Gary Oldman says he plans to retire from acting soon: ‘I don’t want to be active when I’m 80’ –


Gary Oldman, 64, says he intends 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-winning actor shared that he intends to end his illustrious career when he completes his run on the acclaimed spy drama. Slow horses.

“I’ve had an enviable career, but careers fail, and I have other things that interest me besides acting,” said the Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy saying the sunday time. “When you’re young, you think you’re going to be able to do it all, read that book, then the years go by.”

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

“I will be 65 next year, 70 is just around the corner. I don’t want to be active when I’m 80 years old. I would be very happy and honored and privileged to come out as Jackson Lamb, and then leave it,” he told the publication, citing his slow horses character, a sloppy, alcohol-abusing intelligence officer who leads a ragtag team of outcast MI5 agents.

Oldman himself is recovering from alcoholism and says it was one of his famous co-stars who really pushed him to seek treatment for his drinking. Demi Moore, with whom he starred in 1995 the scarlet letter, he encouraged Oldman to go to rehab to treat his drinking problem, which had caused him to miss many weekends in hotel rooms. She told him, “you are very bad, you have to go…


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