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Liam Cunningham Biography

Birth Place:
Dublin, Ireland
Profession
Actor

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

  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2018IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role Drama: winner
  • 2017IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role Drama: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role Drama: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role Drama: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Irish Film & Television Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Television: nominated
  • 2008London Film Critics Association-Best Supporting British Actor: nominated

Relationships

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