New still for ‘About Time’
great pic from Domhnall in Anna Karenina!!!
Interview with Domhnall Gleeson about his role in Anna Karenina at toronto film festival
The cast of Anna Karenina, including Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Domhnall Gleeson, Olivia Williams, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jude Law and director Joe Wright at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Gleeson, who can currently be seen in ‘Shadow Dancer’, ‘Dredd 3D’ and ‘Anna Karenina’, will play Ash in episode one of the Channel 4 series, which is entitled ‘Be Right Back’.
Production on the episode, which has been written by Brooker, is currently underway in the UK with Owen Harris (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) directing. Zeppotron are producing the series for Channel 4.
Gleeson has recently wrapped filming on ‘About Time’, which was directed by Richard Curtis for Working Title. He plays lead role of Tim in the romantic comedy, which also stars Rachel McAdams.
He is currently in pre-production on Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘Frank’, which will be shot in Ireland later this year.
Who cares about the rest of the movie when there’s Gleesexface?
Actor Domhnall Gleeson had auditioned for director Joe Wright, but it wasn’t until he performed the part of Levin at a table read – at which his empathetic take on the character impressed one and all – that the part suddenly became his. One facet of the material that the actor sought to convey was “the wry sense of humor shooting through it, which I appreciate; this story gets to the depths of what it means to be alive.”
As Gleeson sees it, “Levin’s idea of love is at the same time very pure and blinkered, in that he sees only this one person to love; he’s shooting for the absolute ideal, which isn’t always compatible with real life. But in the story, he is one of the only people who spends any time in the real world; he is in a very real place with love, one not based on artifice. That is mirrored in the way he chooses to live his life, which is at a distance from St. Petersburg and Moscow society – away from the theatre, literally. He makes his life in the real world out in the countryside, and is in fact very preoccupied with farming. He is outside sophisticated society.
“Even so, he’s caught between the aristocracy and the serfs; he’s trying to find a home in nature while the woman he loves is in a place which is artificial to him. But they do have a true connection, which means that Levin has to journey to try to win Kitty and bring her back to his real world. He realizes that she’s an even better woman than he thought.”
Thanks Jenni for the info!
Brendan Gleeson will star alongside his son Domhnall when he teams up next month with director John Michael McDonagh to shoot new movie Calvary.
Shadow Dancer star Domhnall Gleeson (29) has landed a part opposite his dad’s lead role in the €5m production which will be filmed over five weeks in Sligo and the east coast of Ireland.
Comedians Pat Shortt and Dave McSavage are also in the cast, which includes Bridesmaidsstar Chris O’Dowd and Love/Hate actor Aidan Gillen.
Calvary marks a happy return for Brendan Gleeson as it reunites him with McDonagh following the pair’s hugely successful The Guard.
Gleeson - probably best known for his role as Mad-Eye Moody in the Harry Potter films - will portray Fr James Lavelle, who is tormented by various members of his Sligo parish.
Thanks to O’Titties for the news!