(Dr. Silverman) has starred in seven of Neil Jordan's films, including,
most notably, "The Crying Game," which brought Rea an
Academy Award® nomination and the National Society of Film
Critics Award for Best Actor. Jordan also directed him in such
films as "The Butcher Boy"; "Michael Collins,"
with Liam Neeson, Julia Roberts and Aidan Quinn; and the international
hit "Interview With the Vampire," starring Tom Cruise
and Brad Pitt. He and Jordan will again reunite for "End
of the Affair," also starring Ralph Fiennes.
Rea is currently onscreen in Brian Gibson's Golden Globe-nominated
"Still Crazy," and he will soon appear in Audrey Wells'
directorial debut film "Gueneviere," which will premiere
at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. He has also been seen in "The
Break," Robert Altman's "Ready to Wear (Pret-a-Porter),"
"Trojan Eddie," "Angie," "Devil and the
Deep Blue Sea," "Princess Caraboo," "Bad Behavior"
and "Life Is Sweet."
On television, Rea starred in HBO's "Crime of the Century,"
for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. He also starred
in "Citizen X," earning the Best Actor Award at the
1995 Catalonian International Film Festival in Spain. His other
credits include "Shadow of a Gunman," "Days of
Hope," "The Plough and the Stars" and "Four
Days in July."
A native of Belfast, Ireland, Rea formed the Field Day Theatre
Company with respected playwright Brian Friel in 1980, performing
in all of the company's productions, including "Translations,"
"Double Cross," "Pentecost," "Saint Oscar"
and "Uncle Vanya." He also directed Field Day's presentation
of "Three Sisters." He won a Tony Award for Best Actor
when "Someone to Watch Over Me" moved from the Hamstead
Theatre to Broadway. His stage work in London and Ireland includes
productions of "Playboy of the Western World," "Aristocrats"
and "Ashes to Ashes."
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