Brendan Gleeson

Movie Actor

Brendan Gleeson was born in Dublin, Leinster, Ireland on March 29th, 1955 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 69, Brendan Gleeson biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, and networth are available.

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Date of Birth
March 29, 1955
Place of Birth
Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
69 years old
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$4 Million
Actor, Character Actor, Film Actor, Stage Actor, Television Actor
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Brendan Gleeson Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 69 years old, Brendan Gleeson has this physical status:

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Light Brown
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Brendan Gleeson Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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St. Joseph’s Secondary School
Brendan Gleeson Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Mary Gleeson
4, including Domhnall and Brian
Dating / Affair
Mary (née Weldon) Gleeson (1982-Present)
Frank Gleeson, Pat Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson Life

Brendan Gleeson (born 29 March 1955) is an Irish actor and film producer.

He has been nominated twice for a BAFTA Award, two BIFA Awards, and an Emmy Award, and twice for a Golden Globe Award. He is best known for his appearances in Harry Potter films (1995), Michael Collins (1996), Troy (2004), Suffragette (2015), Paddington 2 (2018), and Calvary (2014), as well as leading roles in films such as In Bruges (2008), In Bruges (2008), Michael Collins (1995), Michael Collins (1994), Michael Collins (1995), Michael Collins (2004), Tracy (2004), Stuffragette (2004), and Calvary (2014).

In Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes' television adaptation, he appeared as detective Bill Hodges. In 2009, he received an Emmy Award for his role as Winston Churchill in the television film Into the Storm. Domhnall Gleeson and Brian Gleeson's father are among actors.

Early life

Gleeson was born in Dublin, son of Pat (1925–2007) and Frank Gleeson (1918–2010). As a child, Gleeson has proclaimed himself as an avid reader. He obtained his second-level education at St Joseph's CBS in Fairview, Dublin, where he was a member of the school drama club. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at University College Dublin, majoring in English and Irish studies. He spent several years as a secondary school teacher of Irish and English at the now defunct Catholic Belcamp College in North County Dublin, which closed in 2004. He was both acting as an actor and performing semi-professional and professional shows in Dublin and the immediate regions. In 1991, he left teaching to dedicate full-time to acting.

In an NPR interview to promote Calvary in 2014, Gleeson said he was molested as a child by a Christian Brother in primary school.

Personal life

He has been married to Mary Weldon since 1982. They have four sons; Domhnall, Fermors, Brnan, and Rory. Domhnall and Bran are both actors. Gleeson is a fluent Irish speaker and is a fan of the Irish language's propagation. Gleeson, as well as his son Domhnall, is a fan of English football team Aston Villa.


Brendan Gleeson Career


Gleeson, a founding member of the Dublin-based Passion Machine Theatre company, appeared in many of the company's early and popular plays, including Brownbread (1987), written by Roddy Doyle and directed by Paul Mercier (1985) and Home (1988), written and directed by Paul Mercier. He has also written three plays for Passion Machine: The Birdtable (1987) and Breaking Up (1988), both of which he directed, as well as Babies and Bathwater (1994), in which he appeared. Patrick Süskind's one-man play The Year of the Hiker and John B. Keane's The Year of the Hiker are two of his other Dublin theater performances.

At the age of 34, Gleeson began his film career. He first rose to fame in Ireland as Michael Collins in The Treaty, a television film broadcast on RTÉ One, and for which he received a Jacob's Award in 1992. He has appeared in films such as Braveheart, I Went Down, Michael Collins, Gangs of New York, 28 Days Later, Troy, The Kingdom of Heaven, Lake Placid, A.I. Mission: Impossible 2 & The Village, Artificial Intelligence. In John Boorman's 1998 film The General, he received critical acclaim for his role as Irish gangster Martin Cahill.

In an episode of the Channel 4 animated series Hugh the Miller in 2003, Gleeson was the voice of Hugh the Miller.

Although Gleeson depicted Irish statesman Michael Collins in The Treaty, he later portrayed Collins' close friend Liam Tobin in the film Michael Collins, with Liam Neeson playing Collins. Winston Churchill was later portrayed in Into the Storm by Gleeson. For his work, Gleeson was given an Emmy Award. In the fourth, fifth, and seventh Harry Potter films, Gleeson played Hogwarts professor Mad-Eye Moody. In the seventh and eighth films, Domhnall's son Bill Weasley appeared as Bill Weasley.

In The Secret of Kells, an animated film co-directed by Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey of Cartoon Saloon, which premiered in February 2009 at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Gleeson performed Abbot Cellach.

In 2006, Gleeson appeared in the short film Six Shooter, which received an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. Martin McDonagh wrote and directed this film. Gleeson appeared in In Bruges, a comedy crime film that was also written and directed by McDonagh in 2008. The film, as well as Gleeson's appearance, received multiple award nominations, including his first Golden Globe nomination. Colin Farrell's hitman's mentor, Gleeson, appears in the film. Roger Ebert's review of In Bruges compared the elder Gleeson to "noble shambles of a face and the tenacity of a boxer gone to seed."

He started filming The Grand Seduction, a tribute to Jean-François Pouliot's French-Canadian La Grande Séduction (2003) directed by Don McKellar, in July 2012. In 2016, he appeared in the video game version of Assassin's Creed and Ben Affleck's crime drama Live by Night. He directed and starred in Psychic, a short film that he directed and starred in in 2017.

Gleeson is a fiddle and mandolin player with a keen interest in Irish folklore. He appeared on Cold Mountain, Michael Collins, and The Grand Seduction, and he also appeared on Altan's 2009 live album. Gleeson performs "The Unfortunate Rake" in Coen brothers' "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018). He has also contributed to the album by the Irish folk group Dervish in 2019 with a version of Rocky Road To Dublin.


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