Gary Oldman

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
From the start of his career, actor Gary Oldman displayed an edgy intensity that brought verve to his portrayals of ambiguous and obsessive personalities. Equally at home as either heroes or villains, Oldman gained a ... Read more »
Born: 03/21/1958 in London, England, GB


Actor (74)

Criminal 2016 (Movie)

Quaker Wells (Actor)

Child 44 2015 (Movie)

General Mikhail Nesterov (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)


Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

Man Down 2015 (Movie)


Conan 2014 (Tv Show)


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014 (Movie)

Dreyfus (Actor)

RoboCop 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Dennett Norton (Actor)

The Secret World of Superfans 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Flying Horses 2013 (Movie)

Dennis Spencer (Actor)

Guns, Girls and Gambling 2013 (Movie)


Paranoia 2013 (Movie)

Nicholas Wyatt (Actor)

2012 MTV Movie Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)


Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)


Lawless 2012 (Movie)

Floyd Banner (Actor)

The Dark Knight Rises 2012 (Movie)

Commissioner Gordon (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 (Movie)

Sirius Black (Actor)

Kung Fu Panda 2 2011 (Movie)

Lord Shen (Voice)

Red Riding Hood 2011 (Movie)

Solomon (Actor)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 2011 (Movie)

George Smiley (Actor)

Countdown to Zero 2010 (Movie)


The Book of Eli 2010 (Movie)

Carnegie (Actor)

Disney's A Christmas Carol 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Bob Cratchit/Marley/Tiny Tim (Actor)

Planet 51 2009 (Movie)

Voice of General Grawl (Actor)

Rain Fall 2009 (Movie)

William Holtzer (Actor)

The Unborn 2009 (Movie)

Rabbi Sendak (Actor)

The Dark Knight 2008 (Movie)

James Gordon (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 (Movie)

Sirius Black (Actor)

Dead Fish 2006 (Movie)

Lynch (Actor)

The Backwoods 2006 (Movie)


Batman Begins 2005 (Movie)

Jim Gordon (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 (Movie)

Sirius Black (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 (Movie)

Sirius Black (Actor)

Tiptoes 2004 (Movie)

Rolfe (Actor)

Sin 2003 (Movie)

Charlie Strom (Actor)

17th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


Interstate 60 2002 (Movie)

OW Grant (Actor)

Tales of Edgar Allen Poe 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


The 2001 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


Friends 2001 (Tv Show)


Nobody's Baby 2000 (Movie)

Buford Dill (Actor)

The Contender 2000 (Movie)

Shelly Runyon (Actor)

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)


Lost in Space 1998 (Movie)

Spider Smith (Actor)

Quest for Camelot 1998 (Movie)

of Sir Ruber (Voice)

Air Force One 1997 (Movie)

Ivan Korshunov (Actor)

The Fifth Element 1997 (Movie)

Zorg (Actor)

Basquiat 1996 (Movie)

Albert Milo (Actor)

Murder in the First 1995 (Movie)

Warden Glenn (Actor)

The Scarlet Letter 1995 (Movie)

Arthur Dimmesdale (Actor)

Immortal Beloved 1994 (Movie)

Ludwig van Beethoven (Actor)

Romeo Is Bleeding 1994 (Movie)

Jack Grimaldi (Actor)

The Professional 1994 (Movie)

Stansfield (Actor)

Fallen Angels 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)


Heading Home 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


True Romance 1993 (Movie)

Drexl Spivey (Actor)

Bram Stoker's Dracula 1992 (Movie)

Dracula (Actor)

Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

J.F.K. 1991 (Movie)

Lee Harvey Oswald (Actor)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead 1991 (Movie)

Rosencrantz (Actor)

Chattahoochee 1990 (Movie)

Emmett Foley (Actor)

Henry & June 1990 (Movie)

Pop (Actor)

State of Grace 1990 (Movie)

Jackie (Actor)

Criminal Law 1989 (Movie)

Ben Chase (Actor)

Track 29 1988 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

We Think the World of You 1988 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Prick Up Your Ears 1987 (Movie)

