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

Filmography

Actor (79)

Criss Angel Trick'd Up 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Guest

The Hitman's Bodyguard 2017 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Space Between Us 2017 (Movie)

Nathaniel Shepherd (Actor)

Criminal 2016 (Movie)

Quaker Wells (Actor)

Man Down 2016 (Movie)

Peyton Calvin (Actor)

Child 44 2015 (Movie)

General Mikhail Nesterov (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Special Appearance

Conan 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

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)

(Actor)

Paranoia 2013 (Movie)

Nicholas Wyatt (Actor)

2012 MTV Movie Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

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

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

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)

(Narrator)

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)

(Actor)

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)

Presenter

Interstate 60 2002 (Movie)

OW Grant (Actor)

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

Narrator

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

Presenter

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

Performer

Friends 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nobody's Baby 2000 (Movie)

Buford Dill (Actor)

The Contender 2000 (Movie)

Shelly Runyon (Actor)

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

Actor

Lost in Space 1998 (Movie)

Spider Smith/Dr 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)

Actor

Heading Home 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

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)

Actor

Jesus (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

Sin 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Contender 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Plunkett & Macleane 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Nil By Mouth 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (2)

Flying Horses 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Nil By Mouth 1998 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

Flying Horses 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nil By Mouth 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (1)

Quest for Camelot 1998 (Movie)

("Ruber") (Song Performer)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Alexandra Edenborough

Wife
Married Dec. 31, 2008 in Santa Barbara, CA

Donya Fiorentino Photography

Wife
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

Wife
Married in 1987 Divorced in 1990

Laila Morse Actor

Sister
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

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

Kathleen Oldman

Mother
Irish

Alfred Oldman

Son
Born in 1988; mother, Lesley Manville

Charlie Oldman

Son
Born in 1999; mother, Donya Fiorentino

Gulliver Oldman

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

Isabella Rossellini Actor

Companion
Engaged to be married in July 1994 Ended relationship in 1996

Uma Thurman Actor

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

EDUCATION

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

Greenwich

Milestones

2014

Co-starred in science fiction reboot "RoboCop"

2014

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

2012

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

2012

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

2011

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

2011

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

2011

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"

2010

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

2009

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

2009

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

2008

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

2007

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

2005

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

2005

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

2004

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

2001

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

2001

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

2000

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

2000

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

1998

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

1997

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

1997

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

1997

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

1996

Cast as art representative Albert Milo in "Basquiat"

1995

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

1994

Cast as a crooked cop in "Romeo Is Bleeding"

1994

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

1994

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

1993

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

1992

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

1991

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

1991

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

1990

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

1989

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

1988

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)

1987

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

1986

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

1985

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"

1983

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

1981

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

1980

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

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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.

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

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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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