Brendan Gleeson | Biography

Posted On: 24 Feb, 2015


Brendan Gleeson | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth March 29, 1955
Age 61 Years 11 Month(s)
Nationality Irish
Profession Actor
Wife/Spouse Mary Gleeson
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Not Yet
Married Yes
Net Worth $4 Million Dollars
Height 6 feet 2 inches
Weight N/A
Children/Kids Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, Fergus Gleeson, Rory Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson is an Irish actor who was born on the 29th of March, 1955 and is currently 60 years in age. He was born in Dublin as the only son of Pat and Frank Gleeson. He was born in a middle class family as his parents were not doing really great and things weren’t smooth in his childhood, but he always found comfort in books. He considers himself to be a booklover and a lazy child who didn’t play or go around much. He studied at the local St. Joseph's CBS where he started acting with the team. He took part in many dramas and really started to like the job. So upon graduation, he took a part time job as a secondary level teacher in North of Dublin. He also joined theatre and spent the rest of his time there as rookie actor. After he started to find roles in some semi-professional and professional productions, he quit his teaching job in 1991 and started to act full time. He doesn’t have a college level degree but is very successful as an actor. Born and raised as a Christian, he is an Irish by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Brendan is a tall man, as he is 6 feet and 3 inches in height, with a body weight of about 89 kg. That makes him gigantic to look at and his long beard certainly doesn’t make him a child favorite. He had a well-built body when he was a little younger, and has revealed himself in many photos over the internet as well as his Instagram. You can see his 6 pack abs and muscles in those shirtless pictures of his. Not a very health conscious person, he has put on much weight recently and is also known for his drinking as well as hot temper. Not much is there regarding his affairs and dating lists as he has been in a long, happy and successful married relationship with his wife Mary Gleeson. The couple, who had been married back in 1982 have successfully spend 33 years together and have got 4 kids together: Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, Fergus Gleeson and Rory Gleeson. With all his children settled as well, the couple isn’t likely to separate anytime in near future.

 He has appeared in more than 50 different movies and not in any TV shows. His work and image is widely famous and thus he has many fans and followers through the social media like Facebook and Twitter. His most notable works have been in: The Raven (2012), The General (1998), Mission Impossible II, The Secret of Kells (2010), Six Shooter (2004), The tailor of Panama (2001), Dark Blue (2003), Far and Away (1992), The Field (1990), Tiger’s Tail (2008), Into the Storm (2009), Gangs of New York (2002) and many more. He has been nominated for many awards and in 2009 had also won an Emmy for his role of Winston Churchill in the film Into The Storm. His other famous works are in Agent, Doctor Who, Braveheart, Harry potter, priest etc.

To know more about him you can find his biography in Wiki or IMDB, In 2015, he has an estimated net worth of about 4 million US dollars.