Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson has been named as one of Variety magazine’s 10 Actors To Watch.
The Dublin-born son of ‘The Guard’ actor Brendan Gleeson was the only Irish actor to make the list and will be honoured by the US film publication at the Hamptons International Film Festival next month.
Gleeson has had a busy year and has just wrapped filming in London on Richard Curtis comedy/ drama ‘About Time’ opposite Rachel McAdams.
He will be seen in two films released this month – ‘Anna Karenina’ and ‘Dredd 3D’ – and can be currently seen in James Marsh’s ‘Shadow Dancer’. Gleeson is also penciled in to star alongside his father in John Michael McDonagh’s ‘Calvary’, which will begin filming in Ireland later this month.
Gleeson’s rising star status was highlighted last year by both the Irish Film & TV Academy and the Berlinale International Film Festival.
He was named IFTA’s Best Actor in a Lead Role as well as the IFTA Rising Star in 2011, while he picked up Berlinale’s Shooting Star Award in the same year.
This marks the 15th year that editors at Variety have compiled a 10 Actors to Watch list, choosing talent that they view as having the potential to ‘breakout’ over the coming months.
Other talent on the list chosen from six different countries included Britain’s Imogen Poots. Poots recently wrapped filming in Ireland on Jimi Hendrix biopic ‘All Is By My Side’ in which she starred opposite Andre 3000.
The other selected talent are US actors Dree Hemingway (Starlet), Boyd Holbrook (The Host), Adam Driver (Inside Llewyn Davis), Scoot McNairy (Killing Them Softly) and Nate Parker (Arbitrage); Australian Bella Heathcote (Not Fade Away); Swedish actor Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina) and Germany’s Elyas M'Barek (Turkish for Beginners).
Previous actors who made Variety’s watch list include Emma Stone (Superbad), Jennifer Lawrence (The Hungar Games) and Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker).