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Joan Plowright retires from films

Posted on May 13 2014 | IANS

Los Angeles, May 13 : 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," 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".

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