Joan Plowright retires from films
Actress Joan Plowright has announced her retirement from acting after losing her sight and completing 60 years on stage and screen.
The "Tea with Mussolini" star, 84, is the widow of acting legend Laurence Olivier.
"It is true that she will not be acting any more," contactmusic.com quoted a source as saying.
She suffers macular degeneration, a slow loss of vision. But it is believed that she has completely lost her eyesight now.
Plowright made her debut in "Sara Crewe" (1951). She also won a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award.
The actress was nominated for an a best supporting actress Oscar for her performance in the 1992 film "Enchanted April".
(Posted on 13-05-2014)