COLIN FARRELL (Ronin) continues to turn heads in Hollywood. In 2009 Farrell won a Golden Globe Award for his role in Martin McDonough's In Bruges and recently reteamed with the filmmaker to play the lead role in Seven Psychopaths, about a screenwriter drawn into the dognapping escapades of his friends (played by Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken).
He is currently on screen in the dark thriller Dead Man Down, opposite Noomi Rapace, directed by Niels Arden Oplev, who helmed the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Farrell recently wrapped Saving Mr. Banks, with Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, which is a behind-the-scenes look at how the beloved Disney film Mary Poppins came to be. Farrell is currently shooting Winter's Tale for the Academy Award- winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, who is making his directing debut. This fantasy tale is set in 19th century and present-day Manhattan and revolves around a thief, a dying girl and a flying white horse.
Farrell's recent credits include Len Wiseman's remake of Total Recall, opposite Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and Bryan Cranston; Peter Weir's The Way Back, with Ed Harris and Jim Sturgess; Neil Jordan's Ondine, alongside Alicja Bachleda; and William Monahan's London Boulevard, with Keira Knightley. He has also delivered memorable performances in such films as Gavin O'Connor's Pride and Glory, Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream, Michael Mann's Miami Vice, Terrence Malick's The New World, Michael Mayer's A Home at the End of the World, Oliver Stone's Alexander and two Joel Schumacher films, Phone Booth and Tigerland.
Other film credits include Fright Night, Horrible Bosses, The Recruit, Minority Report, Ask the Dust, Daredevil, American Outlaws, S.W.A.T. and Intermission.
Born and raised in Castleknock in the Republic of Ireland, the actor is the son of Eamon Farrell and the nephew of Tommy Farrell, both of whom 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, but his interest soon turned toward acting and he joined the Gaiety School of Drama in Dublin. Before completing his course, Farrell landed a starring role in the telefilm Falling for a Dancer, based on the novel by Deirdre Purcell. After playing a recurring character on the BBC series Ballykissangel, he landed his first major film role in The War Zone (1999), Tim Roth's directorial debut.
Farrell currently lives in Los Angeles.
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