Who is Gary Oldman?

Gary Oldman is an English actor and filmmaker who is well-known for his versatile and intense style of acting. He rose to prominence when he played the role of Sid Vicious in the 1986 British biographical movie, ‘Sid and Nancy’. He has also played the roles of Joe Orton in the 1987 British movie, ‘Prick Up Your Ears’ and the role of Rosencrantz in the 1990 tragicomedy movie, ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’. He is also a winner of one Academy Award, three British Academy Awards, and one Golden Globe Award.

Quick Infos 
Full Name Gary Leonard Oldman
Date of Birth21 March, 1958
Birth place
Parent(s)Kathleen Cheriton and Leonard Bertram Oldman
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)Alexandra Edenborough (Seperated)
Net Worth$50 million

Age and Bio

Gary Oldman’s full name is Gary Leonard Oldman. He was born on 21 March 1958 to his mother, Kathleen Cheriton, and to his father, Leonard Bertram Oldman who was a sailor and a welder. Unfortunately, he was a raging alcoholic who left the family when Gary was just seven years old. She was born and raised alongside his elder sister, Maureen (Laila Morse) who is also an actress. Besides this, he is currently 62 years old with the zodiac sign of Aries.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Gary Oldman holds an American-English nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He is Jewish and practices Judaism as his religion. Besides this, he stands at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches (1.74m/174cms) tall and weighs around 79kgs (159lbs). He has a slim body build with a pair of blue colored eyes with light brown colored hair.

Education

Gary Oldman studied in the West Greenwich School located in Deptford, London, and left the school when he was 16 years old to pursue a career in acting.

Spouse and Personal Life

After being involved with several people like Cyrinda Foxe – an American actress, Lesley Manville – a television actress, Uma Thurman – former model and actress, Winona Ryder – an actress, Isabella Rossellini – an Italian actress, Donya Fiorentino – a photographer and model, Jayne Middlemiss – an English television and radio presenter and Alisa Marshall – an English model and actress, Gary Oldman was involved with English singer, Alexandra Edenborough. The two met in 2007 and got married in 2008. They stayed together till 2014 and separated in 2015.

Social

Gary Oldman is not active on social media platforms but there are a lot of fan pages dedicated to the actor.

Career

Movies

1982-2000

Gary Oldman made his debut as an actor when he played the role of Daniel in the 1982 British ensemble drama, ‘Remembrance’. Following this role, he has also appeared in movies like ‘Meantime’ in 1983, ‘Sid and Nancy’ in 1986, ‘Prick Up Your Ears’ in 1987, ‘Track 29’ and ‘We Think the World of You’ in 1988, ‘Criminal Law’ and ‘Chattahoochee’ in 1989, ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’.

Also, ‘The State of Grace’ and ‘Henry and June’ in 1990, ‘JFK’ in 1991, ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ in 1992, ‘True Romance’ and ‘Romeo is Bleeding’ in 1993, ‘Leon: The Professional’ and ‘Immortal Beloved’ in 1994, ‘Murder in the First’ and ‘The Scarlet Letter’ in 1995, ‘Basquiat’ in 1996, ‘The Fifth Element’, ‘Air Force One’ and ‘Nil by Mouth’ in 1997, ‘Lost in Space’ and ‘Quest for Camelot’ in 1998, ‘Plunkett and Macleane’ in 1999 and ‘The Contender’ in 2000. 

2001-2010

Gary Oldman started the year 2001 with the role of Buford Hill in ‘Nobody’s Baby’ and Mason Verger in ‘Hannibal’. Likewise, he has played in movies like ‘Interstate 60’ and ‘The Hire: Beat the Devil’ in 2002, ‘Tiptoes’ and ‘Sin’ in 2003, ‘Who’s Kyle?’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ in 2004, ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, ‘Batman Begins’ and ‘Dead Fish’ in 2005, ‘The Backwoods’ in 2006, ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ in 2007, ‘The Dark Knight’ in 2008, ‘The Unborn’, ‘Rain Fall’, ‘A Christmas Carol’ and ‘Planet 51’ in 2009 and ‘The Book of Eli’, ‘Countdown to Zero’ and ‘One Night in Turin’ in 2010.

2011-Present

Gary Oldman kicked off the year 2011 with numerous roles like the role of Father Solomon in ‘Red Riding Hood’, Lord Shen in ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’, Sirius Black in ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2’, Elvis in ‘Guns, Girls and Gambling’ and George Smiley in ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ where Mark Strong played the role of Jim Prideaux.

Likewise, he has appeared in movies like ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and ‘Lawless’ in 2012, ‘Paranoia’ in 2013, ‘RoboCop’ and ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ in 2014, ‘Child 44’ in 2015, ‘Man Down’ and ‘Criminal’ in 2016, ‘Space Between Us’, ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ and ‘Darkest Hour’ in 2017, ‘Tau’ and ‘Hunter Killer’ in 2018, ‘Killers Anonymous’, ‘Mary’, ‘The Laundromat’ and ‘The Courier’ in 2019, ‘Mank’ in 2020 and the upcoming movie, ‘Crisis’ in 2021.

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Television

Gary Oldman made his debut on television when he played the role of Coxy in the 1983 television movie, ‘Meantime’. Likewise, he has appeared in numerous television movies like ‘Honest, Decent and True’ in 1986, ‘The Firm’ in 1989, ‘Heading Home’ in 1991, and ‘Jesus’ in 1999. He has also appeared for an episode each in series like ‘Dramarama’ in 1984, ‘Summer Season’ in 1985, ‘Knots Landing’ in 1989, ‘Fallen Angels’ in 1993, ‘Tracey Takes On…’ in 1999, ‘Friends’ in 2001 and ‘Greg the Bunny’ in 2002. He has also had recurring and main roles in series like ‘Morgan’s Boy’ in 1984 and ‘Slow Horses’ which is currently being filmed.

Achievements

Gary Oldman has won numerous awards and accolades during his acting career. He has won one Academy Award, three BAFTA awards, one Golden Globe award, and one Screen Actors Guild award. Likewise, he has also won 42 other awards and accolades to his name.

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Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Gary Oldman has an approximate net worth of $50 million.

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