Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson

Highest Rated: 100% Atlantic (2016)

Lowest Rated: 14% The Tiger's Tail (2006)

Birthday: Mar 29, 1955

Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

A latecomer to the screen, Irish actor Brendan Gleeson spent much of his formative years training for and performing in theater before breaking into films and television at the relatively older age of 34. Supporting turns in homegrown productions like "The Field" (1990) and "Into the West" (1992) led to small parts in American features like "Far and Away" (1992) and his big break as right hand man to Mel Gibson's William Wallace in the blockbuster "Braveheart" (1995). Three years later, his turn as Irish criminal Martin Cahill in John Boorman's "The General" (1998) boosted his profile on the international scene, so he was soon dividing his time between major Hollywood projects like "Mission: Impossible II" (1999) and independent efforts like "28 Days Later" (2001). Dependable in just about every field, from children's fantasy - he was Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody in three of the Harry Potter films - to epics like "Gangs of New York" (2002) and Ben Affleck's Prohibition thriller "Live By Night" (2016), to more intimate projects like the philosophical gangster film "In Bruges" (2008) and the religious drama "Calvary" (2014), Gleeson's versatility elevated him to the pantheon of the character actor's character actor.

Highest rated movies

Paddington 2 The Tragedy of Macbeth
The Guard
Edge of Tomorrow
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Calvary
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 28 Days Later

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
98% No Score Yet The Tragedy of Macbeth King Duncan (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riverdance: The Animated Adventure Unknown (Voice) - 2021
56% 31% Frankie Jimmy (Character) $171.5K 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Morten and the Spider Queen Father (Voice) - 2018
89% 77% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Irishman (Segment "The Mortal Remains") (Character) - 2018
43% 40% Hampstead Donald Horner (Character) $146.4K 2017
99% 87% Paddington 2 Knuckles McGinty (Character) $38.4M 2017
100% 80% Atlantic Narrator - 2016
56% 25% Trespass Against Us Colby Cutler (Character) - 2016
34% 42% Live by Night Thomas Coughlin (Character) $10.4M 2016
57% 51% Alone in Berlin Otto Quangel (Character) - 2016
18% 42% Assassin's Creed Joseph Lynch (Character) $54.6M 2016
48% 64% Free State of Jones Unknown (Character) $20.8M 2016
43% 53% In the Heart of the Sea Tom Nickerson (Character) $23.1M 2015
73% 68% Suffragette Inspector Arthur Steed (Character) $4.7M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pursuit Searbhán (Character) - 2015
99% 92% Song of the Sea Conor (Voice) $850.0K 2014
55% 49% Eliza Graves The Alienist (Character) - 2014
89% 80% Calvary James Lavelle (Character) $3.6M 2014
91% 90% Edge of Tomorrow General Brigham (Character) $100.2M 2014
61% 66% The Grand Seduction Murray French (Character) $3.4M 2013
14% 56% The Smurfs 2 Victor Doyle (Character) $71.0M 2013
54% 45% The Company You Keep Henry Osborne (Character) $5.1M 2012
22% 46% The Raven Charles Hamilton (Character) $16.0M 2012
No Score Yet 71% The Pirates! Band of Misfits The Pirate With Gout (Voice) $375.9K 2012
53% 63% Safe House David Barlow (Character) $126.1M 2012
86% 60% The Pirates! Band of Misfits Unknown (Character) - 2012
28% 46% The Cup Dermot Weld (Character) - 2011
56% 47% Albert Nobbs Dr. Holloran (Character) $70.4K 2011
94% 81% The Guard Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Character) $5.4M 2011
53% 57% Green Zone Martin Brown (Character) $35.0M 2010
77% 85% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Alastor "Mad Eye" Moody (Character) $295.0M 2010
55% 47% Perrier's Bounty Darren Perrier (Character) $828 2009
90% 85% The Secret of Kells Abbot Cellach (Voice) $686.4K 2009
No Score Yet 63% Into the Storm Winston Churchill (Character) - 2009
84% 87% In Bruges Ken (Character) $7.8M 2008
71% 50% Beowulf Wiglaf (Voice) $82.2M 2007
No Score Yet 57% Studs Keegan, Walter (Character) - 2006
14% 31% The Tiger's Tail Liam/His Double (Character) - 2006
31% 58% Black Irish Desmond (Character) $6.9K 2006
57% 80% Breakfast on Pluto Uncle Bulgaria (Character) $828.7K 2005
88% 74% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Alastor "MadEye" Moody (Character) $290.0M 2005
39% 72% Kingdom of Heaven Reynald (Character) $47.4M 2005
23% 56% Country of My Skull De Jager (Character) $163.5K 2004
43% 57% The Village August Nicholson (Character) $114.2M 2004
54% 73% Troy Menelaus (Character) $133.2M 2004
70% 77% Cold Mountain Stobrod Thewes (Character) $95.6M 2003
87% 85% 28 Days Later Frank (Character) $45.1M 2002
59% 52% Dark Blue Jack Van Meter (Character) $9.1M 2002
73% 81% Gangs of New York Walter "Monk" McGinn (Character) - 2002
75% 64% A.I.: Artificial Intelligence Lord Johnson-Johnson (Character) $78.6M 2001
77% 46% The Tailor of Panama Mickie Abraxas (Character) $13.5M 2001
49% 76% Harrison's Flowers Stevenson (Character) $1.8M 2000
57% 42% Mission: Impossible 2 John McCloy (Character) $215.4M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild About Harry Harry McKee (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saltwater Simple Simon (Character) - 2000
47% 37% Lake Placid Sheriff Hank Keough (Character) $31.8M 1999
70% 54% My Life So Far Jim Menries (Character) $616.3K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweety Barrett Sweety Barrett (Character) - 1998
75% 81% This Is My Father Garda Jim (Character) $1.1M 1998
82% 81% The General Martin Cahill (Character) $1.2M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Treaty Michael Collins (Character) - 1998
67% No Score Yet A Further Gesture Richard (Character) - 1997
17% 19% Turbulence Stubbs (Character) $11.5M 1997
84% 86% I Went Down Bunny Kelly (Character) $447.9K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angela Mooney Dies Again Barney Mooney (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 14% Trojan Eddie Ginger (Character) $11.9K 1996
77% 84% Michael Collins Liam Tobin (Character) $11.1M 1996
No Score Yet 74% Kidnapped Red Fox (Character) - 1995
79% 85% Braveheart Hamish Campbell (Character) $75.5M 1995

TV

Credit
45% 62% Frank of Ireland Liam (Character) 2021
68% 70% The Comey Rule Donald Trump (Character) 2020
91% 76% Mr. Mercedes Bill Hodges (Character) 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Mercedes Bill Hodges (Character) 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014 2018
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easter 1916 Unknown (Character) 2010