Gary Oldman, one of the most important actors in contemporary cinema, is considering his retirement from acting. The interpreter, recognized for an extensive saga of roles and interpretations of almost any style, wants to stop now that he can still spend time on different issues. Without specifying which ones, in his statements one can intuit an interest in personal activities.
Gary Oldman’s career is as prolific as it is varied. The English actor began in the theater, being part of a dozen plays, from 1981 to 1987, before making the leap to the cinema. He did not stay on the big screen, where he started in 1986 until today, but he also entered television and recently, with the series Slow Horsesalso on the platforms of streaming.
Although he can currently be recognized for his time in the franchises of Harry Potter and in Dark Knight, two of the most important commercial narratives of recent years, his weight within the film industry occurred long before those works. One of the main works on which he began to build a career full of successes was The Scarlet Letter, released in 1995, after having made at least 17 productions.
Gary Oldman and the announcement of his repeated
The interpreter announced his withdrawal during a meeting with Sunday Times. In this medium he said:
“I have had an enviable career, but careers decline and I have other things that interest me besides acting.. When you are young, you think that you are going to be able to do everything, that you are going to be able to read that book, then the years go by.
Gary Oldman’s most recent work was Slow Horses, an Apple TV+ series in which he is part of a spy team. This series, confirmed for a second, third and fourth season, represented the interpreter’s debut in productions designed exclusively for the streaming. The success of the production is explained, in large part, by his performance.
Elaborating on his decision, Gary Oldman detailed:
“I will be 65 next year; the 70’s are just around the corner. I don’t want to be active when I’m 80. He would be very happy, honored and privileged to come out as Jackson Lamb (his character of him in Slow Horses) and then leave it.
Gary Oldman is known for keeping a low profile when it comes to the media, as if he always wanted his characters to speak before him, really. That is why it is relevant that he compares himself with Jackson Lamb, who in the story is also in a sort of retirement plan. However, he has the knowledge and ability to continue tackling missions.
So far, the interpreter is expected to be in the second season of Slow Horse. His involvement in the third and fourth seasons seems unlikely. In addition to his work as an interpreter, Gary Oldman also acted in different video games. Throughout his career, he’s racked up dozens of nominations for almost every award possible. His most successful year, in terms of recognition, was 2017. He played Winston Churchill in Darkest Hourrole that earned him an Oscar.