It's apparent the moment you walk into a room and are introduced to him. The truth of the matter is that taking on the role of George Smiley would be an easy offer to decline, as the ghost of the legendary Alec Guinness' landmark BBC miniseries portrayal of the character still hovers over the material. With Smiley, I didn't know how I was going to play [him] when I finally said yes to it, but I looked at it as if it were an actor playing Hamlet.
Gary Oldman previously dated American actress, model, and publicist, Cyrinda Foxe. Next, he was in a relationship with theatre, film and television actress, Lesley Manville. The pair were married for four years from to
Sign in. Gary Oldman is a talented English movie star and character actor, renowned for his expressive acting style. One of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television, he is known for his roles as Sid Vicious in Sid and NancyDrexl in True RomanceGeorge Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spyand Winston Churchill in Darkest Houramong many others. For much of his career, he was best-known for playing over-the-top antagonists, such as terrorist Egor Korshunov in the blockbuster Air Force Onethough he has reached a new audience with heroic roles in the Harry Potter and Dark Knight franchises.
Gary Oldman's apology tour made an unlikely stop at Thursday's opening night ceremony of Outfestwhere the actor presented writer-producer James Schamus with a well-deserved lifetime achievement award. Oldman, who ranted in a recent Playboy interview about the unbearable constrictions of political correctness—particularly when men like Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin are held accountable for their own anti-Semitic or homophobic language—already turned in a questionably dramatic appeal to the Anti-Defamation League. The audience of LGBT filmmakers and friends celebrating Outfest's 32 years of work got to witness first-hand a bizarre follow-up performance in which Oldman proclaimed his longtime love for the gays:.
The son of a welder and homemaker, Oldman grew up in a hardscrabble working class neighborhood of south London. His childhood and later adult years were framed by the absence of his father, who left the family when Oldman was just seven years old. Hardly a committed student, Oldman eventually dropped out of school at the age of 16, when he found work as a store clerk.
Are you attached to John as a name? Molina is superb as Halliwell, managing to not only depict a man gradually unravelling from intelligent and dignified to frenzied and paranoid but to cast him in a sympathetic light. When you see the pair together, it just makes sense.