Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Domhnall Gleeson Is Now in Charge

Domhnall Gleeson. (Photo: Bella Howard for Buzzfeed News / Wikimedia Commons)

By Tom Deignan, Contributor
October / November 2017

In a twist worthy of one of the dozens of movies he’s made, Brendan Gleeson no longer seems to be the hardest working member of the Gleeson family. The elder Gleeson recently starred in the Audience network streaming series Mr. Mercedes, based on Stephen King’s novels. He will also voice the upcoming Paddington 2. But Brendan’s son Domhnall Gleeson is the one with nearly half a dozen films set to come out soon, starring along side some of the biggest names in show business. Gleeson, this year, has already appeared in the big-budget American Made alongside Tom Cruise, as well as the indie comedy Crash Pad. There was also the creepy horror film from Darren Aronofsky, Mother! And (covering slightly different material) October’s Goodbye Christopher Robin, about the creator of Winnie the Pooh. But Gleeson will really be in another universe (so to speak) come December, when he appears in the much-anticipated next installment of the Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi. After the release of the Netflix comedy drama A Futile and Stupid Gesture (about Irish American comedy legends Michael O’Donaghue, Doug Kenney, and the roots of Saturday Night Live), Gleeson turns to 2018 and Peter Rabbit, as well as the latest from Irish director Lenny Abrahamson (Room), a mystery entitled The Little Stranger, based on the novel by Sarah Waters. ♦

One Response to “Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Domhnall Gleeson Is Now in Charge”

  1. Linda Birmingham says:

    I loved you in about time. Looking forward to seeing you in the next movie.

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