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Brendan Gleeson


Brendan Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland, to Pat and Frank Gleeson. From a very young age, he loved to learn, especially reading classical text in and outside the classroom. He took great attention to Irish play writers such as Samuel Beckett, which eventually led to him performing in his high school play production of "Waiting for Godot", and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 14 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Suffragette (post-production)
Steed
  Sexual Healing (announced)
Freddy Cousaert
 2014 Song of the Sea (voice)
 2014 Stonehearst Asylum
The Alienist
 2012/I The Raven
Capt. Charles Hamilton
 2011 Albert Nobbs
Dr. Holloran
 2010 Noreen (Short)
Con Keogh
 2009 Perrier's Bounty
Darren Perrier
 2008 In Bruges
Ken
 2007 Beowulf
Wiglaf
 2006 The Tiger's Tail
Liam O'Leary / The Double
 2006 Studs
Keegan, Walter
 2004 Six Shooter (Short)
Donnelly
 2004 Troy
Menelaus
 2004 In My Country
De Jager
 2001 J.J. Biker
 2001 The Cake (Short)
Paul
 2000 Wild About Harry
Harry McKee
 2000 Saltwater
Simple Simon
 2000 Harrison's Flowers
Marc Stevenson
 1999 My Life So Far
Jim Menzies
 1998 Sweety Barrett
Sweety Barrett
 1997 Before I Sleep (Short)
John Harte
 1997 Messaggi quasi segreti
Frank Ferguson
 1997 I Went Down
Bunny Kelly
 1997 The Break
Richard
 1997 The Butcher Boy
Father Bubbles
 1997 Turbulence
Stubbs
 1996 Angela Mooney Dies Again
Barney Mooney
 1996 Trojan Eddie
Ginger
 1995 The Life of Reilly (Short)
Patient
 1992 M.A.N.: Matrix Adjusted Normal (Short)
Dr. Abraham
 1992 The Bargain Shop
Jim Kennedy
 1992 Into the West
Inspector Bolger
 1992 Conneely's Choice (Short)
Josie Conneely
 1990 The Field
Quarryman
 1989 The Punisher
Prison Guard (uncredited)
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6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[on In Bruges (2008)] A real test of our acting ability. See more »

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Taught Maths at St. Joseph's Secondary school in Fairview, Dublin. See more »

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Frequently makes historical films See more »

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Aries

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