Duh: Domhnall Gleeson

“Duh” is a series where I chronicle people who I was surprised are related despite it being fairly apparent.

The brainfarty moments with Domhnall Gleeson are twofold. The first was when I didn’t recognize him as the star of About Time after his stint in the Harry Potter series as Bill Weasley.

The second duh moment was when I didn’t realize he was Brendan Gleeson’s son. Gleeson the elder first came to my attention in A.I. He was, of course, Mad Eye Moody in the Harry Potter films and in various other notable roles since. Therefore, a new duh moment and a new bit of appreciation for them both.

Duh: Laura Dern

I have decide to call this (potential) series “Duh” because in it I will chronicle people who I was surprised are related despite it being fairly apparent. Now, in my defense, when I hear the disclaimer “no relation” I typically never had assumed as much. In some ways I chalk it up to common last names. In other ways I chalk it up to my being a little less into biographies in this point in life than I once was.

Regardless of the reason for these brainfarts I figure why not highlight them such that someone else may avoid a similar mistake.

It was Oscar season when Bruce Dern was making the rounds for Nebraska that I discovered that Laura Dern is his daughter. And in confirming this I discovered that Diane Ladd is her mother.

This will definitely not be the last of these posts, but we’ll see how many of these “duh” moments come up.