Gary Oldman: Hollywood star hints at the end of his career

Gary Oldman
Hollywood star hints at the end of his career

Gary Oldman is starting to see the time to retire.

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Gary Oldman is thinking of leaving his film career behind for some time outside of the dream factory.

Oscar winner Gary Oldman (64) is indispensable because of his always fervent performances from the dream factory. However, he himself can well imagine a future away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood, and that in the foreseeable future. The actor has 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”.

He doesn’t want to be an old man

“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”.


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