Gary Oldman is a famous English actor, author and musician.

Early years 

He was born on March 21,1958. in London in England.

His father left the family when he was only seven years old.

He attended West Greenwich School and left it when he was 16 to earn himself money.

As a child he took piano lessons and was doing great, but afterwards he decided to take his chance with acting. 

Career development

He studied in Greenwich at the Young People’s Theatre and in the meantime he worked several jobs to support himself.

He won a scholarship for the Rosebruford College from which he graduated in acting in 1979.

His stage debut was in 1979. In a play called „Dick Whittington and His Cat“ .

For a few years he appeared in different theater plays and in 1982. he had his film debut in „Remembrance“ directed by Colin Gregg.

After that he had leading roles in a few movies, but his breakthrough came with a theatre play Saved by Edward Bond.

He won two british theatre awards and got roles in „The War Plays“, „Great Peace“, „The Desert Air“, „Cain and Abel“…

In 1986., he took a role of Sid Vicious in the movie „Sid and Nancy“ and after that starred in „Pick Up Your Ears“.

That opened him a way to Hollywood.

In the early 1990s, after doing a lot of films (State of Grace, Janet Mastin…) he moved to the U.S.

His role of Lee Harvey Oswald in Oliver Stone’s „JFK“ in 1991. gave him great publicity.

Then followed F.F. Coppola’s horror „Bram Stocker’s Dracula“, a 1993. „True Romance“ and 1995. „Murder in the First“.

He acted  in 1997. „The Fifth Element“, a sci-fi movie where his fellow actors were famous Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich.

With the roles of Sirius Black in the Harry Potter franchise and a role of Detective Gordon in Batman films he showed all of his talent as an actor.

In 2011. he portrayed George Smiley in „Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy“ and for that performance he was nominated for an Oscar.

In 2014. he starred in „Dawn of the Planet of the Apes“ and in „Robocop“.

He directed a movie „Nil by Mouth“ in 1997.This movie was his way coping with the past when he was living in South London with his mother, abandonded by his father who was a drunk and surrounded with drugs and poverty.

Personal life 

His first wife was Lesley Manville, an English theater actress and they had a son together.

They were tpgether from 1987. to 1990.

From 1990-92. he was married to another actress Uma Thurman but they were soon separated.

In 1997. He got married  to Donya Fiorentino, ex model and a movie photographer, who gave him two sons but this turbulent marriage ended in 2001.

His last, fourth wife was Alexandra Edenborough, a singer and a songwriter, and he was with her from 2008. to 2014.

Philantropic work

He is currently helping an organization ALAFA, which is a charity helping children and people in Africa in their fight with AIDS. 

Quick summary 

Full name: Gary Leonard Oldman

Date of birth: March 21,1958.

Birth place: Lonodon, England

Age: 59

Profession: actor , director

Height: 1,74

Weight: 72 kgs

Net worth: $ 40  million