Domhnall Gleeson

Domhnall Gleeson

Gleeson in 2010, photo by PrPhotos

Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland

Date of Birth: 12 May, 1983

Ethnicity: Irish

Domhnall Gleeson is an Irish actor, writer, and director. His roles include About Time, Ex Machina, Brooklyn, the Star Wars universe, Peter Rabbit, Never Let Me Go, Unbroken, The Revenant, and The Patient, among many others.

He is the son of Mary and actor Brendan Gleeson. He is the brother of actor Brian Gleeson and writer Rory Gleeson.

Domhnall’s paternal grandfather was Frank Gleeson (the son of Michael Gleeson and Ellen Gleeson). Michael was the son of Michael Patrick Gleeson. Ellen was the daughter of John Gleeson and Mary Maher.

Domhnall’s paternal grandmother was named Patricia “Pat” Halpin.

Domhnall’s maternal grandfather was Niall Gerard Weldon (the son of Thomas Weldon and Mary Kelly). Niall was an airline executive.

Domhnall’s maternal grandmother was named Lily Sheils.

Sources: Genealogy of Domhnall Gleeson (focusing on his father’s side) –

Obituary of Domhnall’s maternal grandmother, Lily (Sheils) Weldon –

8 Responses

  1. ikeely396 says:

    Oh my goodness… He looks like the walking dead! If I saw him walking down the street I would literally run the other way.

  2. klsoukup says:

    Maternal Grandparents
    Niall Weldon and Lily (Sheils) Weldon

  3. Capricious says:

    He looks like a lesbian.

  4. andrew says:


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