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Gleeson in Mission Impossile II
13 May 1999 :
Irish actor Brendan Gleeson is to play opposite Hollywood heavyweight Tom Cruise in the sequel to Mission Impossible surprisingly entitled Mission Impossible II. He is reported to be playing a charming but evil upper class British Industrialist in the film which is to be directed by John Woo.

The film is to be shot in Australia and also stars Ian McKellen, Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn, Thandie Newton and Dougray Scott. Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner's C/W Prods. are producing the movie for Paramount Pictures.

Gleeson who's role in John Boorman's 'The General' received excellent reviews can currently be seen in Irish cinemas in 'Sweety Barrett' and has since worked on 'Lake Placid' where he plays a small town sheriff opposite Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman and Oliver Platt and most recently worked with Brian Cox and Peter McDonald in Saltwater, Conor McPherson's film based on his stage play, This Lime Tree Bower.



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