Gary Oldman is an English actor and filmmaker who has performed in theatre, film, and television. Known for his versatility and expressive acting style, Oldman is regarded as one of the greatest screen actors of his generation.
He began acting in theatre in 1979, and made his earliest film appearances in ‘Remembrance’ in 1982 and ‘Meantime’ in 1983. He continued to lead a stage career, during which he performed at London’s Royal Court and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, with credits including ‘Cabaret’ in 1979, ‘The Massacre at Paris’ in 1980, ‘Entertaining Mr Sloane’ in 1983, ‘Saved’ in 1983, ‘The Country Wife’ in 1987 and ‘Hamlet’ in 1987.
His portrayals of Sid Vicious and Joe Orton, in the films ‘Sid and Nancy’ in 1986 and ‘Prick Up Your Ears’ in 1987, respectively, earned him wide critical acclaim. He gained further domestic recognition as a football firm leader in ‘The Firm’ in 1989 and the titular Rosencrantz in ‘Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead’ in 1990. He increasingly starred as offshore characters during the early 1990s, playing a Hell’s Kitchen gangster in ‘State of Grace’ in 1990, Lee Harvey Oswald in ‘JFK’ in 1991 and Count Dracula in Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ in 1992.
He went on to star as the antagonists of films such as ‘True Romance’ in 1993, ‘The Fifth Element’ in 1997, ‘Air Force One’ in 1997 and ‘The Contender’ in 2000. The corrupt DEA agent Norman Stansfield, whom he portrayed in ‘Léon: The Professional’ in 1994, has been ranked as one of cinema’s greatest villains. He gave an acclaimed reading of Ludwig van Beethoven in ‘Immortal Beloved’ in 1994.
In the 21st century, he is known for his roles as Sirius Black in the ‘Harry Potter’ series, James Gordon in ‘The Dark Knight’ Trilogy, Lord Shen in ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ in 2011, George Smiley in ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ in 2011, a human leader in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ in 2014, and Winston Churchill in ‘The Darkest Hour’ in 2017, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor.
In addition to acting in film, he has written and directed ‘Nil by Mouth’ in 1997; featured in television shows, such as ‘Fallen Angels’, ‘Tracey Takes On…’ and ‘Friends’; appeared in music videos for David Bowie, Guns N’ Roses and Annie Lennox; and provided the voice of Viktor Reznov in the ‘Call of Duty’ video game series.
Among other accolades, he has won an Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, two Critics’ Choice Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, along with nominations for an Emmy Award and the Palme d’Or. In 2011, Empire readers voted him the recipient of the Empire Icon Award. At this point, you might be wondering what is Gary Oldman’s next film. Well, we have the full information. Recently, details were revealed about the upcoming Gary Oldman film. Here they are.
1. The Woman in the Window (2019)
‘The Woman in the Window’ is an upcoming thriller film directed by Joe Wright, from a screenplay written by Tracy Letts. The film stars Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Fred Hechinger, and Anthony Mackie. The film is scheduled to be released on October 4, 2019, by 20th Century Fox.
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2. Killers Anonymous (2019)
Gary Oldman, fresh from his Oscar win, and Jessica Alba, who stars in the forthcoming television series ‘L.A.’s Finest’, will be next seen in the thriller ‘Killers Anonymous’, produced by Goldfinch Studios. The cast also includes Tommy Flanagan, Sam Hazeldine, Rhyon Nicole Brown, MyAnna Buring, Tim McInnerny, Michael Socha, Elizabeth Morris, Elliot James Langridge and Isabelle Allen.
The film is being shot on location in London. Martin Owen is handling the direction from a script co-written by Owen, Elizabeth Morris and Seth Johnson. Matt Williams is producing for Goldfinch alongside CEO Kirsty Bell. Executive producers are Doug Urbanski, Jonathan Willis and Phil McKenzie.
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3. The Laundromat (TBA)
Garry Oldman is also slated to star in ‘The Laundromat’, a Steven Soderbergh-directed drama about the Panama Papers scandal that has a script by Scott Z. Burns, based on the Jake Bernstein book Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite. The drama is the story of the revelations of reams of documents leaked from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca by an anonymous whistleblower that bared embarrassing details on investments and money trails from politicians the world over, meant to evade taxes. The film will also star Meryl Streep and Antonio Banderas.
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4. The Bayou (TBA)
Garry Oldman would be joined by ‘Wish Upon’ and ‘Summer ’03’ star Joey King and ‘Maze Runner’ star Dylan O’Brien in crime-thriller ‘The Bayou’. It will be Oldman’s first movie since his Oscar win for ‘The Darkest Hour’. The movie is being sold and produced by Millennium Media. O’Brien will be playing the protégé of a hitman (Oldman) who becomes determined to save a teenage girl (King) from being sold by a human-trafficking ring.
The script comes from ‘Point Break’ scribe W Peter Iliff, with ‘Runaway Jury’ and ‘Homefront’ helmer Gary Fleder in talks to direct. Producers are Natalie Burn under her Born To Burn Films banner and Rob Van Norden. Executive producers are Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein, Jonathan Yunger, Doug Urbanski and Iliff.
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5. Flying Horse (TBA)
Gary Oldman is expected to direct and star in ‘Flying Horse’, a fact-based story of a photographer who helped develop the moving picture, but whose own dark moments defined his life. The script was also written by Oldman.
‘Flying Horse’ captures the story of Eadweard Muybridge, the photographer who was considered one of the true fathers of the moving image. In 1872, Muybridge was living the life as a successful photographer, contracted by the former governor of California to capture a horse-in-motion. And then, his life exploded, when he discovered his wife Flora was having an affair with the dapper critic Major Harry Larkyns. Muybridge’s story turns to one of revenge, murder, and the search for justice. He killed his wife’s lover, and then was acquitted on grounds of justifiable homicide.
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