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Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson

Gender: male | Birthday: 1955-03-29 | Place of Birth:

Brendan Gleeson is an Irish actor. His best-known films include the Harry Potter films, Braveheart, Gangs of New York, 28 Days Later, and the role of Michael Collins in The Treaty. He won an Emmy award in 2009 for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the film Into the Storm.Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland and has described himself as having been an avid reader as a child. After leaving school for a short while, he worked for two years in an office with a health board. He then graduated from University College Dublin and went on to Drama School in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Just after completing the 3 Year Acting Drama Course at RADA, Gleeson built a very respectable CV at the Royal National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. Gleeson became known for his tremedous stage presence, particularly while performing in such works of William Shakespeare as King Lear, Richard III, and Hamlet.Gleeson started his film career at the age of 34. He first came to prominence in Ireland for his role as Michael Collins in The Treaty a television film broadcast on RTÉ One, and for which he won a Jacob's Award in 1992. Gleeson has subsequently acted in more than 60 films including Braveheart, I Went Down, Michael Collins, Gangs of New York, Cold Mountain, 28 Days Later, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, Lake Placid, Artificial Intelligence: AI and The Village. He won critical acclaim for his performance as Irish gangster Martin Cahill in John Boorman's 1998 film The General.Gleeson lives in Malahide, County Dublin. He is a talented fiddle player, with an interest in Irish folklore. He can be found from time to time playing at traditional music seisiúins in Hughes' pub in Chancery Street in Dublin 7. His brother, Barry Gleeson, is a well-known singer in An Góilín traditional singers' club, and his son Domhnall is an actor. Gleeson is known for his love of football and recounts tales of attempting to get a clear radio reception so he could listen to how his team, Aston Villa, were faring on a Saturday.

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Known For

Paddington 2
Paddington 2

Paddington 2   

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 0

Director: Paul King / Anna Worley /

Stars: 
Ben Whishaw  /  Sally Hawkins  /  Hugh Bonneville
Hampstead
Hampstead

Hampstead   

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 6.9

Director: Diane Keaton / Joel Hopkins /

Stars: 
Diane Keaton  /  Brendan Gleeson  /  James Norton
Trespass Against Us
Trespass Against Us

Trespass Against Us   

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 5.9

Director: Sylvia Parker / Adam Smith /

Live by Night
Live by Night

Live by Night   

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 6.2

Director: Ben Affleck / Anthony Michael Hall /

Stars: 
Ben Affleck  /  Zoe Saldana  /  Elle Fanning
Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed   

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 5.4

Director: Lisa Vick / Justin Kurzel /

Alone in Berlin
Alone in Berlin

Alone in Berlin   

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 6.4

Director: Vincent Pérez / Nancy Rivas /

Stars: 
Emma Thompson  /  Daniel Brühl  /  Brendan Gleeson
In the Heart of the Sea
In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea   

Release Date: 
2015

Rating: 6.5

Director: Jo Beckett / Kathy Hughes /

Suffragette
Suffragette

Suffragette   

Release Date: 
2015

Rating: 7.1

Director: Helene Oosthuizen / Sarah Gavron /

Acting

2017
Paddington 2

as    'Knuckles' McGinty

2017
Trespass Against Us

as    Colby Culter

2016
Alone in Berlin

as    Otto Quangel

2016
Assassin's Creed

as    Joseph Lynch

2016
Live by Night

as    Thomas Coughlin

2015
In the Heart of the Sea

as    Old Thomas Nickerson

2015
Suffragette

as    Arthur Steed

2014
Calvary

as    Father James Lavelle

2014
Edge of Tomorrow

as    General Brigham

2014
Song of the Sea

as    Conor / Mac Lir (voice)

2014
Stonehearst Asylum

as    The Alienist

2014
The Grand Seduction

as    Murray French

2013
The Smurfs 2

as    Victor Doyle

2012
Safe House

as    David Barlow

2012
The Company You Keep

as    Henry Osborne

2012
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!

as    The Pirate with Gout (voice)

2012
The Raven

as    Colonel Hamilton

2011
Albert Nobbs

as    Dr. Holloran

2011
The Guard

as    Sergeant Gerry Boyle

2010
Green Zone

as    Martin Brown

2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

as    Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody

2009
Into the Storm

as    Winston Churchill

2009
Perrier’s Bounty

as    Darren Perrier

2009
The Secret of Kells

as    Abbot Cellach (voice)

2008
In Bruges

as    Ken Daley

2007
Beowulf

as    Wiglaf

2007
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

as    Alastor 'Mad­Eye' Moody

2006
The Tiger's Tail

as    Liam O'Leary

2005
Breakfast on Pluto

as    John-Joe

2005
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

as    Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody

2005
Kingdom of Heaven

as    Reynald de Chatillon

2004
In My Country

as    De Jagar

2004
Six Shooter

as    Donnelly

2004
The Village

as    August Nicholson

2004
Troy

as    Menelaos

2003
Cold Mountain

as    Stobrod Thewes

2002
28 Days Later

as    Frank

2002
Dark Blue

as    Jack van Meter

2002
Gangs of New York

as    Monk McGinn

2001
A.I. Artificial Intelligence

as    Lord Johnson-Johnson

2001
The Tailor of Panama

as    Michelangelo " Mickie " Abraxas

2000
Harrison's Flowers

as    Marc Stevenson

2000
Mission: Impossible II

as    John C. McCloy

1999
Lake Placid

as    Sheriff Hank Keough

1999
This Is My Father

as    Garda Jim

1998
The General

as    Martin Cahill

1997
Turbulence

as    Stubbs

1996
Michael Collins

as    Liam Tobin

1995
Braveheart

as    Hamish Campbell

1993
The Snapper

as    Lester

1990
The Field

as    Quarryman

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