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10 feelings every Irish person has about Domhnall Gleeson

“He’s a big sound ride. I think”.

1. “His dad is kind of our dad”

You know the way Brenda Fricker was kind of Ireland’s mam in the nineties? Well, Brendan Gleeson has been Ireland’s dad for some time now. Thanks for sharing, Domhnall.

2015 TIFF - Brooklyn Premiere Source: Associated Press

2. “Me, Domhnall Gleeson and Michael Fassbender would definitely have a fantastic time if I bumped into them having pints”

Sounders, the lot of them. Domhnall could bring Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver too and then you’d all be best pals. It could happen.

Frank Screening - New York Source: Associated Press

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2015 Comic-Con - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Panel Source: Associated Press

3. “He got to shift Rachel McAdams”

He’s from Dublin. No lad from Dublin has any business shifting Rachel McAdams. And yet, he pulled it off.



Supermodel Gigi Hadid.

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5. “He’s in Star Wars. How did he manage that?”

Seriously, someone you regularly see on the bus/having a pint outside Grogans, in Star Wars. STAR WARS. And yet, somehow you’re not surprised and you’re incredibly proud. Because he’s so sound, you see.


BAFTA Film Awards 2016 - Press Room - London Source: Ian West

6. “He’s still rocking a 2003 fabric skater belt, but somehow pulling it off”

The rest of us had to give up those belts along with our Nope hoodies and Hobo flares, but he’s still getting away with it.

Empire Film Awards - London Source: Ian West

7. “He was some dose in Brooklyn”

He was harmless enough with his square jumpers and dusty protestant curtains, but a dull dose nonetheless. BACK TO NEW YORK WITH YOU EILIS!

It was just good acting though. Impeccable acting.


8. “We wish him and Saoirse Ronan would get married but we suppose it’s nice that they’re good pals”

Irish royalty. Give us a day out, dammit.

9. “Bet he’s really nice to his mam”

He definitely is. And everyone’s mams.

Britain BAFTA 2016 Film Awards Room Source: Joel Ryan

10. “Domhnall Gleeson’s a ride. I think”

He is. It’s ok. He’s a ride.

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