He is the one who makes men fight to the death for his entertainment, who gives a nasty look at his mother, Cersei Lannister, when she dares hit him, like “you’re lucky i let you live today”… His role’s success is attributed to young Irish actor, Jack Gleeson’s ability to play with evil intent and terrible mutes, the spoiled, arrogant king Joffrey Baratheon in Game Of Thrones. So, let’s find out more about him…
He was born on May 20th 1992.
He started his career since the age of 7 at the Independent Theatre Workshop.
His first roles were in Batman Begins, Shrooms, and A Shine Of Rainbows.
He found out he got his role in Game Of Thrones on July 19th 2009.
He believes his greatest influence for the role of Joffrey Baratheon, was Joaquin Phoenix playing Commodus in Gladiator.
His favorite scene was the one in the second episode, when he terrorizes the butcher’s son with a sword. He believes that’s when the audience realized who Joffrey is and what he could do.
“Jack is maybe the best guy in the world, and he’s so nice. He’s funny and treats people with dignity. And yet he has this constant grip on how he should be the most horrible person in the world, and how he should say what. And he always gets it right.” (Dan Weiss executive producer of “Game Of Thrones”).
He still studies at Trinity College in Dublin, and as he said, when Game Of Thrones is over, he would rather follow an academic path, than keep acting. We shall see…
“They are all very polite. No one has come up to hit me or yell at me.” (About people who meet him in the street).