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COLIN FARRELL (Stu Shepard) received critical and audience raves for his performance in Regency Enterprises' "Tigerland," directed by Joel Schumacher and distributed by Twentieth Century Fox. The film follows 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 combat. "Tigerland" was shot entirely on location on a shuttered army base in Florida. Farrell next starred as Jesse James in Warner Brothers "American Outlaws."

Earlier this year, he starred opposite Bruce Willis in "Harts War" for MGM. Directed by Gregory Hoblit ("Frequency"), the big budget World War II drama featured Farrell as a POW with a law degree who defends a black soldier falsely accused of murder in a German Prison camp.

This summer, Farrell starred opposite Tom Cruise in the Steven Spielberg feature "Minority Report," released by Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Pictures. He recently completed shooting "Daredevil" for Regency Enterprises and Twentieth Century Fox, based on the comic book and starring opposite Ben Affleck. Farrell plays "Bullseye," the assassin with perfect aim. He recently began shooting the action thriller "SWAT."

Also upcoming is "The Farm," opposite Al Pacino, which follows CIA agent James Clayton (Farrell) through training camp where veteran Walter Burke (Pacino) teaches him the ropes and rules of the game. When James starts to question his role, and decides to "wash out," he is tapped for a special assignment to root out a mole.

Born and raised in Castleknock in the Republic of Ireland, Farrell is the son of former football player, Eamonn Farrell and nephew of Tommy Farrell. Both Tommy and Eamonn Farrell played for the Irish Football Club, Shamrock Rovers in the 1960's.

It was Farrell's early teenage ambition to follow in his father and uncle's footsteps. However, his interest soon turned towards acting, and he joined the Gaity School of Drama in Dublin. Before completing his course, Farrell landed a starring role in Dierde 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," followed soon after.

He was recently seen in Thaddeus O' Sullivan's Dublin gangster movie, "Ordinary Decent Criminal," co-starring Kevin Spacey. In the film, he plays the youngest member of Spacey's gang of hoodlums. It was Spacey who suggested him for the part after catching Colin performing in "In a Little World Of Our Own" at the Donmar Warehouse in London.


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