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Gary Oldman - Filming 'Tinker' 'was like riding in a Rolls Royce'

‘IT’S ONE of the Academy Awards’ great puzzles. Why hasn’t Gary Oldman ever won an Oscar, or even been nominated?’

Rick Fulton of the Daily Record reports:

‘He has become one of Britain’s greatest and most respected actors on an international stage. […]

Pausing for a moment, he explains why he thinks he hasn’t been nominated for the last decade.

He said: “The Contender was a serious sort of adult film and it’s taken all this time for me to do Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (his latest film, which he has just finished). […]

Gary acts alongside Colin Firth, who won the best actor Oscar this year for The King’s Speech, in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

Gary said: ‘We were talking about it one day and he said something about the Oscars and he said, ‘Well, you know what it’s like’, and I said, ‘No I don’t’, and he said, ‘You’ve never been nominated?’

‘I said, ‘No’, and he said, ‘I find that unfathomable’. He said, ‘It’s like one of those anomalies’. So I think people assume that I have but one is in good company, I believe.’

After a decade of fantasy films, Gary took on the role of spy George Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy, a remake of the 70s TV series which starred Sir Alec Guinness. […]

Chatting in Los Angeles to promote Red Riding Hood, Gary is sporting blond hair.

It seems he is having fun as a blond, which he did on a whim.

He said: “I had grey hair for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy but I had not had the process done for a couple of months, so it’s, I’m having more fun being blonde.”

Out in September, it sees Gary back in pole position in a film that is stuffed full of British acting talent.

He said: “There were days that we would go to work and there was myself, Colin Firth, Toby Jones, Ciaran Hinds, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Hurt, Tom Hardy, I mean it was like riding in a Rolls-Royce’.

Read the full article in The Daily Record online here

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