WorldCat Identities

Gleeson, Brendan

Works: 71 works in 493 publications in 8 languages and 27,577 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Action and adventure films  Film and video adaptations  Fantasy films  Juvenile works  Historical films  War films  Animated films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Brendan Gleeson
Gangs of New York by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 2,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in New York City just prior to the Civil War, a man seeks to avenge the death of his father and gets caught in the middle of the powerful and corrupt political machines of Manhattan
Beowulf by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,206 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 Nicholas Hooper( Visual )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,158 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 Defence Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. When Umbridge refuses to teach practical defensive magic, Ron and Hermione convince Harry to train a select group of students secretly for the wizarding war that lies ahead
Green zone by Paul Greengrass( Visual )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,703 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
Mission, impossible II by John Woo( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethan Hunt is back and is partnering up with the beautiful 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. Special features include commentary, interviews, featurettes, music video, and more
In Bruges by Martin McDonagh( Visual )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,524 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
The Smurfs 2( Visual )

17 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,479 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 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living
The guard by Brendan Gleeson( Visual )

32 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,271 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 )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,146 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
Edge of tomorrow by Tom Cruise( Visual )

19 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a near future, an alien race has hit the Earth in an unbeatable assault. Major William Cage has never seen a day of combat, but is dropped into a suicide mission and killed within minutes. Cage now finds himself thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same day over and over, fighting and dying each time. With each life, Cage learns more fighting skills, so that when he and warrior Rita Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, they are one step closer to defeating the enemy
The tailor of Panama by John Boorman( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry, an ex-con turned tailor to the rich and infamous, is married to Louisa, who is smart and sexy. Andy is a suave and ruthless British spy, who had best come through this time, who forces Harry to eavesdrop on the powerful politicians he clothes. Harry's talent for storytelling is not only taken as truth, but sets off a series of events that threatens to destroy everything most important in his life
Artificial intelligence A.I.( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the middle of the 21st century. Extremely sophisticated robots do everything from nannying to prostitution, supplying the illusion of feeling, but true emotion has eluded the android builders. Until Professor Hobby builds David, a robot boy who can really love. In the same manner that some people substitute pets for more demanding human relationships, the Swinton's try to fill the void left by the illness (and subsequent cryogenic animation) of their young son, with David. Unlike a pet, however, David requires more than taking without giving, and his plight illustrates the dangers inherent when dog-substitutes demand giving in return
Harry Potter and the goblet of fire by Mike Newell( Visual )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts is marked by the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, in which student representatives from three different wizarding schools compete in a series of increasingly challenging contests. However, Voldemort's Death Eaters are gaining strength and create the Dark Mark - giving evidence that the Dark Lord is ready to rise again. In the unsuspecting lives of the students at Hogwarts, the competitors are selected by the goblet of fire, which this year makes a very surprising announcement: Hogwarts will have two representatives in the tournament, including Harry. Now Harry has to rise to the challenge for the Tri Wizard Tournament while keeping up with school
Calvary( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calvary's Father James is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral, and often comic, problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary
The grand seduction by Brendan Gleeson( Visual )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor's time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor Murray French has no choice but to pull out all the stops and begin The Grand Seduction
Into the storm( Visual )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sequel to the award-winning film The Gathering Storm offers an intimate look at the making of a nation's hero, when Churchill was at his most commanding and effective. It shows how his prowess as a great wartime leader ultimately undermined his political career and threatened his marriage
Dark blue by Ron Shelton( Visual )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two LAPD detectives investigate a high-profile quadruple-homicide in April 1992, a few weeks before the Los Angeles Riots
Breakfast on Pluto by Neil Jordan( Visual )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and German and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As foster kid Patrick 'Kitten' Braden grows up, he leaves behind his small-town life in Ireland for London, where he's reborn as a transvestite cabaret singer in the 1960s and 70s
In my country by John Boorman( Visual )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Washington Post journalist and an Afrikaans poet strike up a friendship and become romantically involved as they try to come to terms with their feelings about what they've learned at the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Alternative Names

Brendan Gleeson acteur irlandais

Brendan Gleeson aktor irlandzki

Brendan Gleeson attore irlandese

Brendan Gleeson r karaktersznsz

Brendan Gleeson irischer Schauspieler

Brendan GLEESON irlanda aktoro

Brendan Gleeson irlndsk skdespelare

Brendan Gleeson irsk skodespelar

Brendan Gleeson irsk skuespiller

Brendan Gleeson irsk herec

Brendan Glison

Brendans Glīsons

Брендан Глийсън

Брендан Глисон

Брендан Глісон

Брэндан Глисон

ברנדן גליסון

برندان غليسون

برندن گلیسون بازیگر ایرلندی

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BraveheartThe tailor of PanamaArtificial intelligence A.I.Harry Potter and the goblet of fireInto the stormBreakfast on Pluto