Sunday 4 December 2016

Vanity Fair tips Domhnall Gleeson for an Oscar in Winnie the Pooh role

Published 19/06/2016 | 15:19

Domhnall Gleeson
Domhnall Gleeson

Domhnall Gleeson has been tipped for an Oscar for his role in an upcoming biopic centred on the life of Winnie the Pooh writer AA Milne.

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The Irish actor (33) was mentioned in Vanity Fair, who believe Domhnall will be nominated for an Oscar for this role in Goodbye Christopher Robin, yet to be shot.

Domhnall, who is the son of actor Brendan Gleeson, has starred in many Hollywood blockbusters in recent years, including Oscar-nominated Brooklyn and Star Wars.

Writing for Vanity Fair, film critic Joanna Robinson said the actor has a “shot” at an Oscar win.

Family affair: Brian, Brendan and Domhnall Gleeson
Family affair: Brian, Brendan and Domhnall Gleeson

“It looks like the actor might get a shot at his own Oscar with his latest project: a biopic of Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne.

“Whether sanitized and heartwarming or more complex, both Goodbye Christopher Robin and Domhnall Gleeson seem as though they’ll have a real shot at being part of the Oscar conversation in 2018.”

Despite the publication’s prediction, Domhnall joked that he didn’t get an invite to this year’s Golden Globe ceremony, despite playing a significant role in Brooklyn, which starred Saoirse Ronan.

The 33-year-old was appearing on US talk show Today with Will Poulter when they were asked if he was attending the  precursor to the Oscars, when Poulter responded: "I don't think so... Potentially."

Gleeson then said: "The deathly silence suggests that maybe we haven't been invited!  Thank you for bringing it up! We're not gonna be at the Golden Globes. We're gonna watch at home!"

Domhnall Gleeson and Saoirse Ronan in 'Brooklyn'
Domhnall Gleeson and Saoirse Ronan in 'Brooklyn'
Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson are lovetorn in 'Brooklyn'

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