Prince Joffrey Actor Jack Gleeson On The Purple Wedding

Prince Joffrey Actor Jack Gleeson On The Purple Wedding

Game of Thrones actor Jack Gleeson (Batman Begins) discusses the Purple Wedding and playing a character that fans love to hate. Spoilers Within (But, you have to be living under a rock to not know what occurred last Sunday)

Game of Thrones Prince Joffrey actor says goodbye
Jack Gleeson, the 21-year-old, Game of Thrones actor recently spoke with EW about last Sunday's seismic shift in Westeros politics. The King is dead and Tyrion actor Peter Dinklage (X-Men: Days of Future Past) is the chief suspect thanks to Cersei actress Lena Hedley (Dredd, 300:Rise of an Empire). But those things are for the next king to worry about.  Reflecting on his time on the show and that epic death scene, Gleeson stated:


"I knew from Day 1 [that Joffrey was going to die]. When I got the part, I read the first book. And before that, I Googled the character summaries. I didn’t really think about it. I knew it was coming. I would have been surprised if it didn’t come in season 4. [In terms of whether fans will miss his character] I think it will be 50-50. There will be a delight that the person tormenting their favorite characters is gone, but I would like to think there’s a certain sadness at the loss of the delight people take in hating a character like Joffrey."


Gleeson goes on to confirm to EW that after 13 years of acting and at the ripe old age of 21, he's retiring from the profession. He plans to finish up his last year of collegiate studies and possibly enter graduate school.
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Doopie - 4/15/2014, 3:51 PM
joffrey's real name is Jackie Gleeson?
Doopie - 4/15/2014, 3:53 PM
to the moon joffrey!

Gmoney84 - 4/15/2014, 3:53 PM
He's a very gifted actor. He made hating Joffrey very easy. I remember him from Batman Begins in the brief role when he was a child. Best of luck to him in the future!
Sunnyd - 4/15/2014, 3:56 PM
Exactly he is a quality actor and sad to see him go, his portrayal of Joffrey was fantastic, more so considering most the crew and other actors say he is the nicest person in real life.
patrat18 - 4/15/2014, 3:56 PM
Nooooooooooooooo! Fun fact: He was is Batman Begins.
OnePunchBaldy - 4/15/2014, 3:56 PM
He's 21?!
sikwon - 4/15/2014, 3:59 PM
He'll be in movies again. He needs to take some time off so know one stabs him on his way home from school or something. Great portrayal of a great great bad guy.
LorenzoVonMatterhorn93 - 4/15/2014, 4:00 PM
I'm glad he's doing what he wants. he will be missed. no one could play joffrey like he did, a character we all love to hate.

113 - 4/15/2014, 4:00 PM
hahaha it's good he can appreciate that fans love to hate him. I've never watched the show but I hear of the major details of it cause it's everywhere.
DEATHbyEXILE - 4/15/2014, 4:01 PM
LEEE777 - 4/15/2014, 4:01 PM
Lol, poor sod.... not :p

Bout time his little smug face bought the farm!

Gmoney84 @ patrat18 @ Damn your right, the little kid!!
ICDYG - 4/15/2014, 4:01 PM
@COREYxYEROC unfortunately he's chosen to quit acting now. Real shame considering how great he was as Joffrey.
JoeMomma29 - 4/15/2014, 4:04 PM
If you hate King Joffrey and enjoyed his death, well then the actor did his job and he did it very well. This guy has a bright future ahead of himself and kudos to him.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 4/15/2014, 4:05 PM
You know he's a great actor when he can make millions of people hate him
SuperCat - 4/15/2014, 4:05 PM
Evil little bastard. He was great as Joffrey :)
Klone - 4/15/2014, 4:06 PM
I like how much of a genuine and nice person he comes across in the real life interviews to contrast Joffrey so much. I also like his opinions on celebrity culture, etc.
JoeMomma29 - 4/15/2014, 4:06 PM
Oh yeah he not quitting acting at all.......yeah yeah he may go back to college to finish is his degree which is smart but he will return. Heck how many actors or actresses say the same thing ummmmmm I remember when Natalie Portman said the same thing and bam she was right back to acting.

