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Domhnall Gleeson still doesn’t feel like he’s ‘made it’

Domhnall Gleeson still doesn't see himself as a success
Domhnall Gleeson still doesn't see himself as a success Domhnall Gleeson still doesn't see himself as a success

Domhnall Gleeson still doesn’t feel like he’s “made it” in Hollywood.

The actor - son of Oscar-nominated screen star Brendan Gleeson - has been working in the industry since he was a teenager and has starred in blockbusters including two 'Harry Potter' movies and two 'Star Wars' films - but he still doesn't see himself as a success.

When asked to name the moment he realised he'd "made it", Domhnall, 40, told The Times newspaper: "Anybody who says that must have a lot of money in the bank.

"I've never felt like I've made it. There are always people I want to work with or people who don't want to work with me and I want to convince them otherwise."



It comes after Domhnall confessed he would rather "have a good life than a good career" after deciding not to move to America to chase bigger roles.

The actor - who still lives in his native Dublin - told The Independent newspaper: "Everybody wants their career to be in a better place, so there is loads of stuff I wish I was doing, and loads of work I wish I could find.

"I’m like, 'would I be closer to it if I was in America?' But I’d much rather have a good life than a good career. I’d love to have both."

Domhnall also has no interest in attending glitzy award ceremonies, either. He told the publication: "For the most part, you just have to sit there for four hours while stuff happens."

He previously he's been inspired by his dad's career path, telling GQ magazine: "I was interested in writing and directing. That's what I went to college for, but I think I've become better at acting than I am at either of those two things.

"I'm interested in telling stories, essentially. My father is an incredible actor, and in a way, it made me realise it was possible. But in another way, it made me think, 'Well, I can't do it as well as he does it. So, what's the point?'

“My brother, Brian, is a phenomenal actor as well. So, there was already an actor in the family, even when I began.”