He’s starred in Harry Potter and Goodbye Christopher Robin (and his dad Brendan was in Paddington 2) – so needless to say Domhnall Gleeson is keeping up his family’s commitment to treasured British literature, as he now plays the lead in Will Gluck’s Peter Rabbit, based on the much loved books by Beatrix Potter.

We sat down with Gleeson to discuss his own personal relationship with the books, and what it was like to work opposite a CGI co-lead (voiced by James Corden). This leads onto a discussion about the craft of acting and how much it changes from drama school, and we get a comment on the recent controversy surrounding the film and it’s infamous ‘blackberry’ sequence, when Gleeson’s character is pelted by the aforementioned fruit despite being allergic to them.

Finally we discuss his forthcoming role in Lenny Abrahamson’s The Little Stranger, as the pair collaborate yet again following on from Frank, and we ask if he still takes advice from his Dad. We know we would.

Watch the full interview below…


Peter Rabbit and his three sisters — Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail — enjoy spending their days in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden. When one of McGregor’s relatives suddenly moves in, he’s less than thrilled to discover a family of rabbits in his new home. A battle of wills soon breaks out as the new owner hatches scheme after scheme to get rid of Peter — a resourceful rabbit who proves to be a worthy and wily opponent.

Peter Rabbit is released on March 16th.