Brian Gleeson

Last updated on the 26 March 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: 14 November 1987, Dublin, Ireland. 

Brian Gleeson is the son of actor Brendan Gleeson and Mary Weldon. He grew up in Malahide, Dublin, with his three brothers, including fellow actor Domhnall Gleeson.

From a young age, Brian was immersed in the arts. He attended school plays and joined the Gaiety’s Youth Theatre Company, which set the stage for his acting career.

Brian Gleeson’s acting career began in 2006 with a role alongside his father in “The Tiger’s Tail,” directed by John Boorman. This debut occurred the same year he completed his Leaving Certificate, marking the start of his professional journey.

In 2010, Brian’s portrayal of Hughie in the first season of “Love/Hate” earned him a nomination for an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Television). His filmography includes notable works such as “Snow White and the Huntsman” (2012), “Assassin’s Creed” (2016), and “Phantom Thread” (2017). On television, he has had regular roles in “The Bisexual” (2018), “Resistance” and “Peaky Blinders” (2019), “Frank of Ireland” (2021), and “Bad Sisters” in 2022.

While Brian’s personal life is kept private, his family background in the arts is well known. His father, Brendan Gleeson, is a celebrated actor and his brother Domhnall Gleeson is also an acclaimed figure in the industry.


Suggested viewing


Rebellion (2016)

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Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.2

Rebellion is a historical drama set against the backdrop of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland. The story follows several characters from different backgrounds whose lives become intertwined as the rebellion unfolds. Their perspectives on the fight for Irish independence are complex, driven by love, family duty and ideals. As violence erupts in Dublin, they face difficult choices and witness the human cost of revolution.

Top cast: Brian Gleeson, Charlie Murphy, Ruth Bradley, Sarah Greene, Barry Ward, Michelle Fairley, Ian McElhinney, Michael Ford-FitzGerald, Paul Reid, Perdita Weeks, Barry Keoghan, Niamh Cusack.

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Resistance (2019)

Resistance poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.4

The Irish drama “Resistance” is the sequel to the miniseries “Rebellion” (2016) which depicts the Easter Rising. Picking up the story a few years later, “Resistance” follows the Irish War of Independence as the fight for freedom intensifies. Against a backdrop of guerilla warfare and heightened tensions, the characters grapple with the moral complexities of war, the sacrifices required and the ever-present danger of British retaliation.

Top cast: Brian Gleeson, Simone Kirby, Natasha O’Keeffe, David Wilmot, Craig Parkinson, Paul Ritter, Stanley Townsend, Michael Ford-FitzGerald, Catherine Walker.


Bad Sisters (2022)

Bad Sisters poster

Bftv 9.5 / IMDb 8.3

Bad Sisters is a darkly comedic story about five sisters who share a secret bond and a history of misfortune. When their seemingly perfect brother-in-law dies unexpectedly, a life insurance investigator becomes suspicious and delves into their lives. As the sisters try to protect each other from scrutiny, their hidden pasts and questionable actions come to light, threatening their unbreakable bond.

Top cast: Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene, Eve Hewson, Brian Gleeson, Daryl McCormack, Claes Bang, Saise Quinn.


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