Gary Oldman contemplates retirement

After several decades of understanding role assignments, Gary Oldman's acting days are drawing to a close.


English actor Gary Oldman is set to leave a 'big hole' in the entertainment industry after he recently revealed his plans to retire in the near future.

During an interview with Deadline earlier this year, Oldman confessed that his acting days are numbered and he would like to go out "with a bang." Now, a few months later, he has reiterated that his retirement is on the horizon and that he may finally be hanging up his gloves. In an interview with The Times about his role in the Apple TV+ series 'Slow Horses', the Oscar-winning actor hinted at a possible retirement, saying:

I’ve had an enviable career, but careers wane, and I do have other things that interest me outside of acting. When you’re young you think you’re going to get round to doing all of them — read that book — then the years go by. I’m 65 next year, 70 is around the corner. I don’t want to be active when I’m 80. I’d be very happy and honored and privileged to go out as Jackson Lamb [his character in Slow Horses] — and then hang it up.

Gary Oldman won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

The 64-year-old actor has had an illustrious career spanning over 40 years. In that time, he has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and three British Academy Film Awards, and his films have grossed over $11 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.

There are a few upcoming projects that he is set to star in, the biggest of which is the highly anticipated Christopher Nolan biopic, Oppenheimer. Reuniting with Christopher Nolan after working together in The Dark Knight trilogy, Gary Oldman will play the role of America's 33rd President, Harry S. Truman, during World War II, and more specifically, the Manhattan Project. The film, which is scheduled to be released on July 21, 2023, features an ensemble cast that includes:

Oppenheimer will follow the life of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his contributions that led to the creation of the atomic bomb.

Oldman will also reprise his role as Jackson Lamb in the second season of Slow Horses, which is set to premiere on December 2, 2022.

Caleb Sama

Film critic with filmstagram page, devoted enthusiast of film, anime, TV shows, and high fantasy literature. Discovered as a young boy that the world existed in as many realities as we could possibly envision, and we are only limited by our own imagination. Just to name a few, his favorite works of art are; One Piece, Attack on Titan, Arcane: League of Legends, The Expanse, and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. To quote Alfredo: "Whatever you end up doing, love it." Link up with Caleb on Steam.
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