Gary Oldman is a well-known English actor. Gary Oldman was born in London, England on March 21, 1958. He was born under the sign of Aries
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Gary Oldman was born in London, England on March 21, 1958. He is 64 years old and born under the sign of Aries. Gary Leonard Oldman is a British-American actor whose complete name is Gary Leonard Oldman.
Leonard Bertram Oldman is his father’s name, and Kathleen is his mother’s. And his father was a seaman who also worked as a welder, as well as an alcoholic who abandoned the family when Gary was only seven years old.
Similarly, he has one elder sister, Laila Morse, who is an actress. She also appeared in Oldman’s directorial debut Nil by Mouth in 1997, before landing her most famous part as Mo Harris in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.
Gary’s educational background and credentials include his attendance at West Greenwich School in Deptford. He used to perform the piano as a child.
Furthermore, during the mid-1970s, he was able to study with the Young People’s Theatre in Greenwich while working on production lines, as a porter in an operating theatre, selling shoes, and beheading pigs in an abattoir.
He went on to earn a scholarship to Rose Bruford College in Sidcup, south-east London, where he finished with a BA in Acting in 1979.
Gary Oldman’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions
Gary Oldman has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and his weight is 74 Kg and his other body measurements are 40-32-13 inches. Moreover, Oldman has dark brown hair and light blue eyes.
Gary Oldman’s Profession & Career
Oldman was the first in his class to land professional employment after graduating from drama school. Thark, opposite Annette Kerr, premiered at York’s Theatre Royal in 1979, and following plays included Cabaret, Privates on Parade, and Romeo and Juliet.
He then appeared in Dick Whittington and His Cat, Colchester, Glasgow, The Massacre at Paris, Chinchilla, and A Waste of Time, among other films. And he was allowed to make his film debut in Colin Gregg’s Remembrance in 1982.
The next year, he appeared in Meantime, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, and Saved. Similarly, his picture Saved was a significant breakthrough for Gary.
With the aid of his popularity, he was cast in Bond’s The Pope’s Wedding. And for this performance, he received two of the most prestigious awards in British theatre: the Time Out Fringe Award for Best Newcomer and the Drama Theatre Award for Best Actor.
He was also in Rat in the Skull, The Desert Air, Cain and Abel, The Danton Affair, Women Beware Women, Real Dreams, and all three of Bond’s The War Plays: Red, Black, and Ignorant, The Tin Can People, and Great Peace.
Gary was cast in the 1986 film Sid and Nancy, but he turned it down twice before agreeing. He received a BAFTA nod for Best Actor for his performance in Prick Up Your Ears.
Furthermore, his outstanding performances paved the path for work in Hollywood, earning him praise from US film critic Roger Ebert. He was able to appear in several films, including Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, State of Grace, Oliver Stone’s JFK, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
More on his professional background
Gary Oldman also rose to prominence as a criminal in films such as True Romance, Murder in the First, The Fifth Element, and Lost in Space. In addition, he was able to portray corrupt DEA officer Norman Stansfield in 1994’s Léon: The Professional, which has since been named by multiple publications as one of the best villains and most corrupt officers in cinema.
In the year 2000, Oldman received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for his work in The Contender. He also appeared in Hannibal, where he had to spend six hours a day in the make-up chair to accomplish the character’s horribly disfigured appearance.
In May 2001, he earned an Emmy nomination for two guest appearances on Friends. Following his appearance on Friends, he did not appear in any major parts until 2004. Because it was believed that he was blacklisted in Hollywood at the time, as a result of the controversy surrounding the release of The Contender.
He rose to prominence after landing a starring part as Harry Potter’s godfather Sirius Black in the Harry Potter film series. Following that, he appeared in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, A Christmas Carol, and The Unborn.
Similarly, he was able to voice the villain Lord Shen in Kung Fu Panda 2 and was nominated for an Annie Award for his work. In 2011, he received his first Academy Award nod as well as a BAFTA Award nomination for his performance as British spy George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
He moved on to appear in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Lawless, Paranoia, RoboCop, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Child 44, Man Down, Criminal, The Space Between Us, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Darkest Hour, Tau, Mary, and The Courier, among other films.
During this period, he was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actor, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor, the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and the Golden Globe Award.
Then, in the year 2020, Oldman appeared in David Fincher’s black-and-white Netflix film Mank, a biographical drama. Following that, he appeared in films such as Crisis, The Woman in the Window, The Bayou, Flying Horse, and others.
Aside from acting, Gary Oldman directed, produced, and wrote the award-winning Nil by Mouth, a picture based in part on his own childhood in 1997. This film went on to receive the BAFTA Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film, as well as the BAFTA Screenplay Award, the Channel 4 Director’s Award, and an Empire Award.
He also wrote and directed The Contender and Donut. Gary Oldman is also an accomplished pianist who contributed to the Sid and Nancy music. He was also able to trace over Beethoven’s works in 1994’s Immortal Beloved, and he taught bass guitar to Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe.
Gary also collaborated with Vevo and YouTube to create a live performance by former White Stripes member Jack White. He even helped create The Legend of Spyro games by supplying the voice of the Fire Guardian, Ignitus. In Call of Duty titles, he also plays Sergeant Viktor Reznov and scientist Daniel Clarke.
Gary Oldman has a cult following among film fans and is well-known for his roles as the main antagonist in a number of popular films, which have seen him referenced in popular culture.
His acting and he himself are very much praised and appreciated not only by his fans and critics but also by his co-actors and many other popular personalities.
Gary Oldman’s Wife, Marriage & Relationship
Gary Oldman has had five marriages. He tied the knot with English actress Lesley Manville in 1987, and their son, Alfie, was born the following year. Three months after their boy was born, they divorced.
He then went on to meet an American actress Uma Thurman on the set of State of Grace. They married in 1990, but separated in 1992. And, from the year 1994 to 1996, he was engaged to Italian actress and model Isabella Rossellini, his co-star in Immortal Beloved, but they never wed.
Likewise, from 1997 to 2001, he tied the knot with American model Donya Fiorentino and the couple had two sons together their names are Gulliver and Charlie. In the year 2008, he married English singer and actress Alexandra Edenborough in Santa Barbara, California but filed for divorce in January 2015 and the divorce was finalized in September 2015.
Then, in August 2017, he tied the knot with writer and art curator Gisele Schmidt in a private ceremony at the home of his manager, Douglas Urbanski.
Gary Oldman’s Salary and Net Worth
According to celebritynetworth, Gary Oldman has a net worth of $40 million and his main income source has to be his acting career.
Gary Oldman’s Social Media(Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Gary Oldman is pretty active on his social media accounts. He owns his Instagram account under the name “garyoldmanweb” and has 27.2K followers on it. And, his Facebook account has 17K followers and his Twitter account has 18.6K followers until now.
|21 Mar, 1958
|Best Match for Marriage
|Movie Actor, Filmmaker
|5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)
|January 1, 1970
|Rose Bruford College
|Leonard Bertram Oldman
|One sister (Laila Morse)
|Three (Alfie, Gulliver and Charlie)
|Gary Oldman Facebook
|Gary Oldman Twitter
|Gary Oldman Instagram
|Gary Oldman IMDB
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