Name: Brendan Gleeson
Birthday: 29 March 1955
From: Dublin, Ireland
Family: Four sons and wife Mary.
Showbiz CV: Unlike some of the younger Potter stars Brendan hasn't been acting since he was a child. He made his first film in 1990, when he starred with Richard Harris (the first actor to play Professor Dumbledore). That's not the only Potter connection, as Brendan has also acted with Daniel Radcliffe in an earlier film.
Potty about: Playing the fiddle, which he can be seen doing in one of his films.
Movie Magic: Brendan hasn't always been an actor. He taught in a secondary school before deciding to try acting aged 34.