Jack Gleeson gained fame for his role in Game of Thrones. He gained recognition for playing the role of Joffrey Baratheon in this hit series of the HBO television. He gave an indication of his retirement from acting in 2012 as he wanted to pursue his academic career after he finish his work in the series- Game of Thrones. And he confirmed in 2014 that he will retire permanently from acting once he completes his work for the series. Gleeson’s personality is totally different from his portrayal of the character of the series. He prefers to stay away from media attention, and he is known for studying philosophy as one of the scholars of the Trinity College. Jack Gleeson also gave a speech on the evils of the culture of the celebrity, and his speech went viral. Gleeson also won many nominations for his works, and some of the notable nominations include IGN Award for Best TV Villain and Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series.