COLIN FARRELL (Jim
Street) Colin Farrell was born and raised in Castleknock in the Republic of
Ireland. He is the son of former football player Eamonn Farrell and nephew of
Tommy Farrell, both of whom played for the Irish Football Club Shamrock Rovers
in the 1960s.
It was Colin's early
teenage ambition to follow in his father and uncle's footsteps, however his
interest soon turned toward acting and he joined the Gaiety School of Drama in
Dublin. Before completing his course, Colin landed a starring role in Dierdre
Purcell's miniseries "Falling for a Dancer." He subsequently starred
in the BBC series "Ballykissangel" and in Tim Roth's directorial debut
The War Zone. After The War Zone he also had a small role in
Thaddeus O'Sullivan's Dublin gangster movie Ordinary Decent Criminal
opposite Kevin Spacey.
Farrell's first U.S.
film was Tigerland directed by Joel Schumacher, which follows the story
of a handful of American soldiers who are taken to the backwoods of Louisiana in
1971 to play war games in preparation for their first tour of duty in Vietnam.
He was next seen as 'Jesse James' in American Outlaws.
His most recent film
credits include the World War II drama Hart's War opposite Bruce
Willis, Steven Spielberg's hit film Minority Report co-starring with Tom
Cruise, as 'Bullseye' in Daredevil, co-starring with Al Pacino in The
Recruit, as well as the starring role in the hit thriller Phone Booth
directed by Schumacher. Farrell also has a cameo in Schumacher's Veronica
Guerin and a role in the upcoming Irish love story Intermission.
completed At Home At The End Of The World, which is based on the
Michael Cunningham novel and is currently in pre-production for the Oliver Stone
film Alexander The Great, in the title role.
Farrell currently lives
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