He’s had a truly stellar career, but now things may be coming to an end for Gary Oldman.
Most of us know him well from his famous character. Harry Potter.
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Now, of course, we all know that JK Rowling is the woman behind it all.
What began as mere music while stuck on a delayed train in London in 1990, resulted in a magical story told by a young Joanne Rowling. Harry Potter.
It has become a huge success.
Thirty years have passed since its creation. 500 million Copies of the book franchise Sold worldwide In eighty different languages.
making it one of the best-selling book series of all time.
Rowling famously struggled with marriage and money problems during the 4 years she worked on the first Harry Potter book. In 1994, she found herself as a newly divorced single mother living out of her sister’s spare room in Edinburgh, Scotland.
And, incredibly, his idea was rejected Many Various publishers…
who reportedly found the idea “too long for children”.
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Even his literary agent Allegedly warned him, “You do realize, you’ll never make a fortune writing children’s books?”
But, regardless of her personal struggles, she continued to work on her vision, often visiting small coffee shops across Edinburgh to complete her first book.
And came out…
500 copies of the first film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Finally hitting the shelves in bookshops across the UK.
The book was one. immediate Success.
The adventures of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger quickly captured a wide and loyal fan base, with children and adults alike instantly captivated by the novel.
And, in the years that followed Philosopher’s Stone…
Rowling released 6 more books detailing Harry’s fight against the infamous Lord Voldemort, making her unique take on the fantasy world of magic even more popular and loved around the world.
We became Harry Potter. Crazy.
So, of course, it didn’t take long to come up with a film adaptation.
The final chapter of the Harry Potter franchise, The Deathly Hallowswas released back in 2007…
And there were fans. Finally Able to discover the fate of Harry Potter and the rest of the wizarding community.
Rowling has claimed she knew from the start.
including a contribution to a 2-part play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Childand the highly successful blockbuster, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Sadly, since then we’ve lost many of the characters we all loved.
The d*ath of Leslie Phillips was the biggest recent tragedy. Harry Potter fan.
He sadly passed away at the age of ninety-seven after a long illness.
Phillips was best known for voicing the iconic Sorting Hat in the films.
Harris took on the enormous task of playing Albus Dumbledore and did it with such ease that we all fell in love with his warmth and grandfatherly personality.
Sadly, Harris only got to play the role of headmaster for the first 2 Harry Potter films, as he tragically died in 2002 at the age of 72.
Michael Gambon was then cast as Dumbledore and played the role in the remaining 6 films.
Knox played Marcus Belby. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince And I was set to appear Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
However, he tragically died in 2008 after being stabbed to d*ath after a fight broke out outside a London bar.
The eighteen-year-old actor was reportedly trying to save his brother (sixteen) when he was killed.
Spriggs famously played The Fat Lady in the painting that stood guard over the Gryffindor common room.
Sadly, Spriggs died in 2008 at the age of 78.
His role was later given to British comedian Don French.
Bateson voices the character of Kreacher, an old house elf who served the House of Black, Kreacher was later left to Harry Potter after the d*ath of Sirius Black.
Bateson voices the character. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
But sadly, he died in 2009 at the age of eighty-three.
Gardner played the eccentric Ernie Prang who drove the night bus in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Interestingly, Gardner had been in the acting profession since the 60s and was also a WWII veteran.
He died in 2010 at the age of eighty-five.
Burke played Armando Dippet, Albus Dumbledore’s predecessor, the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Burke died in 2011 at the age of ninety-two.
Sykes played Frank Bryce, the Riddle family’s gardener who becomes the prime suspect in their m*rder, a crime he did not commit. He died in 2012 at the age of eighty-nine.
Griffiths famously played Vernon Dursley, Harry Potter’s reluctant mentor/uncle. He was the husband of Petunia Evans, Harry’s only surviving child, and the father of Dudley Dursley.
Griffiths appeared in 5 films in the franchise.
He died in 2013 at the age of sixty-five due to complications following heart surgery.
