Jack Gleeson Biography

Jack Gleeson is an Irish actor who has become popular with his role on “Game of Thrones.” His portrayal of Joffrey Baratheon was so convincing that he has managed to get a horde of fans to start hating him. His death scene was one of the most watched and expected parts of “Game of Thrones,” but it just stated how actually good of an actor Jack Gleeson is.

Jack Gleeson actually started his acting career while very young. He was seven at the time when he appeared in Independent Theatre Workshop for the first time. He then appeared as a minor character in a slew of movies which included “Reign of Fire” (2002), “Batman Begins” (2005), “Shrooms” (2007) and “A Shine of Rainbows” (2009). In 2010, he had his first leading role with “All Good Children,” where he received exceptional reviews and was marked as the next big thing.

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Jack Gleeson, John Bell, and Tara Alice Scully in “A Shine of Rainbows”

In 2011, Jack Gleeson would be cast in the role which would define him. His appearance in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” was perfect as he displayed the tyrannical Joffrey Baratheon as likely one could. Even the author of the “The Song of Ice and Fire” books George R.R. Martin said that his portrayal was one of the best from the series. He also stated that he saw one of his character come to life in front of him.

After his role on the show has concluded with his famous death scene, Jack Gleeson said that he would be taking some time off from acting and would purpose academic interests. He said that he was growing weary from appearing in movies and on television and that he wanted to pursue other interests. Since then he has abandoned the idea of academia and has founded Collapsing Horse Theatre Company, based in Dublin. He has also made a puppet show called “Bears in Space” and is currently touring the world with his performance.

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Jack Gleeson in “Game of Thrones”

Jack Gleeson Net Worth 2019 and Salary

Jack Gleeson started off as a young actor and has been able to gather a great fortune to his name. He also received a big boost with the popularity which came with “Game of Thrones”. This was received with a lot of positive criticism and he is now worth approximately 8 million dollars. He is actually worth more than some of his much older colleagues from the show.

Jack Gleeson Girlfriends

Jack Gleeson does not make his private life public. He has managed to keep most of it to himself and does not reveal a whole lot of it. This includes his dating background. Although he has been an interest of attention for many girls while at college, he has only gotten more popular with many new roles. But there are no records of him dating anyone famous. There have been a lot of rumors that he was in fact dating some of the co-stars from “Game of Thrones” but this has not been confirmed.

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Jack Gleeson and Sophie Turner

Jack Gleeson Age

Jack Gleeson was born on 20 May, 1992, making him still only 25 years old. He was born in Cork, Ireland. When he was young, both he and his two sisters Rachel and Emma, attended drama classes together. Jack would go on to attend Gonzaga College as his secondary education. He is now attending Trinity College in Dublin and is studying philosophy and theology.

Height and Weight

Jack Gleeson is considered a handsome actor. Some of us saw him grow up in front of our very eyes while watching “Game of Thrones”. He is now 1.70m tall and weighs 56kg. His body measurements are 96.5-33-76 cm. He also has blue eyes and a slim build.

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King Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson)

Jack Gleeson Retirement

Even though Jack Gleeson is only 25 years old, he has maybe decided to retire from acting. At least he does not want to do any more of it in big movies and TV shows. He has announced at first that he would be taking a break and that he would focus on his studies for the time being. Since then he has founded a Theater Company and seems that he is not getting back to the big screen any time soon. We are still not entirely certain what the future of Jack Gleeson going to be is.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Jack Gleeson is Irish by birth and belongs to a Caucasian ethnic group.

Biography & Facts
Born: May 20 1992
Nationality: Irish
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Religion: N/A
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $8 million
Salary: N/A
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 1.70m
Weight: 56kg
Married to: No
Affair with: No
Children: No
Birth Sign: Taurus
Education: Gonzaga College / Trinity College in Dublin