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Gleeson, Brendan

Overview
Works: 111 works in 638 publications in 6 languages and 43,405 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Juvenile works  Fiction  Legends  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Brendan Gleeson
Troy by Wolfgang Petersen ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is the year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age. Two emerging nations clash after Paris, a Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnon to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power and sets off for Troy with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans. In order to succeed, Achilles must battle Hector, the older brother of Paris and a Prince of Troy
Cold Mountain by Anthony Minghella ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 2,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inman, a young Confederate soldier, who is injured during the explosive 1864 battle of Petersburg, Virginia, is struggling to make his way home to Cold Mountain, NC, where his beloved Ada awaits him. In Inman's absence, Ada befriends Ruby, who helps her keep up her late father's farm. Meanwhile, in his travels, Inman encounters a menagerie of interesting and colorful characters
Gangs of New York by Martin Scorsese ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 2,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1846, waves of Irish immigrants poured in to the New York neighborhood of Five Points. "Billy the Butcher" bands his fellow "Native Americans" into a gang to take on the Irish gang "The Dead Rabbits" organized by Priest Vallon. After a bloody clash Vallon is dead, and his son ends up in a brutal reform school. In 1862, that boy returns to seek vengeance against the man that killed his father
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K Rowling ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction--the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Harry's only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him
Beowulf by Robert Zemeckis ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is not your high school teacher's Old English epic poem, but a motion-capture animated film. In the age of heroes comes the mightiest warrior of them all, Beowulf, to aid King Hrothgar by slaying the monster Grendel. The troubled Danish kingdom has been bedeviled by the demon for years, but in killing him, Beowulf incurs the undying wrath of the beast's ruthlessly seductive mother. After killing her, Beowulf returns to the castle and becomes king. Years pass, and all seems well. Is the age of demons finally over? Before he dies, however, Beowulf must face his past weakness and expiate his sins--if his kingdom is to survive
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K Rowling ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lord Voldemort has returned, but the ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth. They appoint Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. When Umbridge refuses to teach practical defensive magic, Ron and Hermione convince Harry to secretly train a select group of students for the wizarding war that lies ahead. A terrifying showdown between good and evil awaits
Kingdom of heaven by Ridley Scott ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Master and commander: the far side of the world (based on the novels of Patrick O'Brian): During the Napoleonic Wars, the H.M.S. Surprise, a British frigate, is under the command of Captain Jack Aubrey. Aubrey and the Surprise's current orders are to track and capture or destroy the Acheron, a French privateer. The Acheron is currently in the Atlantic off South America headed toward the Pacific to extend Napoleon's reach. Lucky Jack, as he is referred to by his crew, is well regarded by his men, who trust him implicitly, even after learning in the first devastating battle that the Acheron is bigger and faster, putting the Surprise at a disadvantage. The Captain's single-mindedness in this seemingly suicidal mission puts Aubrey at odds with the ship's doctor and naturalist, Stephen Maturin, his most trusted advisor and closest friend
28 days later by Danny Boyle ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An infirmary patient wakes up from a coma to an empty room ... in a vacant hospital ... in a deserted city. A powerful virus, which locks victims into a permanent state of murderous rage, has transformed the world around him into a seemingly desolate wasteland. Now a handful of survivors must fight to stay alive, unaware that the worst is yet to come
Green zone by Paul Greengrass ( Visual )
27 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the Iraq war, U.S. Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller leads Mobile Exploitation Team-Delta (MET-D) on a fruitless search of suspected WMD sites. When he wonders out loud why the intelligence is all wrong, he's told not rock the boat. Soon Miller, working with a local Iraqi informant named Freddy, is going after a Ba'athist general named Al-Rawi. CIA agent Martin Brown and journalist Lawrie Dayne share Miller's doubts; each have some pieces to the puzzle. They try to help Miller out, but Department of Defense official Clark Poundstone treats the WMD problem like a PR kerfuffle. When a Delta Force squad is dispatched to intimidate him and shut his team down, Miller's questioning mutates into a quest: to learn the identity and motives of "Magellan," the highly protected source of this faulty information
