Domhnall Gleeson Biography |
  • Domhnall Gleeson Biography

    Born: May 12, 1983 in , Dublin, Ireland

    DOMHNALL GLEESON was chosen as one of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch in 2012 and was named a Breakthrough Performer at the Hamptons International Film Festival.  Gleeson most recently completed filming Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, in which he plays the lead role of Jon, alongside Michael Fassbender.  He will next play Caleb in Alex Garland’s Ex Machina.

    Gleeson’s recent projects include Charlie Brooker’s TV miniseries Black Mirror for Channel 4 and Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina, alongside Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Alicia Vikander.

    Gleeson’s other projects include Tom Hall’s critically acclaimed Sensation; Pete Travis’ Dredd; James Marsh’s Shadow Dancer; the Coen brothers’ True Grit, opposite Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin; Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, alongside Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield; Ian Fitzgibbon’s Perrier’s Bounty; and David Yates’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2.  His additional film work includes HBO Films’ A Dog Year, opposite Jeff Bridges; Studs; Boy Eats Girl; and the Oscar®-winning short Six Shooter.

    Gleeson’s theater work includes Selina Cartmell’s Macbeth, Alan Stanford’s Great Expectations, Wilson Milam’s Chimps, Garry Hynes’ Well of the Saints, Patrick Mason’s She Stoops to Conquer at the Abbey Theatre and Mark Brokaw’s American Buffalo at the Gate Theatre.

    Gleeson’s television credits include John Butler’s Your Bad Self, for which Gleeson also served as part of the writing team, and Kieran Carney’s The Last Furlong. 

    In 2006, Gleeson was nominated for a Tony Award in the category of Best Featured Actor in a Play for the Broadway production of Milam’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore.  Other honors for the same role include a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor and a Drama League Citation for Excellence in Performance.  Gleeson won an Irish Film and Television Academy Award for his performance in Nicholas Renton’s When Harvey Met Bob, in which he starred as Sir Bob Geldof, opposite Ian Hart as Harvey Goldsmith.  Gleeson was named Shooting Star at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival.

    In addition to acting, Gleeson is a writer/director whose short film, Noreen, was featured at the 2011 Tribeca, Boston, San Francisco and Newport Beach film festivals.  Gleeson’s father, Brendan, and brother, Brian, co-star alongside Gleeson in the film.

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