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Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson's biography

Brendan Gleeson is 67 years old actor born at Dublin. He was born on Tuesday 29th of March 1955. According to year of birth 1955 he belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 29th of March means he is Aries. Aries is the most active sign of Zodiac, one born with this sign is a very quick learner, aggressive and passionate.

He is citizen of Republic of Ireland. His primary profession is to be actor. You can know him also as character actor, stage actor, film actor. He is recently known as television actor.

Brendan Gleeson's family

He has 1 son.

Brendan Gleeson's son: Domhnall Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson's son's name is Domhnall Gleeson. Domhnall is known as screenwriter. His son was born on Thursday 12th of May 1983 in Dublin.

Brendan Gleeson's schools

We found 2 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, St. Joseph's Secondary C.B.S., Fairview.

Brendan Gleeson's career

His main focus is to be actor. You could see him also in Into the Storm. He is also a member of Passion Machine. Maybe you are curious what instrument does he play ? He plays fiddle.

Awards and competitions

Brendan Gleeson's Awards

  • He received award for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for work Into the Storm in 2009

Brendan Gleeson's Nominations

  • He was nominated for European Film Award for Best Actor for work Calvary in 2014

What Brendan Gleeson has done for a first time

  • 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.

Brendan Gleeson's quotes

  • [on In Bruges (2008)] A real test of our acting ability.
  • I don't want people poking around in my private stuff. They've no business in it. My work is what I give to people, that's my job, and that's where it stops.
  • The horror of a death without dignity has so much implications for the people who are left behind.
  • When I started out at about 19, 20, it took me two years just to tell the difference between a jig and a reel. It does all sound the same, but what you can find once you go in - it's never-ending. So that's my love.
  • It's interesting going between small parts and then bigger roles where you carry the film. If the writing is good, and if the people involved have integrity, then you'll do it, even if it's only five minutes on screen.
  • I'm very proud of Calvary (2014). It's been doing well; it has legs. It's no easy ride. It packs a punch, this one.
  • Everyone's waiting for the seventh book, and looking at each other saying, 'Oh, I wonder will I be in the running?'
  • Look at the Coen brothers. All their minor characters are as interesting as their protagonists. If the smaller characters are well-written, the whole world of the film becomes enriched. It's not the size of the thing, but the detail.
  • I think it was a possibility, I think we're all kind of delusional like that, we think that we can all carry on being who we are without bending ourselves to make ourselves acceptable and expect someone to come along and see to us and rescue to us.
  • 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.
  • What I voice, I voice though my art, if that's not too vainglorious a word. But I don't think it is.
  • I find myself really privileged to be able to go in and look at a set that the likes of Hollywood can provide, and say, 'My God, look at the craftsmanship in this; look at the ambition in it, the scale of it.'
  • I tend to look for the good in bad people and the bad in good people, to make them human. 'Cause I don't think that people generally are that black and white. Maybe in movie-land they can be... but that isn't necessarily all there is.
  • The whole point of film for me is that it's such a joy. It's such a wonder. The possibilities are literally endless in terms of what you can creatively do.
  • I think every character actor at some stage likes to carry a film. It can be extremely liberating to just come in for a scene or two and do your thing. But I find it frustrating if I'm just doing little bits here and there for too long.
  • I'd never had any problem finding inspiration; Ireland was always just there, you know? All this richness of culture was there to tap into.
  • I started hitching about the country when I was 16 or 17 years old. I found the music that was played around the country - Irish music - had a particular resonance.
  • I think it's what art should do: make you feel less alone - either in the quest for truth or in dealing with any pain you have.
  • I don't maybe follow the normal star profile, and it's not something that I particularly want to embrace in terms of the publicity thing and wanting to be famous and known.
  • You can channel a lot within a comic framework, and I think The Guard (2011) had a lot going on outside of the comedy, which is satisfying.
  • When I first was able to fill in A-C-T-O-R for the occupation line on my passport, that was the first time I really felt, 'Wow, I'm home.'

Brendan Gleeson's body shape

Lets describe how Brendan Gleeson looks. We will focus on his body shape. Body build is average.