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Domhnall Gleeson


Domhnall recently played the role of John in Enda Walsh's play MEDICINE at St Ann's Warehouse, New York, the Edinburgh International Festival and Galway Arts Festival. He has just completed filming the role of John Dean in the HBO series THE WHITE HOUSE PLUMBERS. Recent projects include the comedy series FRANK OF IRELAND written by Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson and Michael Moloney,  for Channel 4 and Amazon; HBO TV Series RUN; a romantic comedic thriller also starring Merritt Wever, from Fleabag and Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge and her frequent collaborator Vicky Jones; and Will Gluck's PETER RABBIT 2 opposite Rose Byrne and David Oyelowo.


Other recent credits include  JJ Abrams' STAR WARS: EPISODE IX; Andrea Berloff’s THE KITCHEN, with Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy & Tiffany Haddish; the role of Dr Faraday in the feature film THE LITTLE STRANGER directed by Lenny Abrahamson; PETER RABBIT directed by Will Gluck; Rian Johnson’s STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI; Darren Aronofsky’s MOTHER!; Sharon Horgan’s CATASTROPHE; David Wain's A FUTILE AND STUPID GESTURE; the lead role of Stensland in the comedy feature CRASH PAD directed by Kevin Tent; Doug Liman’s AMERICAN MADE in which he plays the role of Monty Schafer alongside Tom Cruise. Other credits include Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel BROOKLYN, directed by John Crowley; THE REVENANT directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu; JJ Abrams’ STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS; Alex Garland’s sci-fi film EX MACHINA; the Coens’ adaptation of Louis Zamperini’s memoir  UNBROKEN, directed by Angelina Jolie.  


 In January 2015 Domhnall appeared in Enda Walsh’s THE WALWORTH FARCE, directed by Seán Foley, starring alongside his father Brendan Gleeson and brother Brian Gleeson.


His previous lead roles in film include Lenny Abrahamson’s FRANK with Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal; Richard Curtis’ ABOUT TIME opposite Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy; SENSATION, directed by Tom Hall.  He received Irish Film and Television Awards for playing Bob Geldof in WHEN HARVEY MET BOB and Levin in Joe Wright’s ANNA KARENINA.


Supporting roles in film and television include John Michael McDonagh’s CALVARY; Charlie Brooker’s BLACK MIRROR on Channel 4; Mark Romanek’s NEVER LET ME GO; Joel and Ethan Coen’s TRUE GRIT; the role of Bill Weasley in HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (I & II), directed by David Yates; Martin McDonagh’s Oscar-winning short SIX SHOOTER. He also appeared in DREDD, directed by Pete Travis; SHADOW DANCER, directed by James Marsh; Ian Fitzgibbon's PERRIER’S BOUNTY; A DOG YEAR for HBO films, opposite Jeff Bridges; Paul Mercier’s STUDS; Stephen Bradley’s BOY EATS GIRL; and John Butler’s YOUR BAD SELF, for which he co-wrote sketches with Michael Moloney.


Domhnall’s work onstage includes NOW OR LATER at the Royal Court; AMERICAN BUFFALO and GREAT EXPECTATIONS at the Gate; Druid’s production of THE WELL OF THE SAINTS; MACBETH, directed by Selina Cartmell; and CHIMPS, directed by Wilson Milam at the Liverpool Playhouse. Domhnall was nominated for a Tony Award for the Broadway production of Martin McDonagh’s THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE. He received a Lucille Lortel Nomination and a Drama League Citation for Excellence in Performance for the same role. He earned an Irish Times Theatre Award nomination for his role in AMERICAN BUFFALO.


Domhnall wrote and directed the short films, NOREEN (starring Brendan and Brian Gleeson) and WHAT WILL SURVIVE OF US (starring Brian Gleeson).  He recently appeared in the short film PSYCHIC (also starring Brendan and Brian Gleeson) written by Rory Gleeson and directed by Brendan Gleeson with music by Fergus Gleeson. Domhnall also created IMMATURITY FOR CHARITY; comedy sketches shot with family and friends in aid of St. Francis’ Hospice.

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