Irish Eye on Hollywood:
The Gleaming Gleesons

By Tom Deignan, Columnist
January / February 2019

Gleeson family update: Don’t look now, Domhnall, but you’re no longer the only son of Brendan Gleeson making waves in show biz.  In recent years, Brian Gleeson has had roles in films such as the controversial Mother! and alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in Phantom Thread. He can also be seen in the much buzzed-about TV show (now available in the U.S. on Hulu) The Bisexual. And 2019 is also shaping up to be a good one for Gleeson. He has roles slated in a reboot of the Hellboy franchise alongside Milla Jovovich and Ian McShane, and will also appear in Season 5 of the English-Irish 1920s gangster drama Peaky Blinders, alongside Cillian Murphy. (All four previous seasons of Peaky Blinders are currently available on Netflix. Two words: Binge it!) But don’t feel too bad for Brian’s brother Domhnall Gleeson: Aside from a role in the forthcoming Irish New York gangster flick The Kitchen (expected in the fall of 2019), he will also reprise his role as General Hux in a little franchise you might have heard of known as Star Wars in December 2019.  And of course, Brian and Domhnall’s dad Brendan continues to work. He was in the recent Coen Brothers western The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (where he sang an amazing version of “The Streets of Laredo”) and will be seen in the late-2019 love story Frankie, alongside Greg Kinnear and Marisa Tomei. ♦

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