He's from one of Ireland's most famous acting dynasties, but Brian Gleeson has said his famous last name has been a "curse" at times.
The former Love/Hate star (27), whose father is veteran actor Brendan Gleeson, revealed that at times his surname has held back his career.
"I have found it a blessing and a curse," he said.
"You get seen for certain things but not seen for other things, you know, 'Oh no, we don't want to be giving this to the sons.' So I suppose in total it evens out," he added.
The Malahide native, who is set to star in upcoming BBC drama Stonemouth, is also the younger brother of Star Wars actor Domhnall.
When it comes to acting, Brian insists there's no sibling rivalry between him and his brother, with whom he starred in a stage production The Walworth Farce along with their father earlier this year.
"Everything he has done, he's done brilliantly," Brian said.
"Maybe if he was dropping his game [then I might say something], but he never has.
"I'm always excited to see him do stuff.
Speaking to the Herald Scotland, the flame-haired star said he and Domhnall help each other when they're leaarning roles.
"We are different actors so it is never really a problem. We always help each other with auditions," he said.
"There are five years between us so there is a different look to us," Brian added.
HE'S worked with stars like Matt Damon and Kiera Knightly but Domhnall Gleeson has admitted that even he got nervous when he met Harrison Ford for the first time.
If we learned anything from the disastrous Sony Pictures leak, it was that film producers can be vicious, grasping and intolerant. The words "Angelina Jolie is a minimally talented, spoilt brat" still fizzle from those hacked emails - the secret grievances of a rank of people miserably under-appreciated for what they do, in a world where the director is king, the actor queen. A stereotype was confirmed last December: producers are combustible.
Irish actors Tom Vaughan Lawlor and Peter Coonan, who became household names thanks to their roles in Love/Hate, were looking forward to catching up at the Irish Film and Television Awards.