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Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell won a 2008 Golden Globe Award for his performance in the dark comedy In Bruges, which followed a pair of hit men who hide out in Bruges, Belgium after a difficult job in London.

Among his other recent features are William Monahan's London Boulevard, based on the Ken Bruen bestseller about a newly released criminal who resists the temptation to return to a gangster life by taking a job looking after a reclusive young actress, played by Kiera Knightley; Peter Weir's The Way Back, with Ed Harris and Jim Sturgess, about a group of soldiers who escape a Siberian gulag; Neil Jordan's Ondine, about an Irish fisherman who discovers a woman he thinks is a mermaid; and Scott Cooper's acclaimed drama Crazy Heart, alongside Jeff Bridges.

Farrell will next be seen as the charismatic next-door-neighbor vampire in Craig Gillespie's comedy horror feature Fright Night, a remake of the 1985 thriller; and in the sci-fi action adventure Total Recall, for director Len Wisemen, currently in production for a 2012 release.

His previous film credits include Gavin O'Conner's Pride and Glory; Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream; Miami Vice; Oliver Stone's Alexander; Terrence Malick's The New World; Ask the Dust, based on the novel by John Fante; The Recruit, opposite Al Pacino; A Home at the End of the World, based on the Michael Cunningham novel; and roles in two Joel Schumacher films, Phone Booth and Tigerland. He also appeared in Minority Report, Daredevil, American Outlaws, SWAT and Intermission.

Born and raised in Castleknock in the Republic of Ireland, Farrell is the son of former football player Eamon Farrell and nephew of Tommy Farrell, both of whom played for the Irish Football Club Shamrock Rovers in the 1960s. It was Farrell's teenage ambition to follow in their footsteps, however, his interest soon turned towards acting and he joined the Gaity School of Drama in Dublin. Before completing his course, he landed a starring role in Dierde Purcell's mini-series Falling for a Dancer, a starring role in the BBC series Ballykissangel, and, soon after, a featured role in Tim Roth's directorial debut, The War Zone.

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Colin Farrell Facts

Birth NameColin James Farrell
BirthdayMay 31, 1976 (47)
BirthplaceCastleknock, Dublin, Ireland
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Colin Farrell compared to you?
Awards2009 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy (for In Bruges)

Selected Filmography

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Seven Psychopaths
The Lobster
Minority Report
Bonus Content: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
In Bruges
Miami Vice
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