Gary Oldman

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Leonard Gary Oldman
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/21/1958, Aries
  • Profession: 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, Remembrance (1981). 
  • 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 and Call of Duty series.
  • Voiced three characters (Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and Marley) in Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009).
  • 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' (2010).
  • 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-fiancĂ©e
  • 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
  • College:
  • Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, Kent, England (BA in Theater Arts, 1979)

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