Jack Gleeson (2012)
20 May 1992 |
|Known for||Game of Thrones|
Gleeson was born in Cork, Ireland. He started acting at the age of seven in the Independent Theatre Workshop. Gleeson's first roles in feature films were minor roles in Batman Begins (2005), Shrooms (2007) and A Shine of Rainbows (2009). In 2010 he appeared in a leading role in Alicia Duffy's All Good Children. The reviewer for the Variety magazine considered Gleeson "the pic's big discovery".
Gleeson stars in HBO's Game of Thrones as Joffrey Baratheon. He was announced in the role on 19 July 2009. Gleeson was part of the initial starring cast and remains a member of the cast for the second and third seasons. He cites Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus in Gladiator as an influence on his portrayal of Joffrey. Gleeson is a student of Trinity College, Dublin, and a member of DU Players. In 2012, he was awarded a scholarship at the same university. Gleeson has indicated an intention to pursue an academic career rather than a professional acting career, once his work on Game of Thrones is completed. Gleeson is also the founder and artistic director of Collapsing Horse Theatre Company, which is based in Dublin.
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