BRENDAN GLEESON (Officer Jim) was named Best Actor by the Boston Film Critics for his acclaimed performance in the title role of John Boorman's "The General." His other recent film roles include Paddy Breatnach's "I Went Down," his portrayal of Hamish opposite Mel Gibson in "Braveheart" and his much loved performance as Michael Collins in Jonathan Lavis' "The Treaty," for which Brendan received The Jacobs Award.

His earlier roles have included Bubbles in Neil Jordan's "The Butcher Boy," Tom in Jim Sheridan's "The Field," Thomas in Michael Winterbottom's "Love Lies Bleeding," Leister in Stephen Frears' "The Snapper," Tobin in Neil Jordan's "Michael Collins" and the lead role in Stephen Bradley's "Sweety Barrett." Gleeson recently completed shooting "Lake Placid" with Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman and Oliver Platt, written by David E. Kelly and directed by Steve Miner.

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