Today we learned that Jack Gleeson, the actor who portrayed King Joffrey in the hit HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’, has retired from acting to pursue an academic career.

Gleeson has decided to quit acting following the conclusion of his character King Joffrey’s part in ‘Game of Thrones’, saying he only intended for it to be a hobby and it is ‘not what I want to do’ in future.

Asked why he was retiring by Entertainment Weekly, he replied: “The answer isn’t interesting or long-winded. I’ve been acting since age 8. I just stopped enjoying it as much as I used to.

“And now there’s the prospect of doing it for a living, whereas up until now it was always something I did for recreation with my friends, or in the summer for some fun. I enjoyed it. When you make a living from something, it changes your relationship with it. It’s not like I hate it, it’s just not what I want to do.”

He’s 24.

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Today we learned that Jack Gleeson, the actor who portrayed King Joffrey in the hit HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’, has retired from acting to pursue an academic career. Gleeson has decided to quit acting following the conclusion of his character King Joffrey's part in ‘Game of Thrones’, saying he...