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STEPHEN REA (Father Costigan) achieved international recognition when he was nominated for an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for his performance in Neil Jordan's controversial drama "The Crying Game.” Rea first worked with Jordan on the film "Angel,” and the two have since collaborated on "The Company of Wolves,” "Interview with the Vampire,” "Michael Collins,” "The Butcher Boy,” "In Dreams,” "The End of the Affair” and "Breakfast on Pluto.”

Rea more recently starred in the 2006 hit action thriller "V for Vendetta,” with Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving. He counts among his other film credits Mike Leigh's "Life is Sweet,” Robert Altman's "Prêt à Porter,” Bruce Beresford's "Evelyn” and Gillies MacKinnon's "Tara Road” and "Trojan Eddie,” as well as "Still Crazy,” "Guinevere,” "Ulysses” and "River Queen.”

In addition, Rea starred in the Mark Rydell-directed HBO movie "Crime of the Century,” earning a Golden Globe Award nomination for his portrayal of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, the man convicted of the notorious Lindbergh baby kidnapping. He has also appeared in several British television productions for the BBC and Channel 4.

An accomplished stage actor, Rea was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor for his work in the 1993 Broadway production of Frank McGuinness's "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me.” He is currently starring in Sam Shepard's new play, "Kicking a Dead Horse,” at Dublin's Abbey Theatre, where Rea previously trained. Additionally, Rea formed the Field Day Theatre with playwright Brian Friel in 1980, and has starred in numerous theatre productions in Dublin and London's West End.

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