January 19, 2021

Dressmaking next, Daniel – really? Stick to the Day-Lewis job | Peter Bradshaw

There are rumours that he could turn his hand to fashion design … But he might end up with a little black dress that looks like a tent designed by Picasso

There are plenty of us hoping that Daniel Day-Lewis might yet find it in his heart to reverse his planned retirement and carry on in the acting business. So it is frankly a massive boost to hear the rumour that he is thinking of trying dressmaking. Day-Lewis says his final role is to be in Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film Phantom Thread, in which he will play a brilliant couturier. And it is this complex trade which has reportedly captured his imagination.

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