March 21, 1958
63 years old
5 ft 8.5 in | 174 cm
72 kg | 159 lbs
40 in | 102 cm
11 US | 44 EU
32 in | 81 cm
Gary Leonard Oldman was born in London, England, U.K., on March 21, 1958, is an English actor.
Young Gary Oldman first started acting with Young People's Theatre in Greenwich and during his years at the Rose Bruford College in Sidcup, Southeast London in school theater productions.
He made his professional stage debut in role as Puss in "Dick Whittington and His Cat", at York's Theatre Royal (1979).
He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
He got his television debut in comedy drama film Meantime (1983) in role as Coxy.
He landed his big screen debut in ensemble drama movie Remembrance (1982) in role as Daniel.
Oldman's breakthrough performance came as Sid Vicious in British biopic film Sid and Nancy (1986).
He made his debut as a writer and director with drama movie Nil by Mouth (1997), for which he won a BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film and for Best Original Screenplay.
Dreamland (2021) thriller in role as Dr. Tyrone Brower, opposite Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly and Michelle Rodriguez
The Woman in the Window (2021) mystery thriller drama in role as Alistair Russell, with Amy Adams and Julianne Moore
He won the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Winston Churchill in war drama film Darkest Hour (2017).
He was nominated for the Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his role as George Smiley in drama mystery film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).
He was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Herman Mankiewicz in biography drama movie Mank (2020).
He played Harry Potter's godfather Sirius Black in Harry Potter film series:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
He portrayed James Gordon in The Dark Knight Trilogy, directed by Christopher Nolan: Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
True Romance (1993) romantic crime with Christian Slater, Brad Pitt and Patricia Arquette
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) science fiction in role as Dreyfus, the leader of the remaining human survivors
Air Force One (1997) political action thriller opposite Harrison Ford and Glenn Close
JFK (1991) political thriller directed by Oliver Stone
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) gothic horror directed by Francis Ford Coppola
State of Grace (1990) neo-noir crime with Sean Penn and Robin Wright
Léon: The Professional (1994) drama crime directed by Luc Besson
Hannibal (2001) psychological horror thriller with Anthony Hopkins and Julianne Moore
The Fifth Element (1997) science fiction action opposite Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich
Red Riding Hood (2011) romance horror opposite Amanda Seyfried
RoboCop (2014) cyberpunk superhero action with Michael Keaton and Joel Kinnaman
Immortal Beloved (1994) drama romance in role as Ludwig van Beethoven
The Contender (2000) political drama with Jeff Bridges
Child 44 (2015) mystery drama opposite Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace
Criminal (2016) action thriller opposite Gal Gadot, Kevin Costner and Ryan Reynolds
The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) action comedy opposite Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek
Hunter Killer (2018) action thriller opposite Gerard Butler
The Courier (2019) thriller, with Olga Kurylenko and Dermot Mulroney
Killers Anonymous (2019) crime thriller in role as The Man, opposite Jessica Alba and Tommy Flanagan
The Laundromat (2019) in role as Jürgen Mossack, opposite Meryl Streep, Sharon Stone and Antonio Banderas
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as Richard Crosby in NBC sitcom Friends (2001) in episode "The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding".
Morgan's Boy (1984) drama TV series in role as Colin
Attended West Greenwich School in Deptford.
Studied acting with the Young People's Theatre in Greenwich.
Graduated from Rose Bruford College in Sidcup, Southeast London, with a BA in Acting in 1979.
Has English and Irish ancestry.
He was a pianist and a singer as a child.
He was awarded the London Critics Circle Theatre Award for Best Actor for his role in "The Pope's Wedding" (1985).
He is an alumnus of Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal Court Theatre.
Featured in music videos for:
Guns N' Roses "Since I Don't Have You" (1994)
David Bowie "The Next Day" (2013)
Was a friend of David Bowie.
He voiced Lord Shen in animated wuxia comedy-drama film Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011).
Spokesperson for Nokia.
Friends with actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
Lives in Los Angeles.
He was married to:
Alexandra Edenborough (2008-2015)
Donya Fiorentino (1997-2001) they have two sons: Gulliver and Charlie
Uma Thurman (1990-1992)
Lesley Manville (1987-1990) they have one son, Alfie
He married Gisèle Schmidt in 2017.
Has been engaged to Isabella Rossellini (1994-1996).
He dated Ailsa Marshall (2002-2005) and Cyrinda Foxe (1981).