M:i-2 by John Woo ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
IMF agent Ethan Hunt partners up with Nyah Hall to stop renegade agent Sean Ambrose from releasing a new kind of terror on an unsuspecting world. But before the mission is complete, they'll traverse the globe and have to choose between everything they love and everything they believe in
Safe house ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tobin Frost..., one of the CIA's most dangerous traitors, resurfaces in South Africa after eluding capture for almost a decade. During Frost's interrogation, the safe house where he is being held in is attacked by brutal mercenaries forcing rookie agent Matt Weston ... to take the infamous Frost on the run. As the masterful manipulator toys with his reluctant protégé, shaking the young operative's morality and idealism, the unlikely allies must fight to stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead"--Container
In Bruges by Martin McDonagh ( Visual )
26 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ray and Ken, two foul-mouthed Irish hit men, are hiding out in Bruges, Belgium. For Ray, Bruges is a place where you can spend a year in a weekend, while Ken finds the ancient town calming and contemplative. Ken and Ray work for Harry, a crime lord who eventually materializes in Bruges, and ends up proving that even professional hitmen have their feelings. A loopy, violent fable that is part thriller, part spoof, with a dash of dark comedy, leavened with intellectual conceits and religious allegory--but in no way is "In Bruges" long, boring, or slow
A.I. Artificial intelligence by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a future world of global warming and awe-inspiring scientific advances, humans share every aspect of their lives with sophisticated companion robots called Mechas. But when an advanced prototype robot child named David is programmed to show unconditional love, his human family isn't prepared for the consequences. Suddenly, David is on his own in a strange and dangerous world. Befriended by a streetwise Mecha, David embarks on a quest to discover the startling secret of his own identity
The pirates! band of misfits ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After years of humiliation and failed attempts to win the Pirate of the Year Award, Pirate Captain and his oddball crew go on a race to pillage the most booty. They soon cross paths with scientist Charles Darwin, who persuades the Captain that the crew's 'parrot,' Polly, could be the answer to the riches they are searching for
The Smurfs 2 ( Visual )
19 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris. It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her
Albert Nobbs by Rodrigo García ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman passes as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men's clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making
The secret of Kells by Tomm Moore ( Visual )
13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan's determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?
The guard by Brendan Gleeson ( Visual )
31 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Two cops... one an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other a straitlaced FBI agent, must join forces to take on an international drug-smuggling gang"--Container
Braveheart by Mel Gibson ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the intersection of history and legend lies the story of William Wallace, who led his nation into battle against the English in the years around 1300. King Edward, popularly known as "Longshanks" has allowed the English barons who hold Scotland for him to claim the 'Prima Nocta.' Wallace and his love Murron marry secretly, but his guerrilla activities bring Murron to the attention of the English. They set a trap for Wallace, and the failure of the scheme sets Wallace on the path of both bloody revenge, and open rebellion against the tyrannical rule of the English. The quest to free Scotland from English rule is complicated by the machinations of various Scottish nobles, bribes from King Edward, and sly political treachery at the hands of Robert the Bruce, whose father has his own plans to further. Despite being taken prisoner, and put to a traitor's death, William Wallace is remembered to this day as a hero of Scotland
The tailor of Panama by John Boorman ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry Pendel is an ex-con turned tailor to the rich and famous, and married to smart, sexy Louisa. Andy Osnard is a suave and ruthless British spy who entices Harry into eavesdropping on the powerful politicians he clothes. Harry₂s talent for storytelling compels him to weave an elaborate tale that's not only taken as truth, but sets off a chain of events that threaten to destroy everything he treasures most in life
 
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Alternative Names
BRENDA GLEESON
Languages
English (318)
German (6)
French (3)
Italian (3)
Turkish (1)
Spanish (1)
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