Brendan Gleeson (born March 29, 1955 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish character actor. He played supporting roles in Braveheart (1995) by Mel Gibson, Michael Collins (1996) by Neil Jordan, Gangs of New York (2002) by Martin Scorsese, 28 Days Later (2002) by Danny Boyle, Cold Mountain (2003) by Anthony Minghella, Troy (2004) by Wolfgang Petersen. He acted in In Bruges (2008) with Colin Farrell, Albert Nobbs (2011) with Glenn Close, Edge of Tomorrow (2014) with Tom Cruise, Suffragette (2015) with Carey Mulligan, In the Heart of the Sea (2015) by Ron Howard with Chris Hemsworth. He played Alastor Moody in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007). He starred in The General (1998) by John Boorman, Into the Storm (2009), The Guard (2011), Calvary (2014).