Each year, the Dublin Theatre Festival honours an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to theatre.

"This came out of the blue and is all the more welcome for it. Theatre has had a fundamental role to play in my life. I'm honoured."

This year, the honour goes to actor Brendan Gleeson, who discusses his career with his longtime collaborator Paul Mercier - the duo worked on many classic productions for Mercier's company Passion Machine. Watch above...