Finding the perfect work-life balance: Magic or myth?
Finding the perfect work-life balance: Magic or myth?

Sinead Brady

Adare Manor review: We found the most luxurious mother-to-be treat in Ireland
Adare Manor review: We found the most luxurious mother-to-be treat in Ireland

Dominique McMullan

WATCH: The trailer for the new Monica Lewinsky crime series is here
WATCH: The trailer for the new Monica Lewinsky crime series is here

Jennifer McShane

It looks like Electric Picnic isn’t going to go ahead this year after all
It looks like Electric Picnic isn’t going to go ahead this year after all

Sarah Finnan

Everything we know about Netflix’s must-see series ‘Inventing Anna’
Everything we know about Netflix’s must-see series ‘Inventing Anna’

Jennifer McShane

Proenza Schouler x Birkenstock are back with a second collaboration
Proenza Schouler x Birkenstock are back with a second collaboration

Holly O'Neill

10 brilliant Netflix picks worth a repeated watch
10 brilliant Netflix picks worth a repeated watch

Jennifer McShane

Does the sale of Reese Witherspoon’s company spell the end of female-led movies and television?
Does the sale of Reese Witherspoon’s company spell the end of female-led movies and television?

Sarah Finnan

Behind Closed Doors: ‘I’m an IT consultant by day and a dominatrix by night’
Behind Closed Doors: ‘I’m an IT consultant by day and a dominatrix by night’

Amanda Cassidy

40 of the best sun-bleached and desert-inspired summer nail shades
40 of the best sun-bleached and desert-inspired summer nail shades

Holly O'Neill

Image / Editorial

Watch: Domhnall Gleeson Stars In Burberry’s Christmas Ad


by Jennifer McShane
02nd Nov 2016
blank

In case you weren’t aware, Christmas is coming. And nothing reinforces the impending festive spirit like the rollout of Christmas ads from many iconic brands. First to debut their beautifully cinematic offering is Burberry. And while it’s a visual joy to behold, the best thing about it is that it features a very dashing Domhnall Gleeson as the leading man.

The 33-year-old Dubliner’stars in the brand’s beautiful new Christmas video, which serves as a miniature?film and tells the tale of?Burberry founder Thomas Burberry (played by Gleeson) and’reimagines key events that have shaped the company’s history and values. A star-studded cast feature alongside Gleeson: Sienna Miller plays his wife, Dominic West appears as Ernest Shackleton, the polar explorer who wore Burberry for three expeditions, and Lily James plays a fictional pilot based on Betty Kirby-Green, who flew from England to Cape Town in 1937 dressed in Burberry.

The clip, which reportedly cost around $10 million to make, came about after Burberry CEO Christopher Bailey had said they wanted to tell the story of Thomas Burberry “in our own words.” The clip is the first of several the brand will be rolling out in the run up to Christmas.

“This Christmas, as we celebrate our 160th anniversary we wanted to tell the story of Thomas Burberry – pioneer, inventor, innovator, and the man behind the iconic trenchcoat – in our own words,” said Bailey.

While we object to many a publication claiming Gleeson as British since the ad premiered online (please), we can’t object to the actor himself; he is the perfect leading man, and so, so cool.

Watch the clip below:

We feel festive already.

Also Read

blank
IMAGE WRITES
The sexist commentary at Wimbledon still remains a problem

Wimbledon in 2021 and once again female athletes are singled out on the playing field, a great deal of the...

By Jennifer McShane

blank
AGENDA, EDITORIAL
TV presenter Kate Garraway says husband Derek is still “devastated by Covid”

Kate Garraway’s devastating Covid story is a reminder of why we must keep each other in mind as an invisible...

By Jennifer McShane

rings
EDITORIAL
Rings that help you draw attention to your newly manicured nails

Rings to help you flaunt your fresh mani? Non-negotiables. Nail salons reopened their doors to the public earlier this week...

By Sarah Finnan

blank
EDITORIAL
Book gift ideas for every kind of reader

Anyone who said books and socks make for boring gifts has clearly never received a delightfully absorbing book or a...

By Amanda Kavanagh

blank
BREAKING STORIES
Supermodel Naomi Campbell becomes a mum at 50

The first-time mum shared the news on social media today.   Supermodel¬†Naomi Campbell¬†has announced that she has become a mother....

By Jennifer McShane

blank
EDITORIAL
‘Quite interesting’: Princess Anne comments on The Crown

We’ve all heard that the royal family don’t exactly gather round to watch The Crown, but one member has shared...

By Jennifer McShane

house for sale in Rathmines
EDITORIAL
This beautifully finished end of terrace on Rathmines Road is on the market for just over the million mark

Built around 1860, the Victorian house for sale in Rathmines has all of the period features you would expect with...

By Lauren Heskin