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Brendan Gleeson

1955-03-29 Dublin, Ireland

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Biografia

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.

Películas

Frankie Jimmy 2019-08-28
Hampstead Donald Horner 2019-06-14
Psychic Jeremiah 2018-07-15
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Clarence (segment "The Mortal Remains") 2018-11-09
Paddington 2 Knuckles McGinty 2018-01-12
Captain Morten and the Spider Queen (voice) 2018-08-15
Alone in Berlin Otto Quangel 2017-01-13
Trespass Against Us Colby Culter 2017-01-20
Live by Night Thomas Coughlin 2016-12-25
Atlantic Narrator 2016-03-04
Assassin's Creed Joseph Lynch 2016-12-21
In the Heart of the Sea Old Thomas Nickerson 2015-12-11
Pursuit Searbhán 2015-09-18
Suffragette Arthur Steed 2015-10-23
Calvary Father James Lavelle 2014-08-01
Edge of Tomorrow General Brigham 2014-06-06
Stonehearst Asylum The Alienist 2014-10-24
Song of the Sea Conor / Mac Lir (voice) 2014-12-19
The Grand Seduction Murray French 2014-05-30
The Smurfs 2 Victor Doyle 2013-07-31
The Company You Keep Henry Osborne 2013-04-04
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! The Pirate with Gout (voice) 2012-04-27
The Raven Colonel Hamilton 2012-04-27
The Cup Dermot Weld 2012-05-11
Safe House David Barlow 2012-02-10
So You Want To Be A Pirate! The Pirate With Gout 2012-07-09
The Guard Sergeant Gerry Boyle 2011-07-29
Albert Nobbs Dr. Holloran 2011-12-21
Perrier's Bounty Darren Perrier 2010-05-22
Noreen Con Keogh 2010-06-24
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody 2010-11-19
Green Zone Martin Brown 2010-03-11
The Secret of Kells Abbot Cellach (voice) 2009-12-04
Into the Storm Winston Churchill 2009-05-31
In Bruges Ken Daley 2008-02-08
The Tiger's Tail Liam O'Leary 2007-06-08
Beowulf Wiglaf 2007-11-05
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Alastor 'Mad­Eye' Moody 2007-07-11
Black Irish Desmond McKay 2007-04-20
Studs Walter Keegan 2006-03-16
Breakfast on Pluto John-Joe 2005-09-03
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody 2005-11-18
Country of My Skull De Jagar 2005-03-11
Kingdom of Heaven Reynald de Chatillon 2005-05-06
The Village August Nicholson 2004-07-30
Troy Menelaos 2004-05-14
Six Shooter Donnelly 2004-01-01
Cold Mountain Stobrod Thewes 2003-12-24
Dark Blue Jack van Meter 2003-02-21
28 Days Later Frank 2003-06-27
Gangs of New York Walter "Monk" McGinn 2002-12-19
Harrison's Flowers Marc Stevenson 2002-03-15
Cáca Milis Paul 2001-03-16
A.I. Artificial Intelligence Lord Johnson-Johnson 2001-06-29
The Tailor of Panama Michelangelo " Mickie " Abraxas 2001-02-11
Mission: Impossible II John C. McCloy 2000-05-24
Wild About Harry Harry McKee 2000-12-31
Saltwater Simple Simon 2000-09-29
This Is My Father Garda Jim 1999-05-07
My Life So Far Jim Menzies 1999-08-28
Lake Placid Sheriff Hank Keough 1999-07-16
The Butcher Boy Father Bubbles 1998-02-20
Sweety Barrett Sweety Barrett 1998-10-25
The General Martin Cahill 1998-05-01
Turbulence Stubbs 1997-01-09
A Further Gesture Richard 1997-01-01
I Went Down Bunny Kelly 1997-10-03
Michael Collins Liam Tobin 1996-10-25
Trojan Eddie Ginger 1996-09-09
Braveheart Hamish Campbell 1995-05-24
Love Lies Bleeding Thomas Macken 1993-09-22
The Snapper Lester 1993-11-24
Into the West Inspector Bolger 1992-10-23
Far and Away Social Club Policeman 1992-05-22
The Treaty Michael Collins 1991-12-05
The Field Quarryman 1990-12-21
Dear Sarah Brendan Dowd 1990-02-07
A Greyhound of a Girl
Sexual Healing Freddy Cousaert
The Shadow King Darce