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Jami Ganz

Gary Oldman says retirement from acting ‘is on the horizon’

Gary Oldman might just take his Oscar and run.

The Academy Award-winning “Darkest Hour” actor — and two-time nominee — told Deadline in a recent interview, “Retirement is on the horizon.

“Yeah. I can see it,” Oldman, 64, told the outlet, adding that if his role as Jackson Lamb in the new Apple TV+ series, “Slow Horses,” is his farewell part, he’d go happily.

“To be able to sort of wrap it all up playing Jackson Lamb, I would consider myself very honored and very lucky to be able to do that. I would never say never,” said Oldman, also noting he could see himself “playing Jackson for the next how many years.”

The Brit’s remarks come on the heels of several other actors announcing their plans to put acting on the back burner.

Bruce Willis’ family in late March announced that the “Die Hard” and “Sixth Sense” star, 67, would be “stepping away” from acting due to his diagnosis with aphasia, which affects a person’s abilities to communicate.

Also in late March, Jim Carrey revealed he’s “retiring but ... It depends if the angels bring some sort of script that’s written in gold ink.” Then, he said, “I might continue down the road, but I’m taking a break.”

Andrew Garfield last week made headlines when he said that he, too, would be taking a break from acting, though he later clarified he’s “gonna have like a holiday. ... I’ve been loving the work I’ve been doing but also, I need to take a month or so.”


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