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Domhnall Gleeson takes closet fan dad Brendan Gleeson to Star Wars: The Force Awakens world premiere

Published 15/12/2015 | 08:56

HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actors Domhnall Gleeson (L) and his father Brendan Gleeson attend the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the Dolby, El Capitan, and TCL Theatres on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actors Domhnall Gleeson (L) and his father Brendan Gleeson attend the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the Dolby, El Capitan, and TCL Theatres on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actor Domhnall Gleeson attends Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actor Domhnall Gleeson arrives at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian
Fans cheer in the stands at world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Star Wars creator George Lucas (L) and director JJ Abrahms pose at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian
Fans dressed in character wait in the stands at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Stormtroopers march on the red carpet at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Film characters R2-D2, left, and C-3PO arrive at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Film character BB-8 arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Actor Harrison Ford greets fans as he arrives at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actor Harrison Ford poses for a fan as he arrives at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
View of the marquee at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian
A view of Stormtroopers on the red carpet before the world premiere begins for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
View of the red carpet before arrivals begin at the world premiere of the film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California, December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Actor Harrison Ford and his wife, actress Calista Flockhart, arrive at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actor Harrison Ford and his wife, actress Calista Flockhart, arrive at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt attends the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the Dolby, El Capitan, and TCL Theatres on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
Actor Mark Hamill arrives at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian
Star Wars creator George Lucas and wife, Mellody Hobson, arrive at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian
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Domhnall Gleeson brought his dad, Irish acting legend Brendan, to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens world premiere.

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The legendary Irish actor was snapped on the red carpet with Domhnall (32), who plays villain General Hux in the highly anticipated latest instalment in the much-loved sci-fi series.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actors Domhnall Gleeson (L) and Brendan Gleeson attend the after party for the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Hollywood Blvd on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actors Domhnall Gleeson (L) and Brendan Gleeson attend the after party for the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Hollywood Blvd on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

With his profile already on the up thanks to a series of roles in critically acclaimed films this year, including The Revenant, Ex Machina and Brooklyn, it's set to go stellar after Star Wars opens on December 17 in Ireland and the UK and the following day in the US.

And proud dad Brendan was on hand to support his son as he took to one of the most high profile red carpets in the world alongside original series stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill as well as fellow newcomers Daisy Ridley and John Boyega.

Despite Brendan attempting to extract information on the movie's plot from his son throughout filming, Domhnall remained tight-lipped.

Speaking to RTE Ten recently he said Domhnall's non-disclosure agreement with director JJ Abrams was "like a pre-nup".

HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been shot in black and white. Color version not available.) Actor Domhnall Gleeson (L) takes a selfie with a fan during the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the Dolby, El Capitan, and TCL Theatres on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been shot in black and white. Color version not available.) Actor Domhnall Gleeson (L) takes a selfie with a fan during the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the Dolby, El Capitan, and TCL Theatres on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)

Gleeson also said he hoped that the attention lavished on Domhnall for the role doesn't get "too idiotic".

"I have experience of [fan attention] with Harry Potter and I got a scare when it took off and became so massive," Gleeson said.

However, he added, "I don't think Domhnall will be defined by his Star Wars role, he's well known already and his attitude is pretty great.

"I just hope the attention doesn't become too idiotic, but I can't see why it should."

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