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Brendan Gleeson is a Actor Irlandais born on 29 march 1955 at Dublin (Irlande)

Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson
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Nationality Irlande
Birth 29 march 1955 (63 years) at Dublin (Irlande)

Brendan Gleeson (born 29 March 1955) is an Irish actor. His best-known performances include supporting roles in films such as Braveheart, Gangs of New York, 28 Days Later, Troy, and the Harry Potter films and leading roles in films such as In Bruges, The Guard, and Calvary. He won an Emmy Award in 2009 for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the film Into the Storm.

Biography

He has been married to Mary (née Weldon) since 1982. He has four boys; Domhnall, Brían, Fergus and Rúairí. Domhnall and Brían are also actors. Gleeson speaks fluent Irish and is an advocate of the promotion of the Irish language. Gleeson is a fan of the Premier League team Aston Villa, as is his son Domhnall.

Best films

The Smurfs 2 (2013)
(Actor)
Assassin's Creed (2016)
(Actor)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
(Actor)
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
(Actor)
Braveheart (1995)
(Actor)
Safe House (2012)
(Actor)

Usually with

John Boorman
John Boorman
(4 films)
Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(3 films)
Tomm Moore
Tomm Moore
(2 films)
Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Brendan Gleeson (64 films)

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Actor

Trespass Against Us, 1h39
Directed by Adam Smith
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Heist films, Gangster films
Actors Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Sean Harris, Lyndsey Marshal, Rory Kinnear, Killian Scott
Roles Colby Culter
Rating58% 2.9006652.9006652.9006652.9006652.900665
Chad Cutler, qui vit de combines en tout genre organisées par son père, tente d'échapper à son emprise afin d'offrir une vie meilleure à ses enfants.
Paddington 2, 1h43
Directed by Paul King
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un ours, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters
Roles Knuckles McGinty
Rating78% 3.946173.946173.946173.946173.94617
Paddington est un ours heureux aux côtés de la famille Brown à Windsor Gardens. Membre populaire de la communauté, l'animal cherche le cadeau parfait à offrir pour les 100 ans de sa tante Lucy. Alors qu'il a trouvé son bonheur avec un livre animé unique, ce dernier est volé.
Live by Night, 2h9
Directed by Ben Affleck, Rand Ravich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Sienna Miller, Ben Affleck, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Chris Cooper
Roles Thomas Coughlin
Rating63% 3.1985053.1985053.1985053.1985053.198505
Set in the 1920s, the story follows Joe Coughlin, the prodigal son of a Boston police captain. After moving to Ybor City, Coughlin becomes a bootlegger and a rum-runner and, later, a notorious gangster.
Assassin's Creed, 1h56
Directed by Justin Kurzel
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Sports films, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K.Williams, Ariane Labed, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling
Roles Joseph Lynch
Rating57% 2.894652.894652.894652.894652.89465
Assassin's Creed se déroule dans un univers fictif dans lequel le monde a été créé par Ceux qui étaient là avant, des individus disposant d'une puissance technologique très avancée. À leur disparition, ils laissent sur Terre des artefacts (du nom de fragments d'Éden) permettant d'assurer le progrès de l'Humanité. Opposés par leurs idéaux, les Assassins et les Templiers ne considèrent pas de la même façon comment l'Homme doit évoluer, ainsi, les Assassins recherchent la liberté individuelle tandis que les Templiers veulent contrôler les populations et les guider.
The Free State of Jones
Directed by Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Biography, Action, Historical
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism, Political films
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, Mahershala Ali, Brendan Gleeson, Sean Bridgers
Rating68% 3.4475353.4475353.4475353.4475353.447535
After surviving the 1863 Battle of Corinth during the Civil War, Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi, leads a group of anti-slavery Confederate deserters in Jones County and turns them against the Confederacy. Knight subsequently marries former slave, Rachel, effectively establishing the region's first mixed-race community, even though Native Americans and Europeans (such as the Mississippi Choctaws) have been doing it long before in their ancient homeland.
Alone in Berlin, 1h43
Directed by Vincent Pérez
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Brühl, Mikael Persbrandt, Louis Hofmann, Katharina Schüttler
Roles Otto Quangel
Rating64% 3.200953.200953.200953.200953.20095
In 1940, a working-class couple in World War II-era Berlin, Otto and Anna Quangel, decide to resist Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, after receiving the news of the death of their only son. They start writing postcards to urge people to stand against Hitler and the Nazis and protest against them. Escherich is the Gestapo inspector charged with finding the source of the postcards.
In the Heart of the Sea, 2h1
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Cétacé, Mise en scène d'un cétacé, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Michelle Fairley, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson
Roles Old Thomas Nickerson
Rating68% 3.447273.447273.447273.447273.44727
In 1820, the whaling ship Essex is crewed by the Captain George Pollard, Jr., first officer Owen Chase, second officer Matthew Joy, and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson. During their voyage, the ship is sunk when it is rammed and split in half by a very large and enraged bull sperm whale, ultimately leaving its crew shipwrecked at sea for 90 days and more than a thousand miles from land. After the attack, the crew sails for South America and is forced to resort to cannibalism.
Suffragette, 1h46
Directed by Sarah Gavron
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Political films
Actors Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai
Roles Arthur Steed
Rating69% 3.454643.454643.454643.454643.45464
