MY FILM FIRSTS with Domnhall Gleeson

Domhnall Gleeson

Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson (ALICE AND JACK, THE PATIENT, WHITE HOUSE PLUMBERS) shares his first film memories, including the reason he could never rewatch Spielburg’s E.T, his obsession with the Coen brothers and Alan Partridge, watching his father Brendan Gleeson on set of BRAVEHEART and his upcoming TV project ALICE AND JACK with Andrea Riseborough which lands on PBS this St. Patrick’s Day.

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Gleeson on Ireland’s cultural success

Domhnall Gleeson

ALICE AND JACK star Domnhall Gleeson is doing the interview rounds in advance of the Valentine’s Day premiere of his new tv series. The STAR WARS star and son of actor Brendan Gleeson appeared on this week’s Late Late Show valentines special with Aisling Bea and Laura Whitemore. “I’m very very proud to be Irish and seeing all these amazing Irish actors and actresses just absolutely, and writers as well, so many amazing Irish books, bands and directors,” he said.

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Domhnall Gleeson in ALICE AND JACK trailer

Domhnall Gleeson

Irish star Domhnall Gleeson leads the cast of ALICE AND JACK, a 6-part series premieres March 17 at 10/9c on PBS air, PBS.org, the PBS App and the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel. Created and written by Victor Levin (MAD ABOUT YOU, MAD MEN), the series features Andrea Riseborough and Gleeson as the titular characters in what distributor Fremantle described as a “love story for the ages.” The synopsis for the series adds when they first meet they’re bound by a connection so powerful it seems nothing can break it, but will their path lead them to a place of happiness and togetherness? Or will life and their own emotional complexities get in the way.

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Domhnall Gleeson Interview

Domhnall Gleeson

Domhnall Gleeson has said he cannot apologize for being the son of a famous actor but acknowledged nepotism can be a factor in the success of some stars. The son of BANSHEES OF INISHERIN star Brendan Gleeson told the PA news agency that “luck” is another of several elements behind making it as an actor. Asked if it was fair to say that the children of established actors had an easier path into the industry or whether this undermined their own work, Domhnall Gleeson said: “I think both things can be true”.

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NIGHT BOAT TO TANGIER cast

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Three of Ireland’s biggest film stars are set to star in the movie of Irish author Kevin Barry’s bestselling novel, NIGHT BOAT TO TANGIER. Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Negga are all to star, with Deadline reporting that the film will be directed by THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING‘s James Marsh. Fassbender and Gleeson (who previously starred together in the Lenny Abrahamson film FRANK) are set to play Maurice and Charlie respectively, and they are an intimidating and sometimes extremely violent pair ‘with a line in hilarious banter’. Ruth Negga is set to play Cynthia, who is the brains behind their operation, and a woman whose relationship with both men is deemed to be ‘tempestuous’ with Deadline reporting that the script will be written by Kevin Barry himself.

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Gleeson joins ECHO VALLEY

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STAR WARS star Domhnall Gleeson has been cast in ECHO VALLEY. The 39-year-old actor is to star alongside Julianne Moore and Sydney Sweeney in the Apple Original Films project that is being directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Michael Pearce. Brad Ingelsby has written the screenplay and will produce the movie with Sir Ridley Scott, Michael Pruss and Kevin Walsh.

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Gleeson in WHITE HOUSE PLUMBERS

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The trailer for Domhnall Gleeson’s new film WHITE HOUSE PLUMBERS is here. The five-episode HBO limited series explores the story of E. Howard Hunt, played by Woody Harrelson, and G. Gordon Liddy, played by Justin Theroux, who orchestrated the Watergate burglary that led to the demise of Richard Nixon’s presidency. Gleeson will portray the brilliant, and ambitious White House Counsel, John Dean.

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