Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson



Place of birth:

Dublin, Ireland:


Brendan Gleeson (born 29 March 1955) is an Irish actor and film director. He is the recipient of three IFTA Awards, two British Independent Film Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award and has been nominated twice for a BAFTA Award and four times for a Golden Globe Award. He is best known for his performance as Alastor Moody in the Harry Potter films (2005–2010), as Pól in Cáca Milis (2001) and for his supporting roles in films such as Braveheart (1995), Michael Collins (1996), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Gangs of New York (2002), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Cold Mountain (2003), Troy (2004), The Smurfs 2 (2013), Suffragette (2015), Paddington 2 (2017), and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), as well as leading roles in films such as 28 Days Later (2002), In Bruges (2008), The Guard (2011), The Grand Seduction (2013), and Calvary (2014). He starred as detective Bill Hodges in the television adaptation of Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch. He also starred as US President Donald Trump in the miniseries The Comey Rule (2020). He won an Emmy Award in 2009 for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the television film Into the Storm. In 2020, he was listed at number 18 on The Irish Times list of Ireland's greatest film actors. He is the father of actors Domhnall Gleeson and Brian Gleeson.


The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)
as Colm
The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021)
as Duncan
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure (2021)
as Huntsman (voice)
Lost Lives (2019)
Frankie (2019)
as Jimmy
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
as Clarence (segment "The Mortal Remains")
Captain Morten and the Spider Queen (2018)
as Captain Vicks (voice)
Psychic (2018)
as Jeremiah
Paddington 2 (2017)
as Knuckles McGinty
Hampstead (2017)
as Donald Horner
Live by Night (2016)
as Thomas Coughlin
Assassin's Creed (2016)
as Joseph Lynch
Trespass Against Us (2016)
as Colby Culter
Alone in Berlin (2016)
as Otto Quangel
Atlantic (2016)
as Narrator
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
as Old Thomas Nickerson
Suffragette (2015)
as Arthur Steed
Pursuit (2015)
as Searbhán
Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
as The Alienist
Song of the Sea (2014)
as Conor / Mac Lir (voice)
The Grand Seduction (2014)
as Murray French
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
as General Brigham
Calvary (2014)
as Father James Lavelle
The Smurfs 2 (2013)
as Victor Doyle
The Company You Keep (2012)
as Henry Osborne
So You Want To Be A Pirate! (2012)
as The Pirate With Gout
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012)
as The Pirate with Gout (voice)
The Raven (2012)
as Colonel Hamilton
Safe House (2012)
as David Barlow
Albert Nobbs (2011)
as Dr. Holloran
The Cup (2011)
as Dermot Weld
The Guard (2011)
as Sergeant Gerry Boyle
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
as Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody
Noreen (2010)
as Con Keogh
Green Zone (2010)
as Martin Brown
Perrier's Bounty (2009)
as Darren Perrier
Into the Storm (2009)
as Winston Churchill
The Secret of Kells (2009)
as Abbot Cellach (voice)
In Bruges (2008)
as Ken Daley
Beowulf (2007)
as Wiglaf
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
as Alastor "Mad-­Eye" Moody
Black Irish (2007)
as Desmond McKay
The Tiger's Tail (2006)
as Liam O'Leary
Studs (2006)
as Walter Keegan
The Path to Redemption (2006)
as Self
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
as Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody
Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
as John-Joe
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
as Reynald de Chatillon
Deconstructing 'The Village' (2005)
as Self
Six Shooter (2004)
as Donnelly
The Village (2004)
as August Nicholson
In My Country (2004)
as De Jagar
Troy (2004)
as Menelaos
Cold Mountain (2003)
as Stobrod Thewes
Gangs of New York (2002)
as Walter "Monk" McGinn
Dark Blue (2002)
as Jack van Meter
28 Days Later (2002)
as Frank
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
as Lord Johnson-Johnson
The Tailor of Panama (2001)
as Michelangelo "Mickie" Abraxas
Cáca Milis (2001)
as Paul
Wild About Harry (2000)
as Harry McKee
Saltwater (2000)
as Simple Simon
Harrison's Flowers (2000)
as Marc Stevenson
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
as John C. McCloy
My Life So Far (1999)
as Jim Menzies
Lake Placid (1999)
as Sheriff Hank Keough
This Is My Father (1999)
as Garda Jim
Sweety Barrett (1999)
as Sweety Barrett
The General (1998)
as Martin Cahill
The Butcher Boy (1998)
as Father Bubbles
I Went Down (1997)
as Bunny Kelly
Angela Mooney Dies Again (1997)
as Barney Mooney
Turbulence (1997)
as Stubbs
A Further Gesture (1997)
as Richard
Messaggi quasi segreti (1996)
as Frank Ferguson
Michael Collins (1996)
as Liam Tobin
Trojan Eddie (1996)
as Ginger
Braveheart (1995)
as Hamish Campbell
Love Lies Bleeding (1993)
as Thomas Macken
The Snapper (1993)
as Lester
Into the West (1992)
as Inspector Bolger
Far and Away (1992)
as Social Club Policeman
The Treaty (1991)
as Michael Collins
The Field (1990)
as Quarryman
Dear Sarah (1990)
as Brendan Dowd
Sexual Healing ()
as Freddy Cousaert
A Greyhound of a Girl ()
as Paddy (voice)
Psychic (2018)