Fast Facts

  • Worked as an electrician for 11 years; three of those years were spent in Zimbabwe at a safari park, overseeing its electrical equipment.
  • Decided he needed a career change when he moved back to Dublin; took up acting after seeing an ad in the Irish Times for the Oscar Theatre School.
  • Auditioned at acting school with Col. Kurtz's speech from the end of Apocalypse Now.
  • Professional stage debut came in 1989 in The Lament for Arthur Cleary; he traveled with the show throughout Ireland and on its U.S. tour.
  • Had never been inside of a London theater until 1990 when he starred in the two-hander Goodnight Siobhan.
  • Screen debut came in 1992's Into the West.
  • Has appeared in a variety of movies, including War Horse, Clash of the Titans and First Knight, but is best known to U.S. audiences for his portrayal of Davos Seaworth on Game of Thrones.

Awards

  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
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Relationships

  • Ellen Cunningham — Daughter
  • Colette Cunningham — Wife
  • Sean Cunningham — Son
  • Kathleen Cunningham — Mother
  • Liam Cunningham Jr. — Son

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  • Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
  • Birthday: June 2, 1961, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor

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