Gary Oldman Biography
Gary Oldman, a multifaceted British talent, has established himself as an accomplished actor, filmmaker, and musician. Throughout his illustrious career, he has collaborated with numerous Hollywood legends, including Luc Besson, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, Oliver Stone, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Zemeckis, and Francis Ford Coppola. Oldman’s film debut was in the 1982 film “Remembrance.” He has also portrayed iconic characters in several movies, such as Sid Vicious in “Sid and Nancy,” Joe Orton in “Prick Up Your Ears,” Lee Harvey Oswald in “JFK,” Count Dracula in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” Drexl Spivey in “True Romance,” Norman Stansfield in “Léon: The Professional,” Ludwig van Beethoven in “Immortal Beloved,” Sirius Black in “The Harry Potter” series, James Gordon in Nolan’s Batman trilogy, and George Smiley in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.”
Born on March 21, 1958, in London, England, Gary Oldman’s parents were Leonard Bertram Oldman, a former sailor, and Kathleen. He attended West Greenwich School in Deptford, but left at the age of 16 to work in a sports shop. Despite being a talented singer and pianist, he abandoned his musical aspirations as a child to pursue an acting career after watching Malcolm McDowell’s performance in the 1970 film “The Raging Moon.” In a 1995 interview with Charlie Rose, Oldman spoke about his career and life experiences.
Gary said: “Something about Malcolm just arrested me, and I connected, and I said, ‘I wanna do that’.
In 1994, Gary Oldman began a romantic relationship with actress and model Isabella Rossellini, and there were rumors of their engagement in July of that year. However, the couple separated two years later. Despite this personal setback, Oldman’s career continued to thrive in the 2000s. He took on a diverse range of roles, from appearing in the “Harry Potter” series and the “Batman” franchise to lending his voice to the animated science fiction movie “Planet 51” in 2009.
Profile of Gary Oldman
- Name: Leonard Gary Oldman
- Other Names: Gary Oldman, Gaz
- Born: March 21, 1958
- Star Sign: Aries
- Birth Place: New Cross, London, England, United Kingdom
- Height: 5 feet 10 inches
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: Brown
- Education: West Greenwich School, Rose Bruford College
- Profession: Actor, Director, Producer, Writer, Music
- Years Active: 1979 to Present
- Citizenship: British citizen
- Language: English
Family of Gray Oldman
- Parents: Leonard Bertram Oldman & Kathleen
- Spouse(s): Lesley Manville (1987 – 1989); Uma Thurman (1990 – 1992); Donya Fiorentino (1997 – 2001); Alexandra Edenborough (2008 – Present)
- Children: Alfie Oldman ( 1988); Gulliver Flynn (b. 20 August 1997); Charlie John (b. 11 February 1999)
- Sister: Laila Morse