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Gary Oldman


Gary Oldman was born on March 21, 1958 in London, England, the son of Kathleen (Cheriton), a homemaker, and Leonard Bertram Oldman, a welder. 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 25 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Flying Horse (announced)
Dennis Spencer
 2015 Man Down (post-production)
Captain Peyton
 2013 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
A Thanksgiving Message
- Episode #11.82 (2013) ... A Thanksgiving Message
 2013 David Bowie: The Next Day (Video short)
Priest
 2011 Touch of Evil (Short)
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 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Shen (voice)
 2010 Call of Duty: Black Ops (Video Game)
Viktor Reznov / Dr. Clarke (voice)
 2009 Planet 51
General Grawl (voice)
 2009 Rain Fall
William Holtzer
 2009 Do Not Go See the Perfect Sleep (Video short)
 2008 Call of Duty: World at War (Video Game)
Sgt. Reznov (voice)
 2008 The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon (Video Game)
Ignitus (voice)
 2007 The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night (Video Game)
Ignitus (voice)
 2006 The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning (Video Game)
Ignitus (voice)
 2005 Dead Fish
Lynch
 2004 Who's Kyle? (Short)
Scouse
 2003 True Crime: Streets of LA (Video Game)
Rocky / Agent Masterson (voice)
 2003 Tiptoes
Rolfe
 2002 Beat the Devil (Short)
Devil
 2002 Greg the Bunny (TV Series)
Gary Oldman
- Piddler on the Roof (2002) ... Gary Oldman
 1999 Jesus (TV Movie)
Pontius Pilate
 1999 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Hairdresser
- Hair (1999) ... Hairdresser
 1998 The Fifth Element (Video Game)
Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg (voice)
 1998 Quest for Camelot
Ruber (voice)
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Pat Keiley
 1992 Dracula
Dracula
 1986-1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
Ian Tyson / Bex Bissell / Derek Bates
- Heading Home (1991) ... Ian Tyson
- The Firm (1989) ... Bex Bissell
 1990 Henry & June
Pop (as Maurice Escargot)
 1989 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Don Ross
- Close Call (1989) ... Don Ross
 1988 Criminal Law
Ben Chase
 1988 Track 29
Martin
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
Gary
- Rachel and the Roarettes (1985) ... Gary
 1984 Morgan's Boy (TV Series)
Colin
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Colin
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Colin
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Colin
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Colin
 1984 Dramarama (TV Series)
Ben
- On Your Tod (1984) ... Ben
 1984 Meantime (TV Movie)
Coxy
 1982 Remembrance
Daniel
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Other Works:

TV commercial: One 2 One. See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Interviews | 9 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Maurice Escargot | Gary von Oldman

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

[1997, on the paparazzi] I once had dinner with Brad Pitt at the Ivy in London and when we came out of the restaurant we were surrounded by hoards of photographers waiting for him not me. We had to drive off like the clappers with them chasing. And they were chasing us right through the red lights. It was like the Grand Prix going through the center of London. I couldn't believe it. See more »

Trivia:

Actors Tom Hardy and Alexander Skarsgård have named Oldman as their favorite actor. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays reluctant Heroes who assist the main character See more »

Nickname:

Gaz

Star Sign:

Aries

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