LIAM CUNNINGHAM (Francis Sheehy) was born in Dublin and had
begun working as an electrician when he saw an advertisement for an acting
school and decided to give it a try. His first film role was as a policeman in
Mike Newell's Into The West. Since then, he has been involved in many films and
theatre productions on both sides of the Atlantic. His feature films include
Alfonso CuarĂłn's The Little Princess; Jerry Zucker's First Knight; Michael
Winterbottom's Jude; Neil Marshall's Dog Soldiers; Neil Jordan's Breakfast on
Pluto; Rob Cohen's The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor; and Daniel Barber's
Harry Brown. He played the lead in John Michael McDonagh's first, short film,
The Second Death in 2000.
Cunningham has been nominated six times for Irish Film and Television Awards,
winning twice for his performances in Ken Loach's The Wind that Shakes the
Barley and Steve McQueen's Hunger. He was also named as one of the top five
Irish actors of the Millennium in a poll conducted by the Ireland Film and
Television Network. His most recent films are Neil Marshall's action-adventure
Centurion, set in Roman Britain; Louis Leterrier's tale of warring Greek gods
Clash of the Titans; and Larysa Kondracki's The Whistleblower, with Rachel Weisz
as an American policeman in post-war Bosnia.
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