Colin Farrell biography

Colin Farrell

Actor, Celebrity

1976 –

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Who is Colin Farrell?

Colin James Farrell is an Irish film actor. He appeared on the BBC's Ballykissangel in 1998, made his film debut in the Tim Roth-directed The War Zone a year later and was discovered by Joel Schumacher for Tigerland. Farrell then starred in Schumacher's Phone Booth and the American thrillers S.W.A.T. and The Recruit, establishing his international box-office appeal. During that time, he also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report and as the villain in Daredevil. After starring in the independent films Intermission and A Home at the End of the World he headed Oliver Stone’s biopic Alexander and the Terrence Malick Pocahontas movie, The New World.

Work in Michael Mann’s Miami Vice, the adaptation of John Fante's Ask the Dust and Woody Allen’s Cassandra's Dream followed, underscoring Farrell's popularity among Hollywood writers and directors; however, it was for his role in fellow Irishman Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges that he received a Golden Globe. More recently, he co-starred in the Fright Night and Total Recall remakes and McDonagh's second feature, Seven Psychopaths. Farrell also starred with Noomi Rapace in the Niels Arden Oplev-directed action film Dead Man Down, and as Travers Goff in Saving Mr. Banks.

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Born
May 31, 1976
Castleknock
Also known as
  • Colin James Farrell
  • Col Farrell
  • Colin Ferrell
  • Colin J. Farrell
  • Colin Farrel
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Irish people
  • Black Irish
Nationality
  • Republic of Ireland
Profession
Education
  • Gaiety School of Drama
  • St. Brigid's National School Castleknock
  • Castleknock College
  • Gormanston College
Lived in
  • County Dublin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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