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Brendan Gleeson in Gangs of New York

Brendan Gleeson (1955 - )

Film Deaths[]

  • Turbulence (1997) [Stubbs]: Shot in the side by Ray Liotta when Brendan tries to force Michael Harney to open the airplane's hatch, he dies after shooting Michael (his body is later seen as Ray drags him away then afain when Ray positions him along with all the slain Marshalls and captain sitting down in various seats).
  • The General (1998) [Martin Cahill]: Shot to death by David Wilmot while sitting in his car. (Thanks to Vlabor and Nilescu)
  • A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) [Lord Johnson-Johnson]: Possibly killed by the angry crowd, after they turn on him when he tries to destroy Jude Law and Haley Joel Osment at his fair. (It's unclear whether or not the mob kills him; if they don't, he obviously dies at some point during the passage of centuries while Haley is trapped at the bottom of the ocean.) (Thanks to Vlabor)
  • The Tailor of Panama (2001) [Michelangelo 'Mickie' Abraxas]: Commits suicide (off-screen) by shooting himself in the head; his body is shown afterwards when Leonor Varela shows it to Geoffrey Rush. (Thanks to Vlabor)
  • 28 Days Later (2002) [Frank]: Machine-gunned by a group of soldiers after he becomes infected with the "rage" virus.
  • Gangs of New York (2002) [Walter 'Monk' McGinn]: Bludgeoned to death with his own club by Daniel Day-Lewis, after Daniel first throws a meat-cleaver into Brendan's back as Brendan is walking back into his office. Brendan is out of camera frame when Daniel strikes the fatal blow.
  • Troy (2004) [Menelaus]: Stabbed in the stomach by Eric Bana. (Mythologically inaccurate: he survives the war and returns to Sparta.) (Thanks to Gary)
  • Kingdom of Heaven (2005) [Raynald of Châtillon]: Throat slit by Ghassan Massoud with a dagger. (In the director's cut, he is shown being decapitated immediately after with a sword). (Thanks to Vlabor)
  • In Bruges (2008) [Ken]: Commits suicide by jumping from a bell tower, after being shot in the neck by Ralph Fiennes; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Colin Farrell. (Thanks to Christina, Nilescu, ND, and Tommy)
  • Perrier's Bounty (2009) [Darren Perrier]: Mauled to death by a pack of attack dogs(as he tries to get back into his building). (Thanks to Arben, ND, and Aubrey)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) [Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody]: Killed (off-screen) with the Avada Kedavra curse during an aerial battle with the Death Eaters; we learn of his death when Domhnall Gleeson informs the others. (Thanks to Tommy and Aubrey)
  • The Guard (2011) [Sergeant Gerry Boyle]: Presumably killed in an explosion or burned to death on his boat, as Don Cheadle looks on in shock (it's unclear if died or just faked his death, so I though I'd list this just in case). (Thanks to Tommy and ND)
  • Safe House (2012) [David Barlow]: Shot in the chest by Ryan Reynolds after Brendan shoots Denzel Washington. (Thanks to Andrew, Tommy, Tim, ND, and Aubrey)
  • Calvary (2014) [Father James Lavelle]: Shot in the side, stomach and head by Chris O'Dowd as Brendan refuses to stop making eye contact with Chris; his body is later seen lying on the beach.
  • Edge of Tomorrow (2014) [General Brigham]: Possibly killed in one version of the time loop (off-screen) when Emily Blunt shoots him; we only see Tom Cruise telling Emily they did that in a previous attempt at confronting Brendan.
  • Alone in Berlin (2016) [Otto Hampel]: Executed (off-screen) by guillotine in the Plötzensee Prison. We're shown a dropping guillotine blade, and later his and Emma Thompson's deaths are mentioned in the closing text.
  • Assassin's Creed (2016) [Joseph Lynch]: Stabbed to death by the guards when they purge the facility of all the patients. 
  • Live By Night (2016) [Thomas Coughlin]: Dies off-screen of an unspecified illness. His death is revealed through Ben Affleck's narration and Ben is later shown attending his funeral.
  • Riverdance (2021) [The Huntsman]: He fade away from the light.

TV Deaths[]

  • The Treaty (1991 TV) [Michael Collins]: Shot to death by an assassin.
  • Kidnapped (1995 TV) [Red Fox]: Shot in the head by a sniper.

Notable Connections[]

Father of Domhnall Gleeson and Brian Gleeson