Ten things you need to know about Domhnall Gleeson

We bring you the facts about the star of ABOUT TIME

Domhnall Gleeson continues to make great choices in his career with the new time travel movie from Richard Curtis, ABOUT TIME. We love a good time travel movie, and we are definitely fans of Domnhall so we gathered together some trivia about the Irish actor who is representing for gingers everywhere…

He is the son of actor Brendan Gleeson and Mary Gleeson.
… We’re pretty sure you knew that already, right?

Domhnall is pronounced Doh-nal.
… We know the Irish fans knew that too!

Domnhall was nominated for a Tony award for Best featured actor in a play for the role of Davey in Martin McDonagh’s ‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’ on Broadway.
… Theatre! More good choices!

In an interview with The Telegraph, Gleeson said, of his role as Bill Weasley in the HARRY POTTER franchise; ‘I got that role because I’m a ginger! Red hair was my only qualification! I was a Weasley waiting for a role.’
… Being ginger may have been his only qualification, but he certainly brought more to the role than his (admittedly glorious) hair.

Domhnall has a degree in media arts from the Dublin Institute of Technology.
… Keeping it real with DIT!

Domhnall wrote and directed the short film NOREEN, which also stars his dad, Brendan and his brother, Brian.
… And you can watch it here. It’s great.

Domhnall won an IFTA for his portrayal of Bob Geldof in the TV movie, WHEN HARVEY MET BOB.
… Gleeson never actually met Bob Geldof prior to, or during this production shoot. In preparation for his portrayal of Geldof, Gleeson dyed his hair black and spent several days holed up in a Dublin flat surrounded by posters, photographs and various items of paraphernalia connected to the former rocker. Gleeson also sourced Geldof’s 1986 autobiography ‘Is That It?’ over the course of the production.

Gleeson has just signed on to Angelina Jolie’s new film, UNBROKEN.
… The script for the film was written by the Coen Brothers. See what we mean about good choices?

Domhnall wrote IMMATURITY FOR CHARITY, a series of comedy sketches made to fundraise for St. Francis Hospice in Dublin.
… The series also stars Brendan and Brian Gleeson, and you can watch it, and donate to the Hospice, here

ABOUT TIME is in Irish cinemas from September 4th

Words: Brogen Hayes