Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 29-03-1955
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland
  • Also Known As:

    Брендан Глисон
    Μπρένταν Γκλίσον

  • Popularity: 5.96
  • Homepage: N/A


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.




Year Movie Character
2006 The Tiger's Tail as Liam O'Leary
2004 Six Shooter as Donnelly
1997 I Went Down as Bunny Kelly
2009 Into the Storm as Winston Churchill
1998 The General as Martin Cahill
2011 The Guard as Sergeant Gerry Boyle
2014 Calvary as Father James Lavelle
2013 The Grand Seduction as Murray French
2014 Song of the Sea as Conor / Mac Lir (voice)
1999 Sweety Barrett as Sweety Barrett
1991 The Treaty as Michael Collins
2006 Studs as Walter Keegan
2007 Black Irish as Desmond McKay
2009 Perrier's Bounty as Darren Perrier
2011 The Cup as Dermot Weld
2000 Wild About Harry as Harry McKee
2010 Noreen as Con Keogh
1970 Sexual Healing as Freddy Cousaert
2016 Alone in Berlin as Otto Quangel
2016 Atlantic as Narrator
2016 Trespass Against Us as Colby Culter
2008 In Bruges as Ken Daley
2001 The Cake as Paul
2019 Frankie as Jimmy
1970 The Banshees of Inisheer
1970 Riverdance: An Animated Adventure as (voice)
2002 28 Days Later as Frank
2010 Green Zone as Martin Brown
2000 Harrison's Flowers as Marc Stevenson
1997 Turbulence as Stubbs
2004 Country of My Skull as De Jagar
2013 The Smurfs 2 as Victor Doyle
1970 The Shadow King as Darce
2014 Edge of Tomorrow as General Brigham
2015 Suffragette as Arthur Steed
1997 A Further Gesture as Richard
2016 Live by Night as Thomas Coughlin
2009 The Secret of Kells as Abbot Cellach (voice)
2017 Hampstead as Donald Horner
2018 Psychic as Jeremiah
2018 Captain Morten and the Spider Queen as (voice)
1970 A Greyhound of a Girl
2009 Braveheart: A Look Back as Self
2002 Dark Blue as Jack van Meter
1999 Lake Placid as Sheriff Hank Keough
2012 The Raven as Colonel Hamilton
1996 Trojan Eddie as Ginger
2014 Stonehearst Asylum as The Alienist
2015 In the Heart of the Sea as Old Thomas Nickerson
2015 Pursuit as Searbhán
2016 Assassin's Creed as Joseph Lynch
1970 The Tragedy of Macbeth as King Duncan
2005 Kingdom of Heaven as Reynald de Chatillon
2003 Cold Mountain as Stobrod Thewes
2001 The Tailor of Panama as Michelangelo "Mickie" Abraxas
2002 Gangs of New York as Walter "Monk" McGinn
2012 Safe House as David Barlow
2000 Saltwater as Simple Simon
1993 Love Lies Bleeding as Thomas Macken
1995 Braveheart as Hamish Campbell
2004 Troy as Menelaos
2005 Breakfast on Pluto as John-Joe
2007 Beowulf as Wiglaf
2004 The Village as August Nicholson
2011 Albert Nobbs as Dr. Holloran
1999 This Is My Father as Garda Jim
2012 So You Want To Be A Pirate! as The Pirate With Gout
2005 Deconstructing 'The Village' as Himself
2000 Mission: Impossible II as John C. McCloy
1996 Michael Collins as Liam Tobin
1990 The Field as Quarryman
2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs as Clarence (segment "The Mortal Remains")
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 as Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody
2017 Paddington 2 as Knuckles McGinty
1992 Into the West as Inspector Bolger
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as Alastor 'Mad­Eye' Moody
2012 The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! as The Pirate with Gout (voice)
2012 The Company You Keep as Henry Osborne
1998 The Butcher Boy as Father Bubbles
1993 The Snapper as Lester
1999 My Life So Far as Jim Menzies
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence as Lord Johnson-Johnson
1990 Dear Sarah as Brendan Dowd
1992 Far and Away as Social Club Policeman
2018 Psychic
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2017 Mr. Mercedes (30 episode) as Detective Bill Hodges
2020 The Comey Rule (2 episode) as Donald Trump

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