Brendan Gleeson

Movie Actor

Birthday March 29, 1955

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Dublin, Ireland

Age 69 years old

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Dublin-born actor who is perhaps best known for his role as Professor Alastor 'Mad­ Eye' Moody in the Harry Potter films. His other famous films include Gangs of New YorkIn BrugesMission: Impossible 2Troy, and 28 Days Later.

Before Fame

He worked as a teacher in Dublin, Ireland. He debuted in Dear Sarah as Brendan Dowd.


He made his movie debut in Mel Gibson's Braveheart, which was about Scotland's war for independence.

Family Life

He married Mary Gleeson in 1982. The couple has four sons: Brian, Fergus, Rory, and actor Domhnall Gleeson, who appeared alongside him in the Harry Potter film series. 

Associated With

He grew up idolizing the Irish playwright Samuel Beckett.