Oscar Actors: Oldman, Gary–The Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman won the 2018 Best Actor Oscar for playing Churchill in the British biopic, The Darkest Hour.

He earned his first-ever Oscar Award nomination for Best Actor for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

Oldman was a BAFTA Award nominee for the Focus Features movie in which he portrays the tenacious spy George Smiley. Celebrating the iconic characterizations of one of the foremost actors of his generation, WNYC Radio of New York City is hosting a free retrospective of Mr. Oldman’s movies.

Focus’ Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which was nominated for 3 Academy Awards: Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay (Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan), and Best Original Score (Alberto Iglesias).

The other films being screened in the series are Sid and Nancy (1986), which starred Oldman as punk-rock legend Sid Vicious; JFK (1991), in which Mr. Oldman played the infamous Lee Harvey Oswald; The Contender (2000), with Oldman as U.S. Congressman Shelly Runyon; Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), starring Oldman as the title character; and Prick Up Your Ears (1987), with Oldman as celebrated playwright Joe Orton.