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Gary Oldman considers retirement from acting

In an interview the actor said, “I’ve had an enviable career, but careers wane, and I do have other things that interest me outside of acting."

Published: 21st November 2022

Oscar Winner Gary Oldman says he wants to retire from acting soon. He said he will be happy to bring down the curtains on his illustrious career after his appearance on the ongoing Apple TV+ series Slow Horses. The series is based on the Mick Herron novel of the same name, which premiered its first season in April of this year. Oldman is signed on to appear in two more seasons of the thriller series. In the show, he plays an alcoholic with a past as an intelligence officer, he heads Slough House, an office where rejects from the British Secret Service MI5 are sent to handle administrative jobs.

In an interview, while talking about his possible retirement in the near future, the actor said, “I’ve had an enviable career, but careers wane, and I do have other things that interest me outside of acting. When you’re young you think you’re going to get round to doing all of them — read that book — then the years go by. I’m 65 next year, 70 is around the corner. I don’t want to be active when I’m 80. I’d be very happy and honoured and privileged to go out as Jackson Lamb (Slow Horses) — and then hang it up.” 

Gary Oldman has won many accolades through the years, including three Academy Awards nominations which include one win for his appearance in the 2018 Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour. He is best known for appearing in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy as Batman’s ally Commissioner Gordon. Oldman is all set to reunite with the director for his upcoming biopic on the inventor of the atomic bomb J Robert Oppenheimer. 

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