Brendan Gleeson on Oscar nom: ‘A little affirmation is not a bad thing’

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Brendan Gleeson star in the film “The Banshees of Inisherin.” Photo by Jonathan Hession. Photo courtesy of Searchlight Pictures.

Irish actor Brendan Gleeson has received his first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for playing Colm Doherty in the black tragicomedy “The Banshees of Inisherin.”  

“It's a thrill… I'm not in the springtime of my career,” he notes.

In this in-depth conversation, the 35-year TV and film veteran discusses his early acting career, two of his four sons becoming actors, fame from the “Harry Potter” movies, and his award-nominated role in The Banshees of Inisherin.”

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Kim Masters


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