The British actor Gary Oldman (64) has had a long and prestigious career with roles in iconic film series such as Harry Potter and Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, and he has three Oscar nominations behind him.
In a new interview with the British film newspaper Times of London, the actor reveals that his acting adventure is coming to an end, writes the news media Deadline.
– I have had an incredible career, but careers decline, and I have other interests than acting. When you’re young you try to get everything done, but then the years go by, says Oldman, according to the news media.
– I don’t want to be active when I’m 80
Although the 64-year-old Hollywood veteran is grateful for his time in the film and television industry, he is clear about his desire to quit acting.
– I will be 65 next year, then 70 is just around the corner. I don’t want to be active at the age of 80. It will be a great honor and privilege for me to go out like Jackson Lamb (his character in the show “Slow Horses”, ed. note) and put up, says Oldman in the interview.
Current with spy series
To the delight of Oldman’s fans, he won’t be fading from the spotlight anytime soon. The Oscar winner is currently in the role of Jackson Lamb in the spy thriller “Slow Horses”.
The series’ second season premieres on December 2 on the streaming service Apple+, and according to Deadline, Oldman’s contract has been renewed for both the third and fourth seasons of the series.
During his long career, Oldman has been seen in iconic roles such as Dracula in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” directed by Francis Ford Coppola and Norman Stansfield in “Léon: The Professional”.
In 2018, he received an Oscar in the category of “best actor” for his role as the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in “The Darkest Hour” in 2018. Oldman has also been nominated in the same category for his roles in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” in 2012 and David Fincher’s biographical drama, “Mank” in 2021.