Donald Trump

Played by Brendan Gleeson

Donald Trump

Donald J. Trump has spent decades in public view, first as a billionaire New York real estate mogul, then as a reality TV personality and currently as the 45th President of the United States.  

Donald J. Trump has spent decades in public view, first as a billionaire New York real estate mogul, then as a reality TV personality and currently as the 45th President of the United States.  

Brendan Gleeson

A former teacher, Dublin born BRENDAN GLEESON left the profession to pursue a career in his first love – acting. He joined the Irish theater company Passion Machine and has since starred on the stage, in films and on television, winning fans and awards worldwide.

He starred for writer/director Martin McDonagh in Six Shooter, which won the Academy Award® for Best Short Film, Live Action. Reteaming with the filmmaker for Focus Features’ In Bruges, Mr. Gleeson earned Golden Globe® , British Independent Film, Satellite™, Irish Film & Television Awards and BAFTA Award nominations for his memorable performance opposite Colin Farrell.

Some of his other films include: the Coen Brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs; Hampstead, opposite Diane Keaton; Paddington 2, also starring Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins and Julie Walters; Trespass Against Us, opposite Michael Fassbender; Vincent Perez's Alone in Berlin, opposite Emma Thompson; Assassin's Creed, once again with Michael Fassbender; the Ben Affleck starrer Live by Night; and Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea and Suffragette, opposite Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, once again winning the British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. He will next be seen in Joel Coen’s Macbeth as King Duncan.

Gleeson has finished filming Season 3 of the hit TV series Mr. Mercedes, based on Stephen King's book by the same name.

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