Gary Oldman is an English actor. In his earlier days, he appeared in a number of stage plays including “The Pope’s Wedding”, for which he received “Time Out“‘s Fringe Award for Best Newcomer of 1985-1986 and the British Theatre Association’s Drama Magazine Award as Best Actor of 1985.
Oldman first appeared on screen in the film “Remembrance” in 1982, going on to win his first starring role in “Sid and Nancy” in 1986. He has become known for playing eccentrics and for his mastery of accents. Other notable films include “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”, “True Romance”, “Hannibal”, “The Fifth Element”, “Air Force One”, “JFK”, “The Firm”, and “Batman Begins”. In 1997, he directed, produced, and wrote “Nil by Mouth”, partially based on his life, which went on to win the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film, a BAFTA Award, the British Academy Award for Best Screenplay, and was declared by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts as one of the one hundred best films of all time.
Oldman and producing partner Douglas Urbanski formed the SE8 GROUP to produce “Nil By Mouth”. The company also produced “The Contender”, which also starred Oldman. He has currently finished his latest screenplay, “Chang & Eng”, based on the novel by Darin Strauss, which SE8 Group will produce.