Speaking to London’s The Times newspaper, Gary Oldman has announced that he is ready to retire. The Oscar winner plans to bid farewell to acting after the end of the “Bullet Horses” series.
“I had a career that many would envy. However, careers languish, and I’m interested in other things besides acting. When you’re young, you think you’ll have time to do everything. However, time is rushing fast. I’ll be 65 next year. Seventy is waiting just around the corner,” the actor admits, “I don’t want to be professionally active at 80. I would be very happy, honored and privileged to play Jackson Lamb (the protagonist of the TV series “Limping Horses” – ed.), and then hang up.”
Gary Oldman has been on screen for 40 years. A career breakthrough for him was his performance in “Sid and Nancy” (1986), where he played Sex Pistols member Sid Vicious.
The British actor won his first career Oscar in 2018 for his role as Winston Churchill in the historical drama “Time of Darkness.”
The American Film Academy also nominated him for his performances in “Spy” and “Mancunian.” Other well-known films starring Oldman are: “Dracula,” “Leon the Professional,” the “Dark Knight” trilogy and the “Harry Potter” series.
He will be seen next year in Christopher Nolan’s new work titled “The Dark Knight”. “Oppenheimer.” In it, a star played President Truman.
“Slow Horses”: the last work of Gary Oldman
“Slow Horses” is the story of a dysfunctional group of MI5 agents and their repugnant boss, Jackson Lamb. The characters are trying to defend England from hostile forces, navigating the dangerous world of spies.
The series, which is based on a series of novels by Mick Herron, is being made for Apple TV+. Currently, the final work on the second season is underway. New episodes will premiere on December 2.