Joe Orton (Actor)

Sid and Nancy 1986 (Movie)

Sid Vicious (Actor)

Honest, Decent and True 1984 (Movie)

Derek (Actor)

Meantime 1982 (Movie)

Coxy (Actor)

Remembrance 1980 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

Backstory (TV Show)


Jesus (TV Show)

Producer (4)

Sin 2003 (Movie)


The Contender 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Plunkett & Macleane 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Nil By Mouth 1998 (Movie)

Director (2)

Flying Horses 2013 (Movie)


Nil By Mouth 1998 (Movie)

Writer (2)

Flying Horses 2013 (Movie)


Nil By Mouth 1998 (Movie)

Music (1)

Quest for Camelot 1998 (Movie)

("Ruber") (Song Performer)


From the start of his career, actor Gary Oldman displayed an edgy intensity that brought verve to his portrayals of ambiguous and obsessive personalities. Equally at home as either heroes or villains, Oldman gained a well-earned reputation as a brilliant chameleon who first staked his claim playing wayward Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious in "Sid and Nancy" (1986). Following acclaimed turns as playwright Joe Orton in "Prick Up Your Ears" (1987) and a slick attorney in "Criminal Law" (1989), the actor was eerily indistinguishable as Lee Harvey Oswald in Oliver Stone's conspiracy-driven "JFK" (1991). Oldman added to his vast array of characters by playing the famous Count in "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992), a dreadlocked drug dealer in "True Romance" (1993), Ludwig von Beethoven in "Immortal Beloved" (1994) and a terrorist leader in "Air Force One" (1997). In the new millennium, he was conservative senator who vigorously challenged the appointment of the first woman to the vice presidency in "The Contender" (2000) and was virtually unrecognizable as the mangled Mason Verger in "Hannibal" (2001). While sometimes associated with small films, Oldman excelled in blockbusters, playing the mysterious Sirius Black in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004) and several sequels, and Lieutenant Gordon in Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" (2005) and "The Dark Knight" (2008). Though virtually unrecognized by awards until 2010's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," Oldman nonetheless remained an actor held in high esteem among critics, audiences and fellow actors, thanks to scores of acclaimed roles under his belt.


Alexandra Edenborough

Married Dec. 31, 2008 in Santa Barbara, CA

Donya Fiorentino Photography

Married Feb. 16, 1997; mother of Oldman's sons Gulliver Flynn and Charlie John Divorced on April 13, 2001 Fiorentino claimed in 2001 that Oldman had a drug habit and subjected her to domestic abuse, a claim which was investigated - Oldman was awarded legal custody of their children and Fiorentino was granted short court-monitored visits

Lesley Manville Actor

Married in 1987 Divorced in 1990

Laila Morse Actor

Born Aug. 1, 1945 Co-starred in Oldman's directorial debut "Nil by Mouth" (1997); played Mo Harris on the long-running BBC series "EastEnders"

Len Oldman

An abusive alcoholic who left his family when Oldman was seven Died of alcoholism c. 1984

Kathleen Oldman


Alfred Oldman

Born in 1988; mother, Lesley Manville

Charlie Oldman

Born in 1999; mother, Donya Fiorentino

Gulliver Oldman

Born on Aug. 20, 1997; mother, Donya Fiorentino

Isabella Rossellini Actor

Engaged to be married in July 1994 Ended relationship in 1996

Uma Thurman Actor

Met while she was visiting the set of his film "State Of Grace" (1990) Married on Oct. 1, 1990 Divorced on April 30, 1992


Rose Bruford College

Kent 1979
Won a scholarship; initially applied for enrollment into Britain's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, but was refused entry

Greenwich Young People's Theatre




Co-starred in science fiction reboot "RoboCop"


Played key role in blockbuster hit "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"


Appeared opposite Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy in Prohibition-era drama "Lawless"


Reprised Jim Gordon role in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises"


Co-starred with Colin Firth and Tom Hardy in the thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"


Reprised role of Sirius Black for the seventh and final installment of the series directed by David Yates, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"


