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Jack Gleeson was born on the 20th May 1992 in Cork, Ireland and is a former actor probably best known for his role of Joffrey Baratheon in the planetary popular HBO series based on George R. R. Martin’s fantasy novel series – “Game of Thrones”.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this young artist has accumulated so far? How rich Jack Gleeson is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Jack Gleeson’s net worth, as of mid-2016, is $8 million. It has been acquired primarily through his engagement in the “Game of Thrones” TV series.

Jack Gleeson Net Worth $8 Million

Jack Gleeson’s interest in acting dates back to an early age when he attended drama classes alongside his sisters Emma and Rachel, who are both actresses now. His first roles Jack played at the age of seven, in the Independent Theatre Workshop. Between 2004 and 2010, Jack attended Dublin’s Gonzaga College, and currently he studies theology and philosophy at Trinity College in Dublin from which he was rewarded with a scholarship in 2012. Jack is also a member of the DU Players, one of the Europe’s oldest drama societies.

Jack Gleeson’s acting career didn’t officially begin until 2002, when as a 10 year old kid he appeared in Rob Bowman’s fire-breathing dragon fantasy movie “Reign of Fire”. In the course of the next three years, Jack crafted his acting talent and managed to keep a continuous string of acting projects going as he was cast in more side roles in several short movies such as “Moving Day” (2002), “Fishtale” (2003) and “Tom Waits Made Me Cry” (2004). In 2005, Jack Gleeson also had a side roll in Christopher Nolan’s screening of Gotham City’s dark hero – “Batman Begins”, before appearing in the 2007 horror comedy “Shrooms”. All these engagements, besides helping Jack Gleeson to successfully enter the world of acting, provided the basis for his net worth.

Jack Gleeson also starred in “Killinaskully”, an Irish television comedy series which pictures, often bizarrely, everyday life situations of the residents of a fictional Irish village named Killinaskully. In 2009, Jack Gleeson starred in “A Shine of Rainbows”, a family drama about an orphan whose life is dramatically changed after meeting an unusual woman who teaches him to discover the magic of life. These involvements certainly made a positive impact on Jack Gleeson’s overall net worth.

The big breakthrough in Jack Gleeson’s career came in 2009 when he was chosen as part of the regular cast for the “Game of Thrones” TV series. It is based on a George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” epic fantasy novel series, about dynastic war between several family clans, and threats from unknown supernatural creatures, enriched with intrigues, affairs, treason and murder. The series, produced by HBO and aired since 2011, abundant with explicit scenes of violence and sex, quickly gained huge popularity among audiences around the world. Although, there have been six seasons so far, Jack Gleeson’s character Joffrey Baratheon, one of the most hated characters of the show, appeared only in the first four seasons before he was killed. Despite the monstrous nature of his role, Jack has been described by his colleagues as one of the nicest and friendliest actors they have cooperated with. The GoT involvement, besides bringing him a respectable amount of popularity, has also been the main source of Jack Gleeson’s net worth.

Since the leading role of Dara in the 2010 drama “All Good Children”, Jack Gleeson has been considered as “the pic’s big discovery” by Variety magazine. These achievements have helped him to add a sum to the overall size of his wealth.

Apart from his movie and TV acting career, Jack Gleeson is the founder of the Collapsing Horse Theater Company, based in Dublin, in which he also serves as the artistic director.

