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'Edge Of Tomorrow' May Be Recycled, But It's Not Rubbish

By Lauren James | 6th June 2014

Fancy an action blockbuster this weekend? Doug Liman's hotly anticipated new sci-fi action epic Edge of Tomorrow finally sees its US release today and is set for a monster opening. Well, the critical winds are...

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Brendan Gleeson Tries To Charm The Doctor In 'The Grand Seduction' [Trailer]

By Jack de Aguilar | 22nd April 2014

With one darkly comic Irish film already receiving rave reviews, Brendan Gleeson is starring in a lightly comic Canadian one, which, by the looks of the trailer, will have exactly the same effect. Taylor Kitsch...

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For Brendan Gleeson, His Role In 'Calvary' Was Mental Grind

By Jack de Aguilar | 12th April 2014

Brendan Gleeson has admitted that he found it difficult to switch between normal life and the harrowed, good natures priest he portrays in the critically acclaimed Calvary.Brendan Gleeson and Kelly Rielly star in 'Calvary'A good...

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'Calvary' Rises To The Challenge Of Tackling Religion On Film

By Rich Cline | 11th April 2014

After teaming up for the hit Irish action-comedy The Guard, actor Brendan Gleeson and writer-director John Michael McDonagh made the unexpected decision to set their next film around a priest.Brendan Gleeson [L] and Kelly Reilly...

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Is Brendan Gleeson's 'Calvary' The Best Movie Of 2014?

By Michael West | 11th April 2014

John Michael McDonagh's Calvary is an early contender for best independent movie of the year, while Brendan Gleeson's lead performance as a good priest facing a death threat is perhaps unrivalled as the year's finest.Brendan...

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Calvary Reviews: Michael Mcdonagh's Film About A 'Good Priest' Impresses The Critics

By Jack de Aguilar | 10th April 2014

Michael McDonagh wrote ‘Calvary’ while filming ‘The Guard’ with Brendan Gleeson towards the end of 2009. Almost five years later, the black Irish comedy is hitting cinemas in the U.K, and ahead of that release,...

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Brendan Gleeson To Compete Against His Son At Ifta Awards

28th February 2014

Father and son Brendan Gleeson and Domhnall Gleeson are set to go head-to-head for the Best Actor prize at this year's (14) Irish Film and Television Awards (Iftas).Gleeson senior has been nominated for his role...

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A Week In Movies: Sag And Globe Nominations, The Stars Hit Europe, Big Sci-fi Trailers Debut...

By Rich Cline | 13th December 2013

As we move properly into awards season, films are jostling to be the frontrunner. This week saw nominations announced by the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild, two key awards in the run-up to...

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New Dark Comedy 'Calvary' Features A Stellar Irish Cast [Trailer + Pictures]

By Jack de Aguilar | 12th December 2013

The trailer for dark Irish drama Calvary (with black comedy twists) has hit the net, giving us a better look at John Michael McDonagh’s follow up to The Guard. Featuring an immensely talented cast, weaved...

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Brendan Gleeson To Tour With Folk Band

26th November 2013

Harry Potter star Brendan Gleeson is embarking on a tour of his native Ireland in January (14) with his new folk band.The veteran actor, who played Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody in the Potter films, is an...

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Chris Hemsworth And Family Rescued

25th November 2013

Chris Hemsworth and his family were rescued off the coast of the Canary Islands when their catamaran ran into trouble yesterday (24.11.13).The 'Thor: The Dark World' star was with his pregnant wife Elsa Pataky and...

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Britney Spears' Goes 'Oo La La' For 'The Smurfs 2' Movie

12th July 2013

Britney Spears latest music video for 'Oo La La' premiered on Thursday (11th July). The pop singer's latest musical contribution is in collaboration with The Smurfs 2 movie. The video features the singer and her...

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Brendan Gleeson Joins In The Heart Of The Sea

4th July 2013

Brendan Gleeson will join Chris Hemsworth in 'In the Heart of the Sea'.The 'In Bruges' actor has signed on to star opposite the Hollywood heartthrob in Ron Howard's upcoming action film, based on the true...

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Brendan Gleeson To Play Marvin Gaye's Belgian Pal In Biopic

27th April 2013

Irish actor Brendan Gleeson and S. Epatha Merkerson have joined the cast of director Julien Temple's much-anticipated Marvin Gaye biopic.The film, which stars Jesse L. Martin as the tragic soul legend, was recently picked up...

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Brendan Gleeson Unsure Of How To Play Pirates Character

30th March 2012

Brendan Gleeson had no idea of how to play his 'Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists' character.The 57-year-old Irish actor lends his voice to the part of The Pirate With Gout in the animated movie,...

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Vera Farmiga's Praise For Gleeson

23rd February 2012

Vera Farmiga loved improvising with Brendan Gleeson in 'Safe House'. The American actress stars as CIA operative Catherine Linklater in the movie alongside Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington but admitted it was Irish actor Brendan,...

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Fascinating Fact 12839

10th February 2012

Brendan Gleeson's dark comedy The Guard has picked up The Guardian newspaper's First Film Award - which honours the best movie debut of the year. It beat competition from Submarine, Tyrannosaur and Attack The Block.

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Anna Kendrick Joins The Company You Keep

12th October 2011

Anna Kendrick has signed up to star in 'The Company You Keep'. The 26-year-old actress - best known for her performance of Jessica Stanley in vampire series 'The Twilight Saga' - will star alongside Brendan...

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Don Cheadle & Brendan Gleeson Honoured By Friars Club

26th July 2011

Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson were the toast of New York's comedy circuit on Monday (25Jul11) after they were inducted into the legendary Friars Club.The pair was presented with the Best New Buddy Comedy Duo...

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Michael Fassbender Joins At-swim-two-birds

11th July 2011

Michael Fassbender has joined the cast of 'At-Swim-Two-Birds'. The 'X-Men: First Class' actor will star alongside Colin Farrell, Gabriel Byrne and Cillian Murphy in the forthcoming production, directed by Brendan Gleeson, who will also star...

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Andrew Garfield's Wise Career Choices

17th February 2011

Andrew Garfield has taken the perfect approach to his career according to his 'Never Let Me Go' co-star Domhnall Gleeson. Andrew - who will take on the role of Spider-Man in prequel 'The Amazing Spider-Man'...

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Iron Man Outpaces Dark Knight In End-of-year Poll

1st January 2009

Comic book adaptation Iron Man has been voted the best film of the year ahead of The Dark Knight by readers.The Marvel movie, starring Robert Downey Jr, smashed box office expectations earlier this year...

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Indy Grabs UK Box Office Crown With £12.2m Opening

29th May 2008

Indiana Jones' revival has been as successful in the UK as expected, with 12.2 million in UK box office receipts in its first three days on release.Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull...

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Indy Grabs UK Box Office Crown With £12.2m Opening

29th May 2008

Indiana Jones' revival has been as successful in the UK as expected, with 12.2 million in UK box office receipts in its first three days on release.Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull...

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21 Has The Cards To Beat Treasure And Belgium To Number One

22nd April 2008

Gambling movie 21 has held off the challenge of buried treasure and a Belgian holiday to keep the number one spot at the UK box office.New releases Fool's Gold and In Bruges had been expected...

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Action Film 10,000 Bc Roars To Top Of UK Box Office Charts

18th March 2008

Action thriller 10,000 BC has rumbled to the top of the UK box office charts after its opening weekend on release.The prehistoric epic, from Independence Day director Roland Emmerich, took 1.9 million in its first...

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