Jack Gleeson is an Irish actor who has a net worth of $8 million dollars. Jack Gleeson is famous for his role as Joffrey Baratheon in the HBO series, Game of Thrones. His start as a film actor comprised minor roles in Batman Begins, Shrooms, and A Shine of Rainbows. His career began to take off in July of 2009, when he started working on Game of Thrones, and continued to thrive in 2010 when he appeared in a leading part in All Good Kids; the reviewer for Variety Magazine considered Jack Gleeson, the film’s ‘big discovery’. Gleeson started acting at age seven in the Independent Theater Workshop. He went to Gonzaga College, a private school in Dublin from 2004-2010, and is the founder and artistic director of Failing Horse Theatre Company, which will be located in Dublin. He’s currently a student at Trinity College in Dublin and also a member of DU Players. In the year 2012, Gleeson was given a scholarship with Trinity University and has recently indicated that he means to pursue an academic career rather than a professional acting career once his work on Game of Thrones is completed.
Despite playing the monstrous Joffrey on Game of Thrones (2011), all of his co-stars have described him as one of the nicest and friendliest actors they have ever worked with.
Doesn't like to swear and usually avoids it in rehearsal and does it in the take.
Has said he doesn't plan to continue acting after finishing Game of Thrones (2011).
Gleeson is the founder and artistic director of Collapsing Horse Theatre Company, which is based in Dublin.
He went to Gonzaga College, a private school in Dublin from 2004-2010.
Croatia, Dubrovnik: Filming Game of Thrones [April 2012]
Dublin, Ireland: Studying [August 2012]
Is a co-founder of Collapsing Horse, a production company. "Monster/Clock: A Play on Time" was the recent puppet production performed at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin, Spring, 2012. He was the puppeteer for the lead character, Toby.
Is a member of the DU Players.
Is a student at Trinity College in Dublin.
Has a sister named Hannah.
I'd like to be an academic, a philosophy lecturer if possible. I'd do a Masters in Ancient Hebrew maybe, and a Ph.D. hopefully, if I get in.
Both villains and heroes need to have a steadfast belief in themselves.
I think audiences will always like bad guys who kill for no apparent reason. We just like to hate them.
I'm happy to sacrifice a big pay cheque for my happiness, if that's not too corny a thing to say. It's probably more naive than mature to say that, maybe, but that's how I feel.