Gleeson is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Sir Winston Churchill on Into the Storm.
Being Irish, I had to take a couple of deep breaths. This was a serious piece of work and a massive challenge, and quite terrifying up to a point. In some ways, there’s a sense of you in Churchill, and you have to deal with his words and not in mimicry. You go to the source material as much as you can.