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Jack Gleeson is a Actor Irlandais born on 20 may 1992 at Cork (Irlande)

Jack Gleeson

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Birth name Jack Gleeson
Nationality Irlande
Birth 20 may 1992 (28 years) at Cork (Irlande)

Jack Gleeson (born 20 May 1992) is a retired Irish actor, most recognised for his portrayal of Joffrey Baratheon in the HBO television series Game of Thrones.

Biography

Jack Gleeson commence à prendre des cours de théâtre à l'âge de sept ans. Adolescent, il tient au cinéma des rôles secondaires dans Batman Begins de Christopher Nolan (2005), Shrooms de Paddy Breathnach (2007) et A Shine of Rainbows de Vic Sarin (2009). En 2010, le long-métrage All Good Children, réalisé par Alicia Duffy, lui vaut d'être remarqué : Variety parle de lui comme de la « grande découverte » du film.

À la télévision il apparaît dans quatre épisodes de la série irlandaise Killinaskully, créée par l'humoriste Pat Shortt. En juillet 2009, il est engagé pour interpréter le cruel Joffrey Baratheon dans Le Trône de Fer (Game of Thrones), diffusée depuis 2011 sur la chaine HBO. Gleeson devait à l'origine être la doublure d'un autre acteur qui était envisagé pour le rôle de Joffrey, mais sa prestation durant l'audition a convaincu les créateurs de la série de lui confier le personnage. Ce rôle dans une série à succès lui vaut une notoriété internationale. David Benioff et D. B. Weiss, les scénaristes de la série, jugent que l'interprétation de Jack Gleeson est pour beaucoup dans l'impact du personnage de Joffrey auprès du public.

Suivant en parallèle un cursus en philosophie et théologie à l'université Trinity à Dublin, il y obtient une bourse d'étude en 2012.

En décembre 2012, il annonce qu'après son rôle dans Game of Thrones, il compte abandonner le métier de comédien qu'il avait pratiqué avant tout pour le plaisir, et se consacrer à ses études pour viser une carrière universitaire. Il envisage cependant de continuer à faire du théâtre en amateur. Fin 2013, s'exprimant durant un colloque organisé par l'Oxford Union, il déclare avoir été dépassé par une notoriété dont il n'avait pas prévu l'étendue et qui l'a mis mal à l'aise ; plus largement, il se montre très critique envers le statut accordé aux célébrités dans la société contemporaine.

Usually with

Nick Gillard
Nick Gillard
(1 films)
Aidan Quinn
Aidan Quinn
(1 films)
Alice Greczyn
Alice Greczyn
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jack Gleeson (5 films)

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Actor

Chatroom
Chatroom (2010)
, 1h37
Directed by Hideo Nakata
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about suicide, Films based on plays
Actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Hannah Murray, Imogen Poots, Matthew Beard, Tuppence Middleton, Jack Gleeson
Rating55% 2.756592.756592.756592.756592.75659
William Collins (Aaron Johnson) is a depressed teen recovering from self-harm and regularly goes online to chat rooms. One day, he decides to open a chat room himself and calls it "Chelsea Teens!" and where he meets Jim (Matthew Beard), another kid; Eva (Imogen Poots), a model; Emily (Hannah Murray), a goody two-shoes; and Mo (Daniel Kaluuya), a normal kid. There is no real subject matter in "Chelsea Teens!" which instead focuses on the lives of each teen as they talk. Even though they only really communicate through text, the film depicts them in an old hotel-like room and actually having contact.
A Shine of Rainbows, 1h41
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Connie Nielsen, Aidan Quinn, Jack Gleeson, John Bell, Ian McElhinney
Roles Seamus
Rating70% 3.54323.54323.54323.54323.5432
Young orphan Tomás (John Bell) is harassed and ridiculed for his small size, timidity and stuttering by the other children in his orphanage. Just after freeing a pigeon from his classroom, he is called to the headmasters' office to be greeted by Maire (Connie Nielsen), who has adopted him, and takes him back to her island home, where Tomás is greeted somewhat coldly by her husband, Alec (Aidan Quinn), a fisherman, who had expected someone older and perhaps more confident, and Tomás is intimidated by Alec.
Shrooms
Shrooms (2007)
, 1h25
Directed by Paddy Breathnach
Genres Horror, Slasher
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Lindsey Haun, Jack Huston, Max Kasch, Alice Greczyn, Don Wycherley, Seán McGinley
Rating47% 2.353022.353022.353022.353022.35302
American student Tara and her college friends visit Ireland to meet with local resident and friend Jake, and go camping in woodlands surrounding a long-disused children's home. Whilst collecting psilocybin mushrooms for later consumption, Tara ingests a deathcap mushroom and suffers a seizure after which she experiences dream-like trances in which she begins having premonitions of future events.
Batman Begins, 2h20
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Crime
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Martial arts films, Batman films, Superhero films, Films about psychiatry, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy
Roles Little Boy
Rating77% 3.868543.868543.868543.868543.86854
As a child, Bruce Wayne falls down a dry well, where he is attacked by a swarm of bats; he subsequently develops chiroptophobia. While watching an opera with his parents, Bruce is frightened by performers masquerading as bats, and asks to leave. Outside, the family is targeted by a mugger, Joe Chill, who murders Bruce's parents, leaving him to be raised by the family butler, Alfred Pennyworth.
Reign of Fire, 1h41
Directed by Rob S. Bowman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Films about dragons, Giant monster films, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Christian Bale, Izabella Dorota Skorupko, Gerard Butler, Alexander Siddig, Alice Krige
Roles un enfant
Rating61% 3.099423.099423.099423.099423.09942
Shortly after the dawn of the new millennium, during construction on the London Underground, workers penetrate an underground cave. A huge dragon emerges from hibernation, incinerating the workers with its flaming breath. The only survivor is a boy, Quinn Abercromby (Ben Thornton), whose mother Karen (Alice Krige) is the construction crew chief; Karen is crushed to death while protecting Quinn as the dragon climbs to the surface. It flies out of the Underground and more dragons appear, multiplying rapidly. Shown in newspaper clippings and a voiceover, scientists discover that dragons are a lost species responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs by incinerating them and eating their ash, as well as ice ages. The dragons are speculated to hibernate after destroying most of the Earth's creatures until the planet repopulates. After the dragons' awakening humanity resists militarily, including a 2010 use of nuclear weapons; this, however, hastens the destruction and within a few years humans are nearly extinct.