Jack Gleeson is an Irish former actor and he is mostly known for playing the character as Joffrey Batatheon in a HBO TV series known as Game of Thrones. He is the native of Cork, Ireland. He came into this world on 20th May of the year 1992 which has now made him reach at the age of 23. Jack was active in the acting field from 2002 until 2014. In that time of period, he became very successful and also garnered a huge number of fans following. He is currently studying in the Trinity College, Dublin where he studies philosophy and theology.
In addition to that, Jack is also the member of the DU Players. He was also awarded a scholarship in 2012 at that same university. Prior to starting his study in philosophy, Jack was also very interested in anime. He is a tall guy with the height of five feet and seven inches that is 1.70 m. His family members also include his sister named as Hannah. As Jack was born in the month of Amy, his birth sign is Taurus.
At the beginning of his career, Jack started acting when he was just at the age of 7. He began in an Independent Theatre Workshop. Jack’s first roles were in the movie Reign of Fire that was released in 2002. He also played in Batman Begins in 2005, in Shrooms in 2007 and in A Shine of Rainbows in 2009. The next year, he also made his appearance in a leading role in Äll Good Children”. Prior to that, Gleeson had also founded The Collapsing Horse Theatre Company that is located in Dublin, Ireland. He is also the artistic director of that company.
Gleeson had also starred in a HBO series named Game of Thrones as Joffrey Baratheon. he cites the portrayal of Commodus of Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator as the influence on his performance. He then indicated his intention to get retired from the acting in 2012 for pursuing his academic career after his work on Game of Thrones. Later, in 2014, he confirmed that he would permanently be retiring from the acting career after concluding the work in the Game of Thrones. In that same interview, he also stated that while he also had previously been interested to pursue his academia, he had since gone off that idea.
Jack is very hard working guy and is very dedicated towards his work. His work has made him earn an estimated net worth of $8 million. He was nominated for the big awards for playing the role as Joffrey Baratheon in Game of Thrones. He belongs to an Irish nationality and is of White ethnicity. As he is just at his mid twenties, he is not married yet.
He also does not have any girlfriend or an affair at the moment but in future, we never know if he will find his soul mate. Besides that, as Jack has maintained his profile secret, there is no more news found about his bio, family activities as well as other activities. But as he is very active in different social media, he can also get connected through his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram account.