February 10, 2014 – British actor Gary Oldman (born 1958) has confirmed reports that he’s been interviewed for a possible role in Star Wars: Episode VII. He is best known for his role as Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007). He also played Commissioner Gordon in three of the last Batman movies.
Oldman is a respected character actor known for his versatility, including playing borderline psychotics and, more recently, reluctant heroes. Oldman seems interested in taking a Star Wars role, but there is no confirmed offer yet. LucasFilm has reached out to numerous actors in Hollywood as it continues its casting search.