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Domhnall (pronounced “Dough-null”) Gleeson is familiar to audiences worldwide for his portrayal of Bill Weasley in the two Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movies, directed by David Yates. His other movie credits include the Coen Brothers’ True Grit, opposite Jeff Bridges; Tom Hall’s Sensation, with Luanne Gordon; James Marsh’s Shadow Dancer, with Clive Owen and Andrea Riseborough; Pete Travis’ Dredd, with Karl Urban; the Academy Award-winning short film Six Shooter, directed by Martin McDonagh; and Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, with Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, and his Anna Karenina costar Keira Knightley. His current film project is, again for Working Title Films, Richard Curtis’ About Time, in which he plays the lead role.
In 2006, Mr. Gleeson was nominated for a Tony Award in the category of Best Featured Actor for the Broadway production of Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore, directed by Wilson Milam. His performance also earned him a Drama League Citation (Excellence in Performance) and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination (Outstanding Featured Actor).
He won the Rising Star and Best Actor Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) for his performance in Nicholas Renton’s When Harvey Met Bob, in which he starred as Sir Bob Geldof opposite Ian Hart as Harvey Goldsmith. He was also named as a Shooting Star at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival.
Mr. Gleeson is also a writer and director. He wrote and starred in the Irish television series Your Bad Self; and wrote and directed the short films What Will Survive of Us (featuring his brother Brian) and Noreen, which was presented at the 2011 Tribeca, Boston, San Francisco, and Newport Beach film festivals. His father, Brendan Gleeson, and brother Brian starred in Noreen.