Domhnall Gleeson as Faraday
Domhnall Gleeson’s latest projects include Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, Peter Rabbit directed by Will Gluck; Darren Aronofsky’s mother! and a cameo appearance in Channel 4’s Catastrophe. Prior to these, he filmed David Wain's A Futile and Stupid Gesture, the lead role of Stensland in the comedy feature Crash Pad directed by Kevin Tent, and Doug Liman’s American Made in which he plays the role of Monty Schafer alongside Tom Cruise.
Other recent credits include Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel Brooklyn, directed by John Crowley, The Revenant directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, JJ Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Alex Garland’s sci-fi film Ex Machina, and Joel and Ethan Coen’s adaptation of Louis Zamperini’s memoir Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie.
In January 2015 Gleeson appeared on stage in Enda Walsh’s The Walworth Farce, directed by Seán Foley, starring alongside his father Brendan Gleeson and brother Brian Gleeson. His previous lead roles in film include Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank with Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Richard Curtis’ About Time opposite Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy, and Sensation, directed by Tom Hall. He received Irish Film and Television Awards for playing Bob Geldof in When Harvey Met Bob, Levin in Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina, and Jon in Lenny Abrahamson's Frank.
Supporting roles in film and television include John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary, Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror on Channel 4, Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, Joel and Ethan Coen’s True Grit, the role of Bill Weasley in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (I & II) directed by David Yates, and Martin McDonagh’s Academy Award-winning short Six Shooter. He also appeared in Dredd directed by Pete Travis, Shadow Dancer directed by James Marsh, Ian Fitzgibbon's Perrier’s Bounty, A Dog Year for HBO films opposite Jeff Bridges, Paul Mercier’s Studs, Stephen Bradley’s Boy Eats Girl, and John Butler’s Your Bad Self, for which he co-wrote sketches with Michael Moloney.
Gleeson’s work onstage includes Now or Later at the Royal Court, American Buffalo and Great Expectations at the Gate, Druid’s production of The Well of The Saints, Macbeth directed by Selina Cartmell, and Chimps directed by Wilson Milam at the Liverpool Playhouse. Gleeson was nominated for a Tony Award for the Broadway production of Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore. He received a Lucille Lortel Nomination and a Drama League Citation for Excellence in Performance for the same role. He earned an Irish Times Theatre Award nomination for his role in American Buffalo.
Gleeson wrote and directed the short films Noreen (starring Brendan and Brian Gleeson) and What Will Survive of Us (starring Brian Gleeson). Gleeson also created Immaturity For Charity, comedy sketches shot with family and friends in aid of St. Francis’ Hospice.