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Domhnall Gleeson’s 6 Best Movies Proving He’s More Than Harry Potter’s Bill Weasley

Beyond the wizarding world of Harry Potter, Domhnall Gleeson has proven his acting prowess in various films — from romantic dramas to sci-fi thrillers.

While many know Domhnall Gleeson for his role as Bill Weasley in the Harry Potter series, his filmography extends far beyond the halls of Hogwarts. Here’s a look at six films where Gleeson proves his acting talent.

6. Frank (2014) – IMDb: 6.9

In this independent black comedy, Gleeson takes on the role of Jon Burroughs, a young musician who finds himself in the midst of a bizarre band led by Frank. His performance earned him the Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film at the Irish Film and Television Awards in 2015. Described as a ‘whimsical delight’ by Kyle Smith of the New York Post, ‘Frank’ holds a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

5. Never Let Me Go (2010) – IMDb: 7.1

Gleeson appears as Rodney in this British dystopian romantic tragedy, which is adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel. Set in an alternative history, the film explores a complex love triangle.  ‘Never Let Me Go‘ was well-received for its narrative and cast performances, maintaining a 71% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

4. Brooklyn (2015) – IMDb: 7.5

Set in the 1950s, ‘Brooklyn‘ features Gleeson as Jim Farrell, an Irish suitor to Saoirse Ronan’s Eilis. The film was lauded for its screenplay and direction, garnering a BAFTA Award for Best British Film and several Academy Award nominations. It also appeared on over 120 film critics’ ‘Top 10’ lists for 2015 and achieved a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

3. Ex Machina (2014) – IMDb: 7.7

In this science fiction psychological thriller, Gleeson plays Caleb Smith, a programmer who evaluates an intelligent humanoid robot. The film, acclaimed for its screenplay and visual effects, won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. It also grossed over $36.8 million worldwide and holds a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

2. About Time (2013) – IMDb: 7.8

Gleeson stars in the lead role of this romantic science fiction comedy-drama, where he plays a young man who can time travel. ‘About Time‘ was a box office success, grossing $87.1 million. It received favorable reviews for its heartfelt narrative, with a 70% Rotten Tomatoes rating.

1. The Revenant (2015) – IMDb: 8.0

In ‘The Revenant,’ Gleeson portrays Andrew Henry alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. The film was a commercial hit, grossing $533 million worldwide, and won several Golden Globe and BAFTA awards, as well as Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Actor. ‘The Revenant’ is noted for its intense performances and cinematography, holding a 78% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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