Domhnall Gleeson

Once you get past the intimidating-looking name (hint: it rhymes with tonal) and his impressive pedigree (his father is well-known Irish actor Brendan Gleeson), it's easy to see why the multi-talented Domhnall Gleeson ... Read more »
Born: 05/11/1983 in Dublin, , IE

Filmography

Actor (18)

Brooklyn 2015 (Movie)

Jim Farrell (Actor)

Ex Machina 2015 (Movie)

Caleb (Actor)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Revenant 2015 (Movie)

(in negotiations) (Actor)

Calvary 2014 (Movie)

Freddie Joyce (Actor)

Frank 2014 (Movie)

Jon Burroughs (Actor)

Unbroken 2014 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

About Time 2013 (Movie)

Tim (Actor)

Shadow Dancer 2013 (Movie)

Connor (Actor)

Anna Karenina 2012 (Movie)

Levin (Actor)

Dredd 3D 2012 (Movie)

Clan Techie (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 (Movie)

Bill Weasley (Actor)

When Harvey Met Bob 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

A Dog Year 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010 (Movie)

Bill Weasley (Actor)

Never Let Me Go 2010 (Movie)

Rodney (Actor)

True Grit 2010 (Movie)

Moon (The Kid) (Actor)

Sensation 2009 (Movie)

Donal (Actor)
Music (2)

Frank 2014 (Movie)

("Band's Playing In My Town") (Song)

Frank 2014 (Movie)

("Endless Rolling Waves") (Song Performer)

Biography

Once you get past the intimidating-looking name (hint: it rhymes with tonal) and his impressive pedigree (his father is well-known Irish actor Brendan Gleeson), it's easy to see why the multi-talented Domhnall Gleeson has become so successful. Though he initially resisted becoming an actor, early appearances in two U.K. miniseries, "Rebel Heart" (BBC, 2001) and "The Last Furlong" (RTE, 2005), eventually gave way to roles in plays such as David Mamet's "American Buffalo" and Martin McDonagh's "The Lieutenant of Inishmore." Projects like his 2009 self-written directorial debut, the short film "What Will Survive Us," and his stint as a writer and performer on the Irish sketch-comedy series "Your Bad Self" (RTE, 2010) fueled Gleeson's creativity, while his role as Bill Weasley in the epic "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" (2010) and "Part 2" (2011), along with memorable performances in "Never Let Me Go" (2010) and "True Grit" (2010), provided international exposure. After a strong 2012 that found him in both "Shadow Dancer" and "Anna Karenina," it seemed like the once-reluctant Domhnall Gleeson finally became comfortable with being an actor.

Relationships

Brendan Gleeson Actor

Father
Born March 29, 1955 Co-starred in "Studs" (2006)

Brian Gleeson Actor

Brother

EDUCATION

Dublin Institute of Technology

Studied Media Arts

Milestones

2012

Cast alongside Keira Knightly in "Anna Karenina."

2010

Featured in "Never Let Me Go."

2010

Appeared in the RTE sketch comedy show "Your Bad Self."

2010

Played Bill Weasley in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1."

2009

Wrote and directed the short film "What Will Survive of Us."

2001

Made TV debut on the BBC miniseries "Rebel Heart."

Bonus Trivia

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Portrayed Bill Weasley in "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part I" and "Part 2;" his father, Brendan Gleeson, co-starred as Alastor "Mad Eye" Moody.

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"I don't think anyone wants to be defined by what their parents do. So I naturally skewed more towards writing and directing, and then acting made its way into view, I suppose." - from Channel4.com, Jan. 22, 2013

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Has written and directed several short films, one of which, 2010's "Noreen," starred his father Brendan and his younger brother Brian.

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Was honored with the Shooting Star award, given to promising new talent, at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival.

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"I work a lot with a friend of mine on the writing front. So that's something which keeps my head busy creatively, so that if no-one else is giving me work can create some of my own." - from Channel4.com, Jan. 22, 2013

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