Brendan Gleeson Movies

A ginger-haired character actor who landed his first movie role in his mid-30s, Brendan Gleeson was born March 29, 1955, in Dublin, Ireland, and spent the early part of his acting career in theater. He graduated with honors from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and spent several seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

After appearing in the 1992 films Far and Away and Into the West, Gleeson caught his big break with a role as Mel Gibson's burly sidekick in Braveheart (1995). Gleeson later stepped into the Harry Potter franchise as Alastor "MadEye" Moody and joined the ensemble casts of other high-profile projects such as Gangs of New York and Troy.

Gleeson earned a Golden Globe nod for his portrayal of a sympathetic hit man in the 2008 crime comedy In Bruges. He also nabbed his first Emmy win and another Golden Globe nomination playing Winston Churchill in HBO's Into the Storm (2009).



2015 PG-13

Dreaming of the right to vote, working-class Maud eagerly joins the early feminist movement. But when the peaceful protests of the suffragettes accomplish nothing, they're driven to more radical methods of effecting change.

  • The Company You Keep The Company You Keep
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Pt I Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Pt I
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Song of the Sea Song of the Sea
  • Troy Troy
  • Safe House Safe House
  • Mission: Impossible II Mission: Impossible II
  • In Bruges In Bruges
  • Cold Mountain Cold Mountain
  • Calvary Calvary
  • Gangs of New York Gangs of New York
  • The Village The Village
  • Stonehearst Asylum Stonehearst Asylum
  • The Guard The Guard
  • 28 Days Later 28 Days Later
  • Green Zone Green Zone
  • The Secret of Kells The Secret of Kells
  • The Grand Seduction The Grand Seduction
  • Albert Nobbs Albert Nobbs
  • Into the Storm Into the Storm
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • Beowulf: Director's Cut Beowulf: Director's Cut
  • Kingdom of Heaven Kingdom of Heaven
  • The Cup The Cup
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits The Pirates! Band of Misfits
  • In My Country In My Country
  • The Smurfs 2 The Smurfs 2
  • Turbulence Turbulence
  • Dark Blue Dark Blue
  • Breakfast on Pluto Breakfast on Pluto
  • Black Irish Black Irish
  • Harrison's Flowers Harrison's Flowers
  • The Tiger's Tail The Tiger's Tail
  • Perrier's Bounty Perrier's Bounty
  • The Raven The Raven