Gary Oldman Biography

Birthday: 1958-03-21
Place of Birth: New Cross, London
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Gary Oldman, the son of a welder and a homemaker, was born on March 21, 1958 in London, England. For most of his career he was best-known for playing over-the-top antagonists, though he has recently reached a new audience with heroic roles in the Harry Potter and Dark Knight franchises. Oldman won a scholarship to Britain's Rose Bruford Drama College, in Sidcup, Kent, where he received a B.A. in theatre arts in 1979. He subsequently studied with the Greenwich Young People's Theatre and went on to appear in a number of plays throughout the early '80s, including "The Pope's Wedding," for which he received Time Out's Fringe Award for Best Newcomer of 1985-1986 and the British Theatre Association's Drama Magazine Award as Best Actor for 1985. His film debut was Remembrance (1982), though his most-memorable early role came when he played Sex Pistol Sid Vicious in the biopic Sid and Nancy (1986) picking up the Evening Standard Film Award as Best Newcomer. He then received a Best Actor nomination from BAFTA for his portrayal of '60s playwright Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears (1987). In the 1990s, Oldman brought to life a series of iconic real-world and fictional villains including Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK (1991), the title character in Dracula (1992), Drexl Spivey in True Romance (1993), Stansfield in Léon: The Professional (1994), Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg in The Fifth Element (1997) and Ivan Korshunov in Air Force One (1997). That decade also saw Oldman portraying Ludwig van Beethoven in biopic Immortal Beloved (1994). Oldman scored the coveted role of Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), giving him a key part in one of the highest-grossing franchises ever. He reprised that role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007). Oldman also took on the iconic role of Detective James Gordon in writer-director Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins (2005), a role he played again in The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). In 2011, Oldman portrayed master spy George Smiley in the adaptation of John le Carré's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), and the role scored Oldman his first Academy Award nomination. Aside from acting, Oldman tried his hand at writing and directing for Nil by Mouth (1997). The movie opened the Cannes Film Festival in 1997, and won Kathy Burke a Best Actress prize at the festival. Oldman has three children - one with first wife Lesley Manville, and two with third wife Donya Fiorentino. He is currently married to Alexandra Edenborough. IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous Mini Biography Gary Oldman, the son of a welder and a homemaker, won a scholarship to Britain's Rose Bruford Drama College, where he received a B.A. in theatre arts in 1979. He subsequently studied with the Greenwich Young People's Theatre and went on to appear in a number of plays throughout the early '80s, including "The Pope's Wedding," for which he received Time Out's Fringe Award for Best Newcomer of 1985-1986 and the British Theatre Association's Drama Magazine Award as Best Actor for 1985. His film debut was Remembrance (1982). In 1986, he played Sex Pistol Sid Vicious in the biopic Sid and Nancy (1986), picking up the Evening Standard Film Award as Best Newcomer. In 1988, he received a Best Actor nomination from the British Academy of Film and TV Arts for his portrayal of '60s playwright Joe Orton. His ability to transform himself physically and his command of accents have allowed him to play a broad range of characters and a number of historical figures, including, in addition to those mentioned above, Lee Harvey Oswald (JFK (1991)) and Ludwig van Beethoven (Immortal Beloved (1994)).

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Lost in Space Dr. Zachary Smith 1965 - 1968 Action
Morgan's Boy Colin 1984 Drama
Dark Knight Lt. Jim Gordon 2001 - 2002 Action
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy George Smiley 2011 Drama
Dracula Dracula 2013 Drama
The Contender Shelly Runyon 3727 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Meantime Coxy 1986 Comedy, Drama
Sid and Nancy Sid Vicious 1986 Drama, Music
Prick Up Your Ears Joe Orton 1987 Drama
Track 29 Martin 1988 0
Red Riding Hood Solomon 1989 0, 0
We Think the World of You Johnny 1989 Comedy
Criminal Law Ben Chase 1989
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Rosencrantz 1990
Chattahoochee Emmett Foley 1990 Drama
State of Grace Jackie Flannery 1990 Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Unborn Rabbi Sendak 1991 Sport, Reality Tv
Bram Stoker's Dracula Count Vlad Dracul/Dracula 1992
True Romance Drexl Spivey 1993 0, Game Show, Comedy, Biography
Léon: The Professional Stansfield 1994 Game Show, Comedy
Romeo Is Bleeding Jack Grimaldi 1994 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Murder in the First Milton Glenn 1995 0, Game Show
Immortal Beloved Ludwig van Beethoven 1995 Drama, Music
The Scarlet Letter Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale 1995 Drama, Romance
Basquiat Albert Milo 1996 Drama
The Fifth Element Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg 1997 0, Game Show, Sport
Air Force One Ivan Korshunov 1997 0, Game Show
Lost in Space Dr. Zachary Smith 1998 0, Sport, 0
Quest for Camelot 1998 Animation, Family, Adventure
A Christmas Carol Bob Cratchit 1999 0
Lawless Floyd Banner 1999 Comedy
The Contender Shelly Runyon 2000 Drama, Thriller
Nobody's Baby Buford Dill 2001 0
Hannibal Mason Verger 2001 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Interstate 60 2002 0, 0, 0
Tiptoes Rolfe 2003
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Sirius Black 2004 0, 0
Sin Charlie Strom 2004 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Batman Begins Jim Gordon 2005 0, Comedy, 0, Sport
Dracula Dracula 2006 Reality Tv
Dead Fish Lynch 2006 Action, Comedy, Thriller
Bosque de sombras Paul 2007 Drama, Thriller
Disney's A Christmas Carol Bob Cratchit 2008
The Dark Knight Lt. Jim Gordon 2008 0, Game Show
Rain Fall William Holtzer 2009 Game Show
Planet 51 General Grawl 2009 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Book of Eli Carnegie 2010 0, Game Show, Sport, 0
Kung Fu Panda 2 Lord Shen 2011
The Dark Knight Rises Commissioner Gordon 2012 Action, Crime, Thriller
Guns, Girls and Gambling Elvis 2013 Crime, Thriller
Paranoia Nicholas Wyatt 2013 Drama, Thriller
Flying Horse Dennis Spencer 2014 Drama
RoboCop Dr. Dennett Norton 2014 Action
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Dreyfus 2014 Action, Drama
Jesús Pontius Pilate 2016 0
Man Down Counselor Peyton 2016 0, Game Show, 0