Gary Oldman says he plans to retire from acting soon

Gary Oldman, 64, says he plans to retire from acting in the next few years. (Photo: Kate Green/Getty Images)

Gary Oldman is preparing for retirement.

The 64-year-old Oscar winner has shared that he intends to end his illustrious career when he ends his run in the acclaimed spy drama slow horses.

“I’ve had an enviable career, but careers end and I have other things that interest me outside of acting,” he said Craft tailor soldier spy told the Sunday times. “When you’re young you think you can do them all – read this book – then the years go by.”

Oldman continued, sharing that while he’s signed on for two more seasons of the Apple TV+ series, he doesn’t intend to work into his later years like some actors.

“Next year I will be 65, 70 is just around the corner. I don’t want to be active when I’m 80. I would be very happy and honored and privileged to go out as Jackson Lamb — and then DJ,” he told the publication, citing his slow horses Character, a slovenly, alcoholic intelligence officer who leads a ragtag team of MI5 agents.

Oldman himself is recovering from alcoholism and says it was one of his famous co-stars who actually pushed him to seek treatment for his drinking. Demi Moore, with whom he starred in 1995 the scarlet letter, encouraged Oldman to go to rehab to address his drinking, which had led to many lost weekends in hotel rooms. She said to him: “You are very ill, you have to go.”

“I made no secret of it. But for God’s sake I’m going. I’ve been in recovery and sober for 25 years,” said Oldman, who has a lot to do with his alcoholism slow horses Character.

“Maybe the drink is what lamb is all about. The biggest lie he tells himself is about his drinking. That cruel mocking way he has – he knows he’s a drunk but he’s lying to himself,” said the star, who won an Oscar in 2017 for his portrayal of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill darkest hour.

Oldman has also been through four divorces, an experience he described as “heartbreaking.” However, he has found love in recent years and tied the knot with art curator Gisele Schmidt for the fifth time in 2017. persons reported. Despite his desire to unwind, Oldman still retains an intense dedication to the work he is famous for. He refused to cut his long hair for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Atomic Bomb movie Oppenheimerin which he plays President Harry Truman alongside Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt and Florence Pugh.

“I told Chris [Nolan] I can’t cut my hair because I’m committed to playing Lamb as long as the audience likes the show and the people upstairs want to write the checks,” Oldman told the newspaper, patting his stomach. “I’m growing into that part.”

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