Internationally acclaimed Dublin born actor BRENDAN GLEESON's latest projects
are Safe House directed by Daniel Espinoza, The Raven directed by James McTeigue
and The Cup directed by Simon Wincer. Currently in theatres, Gleeson appears
alongside Don Cheadle in John Michael McDonagh's The Guard. 2010 saw the release
of Perrier's Bounty, directed by Ian Fitzgibbon for Parallel Films and Green
Zone, a Paul Greengrass film with Matt Damon. Gleeson also reprised the role of
Prof. 'Mad-Eye' Moody in seventh instalment of the Harry Potter series, Harry
Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. In 2009, Brendan Gleeson won the Emmy
award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his portrayal of
Winston Churchill in the HBO movie "Into the Storm" directed by Thaddeus
O'Sullivan. "Into the Storm" was aired on HBO and the BBC and garnered fourteen
Emmy nominations in total. Brendan Gleeson also won the IFTA for Actor in a Lead
Role for Television and was nominated for a BAFTA for his performance.
Gleeson's rise to fame began when he appeared in Jim Sheridan's The Field,
followed by a number of small roles in such films as Far and Away and Into The
West. Gleeson attracted the attention of Hollywood, when he starred as Hamish in
the film Braveheart, alongside Mel Gibson. Other notable screen credits include
John Woo's Mission: Impossible 2, Steven Spielberg's A.I. Artificial
Intelligence, John Boorman's Tailor of Panama and Country of My Skull, Danny
Boyle's 28 Days Later, and Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York.
Over the past few years Gleeson has become a household name after appearing in a
number of successful films. His film credits include August Nicholson in M.
Knight Shyamalan's The Village, Cold Mountain directed by Anthony Minghella,
Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven, Breakfast on Pluto directed by Neil Jordan,
Wolfgang Peterson's Troy, Black Irish directed by Brad Gann, Studs directed by
Paul Mercier, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire directed by Mike Newell, Harry
Potter and the Order of Phoenix directed by David Yates, John Boorman's The
Tiger's Tail and Beowulf directed by Robert Zemeckis. He also appeared in In
Bruges in 2009 under the direction of Martin McDonagh alongside Colin Farrell
and Ralph Fiennes. Brendan Gleeson was nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA
award for his role in In Bruges.
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