Domhnall Gleeson is an Irish actor and writer who first gained widespread recognition for his role as of Bill Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2, alongside his father Brendan Gleeson who played Alastor Moody. He further gained fame for his appearances in four Academy Award-nominated films, Caleb Smith in Ex Machina, Jim Farrell in Brooklyn, Captain Andrew Henry in The Revenant, and General Hux in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He won three IFTA Awards for his roles in When Harvey Met Bob, Anna Karenina, and Frank.
Actor, Writer, Voice Actor
Birthday / Date of Birth
Domhnall Gleeson was born on May 12, 1983 in Dublin, Ireland.
He is currently 35 years old.
Domhnall attended Malahide Community School and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts from the Dublin Institute of Technology.
- Father – Brendan Gleeson (Actor)
- Mother – Mary (nee Weldon) Gleeson
- Siblings – Brian Gleeson (Younger Brother) (Actor), Fergus Gleeson (Younger Brother), Rory Gleeson (Younger Brother)
Domhnall prefers to keep his private life away from the media, however, he was romantically linked to Juliette Bonas, an Irish producer, in the past.
- In feet – 6 feet 1 inch
- In centimeters – 185 cm
- In meters – 1.85 m
- In Kilograms – 77 kg
- In Pounds – 170 lbs
- Red Hair
- Towering Height
Domhnall Gleeson began his acting career in 2005 when he was cast as Bernard in Stephen Bradley’s horror-comedy film, Boy Eats Girl.
Before that, he appeared alongside his father in Martin McDonagh’s short film Six Shooter in 2004, which won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
His notable appearances in film include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part & Part 2, Shadow Dancer, Anna Karenina, About Time, Frank, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Revenant, Ex Machina, and The Little Stranger.
Gleeson made his first TV appearance in 2001, playing Bryne in an episode of the British television drama series, Rebel Heart.
He has also appeared in TV series such as The Last Furlong, Your Bad Self and Earth’s Greatest Spectacles.
Gleeson met with critical acclaim and won many awards for his performance as Bill Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2, which was released in 2010 and 2011.
Domhnall Gleeson Favorites
- Favorite Places in London – The beach and the pink house
- Favorite Richard Curtis Movie – Notting Hill (1999)
Domhnall Gleeson Net Worth
Gleeson has a net worth of $7 million, according to the media.
Social Media Profiles
He is not on social media.
Domhnall Gleeson Facts
In school, he performed in school productions of Grease and King Lear. After graduating from college, he started appearing in both film and stage.
In 2007, appeared in stage productions of a Hugh Leonard adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations; and a revival of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, which earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards.
Gleeson was named one of 2011’s Shooting Stars at the Berlin International Film Festival.
He and his father are huge fan of English football team Aston Villa.
Gleeson won the 2011 Ifta Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film television film When Harvey Met Bob.
He appeared in the Academy Award nominations films such as Brooklyn, Ex Machina, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and The Revenant.
In 2015, he won the Irish Film and Television Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the film Frank.