Cartwright played Alpheas Dodge, a member of the Ministry of Magic’s jury, a member of the Order of the Phoenix in the Wizarding Wars, and a close friend of Dumbledore’s.
He sadly passed away in 2014 at the age of nineteen.
His role was later replaced by David Ryall.
Roger Lloyd Peck.
Peck played Barty Crouch Sr., an influential Ministry of Magic official who was eventually killed by his son and Death Eater, Barty Crouch Jr. He died in 2014 at the age of nineteen.
Legeno played Fenrir Greyback, a werewolf and Death Eater known for praying over children.
He starred in 3. Harry Potter Films before his tragic d*ath.
Her body was found by hikers in Death Valley in 2014 at the age of fifty. His d*ath was listed as heat-related health issues.
Deadman played Tom, the landlord and barman of the Leaky Cauldron, a pub that many people pass through on their way to Diagon Alley. He died in 2014 at the age of seventy-four.
Ryall replaced Peter Cartwright in the role of Alpheas Dodge, in which he appeared Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part: 1But sadly passed away in 2014 at the age of nineteen.
Rickman played Severus Snape, a half-blood wizard with a double life who played an integral role in the Wizarding Wars against Voldemort.
His character development was full of twists and turns, and fans grew to love him.
Tragically, behind the scenes, Rickman was suffering from terminal c*ncer and sadly passed away in 2016.
Baylor played the Blood Baron, a ghost who haunted Hogwarts. He was once a school wizard known as Philip Stranger, a Slytherin student. Bayler died in 2016 at the age of eighty-six.
Douglas played Bathelda Bagshot, a witch, and historian known for writing. A history of magic. She appeared inside. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. She died in 2016 at the age of ninety-two.
Hurt plays Garrick Ollivander, the wandmaker we meet in the first film of the franchise. Hurt was a very successful actor, and appeared in many films and stage productions during his career. He died in 2017 at the age of seventy.
Beazley played Professor Everard’s painting in it. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenixhe died in 2017 at the age of 101.
Hardy played Cornelius Fudge, the Minister for Magic. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Hardy was a classical actor and played a variety of roles throughout his career. He sadly passed away in 2017 at the age of ninety one.
Troyer plays Greyfolk, who is among them. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone who worked at Gringotts Wizarding Bank in Diagon Alley. He was later replaced by Warwick Davis after his d*ath in 2018 at the age of forty-nine.
Ritter played the role of Eldred Worple, the wizard and famous author who was known as Horace Slughorn’s favorite student. Ritter died of a brain tumor in 2021.
McCrory played Narcissa Malfoy, wife of Lucius Malfoy and mother of Draco Malfoy.
She was a cold character, and very much a Slytherin, but fans grew to love her as the franchise went on.
McCrory tragically passed away last year at the age of fifty-two after a battle with breast c*ncer.
Coltrane plays the love interest Rubeus Haggard, who has been a huge part of Harry Potter’s life since the beginning of the franchise.
Coltrane tragically died in October of multiple organ failure at the age of 72.
Rest in peace to all the incredible actors we’ve had to say goodbye to over the years.
What an amazing legacy he has left behind.
And now, one more Harry Potter The star may be at the end of his career.
Gary Oldman has given a major hint that he is about to retire.
“Personally I’m happy for him. He should retire and enjoy his life. He will always be the only Dracula to me and the only Commissioner Gordon. I hope he does some great things with the rest of his life. Will do,” one fan wrote.
“He was always incredibly polite, humble and incredibly funny. The man has earned his retirement, and I wish him the best,” added another.
Addressing. The Sunday TimesOldman spoke about the possible end of his career.
“I’ve had an enviable career, but the career is over, and I have other things that interest me outside of acting,” he explained.
“When you’re young, you think you’re going to do it all — read that book — then the years go by.
“I’m 65 next year; 70 is around the corner. I don’t want to be active when I’m 80.
“I would be very happy and honored and honored to go out as Jackson Lamb and then execute it,” said the actor.
However, fans can still enjoy watching Oldman on Apple TV+’s next 2 seasons. Slow horses.
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