Brendan Gleeson

  • Birth Name: Brendan Gleeson
  • Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Is a very talented fiddler, and used to perform as a street musician.
  • Auditioned for the Abbey Theatre when he was 18; the audition went so poorly he decided to abandon acting. 
  • Worked as a schoolteacher at Belcamp College for nearly 10 years.
  • Had his breakthrough role in Braveheart as Hamish, William Wallace's childhood friend.
  • As Professor Mad-Eye Moody in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, he's the first actor to play a Hogwarts professor who was actually a teacher in real life.
  • Acted alongside his son Domhnall, who played Bill Weasley, in 2010's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1.
  • Has actively participated in charity events for St. Francis Hospice in Ireland.

Awards

  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Winner
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  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
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  • 2014, European Film Awards — European Actor: Nominee
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: Nominee
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  • 2014, Canadian Screen Awards — Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2009, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee

Relationships

  • Fergus Gleeson — Son
  • Frank Gleeson — Father
  • Pat Gleeson — Mother
  • Mary Gleeson — Wife
  • Brian Gleeson — Son
  • Domhnall Gleeson — Son
  • Rory Gleeson — Son
  • Frank Gleeson — Brother

College

  • University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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  • Birth Name: Brendan Gleeson
  • Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
  • Profession: Actor