Gary Oldman hints at the end of his career
11/21/2022 1:42 am
Gary Oldman is regularly hailed as one of the greatest in his craft by fans and fellow actors alike. He, who delivered memorable roles in “Léon – The Professional” or in “The Darkest Hour”, is now thinking of quitting. Even after his current role – but what does that mean?
Oscar winner Gary Oldman is an integral part of The Dream Factory for his consistently fervent performances. However, he himself can well imagine a future away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood, and that in the foreseeable future. The 64-year-old actor has that according to the US site “Deadline” now revealed in an interview.
Accordingly, he could well imagine retiring from acting after his Apple TV + series “Slow Horses”. “I’ve had an enviable career, but careers are dwindling and I have other things that interest me outside of acting.” According to Oldman, when you are young you always think that there is time for everything you set your mind to – but that is not the case and “the years go by”.
“The 70 is right around the corner”
“I’ll be 65 next year, 70 is right around the corner. I don’t want to be active anymore when I’m 80. I would be very happy and proud and feel privileged if I were to step down as Jackson Lamb,” Oldman said. Said Jackson Lamb is the name of Oldman’s character in “Slow Horses”. The agent series is about a department of the British secret service that has to deal with cripplingly boring paperwork – until the disgraced agents aka the “Slow Horses” are suddenly faced with an urgent case. The second season with six new episodes will start on December 2, 2022.
A glimmer of hope for all fans of the actor, who received the Oscar for “Best Actor” in 2017 for his role as Winston Churchill in the drama “The Darkest Hour”: “Slow Horses” has already been extended for seasons three and four. At least for the next two to three years, Oldman would remain active in show business – even if he makes good on his announcement that he will turn to other things after “Slow Horses”.