Gary Oldman was unrecognisable as Winston Churchill in the Darkest Hour
It was once said of film stars that their face was their fortune.
But now A-list actors must compete for parts in which their closest family wouldn’t recognise them.
Leading the charge has been Gary Oldman, who so convincingly disguised his looks to play Winston Churchill in the new film Darkest Hour.
Refusing to put on five stone to play the part, Oldman, 59, instead spent four hours in make-up every day, starting as early as 1.45am, to be transformed into the spitting image of the wartime Prime Minister.
He said of the experience: ‘It’s oddly liberating.
I liken it to wearing a Halloween costume: if you have ever worn a mask, you lose your inhibitions.’
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