Gary Oldman named film icon at Empire Awards

Last Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 13:44 PM IST

London: Actor Gary Oldman has been named a film icon at the Empire movie awards.

The star of ‘Dracula’ and ‘JFK’ picked up his award from Colin Firth, who won in the best actor category for his Oscar-winning role in ‘The King’s Speech’, reports a news channel.

"Icon is a lovely word, but Sir is a better word!" Oldman joked backstage at the London ceremony.

Oldman, who recently finished filming ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ - alongside Firth said he had been lucky to have so many iconic roles, most recently his recurring role in the Harry Potter series of films.

"Sirius Black, Sid Vicious, Lee Harvey Oswald, George Smiley - I’ve had a real share," he said.

"I have had 10 years of pedigree fantasy with Potter and the Dark Knight, but it’s nice to come back to something like Tinker, Tailor,” he added.

ANI