Freda Cooper chats with Brendan Gleeson about his new film Hampstead…
A world weary priest (Calvary), Ben Affleck’s dad (Live By Night), an unorthodox cop (The Guard) …… just a smattering of Brendan Gleeson’s many and varied roles in recent years. But in his latest, Hampstead, he explores new territory. As a romantic lead.
Inspired by the true story of Harry Hallowes, a hermit who lived on Hampstead Heath for so many years that he was able to claim squatter’s rights, it pairs Gleeson with Diane Keaton in a rom-com with the silver market in mind.
The actor talked to Flickering Myth’s Freda Cooper about working alongside Keaton and how Mr Mercedes, his new series for American TV, has changed his working schedule. And he gave the inside story on one of the loves of his life. Aston Villa FC.
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Hampstead is released in UK cinemas on Friday, 23 June. Read our review here.