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.

Awards

  • 2000, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Winner
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Lead Actor: Nominee
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Relationships

  • Donal Byrne — Brother
  • Ellen Barkin — Ex-wife
  • Jack Daniel Byrne — Son
  • Romy Marion Byrne — Daughter
  • Eileen Byrne — Mother
  • Thomas Byrne — Brother
  • Dan Byrne — Father
  • Marian Byrne — Sister
  • Breda O'Loughlin — Sister
  • Margaret Byrne — Sister
  • Anna George — Significant Other

College

  • Attended University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Details

  • Birth Name: Gabriel James Byrne
  • Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
  • Birthday: May 12, 1950, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Writer, Producer
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