As he indicated in 2012, in 2014 Jack Gleeson confirmed that he would permanently retire from his acting career in order to pursue the academic one, although latest rumours are that he is having second thought.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 20, 1992
Birth place: Cork, Ireland
Height:5' 7" (1.7 m)
Profession:Actor
Education:Dublin's Gonzaga College, Trinity College in Dublin
Nationality:Irish
Siblings:Emma Gleeson, Rachel Gleeson
Nominations:Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series (2013), Scream Award for Best Ensemble Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2011 (2011), 2013), Young Hollywood Award
Movies:"Game of Thrones" (2011-), "Reign of Fire" (2002), "Moving Day" (2002), "Fishtale" (2003), "Tom Waits Made Me Cry" (2004), "Batman Begins" (2005), "Gladiator", "Shrooms" (2007), "Killinaskully", "A Shine of Rainbows" (2009), "All Good Children" (2010)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Despite playing the monstrous Joffrey on Game of Thrones (2011), all of his co-stars have described him as one of the nicest and friendliest actors they have ever worked with.
2Doesn't like to swear and usually avoids it in rehearsal and does it in the take.
3Has said he doesn't plan to continue acting after finishing Game of Thrones (2011).
4Gleeson is the founder and artistic director of Collapsing Horse Theatre Company, which is based in Dublin.
5He went to Gonzaga College, a private school in Dublin from 2004-2010.
6Croatia, Dubrovnik: Filming Game of Thrones [April 2012]
7Dublin, Ireland: Studying [August 2012]
8Is a co-founder of Collapsing Horse, a production company. "Monster/Clock: A Play on Time" was the recent puppet production performed at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin, Spring, 2012. He was the puppeteer for the lead character, Toby.
9Is a member of the DU Players.
10Is a student at Trinity College in Dublin.
11Has a sister named Hannah.


Quotes

#Quote
1I'd like to be an academic, a philosophy lecturer if possible. I'd do a Masters in Ancient Hebrew maybe, and a Ph.D. hopefully, if I get in.
2Both villains and heroes need to have a steadfast belief in themselves.
3I think audiences will always like bad guys who kill for no apparent reason. We just like to hate them.
4I'm happy to sacrifice a big pay cheque for my happiness, if that's not too corny a thing to say. It's probably more naive than mature to say that, maybe, but that's how I feel.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012IGN People's Choice AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest TV VillainGame of Thrones (2011)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· Alfie Allen
· John Bradley
· Oona Chaplin
· Gwendoline Christie
· Emilia Clarke
· Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
· Mackenzie Crook
· Charles Dance
· Joe Dempsie
· Peter Dinklage
· Natalie Dormer
· Nathalie Emmanuel
· Michelle Fairley
· Iain Glen
· Kit Harington
· Lena Headey
· Isaac Hempstead Wright
· Kristofer Hivju
· Paul Kaye
· Sibel Kekilli
· Rose Leslie
· Richard Madden
· Rory McCann
· Michael McElhatton
· Ian McElhinney
·
2014Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsWe Love to Hate YouGame of Thrones (2011)
2013IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest TV VillainGame of Thrones (2011)
2012IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest TV VillainGame of Thrones (2011)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· Amrita Acharia
· Mark Addy
· Alfie Allen
· Josef Altin
· Sean Bean
· Susan Brown
· Emilia Clarke
· Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
· Peter Dinklage
· Ron Donachie
· Michelle Fairley
· Jerome Flynn
· Elyes Gabel
· Aidan Gillen
· Iain Glen
· Julian Glover
· Kit Harington
· Lena Headey
· Isaac Hempstead Wright
· Conleth Hill
· Richard Madden
· Jason Momoa
· Rory McCann
· Ian McElhinney
· Luke Barnes
· Roxanne McKe
2011IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest TV VillainGame of Thrones (2011)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Game of Thrones2011-2014TV SeriesJoffrey Baratheon
All Good Children2010Dara
A Shine of Rainbows2009Seamus
Killinaskully2006-2008TV SeriesPa Connors Jr.
Shrooms2007Lonely Twin
Batman Begins2005Little Boy
Tom Waits Made Me Cry2004ShortYoung Vincent
Fishtale2003ShortBoy with the fish
Moving Day2002ShortJack
Reign of Fire2002Kid (uncredited)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Game of Thrones: The Fallen - A Roundtable2014Video shortHimself - Joffrey Baratheon
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Character Profiles2013Video documentaryJoffrey Baratheon / Himself
Game of Thrones: Destinations of Season 22012Video documentaryJoffrey Baratheon
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Invitation to the Set2012Video documentaryJoffrey Baratheon
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - In Production: Croatia2012Video documentaryJoffrey Baratheon
Game of Thrones: Costumes2011Video documentaryJoffrey Baratheon

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TV's Nastiest Villains2014TV Movie documentaryKing Joffrey

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