AIDAN QUINN (Nick) was born in Chicago to first generation Irish parents.
Quinn first came to critical attention for his roles in the film Desperately
Seeking Susan and the TV film An Early Frost, in which he played a
character with AIDS. Quinn's subsequent roles include Nick, the driver of
Robert Duvall and lover of Natasha Richardson in The Handmaid's Tale, a
father in Barry Levinson's semi-autobiographical Avalon, and a
travelling Irish player in The Playboys. He played the brother of
mentally disturbed Mary Stuart Masterson in Benny and Joon, and in Mary
Shelley's Frankenstein he played the captain who listens to Dr.
Frankenstein's tragic tale. That same year, he co-starred with Brad Pitt and
Anthony Hopkins in the period drama The Legends of the Fall. He
subsequently co-starred with Liam Neeson and Julia Roberts in Neil Jordan's
epic Michael Collins with a memorable performance as Harry Boland,
Collins' best friend. After a dual role as a terrorist and his US Navy
doppelganger in The Assignment, he was on more familiar territory in This
is my Father as an Irish orphan raised by a poor farming family whose love
affair with a spirited under-aged girl wreaks havoc. That film was directed by
his brother Paul and shot by another brother, acclaimed cinematographer Declan
Other films include The Songcatcher, Practical Magic, Music
of the Heart, In Dreams, Looking for Richard, Blink, Crusoe,
The Mission, and Reckless.
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