Brian Gleeson (actor)
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14 November 1987|
|Other names||Breen Gleeson|
Brendan Gleeson |
|Relatives||Domhnall Gleeson (brother)|
Gleeson was born in Dublin, the son of Irish actor Brendan Gleeson and his wife Mary, and is the brother of actor Domhnall Gleeson and writer Rory Gleeson. He grew up in Malahide, Dublin. As a child, he appeared in school plays, before joining the Gaiety's Youth Theatre Company.
Gleeson started acting in 2006, first appearing alongside his father in The Tiger's Tail directed by John Boorman, which was filmed the year he completed the Leaving Certificate. In 2010, Gleeson appeared as Hughie in the first season of Love/Hate, and earned a nomination for an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Television) for the role. He also appeared in the Hollywood film The Eagle. He appeared in the 2012 Academy Award nominated film Snow White and the Huntsman. Gleeson portrayed the lead role in Standby opposite Jessica Paré in 2014. The same year, he filmed Tiger Raid, based on the Iraq War, in Jordan; it is scheduled for release in 2016. Along with his father Brendan and brother Domhnall, Gleeson appeared in the Enda Walsh play The Walworth Farce in early 2015. He starred as Jimmy in the 2016 Irish drama series Rebellion, based on the 1916 Easter Rising.
|2006||The Tiger's Tail||Connor O'Leary|
|2009||What Will Survive of Us||John||Short|
|2010||Wake Wood||Martin O'Shea|
|2011||The Eagle||Traveller #1|
|2012||Snow White and the Huntsman||Gus|
|2013||Coda||Short; voice role|
|2013||How to Be Happy||Cormac|
|2013||Life's a Breeze||Hawk Man|
|2014||Darkness on the Edge of Town||Virgil O'Riley|
|2016||Assassin's Creed||Young Joseph|||
|2017||Logan Lucky||Sam Bang|
|2007||Trouble in Paradise||Randy Little||2 episodes|
|2010||Love/Hate||Hughie Power / Hughie||4 episodes|
|2011||Primeval||Ray Lennon||1 episode|
|2012||Immaturity for Charity||Various||Television movie|
|2015||Stonemouth||Powell Imrie||2 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|2011||Irish Film and Television Awards||Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Television||Nominated||Love/Hate|
- "WINNERS OF THE 8TH ANNUAL IRISH FILM & TELEVISION AWARDS". Irish Film and Television Academy. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
- Meager, John (3 January 2016). "Rising to the challenge - actor Brian Gleeson". Irish Independent. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
- White, Hilary (29 January 2017). "Stepping out of the shadows... Rory Gleeson". Irish Independent.
- White, Hilary A. (24 November 2014). "Cinema: Standby for takeoff with actor Brian Gleeson". Irish Independent. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
- Brian Gleeson on IMDb
- Elaine McCahill (10 September 2014). "Brian Gleeson's new movie is a love letter to his home city". Irish Independent.