COLIN FARRELL won the Golden Globe for Best Actor after
collaborating the first time with "Seven Psychopaths" director Martin McDonagh
for In Bruges. For his role as Ray the assassin, Farrell also received Best
Actor nominations from the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) and the Irish
Film and Television Awards (IFTA).
Farrell won two IFTA Awards, one for Best Actor in Neil Jordan's romantic
drama "Ondine" and the Audience Award for Clark Johnson's "S.W.A.T." He received
four more IFTA nominations: two for Best Actor in Michael Mann's "Miami Vice"
and Michael Mayer's drama A Home at the "End of the World", based on Michael
Cunningham's novel; and two for Best Supporting Actor in Peter Weir's epic
adventure "The Way Back" and John Crowley's comedy "Intermission".
He can be seen in Niels Arden Oplev's upcoming thriller "Dead Man Down"
opposite Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard and Armand Assante. He will also appear
opposite Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in John Lee Hancock's "Saving Mr. Banks", a
drama about how the film "Mary Poppins" came to be; as the voice of Ronin in
Chris Wedge's animated adventure Epic; and in Akiva Goldsman's fantasy "Winter's
Tale" based on Mark Helprin's bestseller. That film also stars Russell Crowe,
Will Smith and William Hurt.
He recently appeared opposite Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel in Len
Wisemen's "Total Recall", a remake of Paul Verhoeven's 1990 sci-fi action
blockbuster. He also starred in the horror film "Fright Night", in Seth Gordon's
comedy "Horrible Bosses" and in William Monahan's crime drama "London
Boulevard", based on Ken Bruen's bestseller.
Farrell's other film credits include: Gavin O'Conner's "Pride and Glory";
Woody Allen's "Cassandra's Dream"; Oliver Stone's "Alexander"; Terrence Malick's
"The New World"; Robert Towne's "Ask the Dust", based on John Fante's novel;
Roger Donaldson's "The Recruit", co-starring Al Pacino, Steven Spielberg's
"Minority Report", Mark Steven Johnson's "Daredevil", Les Mayfield's "American
Outlaws" and Joel Schumacher's "Phone Booth" and "Tigerland".
A native of Ireland, Farrell attended the Gaity School of Drama in Dublin.
Before completing his course, Colin landed a starring role in Deirdre Purcell's
miniseries "Falling for a Dancer", a starring role in the BBC series "Ballykissangel".
Those roles led to his feature debut in Tim Roth's directorial debut "The War
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