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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 13 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Edge of Tomorrow
Edge of Tomorrow General Brigham
(2014)
Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York Walter 'Monk' McGinn
(2002)
Troy
Troy Menelaus
(2004)
Braveheart
Braveheart Hamish
(1995)

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 2017 Paddington 2 (filming)
'Knuckles' McGinty
 2016 Live by Night
Thomas Coughlin
 2016/I Trespass Against Us
Colby Cutler
 2015/I Pursuit
Searbhán
 2015 Suffragette
Inspector Arthur Steed
 2014 Song of the Sea
Conor / Mac Lir (voice)
 2014 Stonehearst Asylum
The Alienist
 2012/I The Raven
Capt. Charles Hamilton
 2011 Albert Nobbs
Dr. Holloran
 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
 2005 Breakfast on Pluto
John Joe Kenny
 2004 Troy
Menelaus
 2004 In My Country
Col. de Jager
 2001 J.J. Biker
 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
 1998/I This Is My Father
Garda Jim
 1997 I Went Down
Bunny Kelly
 1997 The Break
Richard
 1997 The Butcher Boy
Father Bubbles
 1997 Turbulence
Stubbs
 1996 Angela Mooney
Barney Mooney
 1996 Messaggi quasi segreti
Frank Ferguson
 1996 Trojan Eddie
Ginger
 1992 The Bargain Shop
Jim Kennedy
 1992 Into the West
Inspector Bolger
 1992 Far and Away
Social Club Policeman
 1990 The Field
Quarryman
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6' 2" (1.88 m)
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I loved teaching. And I always used to say that acting was just something I did purely on my own terms, and that if I had to make a living from it there would be too much pressure. See more »

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He is a fine fiddle player and can be seen playing it in Michael Collins (1996) and also in Cold Mountain (2003). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with fellow Irish actor Liam Neeson See more »

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Aries

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