
“I thought Shirley Henderson retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 4 Dec 2021

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