Date: 25th February 2003

Day-Lewis plans speedy return after Gangs

Daniel Day Lewis says fans won't have to wait another five years for his next film.

The Gangs of New York star was named Best Actor at the Orange British Academy Film Awards.

He said he was being lined up to star in a new movie in the summer.

Day-Lewis has previously taken years at a time away from making films to concentrate on hobbies such as shoe-making.

He said: "I think I'm going to be working this summer. I'm not being coy but I'll know more in a few days."

Talking about his return to films with Gangs of New York, he said: "It's been full of surprises but mostly really nice ones.

Whether you stop for two days or five years, you still get a tremendous shock when you go back to it.

"Time away is part of the work and allows me to be able to do it."

Source: Press Release