Brendan Gleeson

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.
Name Brendan Gleeson
Also Known As Брендан Глисон
Birthday 1955-03-29
Gender Male
IMDB Brendan Gleeson profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Dublin, Ireland
As: Frank
2003-06-27
28 Days Later...
As: Hamish Campbell
1995-05-24
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As: Menelaos
2004-05-14
Troy...
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2005-11-18
Harry Potter and the...
As: Alastor 'Mad­Eye' M
2007-07-11
Harry Potter and the...
As: John C. McCloy
2000-05-24
Mission: Impossible ...
As: John-Joe
2005-09-03
Breakfast on Pluto...
As: Reynald de Chatillon
2005-05-06
Kingdom of Heaven...
As: Liam Tobin
1996-10-25
Michael Collins...
As: Liam O'Leary
2007-06-08
The Tiger's Tail...
As: Stobrod Thewes
2003-12-24
Cold Mountain...
As: Wiglaf
2007-11-05
Beowulf...
As: Michelangelo " Micki
2001-02-11
The Tailor of Panama...
As: Walter "Monk" McGinn
2002-12-19
Gangs of New York...
As: Jack van Meter
2003-02-21
Dark Blue...
As: Martin Brown
2010-03-11
Green Zone...
As: August Nicholson
2004-07-30
The Village...
As: Quarryman
1990-12-21
The Field...
As: Marc Stevenson
2002-03-15
Harrison's Flowers...
As: Donnelly
2004-01-01
Six Shooter...
As: Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Mo
2010-11-19
Harry Potter and the...
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1997-10-03
I Went Down...
As: Lester
1993-11-24
The Snapper...
As: Sheriff Hank Keough
1999-07-16
Lake Placid...
As: Desmond McKay
2007-04-20
Black Irish...
As: Stubbs
1997-01-09
Turbulence...
As: Darren Perrier
2010-05-22
Perrier’s Bounty...
As: Winston Churchill
2009-05-31
Into the Storm...
As: De Jagar
2005-03-11
Country of My Skull...
As: Martin Cahill
1998-05-01
The General...
As: Sergeant Gerry Boyle
2011-07-29
The Guard...
As: Colonel Hamilton
2012-04-27
The Raven...
As: The Pirate with Gout
2012-04-27
The Pirates! In an A...
As: Dr. Holloran
2011-12-21
Albert Nobbs...
As: Dermot Weld
2012-05-11
The Cup...
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2013-07-31
The Smurfs 2...
As: David Barlow
2012-02-10
Safe House...
As: Henry Osborne
2013-04-04
The Company You Keep...
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1996-09-09
Trojan Eddie...
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2014-08-01
Calvary...
As: Murray French
2014-05-30
The Grand Seduction...
As: General Brigham
2014-06-06
Edge of Tomorrow...
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2000-12-31
Wild About Harry...
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Stonehearst Asylum...
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This Is My Father...
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Song of the Sea...
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Noreen...
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2015-10-23
Suffragette...
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In the Heart of the ...
As: Searbhán
2015-09-18
Pursuit...
As: Freddy Cousaert

Sexual Healing...
As: Otto Quangel
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Alone in Berlin...
As: Richard
1997-01-01
A Further Gesture...
As: Thomas Coughlin
2016-12-25
Live by Night...
As: Sweety Barrett
1998-10-25
Sweety Barrett...
As: Michael Collins
1991-12-05
The Treaty...
As: Joseph Lynch
2016-12-21
Assassin's Creed...
As: Narrator
2016-03-04
Atlantic...
As: Colby Culter
2017-01-20
Trespass Against Us...
As: Ken Daley
2008-02-08
In Bruges...
As: Knuckles McGinty
2018-01-12
Paddington 2...
As: Lord Johnson-Johnson
2001-06-29
A.I. Artificial Inte...
As: Abbot Cellach (voice
2009-12-04
The Secret of Kells...
As: Paul
2001-03-16
The Cake...
As: Donald Horner
2017-06-23
Hampstead...
As: Simple Simon
2000-09-29
Saltwater...
As: Thomas Macken
1993-09-22
Love Lies Bleeding...
As: The Pirate With Gout
2012-07-09
So You Want To Be A ...
As: Jeremiah

Psychic...
As: Walter Keegan
2006-03-16
Studs...
As: Jim Menzies
1999-08-28
My Life So Far...
As: (voice)
2018-08-15
Captain Morten and t...
As: Inspector Bolger
1992-10-23
Into the West...
As: Detective Bill Hodge
2017-08-09
Mr. Mercedes...