Chekkarma - 4/15/2014, 4:06 PM
Great Performance,played the character perfectly,absolutely hated him.
JoeMomma29 - 4/15/2014, 4:07 PM
Crap now I am kinda bummed to see him go..........
Bearjew - 4/15/2014, 4:07 PM
He's right, I totally miss that [foo foo]
MsDarkPhoenix - 4/15/2014, 4:08 PM
I just saw the episode!!! OMG!!!! He deserved a worse death!!!! Aahh anyway, he was amazing as Joffrey!! Also, I have to read the books...
MsDarkPhoenix - 4/15/2014, 4:09 PM
He was able to make people hate him in real life because of his role!! That's [frick]ing great acting!!!
ALegendaryPanda - 4/15/2014, 4:10 PM
Great actor! I hated Joffrey more than any character in television history and I actually laughed maniacally as he choked to death! But good luck to Jack in the future, I hope he returns to acting someday.
Ramiel - 4/15/2014, 4:11 PM
He was a great Joffrey. Can't believe he's 21.
MsDarkPhoenix - 4/15/2014, 4:12 PM
BaneSmash - 4/15/2014, 4:13 PM
He made it easy to hate him but I am also bummed to see him go. I did enjoy seeing his ass die.
batz11 - 4/15/2014, 4:13 PM
Think I hate Ramsay as much or more than Joffrey...what a bastard ;)

megabatfan - 4/15/2014, 4:16 PM
I think you said it correctly... I really think there will b ppl that will miss Joffrey simply because they love to hate him. I myself was kinda upset when he died. & mainly because I felt that King Joffrey deserved a worse death than that. You sir are an excellent actor... Never has there been a performance that drew me so into the character that i hated him with my all
megabatfan - 4/15/2014, 4:22 PM
Friggin hilarious!
MrBatmor - 4/15/2014, 4:27 PM
I wanted sansa(?) to kill him slowly and painfully after what he did to her!! ( forcing her to watch neds head )!! That little bastard died too easy!!

anyways I like this actor...
KnobGoblin - 4/15/2014, 4:27 PM
I actually found Joffery's demise anti-climactic. The punishment didn't fit the crime, he needed to suffer more.
DanteSparda - 4/15/2014, 4:29 PM
Agreed, this guy took teenager angst to a whole new level.
MsDarkPhoenix - 4/15/2014, 4:33 PM
@batmor Sansa Stark!! Why do people forget her name??

MsDarkPhoenix - 4/15/2014, 4:36 PM
I always found that gif hilarious so I'm just gonna leave it here and go to sleep. Goodbye cbm!!

Zuriel - 4/15/2014, 4:39 PM
But the part is just startin
SauronsBANE - 4/15/2014, 4:39 PM
Man, what an actor. Gleeson will definitely be missed on GoT, even if his character won't be. I was torn watching him die. He had it coming to him obviously, but his acting and Lena Headey's acting really sold that scene so well. Hope Gleeson has success with whatever he does next in his life!

And haha, I love when people forget the character names and completely butcher the spelling of them. Thinking that "Khaleesi" is Daenerys' actual name, misspelling simple things like Sansa or Joffrey, stuff like that.
LensmanMatt92 - 4/15/2014, 4:40 PM
I think Ramsay is an even bigger douche than Joffrey.
Zuriel - 4/15/2014, 4:40 PM
shamo - 4/15/2014, 4:40 PM
My 2nd favorite character after Khaleesi. I'm disappointed he died so soon, great episode though. King Joff was on his G-shit like usual.
Nomadic1 - 4/15/2014, 4:41 PM
One of the best villains in television history. As an actor, he should be proud, he did the character justice.
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