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Colin Farrell Biography

Birth Name:
Colin James Farrell
Birth Place:
Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Is the son of a professional Irish footballer
  • Auditioned and was turned down for the Irish band Boyzone in 1993
  • Was a regular for two seasons (1998-99) on the popular British series Ballykissangel
  • Breakout feature-film role came courtesy of director Joel Schumacher, who cast him in 2000's Tigerland as a rebellious Army recruit
  • The two reteamed for 2002's Phone Booth
  • Took over several high-profile roles originally slated for other actors, including Minority Report (replacing Matt Damon), Hart's War (replacing Edward Norton) and Phone Booth (replacing Jim Carrey)
  • Has battled insomnia since age 12

Awards

  • 2018IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best Actor in a Lead Role Film: nominated
  • 2017Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2017IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role Film: nominated
  • 2017European Film Awards-European Actor: nominated
  • 2016IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best Actor in a Lead Role Drama: nominated
  • 2016IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best Actor in a Lead Role Film: nominated
  • 2015IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best Actor in a Lead Role Film: nominated
  • 2015European Film Awards-European Actor: nominated
  • 2014Irish Film & Television Awards-Best Supporting Actor Film: nominated
  • 2009Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner

Relationships

  • Eamonn Farrell Jr. -- Brother
  • Emma Forrest -- Ex-significant Other
  • Kim Bordenave -- Ex-significant Other
  • Muireann McDonnell -- Ex-significant Other
  • Nicole Narian -- Ex-significant Other
  • Eamonn Farrell -- Father
  • Rita Farrell -- Mother
  • Catherine Farrell -- Sister
  • Claudine Farrell -- Sister
  • Henry Tadeusz Farrell -- Son
  • James Farrell -- Son