Veteran actor who won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Winston Churchill in the 2017 film Darkest Hour. He also played Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy, Drexl in True Romance, and George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
He was employed as a worker in assembly lines, and as a porter in an operating theater. He also got jobs selling shoes and beheading pigs while supporting his early acting career.
He was married to actress Uma Thurman from 1990 to 1992. He married his fourth wife Alexandra Edenborough in 2008 but the couple divorced in 2015. He has three sons named Alfie, Gulliver and Charlie.
He appeared alongside Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.