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Happy Sad Confused

Aug 8, 2018

You don't have to have the last name Gleeson to be a great actor but it certainly doesn't seem to hurt. If you're a "Happy Sad Confused" listener you already know Domhnall but today it's time to recognize the accomplishments of dear old dad, Brendan. And there's a lot to recognize.  Brendan only became a feature film actor in his mid 30s but he's made up for lost time ever since, working with the likes of Scorsese, Martin and John Michael McDonagh, Danny Boyle, John Boorman, Neil Jordan, and countless other notables. In this chat with Josh, he talks about what he needed to learn about film acting when he made the leap, embracing the magical world of Harry Potter, and at long last working for the Coen brothers in the upcoming "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs". Plus, Gleeson talks about making the plunge into television for Stephen King and David E. Kelly in the series, "Mr. Mercedes". The 2nd season premieres August 22nd on the Audience Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit