Domhnall Gleeson opens up about life with a famous family

It was a big night for the Gleeson family on Tuesday as both Brendan and Domhnall Gleeson were nominated at the Golden Globes.

Talent clearly runs in the family, but with such a competitive industry, one would imagine it could lead to a lot of animosity but according to Domhnall, that’s far from the case.

When asked by E! News if the family gives criticisms and feedback of each other’s performances, the Patient star explained just how supportive they are of each other.

“Critique might be a bit harsh.”

“No, it’s a very supportive family and very artistic and my mum has got nothing to do with the industry but she’s got incredible insight into everything,” he explained.

“So yeah, the dinner table is a fun place to be, and yeah, we’re all kind of open with each other about our work.”

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The actor also shared his experience working with The Office’s Steve Carell.

Working together on the thriller limited series, The Patient, sharing how the comedy legend kept thing lighthearted on set to balance the gloomy, dark nature of the show.

Sharing: ”  Steve sort of led from the front. He’s the loveliest man I’ve ever met in my life. So he sort of just kept the spirit light but the work serious.”

“He was the best of all worlds and I feel like I’m representing him and the writers and everybody from the show here today so I’m so happy to be here.”

Brendan Gleeson Pic: Andres Poveda

Domhnall’s father Brendan had as successful night at the awards as his film The Banshees of Inisherin was the big winner of the night. Taking home the prize for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actor for Colin Farrell and Best Screenplay for writer-director Martin McDonagh.

During his speech, Colin thanked director Martin McDonagh, cast members, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, and Jenny the Donkey.

He told Martin that he “owed him so much” and that he “changed the trajectory” of his life.

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