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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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Mar 29, 1955 Dans Dublin, Ireland
Crédits Movie / TV :
Apparu en premier:
Dans le series Black storm
Dernier projet:
Film Paddington 2 2017-11-09
Connu pour
Poster of Edge of Tomorrow
Poster of Kingdom of Heaven
Poster of I Went Down
Poster of The Snapper
Film The Shadow King Darce 2019
Film Sexual Healing Freddy Cousaert 2019
Film Paddington 2 Knuckles McGinty 2017-11-09
Film À Ceux qui nous ont offensés Colby Culter 2017-01-20
Film Hampstead Donald Horner 2017-06-23
Series Black storm Unknown 2016
Film Seul dans Berlin Otto Quangel 2016-02-15
Film Live by Night Thomas Coughlin 2016-12-25
Film Assassin's Creed Joseph Lynch 2016-12-21
Film Au cœur de l'océan Old Thomas Nickerson 2015-11-20
Film Les Suffragettes Arthur Steed 2015-10-16
Film Calvary Father James Lavelle 2014-04-11
Film La Grande séduction à l'anglaise Murray French 2014-05-30
Film Le chant de la mer Conor / Mac Lir (voice) 2014-09-06
Film Hysteria The Alienist 2014-09-11
Film Edge of Tomorrow General Brigham 2014-05-27
Film Les Schtroumpfs 2 Victor Doyle 2013-07-30
Film L'Ombre du mal Colonel Hamilton 2012-03-09
Film Sous surveillance Henry Osborne 2012-09-06
Film Les Pirates ! Bons à rien, mauvais en tout The Pirate with Gout (voice) 2012-03-12
Film Sécurité rapprochée David Barlow 2012-02-09
Film Albert Nobbs Dr. Holloran 2011-12-21
Film L'Irlandais Sergeant Gerry Boyle 2011-07-07
Film The Cup Dermot Weld 2011-11-13
Film Au cœur de la tempête Winston Churchill 2010-10-23
Film Green zone Martin Brown 2010-03-11
Film Noreen Con Keogh 2010-06-24
Film Harry Potter et les reliques de la mort - 1ère partie Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody 2010-10-17
Film Perrier's Bounty Darren Perrier 2009-09-11
Film Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 2: Characters Himself 2009-12-08
Film Brendan et le secret de Kells Abbot Cellach (voice) 2009-02-09
Film Bons baisers de Bruges Ken Daley 2008-02-08
Film La Légende de Beowulf Wiglaf 2007-11-05
Film Harry Potter et l'ordre du Phénix 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 Harry Potter et la coupe de feu Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody 2005-11-16
Film Breakfast on Pluto John-Joe 2005-09-03
Film Kingdom of Heaven Reynald de Chatillon 2005-05-03
Film Le village August Nicholson 2004-07-30
Film Troy in pescarese - La vera storia di Iachille Menelao 2004-05-21
Film Six Shooter Donnelly 2004-01-01
Film In My Country De Jagar 2004-05-04
Film Troie Menelaos 2004-05-03
Film Country of My Skull Colonel de Jager 2004-02-07
Film Retour à Cold Mountain Stobrod Thewes 2003-12-24
Film Dark Blue Jack van Meter 2002-12-14
Film Gangs of New York Walter "Monk" McGinn 2002-12-14
Film 28 jours plus tard Frank 2002-10-31
Film A.I. Intelligence artificielle Lord Johnson-Johnson 2001-06-29
Film The Tailor of Panama Michelangelo " Mickie " Abraxas 2001-02-11
Film The Cake Paul 2001-03-16
Film Mission : Impossible 2 John C. McCloy 2000-05-24
Film Wild About Harry Harry McKee 2000-12-31
Film Saltwater Simple Simon 2000-09-29
Film Harrison's Flowers Marc Stevenson 2000-09-23
Film This Is My Father Garda Jim 1999-05-07
Film Lake Placid Sheriff Hank Keough 1999-07-15
Film My Life So Far Jim Menzies 1999-08-25
Film Le Général Martin Cahill 1998-05-01
Film I Went Down Bunny Kelly 1997-10-03
Film Turbulences à 30 000 pieds Stubbs 1997-01-09
Film Trojan Eddie Ginger 1996-09-09
Film Michael Collins Liam Tobin 1996-10-25
Film Braveheart Hamish Campbell 1995-05-24
Film The Snapper Lester 1993-08-06
Film Le Cheval venu de la mer Inspector Bolger 1992-10-23
Film The Treaty Michael Collins 1991-12-05
Film Le champ Quarryman 1990-09-21