Gary Oldman says his retirement is ‘on the horizon’
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How difficult it is to get used to the idea that our favorite actors and filmmakers are not going to work forever. Gary Oldman has been enjoying a most successful season in his career, taking his first Oscar in 2018 thanks to ‘Darkest Hour’ and having been nominated again in 2021 for ‘Mank’. Now he stars for Apple TV + the series ‘Slow Horses’, based on the first novel in the saga, written by Mick Herron, centered on the spy Jackson Lamb.
However, in a recent interview with Deadline, he has already dropped that his retirement from acting is closer than we would like. Speaking about the possibility of playing Jackson Lamb in more seasons of the series, Oldman commented: “I could see myself playing Jackson for years to come. Of course. For those who love the books and were fans of Mick Herron’s work, he’s already an iconic character. So if it was my swan song, I mean, retirement is on the horizon. Yes, I can see it”.
The 64-year-old actor elaborated on his retirement a bit further, noting that he doesn’t want to say goodbye to Jackson Lamb just yet, and that in his job you never know what role might rekindle his interest: “To be able to close playing Jackson Lamb, I would consider myself very honored and very lucky. I would never say never. There is always something that can arrive and reawaken the taste buds but I would love and be honored to play him in the near future.”.
The second season is already shot
Gary Oldman fans need not worry as the Briton still has projects on the horizon. The second season of his journey as Jackson Lamb is already filmed, in which they have adapted the second novel in the series, ‘Dead Lions’. The first season is now available in full on Apple TV +. And next year we will see him in a small cameo in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’, although we still do not know in what role.