Biography

Brian Gleeson is an Irish actor. Gleeson was born in Dublin, the son of actor Brendan Gleeson and his wife Mary (Weldon). He is the brother of actor Domhnall Gleeson and writer Rúairí 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, an Iraq War drama; it was released 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.

Brian Gleeson is an Irish actor. Gleeson was born in Dublin, the son of actor Brendan Gleeson and his wife Mary (Weldon). He is the brother of actor Domhnall Gleeson and writer Rúairí 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, an Iraq War drama; it was released 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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 31

Birthday 1987-11-14

Place of Birth Dublin, Ireland

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Hellboy as Merlin
2019 Resistance (5 episodes) as Jimmy Mahon
2018 The Bisexual (6 episodes) as Gabe
2018 Psychic as Michelangelo
2018 National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
2017 Phantom Thread as Dr. Robert Hardy
2017 Angela's Christmas as Guard
2017 mother! as younger brother
2017 Logan Lucky as Sam Bang
2016 Assassin's Creed as Young Joseph
2016 The Flag as Blacksod
2016 Tiger Raid as Joe
2016 History's Future as Driver
2016 Rebellion (5 episodes) as Jimmy Mahon
2015 Stonemouth (2 episodes) as Powell Imrie
2015 Darkness on the Edge of Town as Virgil O'Riley
2014 Standby as Alan
2014 Quirke (3 episodes) as Sinclair
2013 Peaky Blinders (1 episode) as Jimmy McCavern
2013 The Stag as Simon
2013 Stay as Liam
2013 How to be Happy as Cormac
2013 Coda
2012 Snow White and the Huntsman as Gus
2011 Wake Wood as Martin O'Shea
2011 The Eagle as Traveller #1
2010 Love/Hate (4 episodes) as Hughie Power
2010 Noreen as Frank
2009 What Will Survive of Us as John
2007 Single-Handed (6 episodes) as Cathal
2006 The Tiger's Tail as Connor O'Leary

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