Brendan Gleeson

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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). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brendan Gleeson has received more than 7,745,864 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Brendan Gleeson is the 740th most popular actor (down from 679th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from Ireland (down from 46th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Irish Actor.

Brendan Gleeson is most famous for his role as Mad-Eye Moody in the Harry Potter series, and as Bill Weasley in the Harry Potter films.

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  • 42

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  • 4.82

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  • 3.94

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Among actors, Brendan Gleeson ranks 740 out of 10,030Before him are Ethan Hawke, Matthew Perry, Dominic Purcell, William H. Macy, Robert Conrad, and Paul L. Smith. After him are Hal Holbrook, Stephen Boyd, Robin Wright, Emmy Göring, Song Hye-rim, and Daniel Radcliffe.

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Among people born in 1955, Brendan Gleeson ranks 41Before him are John Grisham, Roland Emmerich, Shoko Asahara, Binali Yıldırım, Denis Mukwege, and Haitham bin Tariq. After him are J. K. Simmons, Billy Idol, Ante Gotovina, Héctor Cúper, Jeff Koons, and Michael Rooker.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Brendan Gleeson ranks 51 out of 460Before him are Causantín mac Cináeda (836), William C. Campbell (1930), Mary Jane Kelly (1863), Saint Gall (550), Ernest Walton (1903), and Bernard Lee (1908). After him are Richard Cantillon (1680), James Ussher (1581), Dolores O'Riordan (1971), Edward England (1685), Eileen Gray (1878), and Sheridan Le Fanu (1814).

Among ACTORS In Ireland

Among actors born in Ireland, Brendan Gleeson ranks 11Before him are Katie McGrath (1983), Lola Montez (1821), Gabriel Byrne (1950), Cillian Murphy (1976), Maureen O'Hara (1920), and Bernard Lee (1908). After him are Colin Farrell (1976), Maureen O'Sullivan (1911), David Kelly (1929), Edward Mulhare (1923), Aidan Gillen (1968), and Fionnula Flanagan (1941).

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