Jack Gleeson (King Joffrey) Breaks Down Our Celebrity-Obsessed Culture


Jack Gleeson became famous overnight for his convincing portrayal of the sadistic King Joffrey on Game of Thrones, which put him in a unique position to analyze – and offer a first-hand perspective on – the idea of celebrity in our increasingly connected, media-driven, culture.  When he was invited to speak before the prestigious Oxford Union, Gleeson used the opportunity to read a scholarly essay he put together on the topic. In this insightful video, Gleeson touches on the dangers that come with the urge to become famous that grips many in our society. It’s an interesting concept that we should all reflect on.

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