Domhnall Gleeson, Ireland
Jury's comment: As the likable loser in Sensation, Domhnall creates a unique world around the character with his quirky screen presence. It's a touching performance, full of intriguing contradictions.
A native of Dublin, Ireland, 27-year-old Domhnall Gleeson studied Media Arts at the Dublin Institute of Technology and made his film acting debut in Martin McDonagh's short SIX SHOOTER (2004).
In 2006, he earned a Tony Award nomination for his part in the Broadway production "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" and followed this with an Irish Theatre Award nomination for 'Best Supporting Actor' for his role in "American Buffalo" at the Gate Theatre in 2007.
His work on-screen has included the Irish feature SENSATION (Tom Hall, 2010), where he played the lead role, the 2011 Berlinale opening film TRUE GRIT (Ethan and Joel Coen, 2010), NEVER LET ME GO (Mark Romanek, 2009) and A DOG YEAR (George LaVoo, 2006). Domnhall has appeared alongside his actor father Brendan in Paul Mercier's STUDS (2005) and the two parts of HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (2010/1). He will be in Brendan Gleeson's directorial debut AT SWIM-TWO-BIRDS (2011).
For his performance in "When Harvey met Bob" he won 'Best Actor in a lead role TV' at the 2011 Irish Film & TV Awards (IFTA).