Gary Oldman Tells Jimmy Kimmel: 'I'm An A-hole'
Actor makes unreserved apology in wake of 'offensive' comments about Jews...
Gary Oldman has appeared on a US chat show to apologise for his controversial comments about Jews in Hollywood.
The star of the Harry Potter movies and the Dark Knight trilogy kept a scheduled appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night - using the slot to issue a grovelling apology.
He described his quotes from a recent Playboy interview as "offensive, insensitive, pernicious and ill-informed".
And he continued: "I am a public figure, I should be an example and inspiration and I am an a-hole. I am 56. I should know better. I extend my apology and my love and best wishes to my fan base."
Revealing that he calls his fans "Team Oldman", the veteran actor went on to address his comments more directly.
He said: "Words have meaning and they carry weight. And they carry on long after you've said them. I don't condone or excuse the words that I used in any context.
"I just basically shouldn't have used them, but I did and I have injured and wounded a great many people."
The British star is currently appearing in Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.