Jack Gleeson

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Jack Gleeson
Jack Gleeson (August 2012) (headshot).jpg
Jack Gleeson in 2012
Born(1992-05-20) 20 May 1992 (age 21)[1]
Cork, Ireland
OccupationActor
Years active2002–2014
Known forGame of Thrones
 
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Jack Gleeson
Jack Gleeson (August 2012) (headshot).jpg
Jack Gleeson in 2012
Born(1992-05-20) 20 May 1992 (age 21)[1]
Cork, Ireland
OccupationActor
Years active2002–2014
Known forGame of Thrones

Jack Gleeson (born 20 May 1992) is an Irish actor, best known for his portrayal of Joffrey Baratheon in the HBO television series Game of Thrones.

Life and career[edit]

Gleeson was born in Cork, Ireland. He started acting at the age of seven in the Independent Theatre Workshop. Gleeson's first roles in feature films were minor roles in Batman Begins (2005), Shrooms (2007) and A Shine of Rainbows (2009).[2] In 2010 he appeared in a leading role in Alicia Duffy's All Good Children. The reviewer for Variety magazine considered Gleeson "the pic's big discovery".[3]

Gleeson stars in HBO's Game of Thrones as Joffrey Baratheon.[4] Gleeson was part of the initial starring cast and remained a cast member for the show's second, third and fourth seasons. He cites Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus in Gladiator as an influence on his portrayal of Joffrey.[5] Gleeson is also the founder and artistic director of Collapsing Horse Theatre Company, which is based in Dublin. He went to Gonzaga College, a school in Dublin from 2004–2010.

Gleeson is a student of Trinity College, Dublin, and a member of DU Players. In 2012, he was awarded a scholarship at the same university.[6][7]

Gleeson has indicated an intention to pursue an academic career rather than a professional acting career, once his work on Game of Thrones is completed.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Filmography
YearTitleRoleTypeNotes
2002Reign of FireKid (Uncredited)Film
Moving DayJackFilmShort
2003FishtaleBoy with the fishFilmShort
2004Tom Waits Made Me CryYoung VincentFilmShort
2005Batman BeginsLittle BoyFilm
2007ShroomsLonely TwinFilm
2006–2008KillinaskullyPa Connors Jr.TV Series4 episodes
2009A Shine of RainbowsSeamusFilm
2010All Good ChildrenDaraFilm
2012ChatAdamFilmShort
2011–2014Game of ThronesJoffrey BaratheonTV SeriesMain role

Seasons 1-4

25 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ :: Under: :: Comments Off (13 September 2012). "Jack Gleeson Online • Your No. 1 Jack Gleeson Source". Jack-gleeson.com. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jack Gleeson Lands Major HBO Pilot!". In The Spotlight. 10 March 2010. Archived from the original on 10 March 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Felperin, Leslie (20 May 2010). "All Good Children – Film Reviews – Cannes". Variety.com. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Kit, Borys (19 July 2009). "Sean Bean ascends to Game of Thrones". Reuters. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Hill, Logan (June 2012). "The Villains Questionnaire: Jack Gleeson". GQ. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Email: Fellows & Scholars (Email) (2 July 2012). "Welcome – Fellows & Scholars : Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland". Tcd.ie. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Meanwhile, At Trinity College". Broadsheet.ie. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  8. ^ O'Regan, Mark (17 April 2012). "Jack Gleeson swaps 'Game of Thrones' for seat of learning". Irish Independent. independent.ie. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 

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