Voiced Lord Shen in the animated feature "Kung Fu Panda 2"


Played a corrupted mayor alongside Denzel Washington in "The Book of Eli," a post-apocalyptic drama directed by the Hughes brothers


Voiced several characters, including Bob Cratchit, in Robert Zemeckis' animated adaptation of "A Christmas Carol"


Lent his voice to the animated sci-fi film "Planet 51"


Returned to the screen as Lieutenant Gordon in the second installment of the revived Batman series "The Dark Knight," directed by Nolan


Once again cast as Sirius Black in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," adapted from the fifth book in the series


Cast as Lieutenant Gordon, a detective on the Gotham police force in Christopher Nolan's commercially and critically acclaimed "Batman Begins"


Reprised role of Sirius Black in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," adapted from the fourth book in the series


Landed a major role in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" as Potter's godfather Sirius Black


Received an Emmy nomination for two guest appearances on NBC's "Friends" appearing as Richard Crosby, a pedantic actor who insists that "real" actors spit on one another when they enunciate


Starred opposite Anthony Hopkins in "Hannibal" as Mason Verger, the only surviving victim of Hannibal Lecter


Cast as a conservative U.S. Senator challenging the appointment of a woman to the office of Vice President in "The Contender"; also executive produced


Made rare television appearance as Pontius Pilate in the CBS biblical miniseries "Jesus"


Played Dr. Smith in the screen version of "Lost in Space"


Continued in the evil vein as the leader of a terrorist band that hijacks the presidential plane in "Air Force One"


Co-starred as the villain in Besson's "The Fifth Element"


Made feature directorial debut, "Nil by Mouth"; also scripted and served as one of the producers along with Luc Besson


Cast as art representative Albert Milo in "Basquiat"


Re-teamed with Kevin Bacon for "Murder in the First"; played the sadistic prison warden opposite Bacon's portrayal of an Alcatraz inmate


Cast as Ludwig von Beethoven in the biopic "Immortal Beloved"


Portrayed a murderous DEA agent in "Léon/The Professional"; first collaboration with director Luc Besson


Cast as a crooked cop in "Romeo Is Bleeding"


Co-starred as a dreadlocked drug dealer in Tony Scott's "True Romance," scripted by Quentin Tarantino


Starred in Francis Ford Coppola's "Bram Stoker's Dracula"


Portrayed alleged presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in the Oliver Stone drama "JFK"


Paired with Tim Roth, played the title characters in the film version of Tom Stoppard's play "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead"


Portrayed a Southern man erroneously incarcerated in a mental institution in "Chattahoochee"


Made U.S. film debut portraying a slick attorney matching wits with a psychopath (Kevin Bacon) in "Criminal Law"


Re-teamed with director Colin Gregg on "We Think the World of You"; played a young married man who was the object of a crush of an older gay man (Alan Bates)


Starred as playwright Joe Orton in the biopic "Prick Up Your Ears"


Landed first starring role in a feature, playing Sex Pistols member Sid Vicious in Alex Cox's "Sid and Nancy"


Came to prominence under the guidance of Max Stafford-Clark (artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre); made London stage debut in Edward Bond's "The Pope's Wedding"


Had a brief part as a skinhead in Mike Leigh's "Meantime" (BBC)


Made film acting debut in Colin Gregg's "Remembrance"


Joined Citizen's Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland; also toured Europe and South America with company

Acted in productions at the Theatre Royal in York, England

Bonus Trivia


In 1991, Oldman was arrested for drunk driving along with friend and fellow actor Kiefer Sutherland. After a string of alcohol-fueled debacles, Oldman checked himself into Marworth treatment facility in Waverly, PA for alcoholism treatment in 1993.


Oldman was one of the relatively few prominent actors of his generation to openly espouse conservative political views.


In 2001, his ex-wife Donya Fiorentino claimed that Oldman had a drug habit and subjected her to domestic abuse, a claim which was investigated by the family courts, child custody evaluator, the police, and Los Angeles city attorney. Oldman was awarded legal custody of their children while Fiorentino was granted short court-monitored visits.


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