‘Harry Potter’ Star Gary Oldman Admits He’d Be ‘Happy’ And ‘Privileged’ To Retire From Acting

Nov 30, 2022 by apost team

Gary Oldman is best known for being an actor and filmmaker. He was born on Mar. 21, 1958, in London, England. He first began acting in theater in the late 1970s and has continued to flourish in the entertainment industry ever since. Oldman is known for having a wide range of versatility when it comes to his acting style and is also known for being quite intense with his performances. It’s clear that his techniques have paid off, though, as the actor has been given several awards and accolades over the years. On top of that, Oldman is also one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.

Oldman made his film debut with the 1982 movie “Remembrance.” He has had a career on stage, on television and in films. Some of his earlier works include portraying Count Dracula in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” as well as portraying Lee Harvey Oswald in “JFK.”

However, Oldman’s work as the villain has made him the star he is today, appearing in films such as “True Romance,” “The Fifth Element, “Air Force One” and as James Gordon in “The Dark Knight Trilogy.” However, he is best known for his role as Sirius Black in the “Harry Potter” franchise.

Oldman has also shown that he is talented in other areas, working as a producer and even showing off his musical skills from time to time. His most recent acting work, though, has been in the TV series “Slow Horses,” which has been renewed for a third and fourth season.

However, Oldman has hinted at the possibility of potentially retiring in the near future.

Gary Oldman (2012), (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Oldman lived in England and found work as an actor in the world of theater before making his way over to the United States in the 1990s. There, he found even more fame with his work in the entertainment industry.

While he is known for being a very eclectic and versatile star, there’s no denying that Oldman shines as the villain character in the projects he is a part of. Some of his most iconic portrayals include his role as James Gordon in “The Dark Knight Trilogy,” which occurred between the years 2005 and 2012, and as Sid Vicious in “Sid and Nancy,” which was released in 1986.

Oldman’s role as Sirius Black in the “Harry Potter” franchise is still one of the most recognizable roles in his catalog. The latter started out as a series of books before being developed into a film franchise starring Daniel RadcliffeEmma Watson and Rupert Grint. The franchise has remained incredibly popular over the years and has a huge fan following.

According to The Times, Oldman was once the 10th highest-grossing Hollywood actor in history. But while his career has been highly successful, Oldman’s personal life has been filled with ups and downs. He has been married five times. His ex-wives include Lesley ManvilleUma Thurman, Donya Fiorentino and Alexandra Edenborough. The actor is currently married to writer and art curator Gisele Schmidt.

Despite being married to Schmidt since 2017 and the fact that he is in his 60s, Oldman has continued to be extremely busy with his career. Since 2020 alone, Oldman has appeared in “A Place Among the Dead,” “Mank, “Crisis,” “The Woman in the Window,” “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” and “Slow Horses.”


Gary Oldman (2021), (Alberto Pezzali-Pool/Getty Images)

“Slow Horses” is a TV series that has already premiered its first season, with its second season airing in December 2022. It has already been approved for at least two more following seasons. Oldman plays the role of Jackson Lamb in the show, which, according to Deadline, is based on the bestselling books by Mick Herron. Its first season became one of the best-acclaimed shows on Apple.

But despite this success, Oldman may not be appearing on the big or small screen for much longer, as he has hinted at the idea of retiring in the near future.

Speaking with The Times in November 2022, Oldman said:

“I’ve had an enviable career, but careers wane, and I do have other things that interest me outside of acting. When you’re young you think you’re going to get round to doing all of them – read that book – then the years go by.”

As reported by Deadline, Oldman continued:

“I’m 65 next year, 70 is around the corner. I don’t want to be active when I’m 80. I’d be very happy and honored and privileged to go out as Jackson Lamb — and then hang it up.”

Fans of Oldman don’t need to worry yet, though, as “Slow Horses” has a few more seasons in the works. Deadline also reported that Oldman will be working with Christopher Nolan in the film “Oppenheimer,” which is set to be released in 2023. The film is about the creation of the atomic bomb, with Oldman portraying President Harry S. Truman.

Oldman has yet to issue a statement about whether he is actually retiring, but thankfully he will continue to grace our screens, at least for a little bit longer.

Gary Oldman (2017), (David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage/Getty Images)

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