Gary Oldman may be headed to The Kodak Theatre as a first time Oscar nominee in 2012 thanks to his powerfully restrained performance in the gripping new spy-drama, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Starring as George Smiley in the big screen adaptation of John le Carre's beloved novel, Oldman delivers an indelible performance, filled with the kind of quiet agony that only a master craftsman could deliver.
Tinker is rounded out with one of the most impressive British casts this side of Harry Potter as Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, John Hurt, Toby Jones and breakout star Benedict Cumberbatch unite to present one of the year's most intelligent and challenging tales.
Gary Oldman recently sat down with ETonline to discuss his work in the film, what went into shaping George Smiley and if we might see the character again.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is now playing.