Jade Small
Jade Small
December 6, 2023 ·  3 min read

Gary Oldman Fans Gobsmacked After Finding Out His Sister Is A Famous TV Star

When people discover their friend’s sibling is actually someone fabulous (famous), it can make them take back a step or two. One moment you were teasing them, and the next second you are amazed by them. This was the case for Gary Oldman’s fans recently. For some reason, people are only discovering that he has a famous sister now. Gary Oldman’s sister is called Laila Morse. Sound familiar now?

Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman is one of those actors that can fit just about any role. He is versatile in his skills, not to mention well-trained with a natural talent that captures his audience. One of his most impressive roles was that of Sirius Black in the Harry Potter franchise. He won the hearts of the world, as the movies became more and more popular.

Born on 21 March 1958, in New Cross, London. He is now 64 years old and still going strong. Aside from his role as Sirius Black, he was also in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, ‘The Darkest Hour, ‘The Woman in the Window,‘ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’

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Laila Morse, Gary Oldman’s sister

When the world found out that Laila Morse is Gary Oldman’s sister, they were shocked. How had this gone escaped the radar of the always-eager media? Celebrities who keep themselves out of the limelight always seem to intrigue the world in a way that’s occasionally more tantalizing than the mainstream tabloids.

Gary Oldman may have had a successful career as an actor, but he was definitely not the only one in the family. His sister, Laila Morse seemed to have inherited the acting genes as well. Those who watch BBC’s soapie, Eastenders might recognize her. Yes, Big Mo is Gary Oldman’s sister. This piece of information caught everyone by surprise. They had not realized the relation.

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One person said on social media: “Finding out Big Mo off EastEnders is Gary Oldman’s sister has absolutely blown my head off this morning hahaha.” Another said in clear disbelief: “If there is a better fact out there than Big Mo being Gary Oldman’s sister, I want to hear it.” A third person said: “How did I not know Laila Morse, aka Big Mo (EastEnders), and Gary Oldman are brother and sister?! Wtf.”

More about Laila?

Laila Morse, Gary Oldman’s sister, was borne in Dorking, Surrey on August 1, 1945. She was originally known as Maureen Oldman, but she later created Laila as he stage presence. She had been on TV before Eastender, with her first role being a few episodes of The Bill. Additionally, Laila Morse has appeared a number of times on reality TV. Shows like Celebrity Master Chef, Dancing on Ice, and I’m a Celebrity welcomed her on screen.

Then, in 2000 Laila Morse was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time she was working on Eastenders as Big Mo. Her co-star, Wendy Richard, had urged her to get herself checked at the doctor. However, Wendy died from the same disease after a 14-year battle. Fortunately, Laila’s breast cancer was treatable and she overcame the disease. she paid tribute to her friend, whom she praises for saving her life, by doing a dance routine in the ITV extravaganza, at the Empress Ballroom at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.

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In 1962, Laila married Gerald Bromfield. They had two children, Gerry, and Tracy Bromfield. Gerald was part of the Deptford Mob, which was notorious for robberies. after he served 14 months in prison for theft in 19070, Laila divorced him. Then, in 1995 Gary Oldman’s sister met Jim Bass, and the two were wed. Then, in 2001, she got divorced again. She even wrote in her memoir that she had never really loved Jim.


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