Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell

May. 31st, 1976
Born in
Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland
5' 10"

Colin Farrell's Main TV Roles

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Main Movie Roles

2014 - Miss Julie
2014 - Winter's Tale
2013 - Dead Man Down
2013 - Saving Mr. Banks
2013 - Epic
2012 - Seven Psychopaths
2012 - Total Recall
2012 - Total Recall
2011 - Horrible Bosses
2011 - Fright Night
2010 - The Way Back
2009 - Triage
2009 - Crazy Heart
2009 - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
2008 - In Bruges
2008 - Pride and Glory
2007 - Cassandra's Dream
2006 - Miami Vice
2006 - Ask the Dust
2005 - The New World
2004 - Alexander
2003 - Daredevil
2003 - S.W.A.T.
2003 - Intermission
2003 - Veronica Guerin
2003 - The Recruit
2002 - Hart's War
2002 - Minority Report
2002 - Phone Booth
2001 - American Outlaws
2000 - Ordinary Decent Criminal
2000 - The Disappearance of Finbar
2000 - Tigerland
1999 - The War Zone
1995 - Frankie Starlight

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Danny Byrne
Detective Ray Velcoro
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest
Himself - Host
[Complete List]


A native of Dublin, Ireland, Colin Farrell began turning heads in Hollywood when he starred in Joel Schumacher's Tigerland (2000), the story of American soldiers taken to the backwoods of Louisiana in 1971 to play war games in preparation for their first tour of duty in Vietnam. He garnered a Best Actor Award from the Boston Society of Film Critics for his portrayal of Bozz, a roughneck Texan recruit who helps his boot-camp buddies avoid Vietnam combat. Farrell also starred alongside Kevin Spacey in 'Thaddeus OSullivan's Dublin gangster movie Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000). It was Spacey who suggested him for the part after catching Farrell's riveting performance in the play "In a Little World of Our Own" at the Donmar Warehouse in London.

Born on May 31, 1976, Farrell studied acting at the Gaiety School of Drama in Dublin and had established himself as a recognizable talent back home with a starring role in the BBC series "Ballykissangel" (1996) and Deirdre Purcell's miniseries Falling for a Dancer (1998) (TV), in addition to a featured role in Tim Roth (I)'s directorial debut, The War Zone (1999). After "Tigerland", Farrell took on the role of Jesse James in American Outlaws (2001). Farrell then had a starring role in Phone Booth (2002), reuniting him with director Schumacher. He also co-starred with Bruce Willis in Hart's War (2002), which was shot on location in Prague, Czech Republic. Along the way Farrell has managed to work with legendary directors such as Steven Spielberg in Minority Report (2002). All this has happened for Colin by the age of 25, making him one of Hollywood's A-list young actors.

  • Resides in Dublin and Los Angeles.
  • Was a line dancing instructor in a nightclub in Limerick called Docs (now known as Trinity Rooms).
  • Unauthorised biography by Jane Kelly: "Colin Farrell: Living dangerously".
  • Was accompanied by 'Britney Spears' (qv) to the _S.W.A.T. (2003)_ (qv) US- premiere.
  • His idol 'Al Pacino' (qv) called him "the best actor of his generation."
  • Has twice taken roles meant for 'Heath Ledger' (qv). One of the roles was _Alexander (2004)_ (qv), the second role was _The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)_ (qv). Farrell, along with Jude Law and Johnny Depp, will play a physically altered form of Ledger's character as he travels through different worlds.
  • Ranked #98 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. It is his first appearance on the list.
  • The youngest of the four children, he has one brother Eamon Farrell and two sisters: 'Catherine Farrell (III)' (qv) and 'Claudine Farrell' (qv).

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