Born: March 29, 1955
Brendan Gleeson is an Irish actor, director, and writer, born on March 29, 1955, in Dublin, Ireland. He is known for his versatile acting skills and has received critical acclaim for his performances in both film and television.
Gleeson began his acting career in the 1980s, working with Dublin’s Passion Machine theatre company. He made his screen debut in the 1990 film “The Field” and went on to appear in a number of other Irish films.
His breakthrough role came in the 1998 film “I Went Down”, which earned him widespread recognition. He has since appeared in a number of high-profile films, including “Braveheart”, “Gangs of New York”, “In Bruges”, “Calvary”, and the “Harry Potter” series, among others.
Gleeson has also had a successful career in television, earning critical acclaim for his performances in shows like “Into the Storm”, “The Last Furlong”, and “The Treaty”.
In addition to his acting work, Gleeson has also directed and written several films, including “At Swim-Two-Birds” and “Psychic”.
Gleeson has been married to his wife Mary since 1982, and they have four sons together. He is known for his down-to-earth personality and his dedication to his craft.
Brendan Gleeson’s 5 most popular quotes
- He earned every precious beautiful moment life gave back to him.
- It’s interesting going between small parts and then bigger roles where you carry the film. If the writing is good, and if the people involved have integrity, then you’ll do it, even if it’s only five minutes on screen.
- I don’t want people poking around in my private stuff. They’ve no business in it. My work is what I give to people, that’s my job, and that’s where it stops.
- As an actor, to get a gift of a part like that is unusual. And then, to have the prospect of another one is always going to be interesting and exciting.
- I think most people are decent people. I don’t know if they could stand the pressure he’s under, but most people aspire to be decent people.
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