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'''Jack Gleeson''' (born 20 May 1992) is an Irish actor who has worked in television and film. He has a minor role in the film ''[[wikipedia:Batman Begins|Batman Begins]]'' and received a number of outstanding reviews for his lead role in the film ''[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1507250/ All Good Children]'', with [http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117942831?refcatid=31 Variety] describing him as "''the pic's big discovery''."
 
'''Jack Gleeson''' (born 20 May 1992) is an Irish actor who has worked in television and film. He has a minor role in the film ''[[wikipedia:Batman Begins|Batman Begins]]'' and received a number of outstanding reviews for his lead role in the film ''[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1507250/ All Good Children]'', with [http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117942831?refcatid=31 Variety] describing him as "''the pic's big discovery''."
   
He starred in [[HBO]]'s ''[[Game of Thrones]]'' as [[Joffrey Baratheon]]. He was announced in the role on 19 July 2009. He was part of the starring cast from Season 1 until Season 4 when he was killed off. In 2012, he announced his intention to retire from acting to focus on his studies once his work on the show was complete.
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He starred in [[HBO]]'s ''[[Game of Thrones (TV series)|Game of Thrones]]'' as [[Joffrey Baratheon]]. He was announced in the role on 19 July 2009. He was part of the starring cast from [[Season 1]] until [[Season 4]] when he was killed off. In 2012, he announced his intention to retire from acting to focus on his studies once his work on the show was complete.
   
Gleeson admitted he was not entirely aware of the hatred of the Joffrey before he was given the role. He said he had read some synopsis but didn't know that Joffrey was quite he appears to be in the show. Gleeson 'subconsciously' based his portrayal of Joffrey on Joaquin Pheonix's performance as the emperor in the 2000 film [[Gladiator]]. <ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PUefiJBJQQ</ref>
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Gleeson admitted he was not entirely aware of the hatred of Joffrey before he was given the role. He said he had read some synopses but didn't know that Joffrey was quite the monster he appears to be in the show. Gleeson said his performance was influenced by numerous Hollywood villains, in particular [[Wikipedia:Joaquin Phoenix|Joaquin Phoenix]]'s performance as the crazed, petulant Emperor Commodus in the movie ''[[wikipedia:Gladiator (2000 film)|Gladiator]]''.<ref>Hill, Logan (June 2012). [http://www.gq.com/entertainment/movies-and-tv/201206/jack-gleeson-gq-june-2012-bad-guys-portfolio Jack Gleeson GQ June 2012 The Bad Guys Portfolio] GQ.</ref>
   
Gleeson was born in Cork, Ireland. He is a student of Trinity College Dublin and a member of DU Players. As a result, Gleeson's natural speaking voice actually has a pronounced Irish accent: the upper-class, Received Pronunciation accent he adopts while playing Joffrey on-screen is a conscious part of his performance. In the Blu-ray commentary for "[[Lord Snow]]", [[Sophie Turner]] ([[Sansa Stark]]) explains that for amusement between takes, the English-accented Turner and Irish-accented Gleeson would imitate one another's accents.
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Gleeson was born in Cork, Ireland. He is a student of Trinity College Dublin and a member of DU Players. As a result, Gleeson's natural speaking voice actually has a pronounced Irish upper-class accent. The accent he adopts while playing Joffrey on-screen is a conscious part of his performance. In the Blu-ray commentary for "[[Lord Snow]]", [[Sophie Turner]] ([[Sansa Stark]]) explains that for amusement between takes, the English-accented Turner and Irish-accented Gleeson would imitate one another's accents.
   
 
Gleeson said that when he was cast he read ahead on Wikipedia, so he already knew how his character ultimately died, instead of it coming as a shock in Season 4.<ref>[http://watchersonthewall.com/new-blu-ray-video-extra-game-of-thrones-fallen-roundtable/ ]</ref>
 
Gleeson said that when he was cast he read ahead on Wikipedia, so he already knew how his character ultimately died, instead of it coming as a shock in Season 4.<ref>[http://watchersonthewall.com/new-blu-ray-video-extra-game-of-thrones-fallen-roundtable/ ]</ref>
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Revision as of 13:39, August 28, 2019


Jack Gleeson (born 20 May 1992) is an Irish actor who has worked in television and film. He has a minor role in the film Batman Begins and received a number of outstanding reviews for his lead role in the film All Good Children, with Variety describing him as "the pic's big discovery."

He starred in HBO's Game of Thrones as Joffrey Baratheon. He was announced in the role on 19 July 2009. He was part of the starring cast from Season 1 until Season 4 when he was killed off. In 2012, he announced his intention to retire from acting to focus on his studies once his work on the show was complete.

Gleeson admitted he was not entirely aware of the hatred of Joffrey before he was given the role. He said he had read some synopses but didn't know that Joffrey was quite the monster he appears to be in the show. Gleeson said his performance was influenced by numerous Hollywood villains, in particular Joaquin Phoenix's performance as the crazed, petulant Emperor Commodus in the movie Gladiator.[1]

Gleeson was born in Cork, Ireland. He is a student of Trinity College Dublin and a member of DU Players. As a result, Gleeson's natural speaking voice actually has a pronounced Irish upper-class accent. The accent he adopts while playing Joffrey on-screen is a conscious part of his performance. In the Blu-ray commentary for "Lord Snow", Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) explains that for amusement between takes, the English-accented Turner and Irish-accented Gleeson would imitate one another's accents.

Gleeson said that when he was cast he read ahead on Wikipedia, so he already knew how his character ultimately died, instead of it coming as a shock in Season 4.[2]

Credits

Starring

Season One credits
Winter Is Coming The Kingsroad Lord Snow Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things The Wolf and the Lion
A Golden Crown You Win or You Die The Pointy End Baelor Fire and Blood
Season Two credits
The North Remembers The Night Lands What Is Dead May Never Die Garden of Bones The Ghost of Harrenhal
The Old Gods and the New A Man Without Honor The Prince of Winterfell Blackwater Valar Morghulis
Season Three credits
Valar Dohaeris Dark Wings, Dark Words Walk of Punishment And Now His Watch Is Ended Kissed by Fire
The Climb The Bear and the Maiden Fair Second Sons The Rains of Castamere Mhysa
Season Four credits
Two Swords The Lion and the Rose Breaker of Chains Oathkeeper First of His Name
The Laws of Gods and Men Mockingbird The Mountain and the Viper The Watchers on the Wall The Children

See also

References

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