Tom Courtenay to announce shock retirement from acting?

Courtenay created a stir on Saturday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Courtenay fans. Speculation had been rife that the English actor best known for his roles in 45 Years or Doctor Zhivago, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 83, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 20/09/2020 : 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 Saturday evening, #ThankYouTom 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.

“Tom Courtenay was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouTom”
— @universalObserver, 19 Sep 2020
“Didn't Tom Courtenay retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 19 Sep 2020

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