HAPPY 63rd BIRTHDAY to BRENDAN GLEESON!! 3 / 29 / 2018 Dublin-born actor who is perhaps best known for his role as Professor Alastor 'Mad Eye' Moody in the Harry Potter films. His other famous films include Gangs of New York, In Bruges, Mission: Impossible II, Troy, and 28 Days Later. He made his movie debut in Mel Gibson's Braveheart, which was about Scotland's war for independence. His son, actor Domhnall Gleeson, who appeared alongside him in the Harry Potter film series.