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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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Nacido:
Mar 29, 1955 En Dublin, Ireland
Película / Créditos TV:
59
Apareció por primera vez:
En la movie The Shadow King
Último Proyecto:
Peliculas Paddington 2 2017-11-10
Conocido Por
Poster of Trespass Against Us
Poster of Turbulence: abróchense los cinturones
Poster of Michael Collins
Poster of Café irlandés
Filmography
Peliculas The Shadow King Darce 2018
Peliculas Paddington 2 'Knuckles' McGinty 2017-11-10
Peliculas Trespass Against Us Colby Culter 2017-01-20
Peliculas Solo en Berlín Otto Quangel 2016-10-13
Peliculas Vivir de noche Thomas Coughlin 2016-12-25
Peliculas Assassin's Creed Joseph Lynch 2016-12-21
Peliculas Sufragistas Inspector Arthur Steed 2015-10-16
Peliculas En el corazón del mar Old Thomas Nickerson 2015-11-20
Peliculas Calvary Father James Lavelle 2014-04-11
Peliculas Al filo del mañana General Brigham 2014-05-27
Peliculas Asylum: El experimento The Alienist 2014-09-11
Peliculas La gran seducción Murray French 2014-05-30
Peliculas La canción del mar Conor / Mac Lir (voice) 2014-09-06
Peliculas Los Pitufos 2 Victor Doyle 2013-07-30
Peliculas El invitado David Barlow 2012-02-09
Peliculas Pacto de silencio Henry Osborne 2012-09-06
Peliculas ¡Piratas! The Pirate with Gout (voice) 2012-03-12
Peliculas El enigma del cuervo Colonel Hamilton 2012-03-09
Peliculas El irlandés Sergeant Gerry Boyle 2011-07-07
Peliculas The Cup Dermot Weld 2011-11-13
Peliculas Albert Nobbs Dr. Holloran 2011-12-21
Peliculas Green Zone: Distrito protegido Martin Brown 2010-03-11
Peliculas Noreen Con Keogh 2010-06-24
Peliculas Harry Potter y las reliquias de la muerte - Parte I Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody 2010-10-17
Peliculas La recompensa Darren Perrier 2009-09-11
Peliculas El secreto del libro de Kells Abbot Cellach (voice) 2009-02-09
Peliculas Into The Storm (Durante la tormenta) Winston Churchill 2009-05-31
Peliculas Escondidos en Brujas Ken Daley 2008-02-08
Peliculas Black Irish Desmond McKay 2007-04-20
Peliculas Beowulf Wiglaf 2007-11-05
Peliculas Harry Potter y la orden del Fénix Alastor 'Mad­Eye' Moody 2007-06-28
Peliculas La cola del tigre Liam O'Leary 2006-09-26
Peliculas El reino de los cielos Reynald de Chatillon 2005-05-03
Peliculas Desayuno en Plutón John-Joe 2005-09-03
Peliculas Harry Potter y el cáliz de fuego Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody 2005-11-05
Peliculas Six Shooter Donnelly 2004-01-01
Peliculas Troya Menelaos 2004-05-13
Peliculas El bosque August Nicholson 2004-07-30
Peliculas Un país en África De Jagar 2004-05-04
Peliculas Cold Mountain Stobrod Thewes 2003-12-24
Peliculas 28 días después... Frank 2002-10-31
Peliculas Gangs of New York Monk McGinn 2002-12-14
Peliculas Dark Blue Jack van Meter 2002-12-14
Peliculas El sastre de Panamá Michelangelo " Mickie " Abraxas 2001-02-11
Peliculas A.I. Inteligencia Artificial Lord Johnson-Johnson 2001-06-29
Peliculas Wild About Harry Harry McKee 2000-12-31
Peliculas Misión:Imposible - 2 John C. McCloy 2000-05-24
Peliculas A por todas Simple Simon 2000-09-29
Peliculas Las flores de Harrison Marc Stevenson 2000-09-23
Peliculas Un viaje desde el corazón Garda Jim 1999-05-07
Peliculas Mandíbulas Sheriff Hank Keough 1999-07-15
Peliculas El general Martin Cahill 1998-05-01
Peliculas I Went Down Bunny Kelly 1997-10-03
Peliculas Turbulence: abróchense los cinturones Stubbs 1997-01-09
Peliculas Michael Collins Liam Tobin 1996-10-25
Peliculas Trojan Eddie Ginger 1996-09-09
Peliculas Braveheart Hamish Campbell 1995-05-24
Peliculas Café irlandés Lester 1993-08-06
Peliculas El prado Quarryman 1990-12-21