Domhnall Gleeson (born May 12, 1983) is an Irish actor, screenwriter, and short film director. He is the son of actor Brendan Gleeson, with whom he has appeared in a number of films and theatre projects, along with his brother Brian Gleeson. He made his film debut in the horror comedy Boy Eats Girl (2005), with Samantha Mumba and David Leon. Other early films include the TV movie A Dog Year (2009), with Jeff Bridges, Lauren Ambrose, and Lois Smith.
He became known to a wider audience playing Bill Weasley in the two part Harry Potter finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2010,2011), collectively featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Brendan, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Julie Walters, and Gary Oldman.
Other films in the 2010s Never Let Me Go (2010), with Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield, Sally Hawkins, Charlotte Rampling, Nathalie Richard, and Andrea Riseborough; Pierre’s Bounty (2010), with Cillian Murphy, Brendan, Jim Broadbent, Jodie Whittaker, Liam Cunningham, and the voice of Gabriel Byrne; Joel & Ethan Coen’s True Grit (2010), with Hailee Steinfeld, Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and Barry Pepper; James Marsh’s Shadow Dancer (2012), with Clive Owen, Riseborough, and Gillian Anderson; Dredd (2012), with Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Wood Harris, and Lena Headey; and Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina (2012), with Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Ruth Wilson, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams, Emily Watson.
More films in the early 2010s include Richard Curtis’s About Time (2013), with Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, and Margot Robbie; Frank (2014), with Maggie Gyllenhaal,
Scoot McNairy, Michael Fassbender, Carla Azar, and François Civil; John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary (2014), with Brendan, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, M. Emmet Walsh and Isaach de Bankolé; and Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken (2014), with Jack O’Connell, Garrett Hedlund, Miyavi, and Finn Wittrock.
Gleeson portrayed General Armitage Hux in the Star Wars sequel trilogy (2015, 2017, 2019), collectively featuring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Max von Sydow, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro, Frank Oz, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams.
Other films in the mid to late 2010s include Alex Garland’s Ex Machina (2015), with Vikander, Sonoya Mizuno, and Isaac; Brooklyn (2015), with Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Broadbent, and Walters; Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant (2015), with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Will Poulter; Doug Liman’s American Made (2017), with Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright, Alejandro Edda, Mauricio Mejía, Caleb Landry Jones, and Jesse Plemons; Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! (2017), with Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, his brother Brian, and Kristen Wiig; Crash Pad (2017), with Christina Applegate, Thomas Haden Church and Nina Dobrev; Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017), with Robbie and Macdonald; David Wain’s A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018), with Will Forte, Martin Mull, Joel McHale, Thomas Lennon, John Gemberling, Matt Walsh, Rick Glassman, Jon Daly, Seth Green, and Emmy Rossum; Peter Rabbit (2018), with Rose Byrne, Sam Neill, with the voices of James Cordin, Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki and Robbie; and The Kitchen (2019), with Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, James Badge Dale, Brian d’Arcy James, Jeremy Bobb, Margo Martindale, Common, and Bill Camp.
Each review will be linked to the title below.
(*seen originally in theaters)
(**seen rereleased in theaters)
- Six Shooter (2004) – directed by Martin McDonagh – short
- Boy Eats Girl (2005) – directed by Stephen Bradley
- Stars (2005) – directed by Eoghan Kidney – short
- Studs (2006) – directed by directed by Paul Mercier
- A Dog Year (2009) – directed by George LaVoo – TV movie
- Corduroy (2009) – directed by Hugh O’Connor – short
- What Will Survive of Us (2009) – direcor, writer only – short
- Pierre’s Bounty (2010) – directed by Ian Fitzgibbon
- Never Let Me Go (2010) – directed by Mark Romanek
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)* – directed by David Yates
- Noreen (2010) – director, writer only – short
- True Grit (2010)* – directed by Joel & Ethan Coen
- When Harvey Met Bob (2010) – directed by Nicholas Renton – TV movie
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)* – directed by David Yates
- Sensation (2011) – directed by Tom Hall
- Shadow Dancer (2012) – directed by James Marsh
- Dredd (2012)* – directed by Pete Travis
- Anna Karenina (2012) – directed by Joe Wright
- Immaturity for Charity (2012) – also co-writer – TV movie
- About Time (2013) – directed by Richard Curtis
- Frank (2014) – directed by Lenny Abrahamson
- Calvary (2014) – directed by John Michael McDonagh
- Unbroken (2014) – directed by Angelina Jolie
- Ex Machina (2015) – directed by Alex Garland
- Brooklyn (2015) – directed by John Crowley
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)* – directed by J.J. Abrams
- The Revenant (2015) – directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
- The Tale of Thomas Burberry (2016) – directed by Asif Kapadia – short
- American Made (2017) – directed by Doug Liman
- Mother! (2017)* – directed by Darren Aronofsky
- Crash Pad (2017) – directed by Kevin Tent
- Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) – directed by Simon Curtis
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)* – directed by Rian Johnson
- A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018) – directed by David Wain
- Peter Rabbit (2018) – directed by Will Gluck
- Psychic (2018) – directed by Brendan Gleeson – short
- The Little Stranger (2018) – directed by Lenny Abrahamson
- The Kitchen (2019) – directed by Andrea Berloff
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)* – directed by J.J. Abrams
- Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021) – directed by Will Gluck