Person Details

Birthday: 1955-03-29 19:25:46

Aliases: Брендан Глисон , Μπρένταν Γκλίσον

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Dublin, Ireland

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Movie Involvements: 62

TV Involvements: 2


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Average
8

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

(2005) Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Average
8

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

(2007) Alastor 'Mad­Eye' Moody
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Average
8

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

(2010) Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody
Edge of Tomorrow
Average
8

Edge of Tomorrow

(2014) General Brigham
Troy
Average
7

Troy

(2004) Menelaos
28 Days Later
Average
7

28 Days Later

(2002) Frank
Assassin's Creed
Average
5

Assassin's Creed

(2016) Joseph Lynch
Braveheart
Average
8

Braveheart

(1995) Hamish Campbell

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Donald Trump
2019 Jimmy
2018 Clarence (segment "The Mortal Remains")
(voice)
Jeremiah
2017 Knuckles McGinty
Detective Bill Hodges
Donald Horner
2016 Thomas Coughlin
Joseph Lynch
Colby Culter
Otto Quangel
Narrator
2015 Old Thomas Nickerson
Arthur Steed
Searbhán
2014 The Alienist
Conor / Mac Lir (voice)
General Brigham
Father James Lavelle
2013 Murray French
Victor Doyle
2012 Henry Osborne
The Pirate With Gout
The Pirate with Gout (voice)
Colonel Hamilton
David Barlow
2011 Dr. Holloran
Dermot Weld
Sergeant Gerry Boyle
2010 Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody
Con Keogh
Martin Brown
2009 Darren Perrier
Self
Winston Churchill
Abbot Cellach (voice)
2008 Ken Daley
2007 Wiglaf
Alastor 'Mad­Eye' Moody
Desmond McKay
2006 Liam O'Leary
Walter Keegan
Self
2005 Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody
John-Joe
Reynald de Chatillon
Himself
2004 Donnelly
August Nicholson
De Jagar
Menelaos
2003 Stobrod Thewes
2002 Walter "Monk" McGinn
Jack van Meter
Frank
2001 Lord Johnson-Johnson
Michelangelo "Mickie" Abraxas
Paul
2000 Harry McKee
Simple Simon
Marc Stevenson
John C. McCloy
1999 Jim Menzies
Sheriff Hank Keough
Garda Jim
Sweety Barrett
1998 Martin Cahill
Father Bubbles
1997 Bunny Kelly
Stubbs
Richard
1996 Liam Tobin
Ginger
1995 Hamish Campbell
1993 Thomas Macken
Lester
1992 Inspector Bolger
Social Club Policeman
1991 Michael Collins
1990 Quarryman
Brendan Dowd
Huntsman (voice)
Freddy Cousaert
Darce
N/A
King Duncan
- N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2018 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

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