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Brendan Gleeson

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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Nascut:
Mar 29, 1955 in Dublin, Ireland
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
68
Primul film:
In movie The Field 1990-09-21
Ultimul film:
Film Paddington 2 2017-11-09
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Song of the Sea
Poster of Noreen
Poster of Mission: Impossible II
Filme in care a jucat
Film Paddington 2 Knuckles McGinty 2017-11-09
Serial Mr. Mercedes Detective Bill Hodges 2017-08-09
Film Trespass Against Us Colby Culter 2017-01-20
Film Live by Night Thomas Coughlin 2016-12-25
Film Assassin's Creed Joseph Lynch 2016-12-21
Film Alone in Berlin Otto Quangel 2016-02-15
Film In the Heart of the Sea Old Thomas Nickerson 2015-11-20
Film Suffragette Arthur Steed 2015-10-16
Film Pursuit Searbhán 2015-09-18
Film Stonehearst Asylum The Alienist 2014-09-11
Film Song of the Sea Conor / Mac Lir (voice) 2014-09-06
Film The Grand Seduction Murray French 2014-05-30
Film Edge of Tomorrow General Brigham 2014-05-27
Film Calvary Father James Lavelle 2014-04-11
Film The Smurfs 2 Victor Doyle 2013-07-30
Film Safe House David Barlow 2012-02-09
Film The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! The Pirate with Gout (voice) 2012-03-12
Film The Raven Colonel Hamilton 2012-03-09
Film The Company You Keep Henry Osborne 2012-09-06
Film The Cup Dermot Weld 2011-11-13
Film The Guard Sergeant Gerry Boyle 2011-07-07
Film Albert Nobbs Dr. Holloran 2011-12-21
Film Noreen Con Keogh 2010-06-24
Film Green Zone Martin Brown 2010-03-11
Film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody 2010-10-17
Film Into the Storm Winston Churchill 2010-10-23
Film The Secret of Kells Abbot Cellach (voice) 2009-02-09
Film Perrier’s Bounty Darren Perrier 2009-09-11
Film In Bruges Ken Daley 2008-02-08
Film Beowulf Wiglaf 2007-11-05
Film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Alastor 'Mad­Eye' Moody 2007-06-28
Film Black Irish Desmond McKay 2007-04-20
Film The Tiger's Tail Liam O'Leary 2006-09-26
Film Studs Walter Keegan 2006-03-16
Film Kingdom of Heaven Reynald de Chatillon 2005-05-03
Film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody 2005-11-16
Film Breakfast on Pluto John-Joe 2005-09-03
Film Troy in pescarese - La vera storia di Iachille Menelao 2004-05-21
Film Country of My Skull De Jagar 2004-05-04
Film Troy Menelaos 2004-05-03
Film Country of My Skull Colonel de Jager 2004-02-07
Film Six Shooter Donnelly 2004-01-01
Film The Village August Nicholson 2004-07-30
Film Cold Mountain Stobrod Thewes 2003-12-24
Film Gangs of New York Walter "Monk" McGinn 2002-12-14
Film Dark Blue Jack van Meter 2002-12-14
Film 28 Days Later Frank 2002-10-31
Film A.I. Artificial Intelligence Lord Johnson-Johnson 2001-06-29
Film The Tailor of Panama Michelangelo " Mickie " Abraxas 2001-02-11
Film Harrison's Flowers Marc Stevenson 2000-09-23
Film Mission: Impossible II John C. McCloy 2000-05-24
Film Saltwater Simple Simon 2000-09-29
Film Wild About Harry Harry McKee 2000-12-31
Film My Life So Far Jim Menzies 1999-08-25
Film Lake Placid Sheriff Hank Keough 1999-07-15
Film This Is My Father Garda Jim 1999-05-07
Film Sweety Barrett Sweety Barrett 1999-04-16
Film The General Martin Cahill 1998-05-01
Film A Further Gesture Richard 1997-01-01
Film Turbulence Stubbs 1997-01-09
Film I Went Down Bunny Kelly 1997-10-03
Film Michael Collins Liam Tobin 1996-10-25
Film Trojan Eddie Ginger 1996-09-09
Film Braveheart Hamish Campbell 1995-05-24
Film The Snapper Lester 1993-08-06
Film Into the West Inspector Bolger 1992-10-23
Film The Treaty Michael Collins 1991-12-05
Film The Field Quarryman 1990-09-21