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10 feelings all Irish people have about Brendan Gleeson

He’s a great hugger. We can feel it.

1. “He is Ireland’s dad.”

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Just the idea of him being around is comforting.

2. “I will not let his character in The Guard change this viewpoint.”

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We weren’t used to seeing Ireland’s Dad be so crass and crude, but it’s OK. He’s still Ireland’s Dad.

3. “Brendan Gleeson would give you a great hug.”

The Walworth Farce announcement in Dublin Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

He is basically a man-sized teddy bear. His hug could probably cure the most debilitating of hangovers.

4. “I SAW HIM IN TOWN ONCE!”

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You’ve told everyone you know at least three times apiece but it’s never stopped being exciting!

5. “He’s in almost every Irish movie, AND I DON’T CARE.”

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It’s a sign of quality! The Gleeson Seal of Approval!

6. “Why hasn’t he been nominated for an Oscar yet? For god’s sake, put an Oscar in his hand.”

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7. ”He is responsible for one of the biggest rides going. Fair play Brendan.”

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The genes are strong.

8. “Are the Gleesons the Irish version of the Von Trapps?”

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Look at them all there in a play together. Sure, it was a dark and disturbing play, but a family affair nonetheless.

9. “Isn’t Brian the SPITS of him?”

The Walworth Farce announcement in Dublin Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

What did we say about the genes? STRONG.

10. “I kind of agree with Kim Cattrall, TBH.”

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The actress is a big fan of Brendan, in every sense:

She’s not alone. And why should she be?

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