Brian was recently seen playing the role of Jimmy McCavern in the critically acclaimed series PEAKY BLINDERS. He is currently filming FRANK OF IRELAND which he wrote with Domhnall Gleeson and Michael Moloney, for Channel 4 and Amazon
Recent filming credits include the role of Ben O'Shea in Matt Bissonnette's feature DEATH OF A LADIES MAN, the role of Myrddin in the feature film HELLBOY directed by Neil Marshall, the role of Luke in TAKEN DOWN and the role of Jimmy Mahon in RESISTANCE for RTE and the role of Gabe in THE BISEXUAL for Hulu. On stage, recently played the role of Samuel Beckett in Dead Centre's BECKETT'S ROOM at the Gate Theatre and the role of Gooper alongside Jack O’Connell, Sienna Miller and Colm Meaney in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF directed by Benedict Andrews at The Young Vic Theatre, London.
Other recent credits include the voice of the Guard in the animated holiday special ANGELA'S CHRISTMAS with Ruth Negga, Paul Thomas Anderson’s feature film PHANTOM THREAD, Steven Soderbergh’s LOGAN LUCKY, MOTHER! directed by Darren Aronofsky and the short film PSYCHIC directed by Brendan Gleeson for Sky Arts.
Film and television work includes the role of Blacksod in Declan Recks' feature film THE FLAG, the lead role of Jimmy Mahon in the RTÉ series REBELLION directed by Aku Louhimies, ASSASSIN'S CREED directed by Justin Kurzel, TIGER RAID directed by Simon Dixon, the BBC series STONEMOUTH, HISTORY'S FUTURE directed by Fiona Tan, Wiebke Von Carolsfeld's STAY starring Aidan Quinn and Taylor Schilling, Patrick Ryan's DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN, SERIOUS SWIMMERS (a short film directed by Andy Taylor Smith for Rankin's Collabor8 programme), and the lead role in Ronan and Rob Burke’s STANDBY, co-starring Jessica Paré.
Further screen credits include the role of Gus opposite Kristen Stewart in SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, the role of Sinclair in the BBC adaptation of Benjamin Black’s QUIRKE series, starring Gabriel Byrne and the lead role of Cormac in HOW TO BE HAPPY, a feature directed by Mark Gaster, Michael Rob Costine & Brian O’Neill.
Theatre credits include the role of Brendan in THE WEIR directed by Amanda Gaughan at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh and the role of Seán in THE WALWORTH FARCE directed by Seán Foley at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin, in which he co-starred alongside his brother Domhnall and father Brendan Gleeson. Prior to that he appeared in the Donmar Warehouse’s acclaimed production of Conor McPherson’s THE NIGHT ALIVE, which also ran at the Atlantic Theatre in New York and was named Best Play of 2013/2014 by the New York Drama Critics Circle.
Brian is based in London.