Brendan 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.

Most Popular Brendan Gleeson Trailers

Total trailers found: 65

Assassin's Creed Trailer (2016)

21 December 2016

Through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor in 15th century Spain, Callum Lynch discovers he's a descendant of the secret 'Assassins' society.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Trailer (2007)

28 June 2007

Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored.

Edge of Tomorrow Trailer (2014)

27 May 2014

Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat.

Kingdom of Heaven Trailer (2005)

03 May 2005

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

In the Heart of the Sea Trailer (2015)

20 November 2015

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance.

28 Days Later Trailer (2002)

31 October 2002

Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected.

Live by Night Trailer (2016)

25 December 2016

A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.

The Secret of Kells Trailer (2009)

09 February 2009

Adventure awaits 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Trailer (2010)

17 October 2010

Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Trailer (2005)

05 November 2005

Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort.

Mission: Impossible II Trailer (2000)

24 May 2000

With computer genius Luther Stickell at his side and a beautiful thief on his mind, agent Ethan Hunt races across Australia and Spain to stop a former IMF agent from unleashing a genetically engineered biological weapon called Chimera.

Troy Trailer (2004)

13 May 2004

In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy.

Gangs of New York Trailer (2002)

14 December 2002

It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier.

Stonehearst Asylum Trailer (2014)

11 September 2014

A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence Trailer (2001)

29 June 2001

11-year-old David, the first android with human feelings, is adopted by the Swinton family to test his ability to function.

Braveheart Trailer (1995)

24 May 1995

Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers.

Suffragette Trailer (2015)

16 October 2015

Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.

The Smurfs 2 Trailer (2013)

30 July 2013

The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence.

Cold Mountain Trailer (2003)

24 December 2003

In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits Trailer (2012)

12 March 2012

In The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain – a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas.

Safe House Trailer (2012)

09 February 2012

The most dangerous renegade from the CIA comes back onto the grid after a decade on the run. When the South African safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative) escapes with him.

Beowulf Trailer (2007)

05 November 2007

6th-century Scandinavian warrior, Beowulf embarks on a mission to slay the manlike ogre Grendel, a descendant of Cain.

In Bruges Trailer (2008)

08 February 2008

Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment.

Song of the Sea Trailer (2014)

06 September 2014

The story of the last Seal Child’s journey home. After their mother’s disappearance, Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with Granny in the city.

The Village Trailer (2004)

30 July 2004

When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.

Trespass Against Us Trailer (2017)

20 January 2017

Three generations of the rowdy Cutler family live as outlaws in some of Britain's richest countryside – hunting hares, ram-raiding stately homes, and taunting the police.

Green Zone Trailer (2010)

11 March 2010

During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert.

Calvary Trailer (2014)

11 April 2014

After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

The Guard Trailer (2011)

07 July 2011

An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.

The Raven Trailer (2012)

09 March 2012

A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.

Into the Storm Trailer (2009)

31 May 2009

Continuing the storyline of The Gathering Storm, Churchill at War is a look at the former British prime minister's life and career at the end of WWII.

Wild About Harry Trailer (2000)

31 December 2000

A sleazy chef is forced to face the truth about the man he has become and realizes that he has the chance to begin again.

The Company You Keep Trailer (2012)

06 September 2012

A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who discovers his identity.

Alone in Berlin Trailer (2016)

13 October 2016

Berlin in June of 1940. While Nazi propaganda celebrates the regime’s victory over France, a kitchen-cum-living room in Prenzlauer Berg is filled with grief.

Dark Blue Trailer (2002)

14 December 2002

Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.

Perrier’s Bounty Trailer (2009)

11 September 2009

A gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies.

Breakfast on Pluto Trailer (2005)

03 September 2005

In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his trans-gender nature is beyond the town's understanding.

Albert Nobbs Trailer (2011)

21 December 2011

Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent.

Lake Placid Trailer (1999)

15 July 1999

When a man is eaten alive by an unknown creature, the local Game Warden teams up with a paleontologist from New York to find the beast.

The Grand Seduction Trailer (2014)

30 May 2014

A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying.

The Tailor of Panama Trailer (2001)

11 February 2001

A British spy is banished to Panama after having an affair with an ambassador's mistress. Once there he makes connection with a local tailor with a nefarious past and connections to all of the top political and gangster figures in Panama.

Michael Collins Trailer (1996)

25 October 1996

Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.

Turbulence Trailer (1997)

09 January 1997

On a flight transporting dangerous convicts, murderer Ryan Weaver manages to break free and cause complete chaos throughout the plane.

The Field Trailer (1990)

21 December 1990

"Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing much in the name of the land. When the widow who owns the field decides to sell it in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it.

Harrison's Flowers Trailer (2000)

23 September 2000

Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful.

The Snapper Trailer (1993)

06 August 1993

Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters.

The General Trailer (1998)

01 May 1998

In a twenty-year career marked by obsessive secrecy, brutality and meticulous planning, Cahill netted over £40 million.

Country of My Skull Trailer (2004)

07 February 2004

Set against the backdrop of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) hearings, Washington Post journalist, Langston Whitfield (Samuel L.

The Cup Trailer (2011)

13 November 2011

At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver, a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident, hauntingly reflecting of the way their father died 27 years earlier.

Black Irish Trailer (2007)

20 April 2007

In South Boston, where Irish roots run deep and Catholic tradition reigns, two brothers face similar hardships but lead far different lives.

I Went Down Trailer (1997)

03 October 1997

Fresh out of prison, Git rescues a former best friend (now living with Git's girlfriend) from a beating at the hands of loan sharks.

The Tiger's Tail Trailer (2006)

26 September 2006

After a chance encounter, a Dubliner (Gleeson) is stalked by a murderous facsimile of himself.

Paddington 2 Trailer (2017)

10 November 2017

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Saltwater Trailer (2000)

29 September 2000

An Irish-Italian café owner in a seaside town faces a life crisis, as his wife recently died and he's severely in debt.

In My Country Trailer (2004)

04 May 2004

An American reporter and an Afrikaans poet meet and fall in love while covering South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.

This Is My Father Trailer (1999)

07 May 1999

When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers.

Noreen Trailer (2010)

24 June 2010

Two guards are headed to a house where there has been a shot due to a statement of a neighbour who called the police.

Sweety Barrett Trailer (1999)

16 April 1999

Sweety Barrett is a giant of a man with the mind of a child. An easy target in a corrupt world, Sweety becomes embroiled in a smuggling operation unleashing a spiral of dangerous and unexpected events.

Six Shooter Trailer (2004)

01 January 2004

A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball.

Pursuit Trailer (2015)

18 September 2015

Pursuit is a modern take on Irish mythology, adapting the legend of Diarmuid and Gráinne and transforming it into a road movie and gangster thriller for a contemporary audience.