Gary Leonard Oldman is an English actor, musician, and author. He is popularly known for movies including “The Dark Knight”, “the Dark Knight rises”, “Leon: The Professional”, and batman begins. Gary Oldman was born on March 21, 1958, in New Cross, London, England. He was born to Leonard Bertram Oldman and Kathleen Cheriton. His sister is English actress Maureen Oldman popularly known as Laila Morse.
He attended West Greenwich School, Deptford. He, however, left school at the age of 16 to work in a sports shop. He aspired to be a musician as a child but gave up that aspiration. He wanted to be an actor after watching Malcolm McDowell in “The Raging Moon”. He graduated with a BA in Arts from the Rose Bruford College in Sidcup in the year 1979. He attended this college on scholarship.
Gary Oldman has been married for times. He first married English actress Lesley Manville in 1987 but they got divorced 1989. They had a child called Alfie. He then got married to Uma Thurman in the year 1990 but the marriage lasted for only two years. He had a relationship with Italian actress and model, Isabella Rosellini.
The couple stayed together for two years then they separated. In 1997, Gary Oldman got married to Donya Florentino. Their marriage lasted for 4 years. The couple had 2 children. Then in 2008, he got married to English actress Alexandra Edenborough. However, Alexandra filed for a divorce in 2015.
He debuted as a stage actor in the year 1979 as Puss in “Dick Whittington and His Cat”. The play was staged in a number of theatres. He also appeared in “The Massacre of Paris” and “Desperado Corner”. He starred in several TV series including “Dramarama”, “Morgan’s Boy”, “Summer Season”, “Friends”, and “Greg the Bunny”.
He also starred in several movies including “The Scarlet Letter”, “The Fifth Element”, “Air Force One”, “Lost In Space”, “Hannibal”, “Nobody’s Baby”, “Tiptoes”, “Sin”, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, “Batman Begins”, “The Backwoods”, “Dead Fish”, “The Unborn”, “The Dark Knight”, “Rainfall”, “A Christmas Carol”, “True Romance” and “Weather in the First”.
His voice has also featured on video games such as “The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon”, “The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night”, and the call to Duty series.
Gary Oldman is also credited for the vampire series “Blood Riders”. He is set to appear in the upcoming movie titled “Hunter’s Kill”.
How much is Gary Oldman Net Worth in 2017
Gary’s net worth is an estimated $45 million US dollars as of 2017. There are no records of any other source apart from his career as an actor, writer, and film maker.
Gary Oldman was someone who always wanted to live a private life. According to him, being popular was an entire career he does not have the energy for. In 1991, he had to go to rehab to deal with alcoholism. He also had to go to court to fight for custody of the two children he had with Donya Florentino. He is also known to play the protagonist in most movies he has been in. His works earned him several awards.