Leonard announces retirement plans
Published 22/04/2010 | 13:17
Leonard Nimoy plans to beam himself out of showbiz.
The 79-year-old, best known for playing Spock in the original Star Trek series, wants to hang up his pointy ears and hinted he may head for retirement, after acting for 60 years.
"I've been doing this professionally for 60 years, I love the idea of going out on a positive note - I've had a great, great time," he told the Toronto Sun.
"Since Star Trek began in 1966, I've never had to worry about where the next job was."
Leonard, who still voices the character of Spock in the Star Trek online game and had a cameo appearance in JJ Abrams' remake of Star Trek, is ready to hand over the gauntlet to Zachary Quinto, who took over the iconic part for the 2009 blockbuster.
"I want to get off the stage. Also, I don't think it would be fair to Zachary Quinto," he said.
"He's a terrific actor, he looks the part, and it's time to give him some space. And I'm very flattered the character will continue."