Glen Hansard (born 21 April 1970) is an Irish songwriter, actor, vocalist and guitarist for Irish group The Frames, and one half of folk rock duo The Swell Season. He is also known for his acting, having appeared in the BAFTA-winning film The Commitments, as well as starring in the film Once, which earned him a number of major awards, including an Academy Award for Best Song and dozens of nominations between 2007–08.
Hansard sang the song “Take the Heartland” on the soundtrack for the 2012 film The Hunger Games. Another song he wrote, “Come Away to the Water”, is also featured on the soundtrack, but is covered by Maroon 5 and Rozzi Crane. Hansard can be found singing “Come Away to the Water” on the deluxe edition of his first solo album Rhythm and Repose.
Hansard guest-starred in an episode of the TV series, Parenthood, playing himself. In the episode, “Trouble in Candyland”, he performed “High Hope”, a single from his solo debut Rhythm and Repose.