Au début du XX siècle, une organisation de femmes britanniques souhaite obtenir le droit de vote pour les femmes. Elles appartiennent à des classes sociales différentes, mais ensemble, elles se livrent au même combat : ne plus être considéré comme le sexe faible et obtenir les mêmes droits que les hommes. Elles multiplient les manifestations pacifiques. Mais le gouvernement se montre de plus en plus violent. Contraintes à la clandestinité, ces femmes optent pour la violence afin de faire entendre leurs revendications. Elles sont conscientes des enjeux : elles risquent de perdre leur emploi, leur famille, leur vie… Mais rien ne les arrête. Maud Watts, le personnage principal, s’allie à cette cause.
Edge of Tomorrow, 2h3
Directed by Doug Liman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes Films about religion, Time travel films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Temporal paradox, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Lara Pulver
Roles General Brigham
Rating78% 3.9479653.9479653.9479653.9479653.947965
A race of extraterrestrials called Mimics has taken over continental Europe. In England, General Brigham, head of humanity's United Defense Force, orders Major William Cage, a public affairs officer with no combat experience, to cover the next day's amphibious assault in France. Cage objects to the dangerous assignment and threatens to blackmail Brigham to avoid it. Brigham has Cage arrested; Cage is knocked out trying to escape. He wakes in handcuffs at a forward operating base at Heathrow Airport and discovers he has been demoted to private, charged with desertion, and assigned to a combat squad named "J" squad under the command of Master Sergeant Farell.
Calvary
Calvary (2014)
, 1h45
Directed by John Michael McDonagh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, Isaac de Bankolé, M. Emmet Walsh
Roles Father James Lavelle
Rating73% 3.6984253.6984253.6984253.6984253.698425
In a confessional, a parishioner talks to Father James about his horrific childhood sexual abuse by a priest. He says he will kill James at the beach the next Sunday, because James is a good man and it would be worse and more disconcerting for the Catholic Church than killing a bad priest; in any case, the offender has already died.
Stonehearst Asylum, 1h52
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Brendan Gleeson, David Thewlis
Roles The Alienist
Rating67% 3.399213.399213.399213.399213.39921
In 1899, an Oxford University professor demonstrates a case of female hysteria, Lady (Eliza) Graves (Kate Beckinsale), before his class. Drugged and protesting that she is sane, the professor points out that all mental patients claim to be sane, much as all criminals claim to be innocent, as he ignores her demands that he not touch her to induce a fit for the students to observe. The professor advises his students to believe nothing they hear and only half of what they see.
Song of the Sea, 1h33
Directed by Tomm Moore
Origin Belgique
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Jon Kenny, Nolwenn Leroy, Patrick Béthune
Roles Conor / Mac Lir (voice)
Rating81% 4.0502854.0502854.0502854.0502854.050285
In October of 1981, on an island off the coast of Ireland lives Conor, a lighthouse keeper, his son Ben, his wife Bronagh, who is expecting their second child, and their sheepdog Cú. Bronagh leaves unexpectedly late one night, leaving behind her newborn daughter Saoirse. Six years later, Conor is a broken man, Saoirse has yet to utter a single word, and Ben has grown resentful of his sister, associating her with his mother’s disappearance. The family are then visited by Granny for Saoirse's birthday. That night, Ben scares Saoirse with a story of Mac Lir the giant and his mother Macha the Owl Witch, who stole his feelings and turned him to stone. Later that night, Saoirse plays a seashell horn given to Ben by their mother, and it leads her to a white sealskin coat hidden in Conor’s closet. She puts the coat on and is coaxed into the ocean by a group of seals. It is then revealed that she is a beautiful white Selkie. After swimming with the seals, she is found washed up onshore by Granny, who insists upon taking the children back home to the city for their own safety. Conor reluctantly agrees despite Ben's protests, especially that Cú cannot go with them, and throws the chest containing Saoirse's coat and its key into the sea.
The Smurfs 2, 1h45
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara, Katy Perry
Roles Victor Doyle
Rating54% 2.703322.703322.703322.703322.70332
In preparation for her birthday celebration, the Smurfs read the story of Smurfette, how she was created by Gargamel to destroy them, only for Papa Smurf to rescue her and turn her fully into a Smurf. Meanwhile, she is having nightmares about reverting to her original form and betraying her fellow Smurfs by turning them over to Gargamel. The Smurfs are preparing a surprise party, but as Smurfette tries to find out what her fellow Smurfs are planning, none of them are saying a word. She takes this to mean that everyone forgot her birthday.
The Grand Seduction, 1h53
Directed by Don McKellar
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban, Gordon Pinsent, Mary Walsh, Peter Keleghan
Roles Murray French
Rating69% 3.498113.498113.498113.498113.49811
The story begins with Murray French as a young boy, narrating about his father, one of the fishermen in the small community of Tickle Head, Newfoundland. Murray feels that the community has a shared sense of purpose and an ethic of hard work, and notes his parents' domestic bliss.
The Raven
The Raven (2012)
, 1h51
Directed by James McTeigue
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors John Cusack, Alice Eve, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Luke Evans, Kevin McNally, Brendan Gleeson
Roles Colonel Hamilton
Rating63% 3.1995853.1995853.1995853.1995853.199585
In 19th-century Baltimore, Maryland, several policemen discover a murdered woman sprawled on the floor of her apartment, which was locked from the inside. While police search for the killer's means of escape, they discover a second corpse in the chimney, later identified as the 12-year-old daughter of the first victim. A celebrated detective, Emmett Fields, is called to assist in the investigation and discovers that the crime resembles a fictional murder in the short story "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" that he had once read.