Friday, February 28, 2014

Brendan Gleeson, son Domhnall, compete for IFTA's Best Actor prize

By KAREN BUTLER, United Press International   |   Feb. 27, 2014

Beloved Irish actor Brendan Gleeson and his son Domhnall were both nominated for the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a Film Thursday.

The elder Gleeson earned the nod for his work in "Calvary," while his offspring was nominated for his performance in "About Time." The actors previously co-starred in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and "Six Shooter."

Up for the Best Picture IFTA are "Byzantium," "Calvary," "Run & Jump," "The Sea" and "The Stag."

Four of the five best film nominees also get mentions for Best Script -- John Banville for "The Sea," Ailbhe Keogan for "Run & Jump," John Michael McDonagh for "Calvary," and the duo of John Butler and Peter McDonald for "The Stag."

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