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Brendan Gleeson (I)


A versatile actor, who decided to become an actor at age 34 after teaching a secondary level for several years, made his debut as a quarryman in The Field (1990). He had several small roles in major Hollywood movies based in Ireland, such as Far and Away (1992) and Into the West (1992). Memorably played historical Irish figure "Michael Collins" in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Suffragette (post-production)
Steed
 2014 Song of the Sea (post-production) (voice)
  Sexual Healing (announced)
Freddy Cousaert
 2014 Stonehearst Asylum
The Alienist
 2014 The Money (TV Movie)
James Castman
 2013 1916 Seachtar Dearmadta (TV Mini-Series)
Glór
- Edward Daly (2013) ... Glór
- Willie Pearse (2013) ... Glór
- Michael O'Hanrahan (2013) ... Glór
- Seán Heuston (2013) ... Glór
- John MacBride (2013) ... Glór
 2012 Immaturity for Charity (TV Movie)
Various
 2012 So You Want to Be a Pirate! (Video short)
The Pirate with Gout (voice)
 2012/I The Raven
Capt. Charles Hamilton
 2011 Albert Nobbs
Dr. Holloran
 2010 1916 Seachtar na Cásca (TV Series)
Narrator
- PH Pearse (2010) ... Narrator
- Eamonn Ceannt (2010) ... Narrator
- Thomas McDonagh (2010) ... Narrator
- Joseph Plunkett (2010) ... Narrator
- James Connolly (2010) ... Narrator
 2010 Noreen (Short)
Con Keogh
 2009 Perrier's Bounty
Darren Perrier
 2009 Into the Storm (TV Movie)
Winston Churchill
 2008 In Bruges
Ken
 2007 Beowulf
Wiglaf
 2007 Beowulf: The Game (Video Game)
Wiglaf (voice)
 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 Making the Cut (TV Movie)
Flanagan
 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 Kidnapped (TV Movie)
Red Fox
 1995 The Life of Reilly (Short)
Patient
 1993 Screenplay (TV Series)
Thomas Macken
- Love Lies Bleeding (1993) ... Thomas Macken
 1993 The Snapper (TV Movie)
Lester
 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
 1992 The Treaty (TV Movie)
Michael Collins
 1991 4 Play (TV Series)
Farmer
- In the Border Country (1991) ... Farmer
 1991 Saint Oscar (TV Movie)
 1990 The Field
Quarryman
 1990 Hard Shoulder (TV Movie)
Lorry Driver
 1989 Dear Sarah (TV Movie)
Brendan Dowd
 1989 The Punisher
Prison Guard (uncredited)
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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on In Bruges (2008)] A real test of our acting ability. See more »

Trivia:

Plays a professor of Defense Against the Dark Arts in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). This makes him the first, and to date, only actor to play a Hogwarts professor who has himself been employed as a teacher. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently makes historical films See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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