Jack Gleeson shot to fame in the early ’10s when he was cast in the fantasy phenomenon Game of Thrones. Throughout his time in the show, his character King Joffrey was involved in all sorts of heinous crimes. But the Irishman has since revealed that his favorite ever scene involved something a little more subdued.
Born in 1992 in the Irish county of Cork, Gleeson started his acting career at the age of seven. He made his screen debut in Christian Bale’s 2002 dragon slayer adventure Reign of Fire. He then appeared in several short films including Moving Day, Fishtale and the intriguingly-titled Tom Waits Made Me Cry.
Gleeson briefly ventured into the superhero universe in 2005 with a passing appearance in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins. He then popped up in several Irish films including 2007’s horror Shrooms, 2009’s family drama A Shine of Rainbows and 2010’s coming-of-age All Good Children. Gleeson received rave reviews for his performance in the latter, with Variety hailing him as “the pic’s big discovery.”