WATCH: Gary Oldman Raps Pitbull’s ‘Timber’

Gary Oldman spitting lyrics (Pic: Capital FM)

Gary Oldman spitting lyrics (Pic: Capital FM)

Well, perhaps “raps” is the wrong word for what is happening here. Gary Oldman, fine thespian fellow, star of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and the Harry Potter films, and currently promoting the remake of Robocop, is clearly game for a laugh.

And following their success getting Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to deliver Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” in ripe English actorly tones, London radio staton Capital FM have repeated the trick, managing to convince him to wrap his stentorian tonsils around Pitbull and Ke$ha’s sexually-charged “Timber”

The result, while perhaps not hitting the giddy heights of Benedict Cumberbatch’s recasting of R. Kelly’s “Genius” as a Shakespearian sonnet, is certainly hard to turn away from:

Especially as they clearly had to edit his performance to fit the backing track. Honestly, some pop songs have no sense of DRAMA…

Oldman has been making the rounds lately, appearing on The Graham Norton Show where used his pipes to brilliant effect when asked about his voiceover work in the Call of Duty video game. The episode airs on BBC AMERICA this Saturday (February 15) at 10/9c.

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Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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