Gabriel Byrne

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Gabriel James Byrne
  • Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/12/1950, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor; director; writer; producer
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Gabriel Byrne Fast Facts:
  • Spent five years in a seminary training to be a priest.
  • Before becoming an actor at age 29, worked as an archaeologist, cook and school teacher.
  • Came to fame on Irish TV in 1978 on the last season of The Riordans and went on to star in a spin-off series Bracken.
  • Film debut was in 1981's Excalibur.
  • Published autobiography Pictures In My Head in 1995.
  • Achieved critical acclaim on Broadway starring in two Eugene O'Neill plays, A Moon for the Misbegotten and A Touch of the Poet.
  • Gabriel Byrne Relationships:
  • Anna George - Significant Other
  • Marian Byrne - Sister
  • Eileen Byrne - Mother
  • Thomas Byrne - Brother
  • Ellen Barkin - Ex-wife
  • Jack Daniel Byrne - Son
  • Romy Marion Byrne - Daughter
  • Dan Byrne - Father
  • Donal Byrne - Brother
  • Breda O'Loughlin - Sister
  • Margaret Byrne - Sister
  • Gabriel Byrne Awards:
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Lead Actor - Nominee
  • 2000 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 2014 Irish Film & Television Awards: Best Actor in a Lead Role in Television - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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