Domhnall Gleeson


Born: Dublin, Ireland


Domhnall Gleeson (ˈdoʊnəl_ˈɡliːsən; born 12 May 1983) is an Irish actor and writer. He is the son of actor Brendan Gleeson, alongside whom he has appeared in several films and theatre projects. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts from Dublin Institute of Technology. During the early stages of his career, Gleeson directed and wrote several short films, garnered a Tony Award nomination in 2006 for his role in the Broadway production The Lieutenant of Inishmore, and had a supporting role in Never Let Me Go. He became known to a wider audience for his portrayal of Bill Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise (2010–2011), Konstantin Levin in Anna Karenina (2012), Tim Lake in About Time, and Russell Allen Phillips in Angelina Jolie's war drama Unbroken (2014). In 2015, Gleeson received widespread recognition and praise for his performances in four Academy Award-nominated films: Caleb in Ex Machina, Jim Farrell in Brooklyn, Captain Andrew Henry in The Revenant, and, most prominently, General Hux in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. His upcoming films include the Darren Aronofsky film Mother! alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, a portrayal of A. A. Milne in Goodbye Christopher Robin alongside Margot Robbie, and a live-action adaptation of Peter Rabbit; he will also reprise his role as Hux in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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