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Brendan Gleeson is an Irish actor. His best-known films include the Harry Potter films, Braveheart, Gangs of New York, 28 Days Later, and the role of Michael Collins in The Treaty. He won an Emmy award in 2009 for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the film Into the Storm. Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland and has described himself as having been an avid reader as a child. After leaving school for a short while, he worked for two years in an office with a health board. He then graduated from University College Dublin and went on to Drama School in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Just after completing the 3 Year Acting Drama Course at RADA, Gleeson built a very respectable CV at the Royal National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. Gleeson became known for his tremedous stage presence, particularly while performing in such works of William Shakespeare as King Lear, Richard III, and Hamlet

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Brendan Gleeson

Born 1955-03-29 (66 years ago) in Dublin, Ireland.
Height 188 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film (Into the Storm) 14th Satellite Awards 2009 Into the Storm
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Into the Storm) 61st Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 Into the Storm
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
British Independent Film Award for Best Actor (The Guard) British Independent Film Awards 2011 2011 The Guard
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture (The Guard) 16th Satellite Awards 2011 The Guard
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film (Into the Storm) 14th Satellite Awards 2009 Into the Storm
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Into the Storm) 61st Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 Into the Storm
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (In Bruges) 62nd British Academy Film Awards 2009 In Bruges
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Into the Storm) 67th Golden Globe Awards 2009 Into the Storm
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (In Bruges) 66th Golden Globe Awards 2008 In Bruges
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (In Bruges) 13th Satellite Awards 2008 In Bruges
London Film Critics Circle Award for British Supporting Actor of the Year (Cold Mountain) 2004 Åter till Cold Mountain
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama (The General) 3rd Golden Satellite Awards 1999 The General
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Mary Gleeson(Gifta: 1982–) 1982 Gifta
Children

Domhnall Gleeson, Fergus Gleeson, Rory Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, Brian Gleeson

Parents

Frank Gleeson, Pat Gleeson

Sibling

Barry Gleeson

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Brendan Gleeson is an Irish actor. His best-known films include the Harry Potter films, Braveheart, Gangs of New York, 28 Days Later, and the role of Michael Collins in The Treaty. He won an Emmy award in 2009 for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the film Into the Storm.

Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland and has described himself as having been an avid reader as a child. After leaving school for a short while, he worked for two years in an office with a health board. He then graduated from University College Dublin and went on to Drama School in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Just after completing the 3 Year Acting Drama Course at RADA, Gleeson built a very respectable CV at the Royal National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. Gleeson became known for his tremedous stage presence, particularly while performing in such works of William Shakespeare as King Lear, Richard III, and Hamlet.

Gleeson started his film career at the age of 34. He first came to prominence in Ireland for his role as Michael Collins in The Treaty a television film broadcast on RTÉ One, and for which he won a Jacob's Award in 1992.

Gleeson has subsequently acted in more than 60 films including Braveheart, I Went Down, Michael Collins, Gangs of New York, Cold Mountain, 28 Days Later, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, Lake Placid, Artificial Intelligence: AI and The Village. He won critical acclaim for his performance as Irish gangster Martin Cahill in John Boorman's 1998 film The General.

Gleeson lives in Malahide, County Dublin. He is a talented fiddle player, with an interest in Irish folklore. He can be found from time to time playing at traditional music seisiúins in Hughes' pub in Chancery Street in Dublin 7. His brother, Barry Gleeson, is a well-known singer in An Góilín traditional singers' club, and his son Domhnall is an actor. Gleeson is known for his love of football and recounts tales of attempting to get a clear radio reception so he could listen to how his team, Aston Villa, were faring on a Saturday.

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