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Leonard Gary Oldman
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Actor; director; writer; producer
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Gary Oldman Fast Facts:
Was raised by his mother and two sisters after his father abandoned the family.
Dropped out of high school and worked in a sporting-goods store before studying acting at the Greenwich Young People's Theatre.
At age 23, appeared in his first film,
Thought up the stage name Laila Morse, an anagram of "mia sorella," the Italian words for "my sister," for his sibling Maureen Oldman. She made her film debut in 1997's
Nil by Mouth
, her brother's loosely autobiographical directorial debut.
Provided the voice of characters in several video games, including games in
The Legend of Spyro
Call of Duty
Voiced three characters (Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and Marley) in
Disney's A Christmas Carol
Directed the music video for Jonathan Clark's song "I'll Be There" and sang background vocals on two tracks of Clark's debut album,
I'm Just Sayin'
Honored by the British film magazine Empire with the 2011 Empire Film Icon Award.
Gary Oldman Relationships:
Lesley Manville - Ex-wife
Alfred Oldman - Son
Uma Thurman - Ex-wife
Charlie John Oldman - Son
Donya Fiorentino - Ex-wife
Isabella Rossellini - Ex-fiancée
Gulliver Flynn Oldman - Son
Jackie Oldman - Sister
Kathleen Oldman - Mother
Leonard Oldman - Father
Alexandra Edenborough - Wife
Laila Morse - Sister
Gary Oldman Awards:
2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
2011 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Leading Actor - Nominee
2012 European Film Awards: European Actor - Nominee
2011 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
1987 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
1997 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Winner
1997 BAFTA Film Awards: The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year - Winner
2001 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, Kent, England (BA in Theater Arts, 1979)
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