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 - Winter's Tale
2014 - Miss Julie
2013 - Epic
2013 - Dead Man Down
2013 - Saving Mr. Banks
2012 - Seven Psychopaths
2012 - Total Recall
2012 - Total Recall
2011 - Horrible Bosses
2011 - Fright Night
2010 - The Way Back
2009 - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
2009 - Triage
2009 - Crazy Heart
2008 - In Bruges
2008 - Pride and Glory
2007 - Cassandra's Dream
2006 - Ask the Dust
2006 - Miami Vice
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 - Tigerland
2000 - Ordinary Decent Criminal
2000 - The Disappearance of Finbar
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.

  • Considered for the part of James Bond in _Casino Royale (2006)_ (qv).
  • Treated for exhaustion and dependency on prescription medication in December 2005. The medication was prescribed to the actor after a back injury, publicist Danica Smith said in a written statement, which revealed Farrell had checked himself into an undisclosed treatment center. "No other comments (are) to be made at this time," the statement said.
  • His mother, Rita, forced him to take dancing lessons once his brother, Emmon Farrell Jr., started them. Emmon Jr. also got him into acting by attending an acting school and later recommending it to Colin.
  • Was originally considered for the role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the 2003 film adaptation of the _Daredevil (2003)_ (qv) comic while 'Ben Affleck' (qv), who ultimately played Murdock, was originally considered for the part of Bullseye (Farrell's character).
  • Named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2003.
  • Former son-in-law of actress 'Annette Ekblom' (qv).
  • He has two tattoos on his left forearm. The first one is the words "Carpe Diem" (Latin for "Seize the day"). Beside this tattoo there is a second tattoo, which is a black cross.
  • On his left ring finger, above the knuckle he has the name "Millie" tattooed. "Millie" was a nickname for his first wife, 'Amelia Warner' (qv).

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