Gary Oldman & Joe Wright On ‘Darkest Hour’ & The “Iconic” Winston Churchill — The Contenders

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Gary Oldman, known for his versatile acting style, wasn’t keen on taking on the role of Prime Minister Winston Churchill for Darkest Hour. “Initially, I said no to it only because of the obvious roadblock was the physicality,” Oldman told Pete Hammond onstage at Deadline’s annual The Contenders event. “He was such an iconic figure. … That was the challenge, to meet the physical side of it so it wasn’t on my wish list.”
For director Joe Wright, it was important to capture…