A native of Ireland, COLIN FARRELL (Detective Sonny Crockett) continues to
turn heads in Hollywood. He has recently wrapped the New Line film Pride and Glory,
opposite Edward Norton, for director Gavin O'Connor—a story about a family of New
York City police officers who are torn apart by corruption and scandal. This summer, he
will shoot the untitled Woody Allen film, starring opposite Ewan McGregor.
He was previously seen in Oliver Stone's Alexander; Terrence Malick's The New
World; Ask the Dust, based on the novel by John Fante; opposite Al Pacino in The
Recruit; A Home at the End of the World, based on the Michael Cunningham novel; and
in two roles in Joel Schumacher's films, Phone Booth and Tigerland. Other film credits
include Minority Report, Daredevil, American Outlaws, S.W.A.T. and Intermission.
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 played for the Irish Football Club, Shamrock Rovers, in the 1960s.
It was Farrell's early teenage ambition to follow in his father and uncle's
footsteps, however, his interest soon turned toward acting and he joined the Gaity School
of Drama in Dublin. Before completing his course, Farrell landed a starring role in
Deirdre Purcell's miniseries, Falling for a Dancer; a starring role in the BBC series
Ballykissangel and a featured role in Tim Roth's directorial debut, The War Zone, soon
He currently lives in Dublin, Ireland.
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