A native of Ireland, COLIN FARRELL
(Danny Witwer) came to the attention of American audiences in Joel Schumacher's
Tigerland. Farrell won a Best Actor award from the Boston Film Critics
for his portrayal of a roughneck Texan recruit in boot camp during the Vietnam
War. Most recently, he appeared with Bruce Willis in Hart's War.
Farrell's early teen ambitions were
to follow in his father's footsteps and become a football player. However, his
interest soon turned toward acting, and he joined the Gaiety School of Drama in
Dublin. Before completing his course, he landed in a role in Deirdre Purcell's
miniseries Falling for a Dancer. A starring role in the BBC series Ballykissangel,
in addition to a featured role in Tim Roth's directorial debut The War Zone
More recently, he has been seen in
Thaddeus O'Sullivan's Dublin gangster movie Ordinary Decent Criminal, co-starring
Kevin Spacey. He was also seen as Jesse James in American Outlaws. He
recently starred for director James Foley in The Farm, opposite Al Pacino,
and he will soon be seen in Phone Booth, a thriller that reunites him
with director Joel Schumacher.
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