1. He has acted on both stage and screen, earning a Tony Award nomination in 2006 for his part in the Broadway production The Lieutenant of Inishmore.
2. He is mostly known for portraying Bill Weasley in the films Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 , in which he starred alongside his father Brendan Gleeson.
3. Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland, the oldest son of actor Brendan Gleeson, and his wife, Mary Gleeson , and Rory.
4. Gleeson attended Malahide Community School, and later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Arts from the Dublin Institute of Technology.
5. After graduating, Gleeson began directing and writing for both film and stage.
6. Gleeson also starred in the Academy Award-winning movie short Six Shooter
7. In 2008, Gleeson starred in the one-off RTÉ comedy sketch show Your Bad Self, which was broadcast on 26 December that year.
8. In the 2009 film Sensation, Gleeson plays the part of a randy young farmer whose “soulless encounter” with a call-girl “develops into a bittersweet love story”.
9. He had his break-out year in 2010 with his role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
10. Gleeson won the 2011 Ifta Award for Best Actor for his performance as Bob Geldof in the biopic When Harvey Met Bob.
11. In 2013 Gleeson starred in About Time, a romantic comedy written and directed by Richard Curtis. The story follows a young man, played by Gleeson, who travels back in time and meets “the girl of his dreams”, played by Rachel McAdams.