Brendan Gleeson (the man who played Mad-Eye Moody in Harry Potter movies) is the father of Domhnall Gleeson (the man who played Bill Weasley).

Brendan Gleeson (born 29 March 1955) is an Irish actor and film director.

His best-known performances include supporting roles in Braveheart (1995), Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), Gangs of New York (2002), 28 Days Later (2002), Troy (2004), as Alastor Moody in the Harry Potter films (2005–10), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and Paddington 2, and leading roles in films such as In Bruges (2008), The Guard (2011), Calvary (2014), and Live by Night (2016).

He won an Emmy Award in 2009 for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the television film Into the Storm.

He is also the father of actors Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson.

Gleeson started his film career at the age of 34.[7] He first came to prominence in Ireland for his role as Michael Collins in The Treaty, a television film broadcast on RTÉ One, and for which he won a Jacob’s Award in 1992.

He has acted in such films as Braveheart, I Went Down, Michael Collins, Gangs of New York, Cold Mountain, 28 Days Later, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, Lake Placid, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Mission: Impossible 2, and The Village.

He won critical acclaim for his performance as Irish gangster Martin Cahill in John Boorman’s 1998 film The General.

While Gleeson portrayed Irish statesman Michael Collins in The Treaty, he later portrayed Collins’ close collaborator Liam Tobin in the film Michael Collins with Liam Neeson taking the role of Collins.[9] Gleeson later went on to portray Winston Churchill in Into the Storm.

Gleeson won an Emmy Award for his performance.

Gleeson played Hogwarts professor Mad-Eye Moody in the fourth, fifth and seventh Harry Potter films.

Gleeson provided the voice of Abbot Cellach in The Secret of Kells, an animated film co-directed by Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey of Cartoon Saloon which premiered in February 2009 at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.[10]

Gleeson starred in the short film Six Shooter in 2006, which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.

The film, and Gleeson’s performance, enjoyed huge critical acclaim, earning Gleeson several award nominations, including his first Golden Globe nomination.

Gleeson will be making his directorial debut in a film adaptation of Flann O’Brien’s novel At Swim-Two-Birds.

In July 2012, he started filming The Grand Seduction, with Taylor Kitsch, a remake of Jean-François Pouliot’s French-Canadian La Grande Séduction (2003) directed by Don McKellar; the film was released in 2013.[15] In 2016, he appeared in the video game adaptation Assassin’s Creed and Ben Affleck’s crime drama Live by Night.

Gleeson is a fiddle and mandolin player, with an interest in Irish folklore.[2] He played the fiddle during his role in Cold Mountain, Michael Collins and also The Grand Seduction, and also features on Altan’s 2009 live album.[17] In the Coen Brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), Gleeson sings “The Unfortunate Rake.”

Domhnall and Brían are also actors.[18] Gleeson speaks fluent Gaelic and is an advocate of the promotion of the Irish (Gaelic) language.

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Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor

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Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor

Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Nominated—IFTA Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role – Film

Nominated—IFTA Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role – Film

Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Best Actor

Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Nominated—IFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Film

Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Best Actor

Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated—IFTA Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role – Film

Nominated—IFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Film

British Independent Film Award for Best Actor

San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor

IFTA Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role – Film

Nominated—Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor

British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film

Nominated—IFTA Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role – Television

Nominated—British Academy Television Award for Best Actor

Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film

Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama (2019)

Nominated—IFTA Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role – Television (2018)


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