Just felt i had to share this thought, having just watched 'the guard'. Imo, Brendan Gleeson is acting royalty, he must be my favourite actor, having been in some of my favourite films ('lake placid' and 'in bruges' spring immediately to mind). The guard is no exeption, if you are fan of low budget thrillers and 'black humour', you will love this. Sergeant Gerry Boyle is the ultimate 'anti-hero'!. Which actors do you guys like?, and i mean because of their acting ability, not their looks!.