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Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman slays dragons to play Churchill in ‘Darkest Hour’

LOS ANGELES: Gary Oldman has played Beethoven, Lee Harvey Oswald, Sid Vicious and Pontius Pilate in his 35-year acting career, but he says taking on Britain’s Winston Churchill was by far the most daunting. Months of research, four hours for makeup and costumes every day, and capturing the famous voice of Britain’s wartime prime minister were just some of the challenges facing Oldman in the movie “Darkest Hour.” Stamina was another. “Churchill is arguably the greatest Briton who ever lived to many people and he has…