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COLIN FARRELL (Valka). A native of Ireland, Colin Farrell continues to turn heads in Hollywood. In 2009 he won a Golden Globe for his performance in the dark comedy "In Bruges” which followed a pair of hit men who hide out in Bruges, Belgium after a difficult job in London.

This summer he shot "Fright Night” for Dreamworks. The Craig Gillespie-directed remake of the 1985 thriller will also star Anton Yelchin, Toni Collette and Farrell as the charismatic neighbor/vampire. He will also have a supporting role in the New Line Comedy "Horrible Bosses.”

He recently completed William Monahan's feature "London Boulevard” based on the bestselling book by Ken Bruen about a South London criminal, newly released from prison, who resists the temptation to go back to a gangster life by taking a job looking after a reclusive young actress played by Kiera Knightley.

Colin was recently seen in "Ondine” by Irish director Neil Jordan which revolves around an Irish fisherman who discovers a woman he thinks is a mermaid. His other films include Gavin O'Conner's "Pride and Glory”; Woody Allen's "Cassandra's Dream”; "Miami Vice”; 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 two roles in Joel Schumacher's films "Phone Booth" and "Tigerland". Other film credits include "Minority Report,” "Daredevil,” "American Outlaws,” "SWAT,” and "Intermission.”

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

It was Colin'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, Colin landed a starring role in Dierde 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," followed soon after.

He currently lives in Dublin, Ireland.


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