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Gabriel Byrne


Byrne was the first of six children, born in Dublin, Ireland. His father was a cooper and his mother a hospital worker. He was raised Catholic and educated by the Irish Christian Brothers. He spent five years of his childhood in a seminary training to be a Catholic priest. He later said, "I spent five years in the seminary and I suppose it was ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Usual Suspects
(1995)
In Treatment
In Treatment Dr. Paul Weston
(2008-2010)
Miller's Crossing
Miller's Crossing Tom Reagan
(1990)
Ghost Ship
Ghost Ship Murphy
(2002)

Filmography

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 2018 In the Cloud (post-production)
Doc Wolff
 2017 An L.A. Minute (post-production)
Ted Gold
 2017 Lies We Tell
Donald
 2017 Mad to Be Normal
Jim
 2016 No Pay, Nudity
Lawrence Rose
 2016 Carrie Pilby
Mr. Pilby
 2016 Marco Polo (TV Series)
Pope Gregory X
- Let God's Work Begin (2016) ... Pope Gregory X
 2015 The 33
Andre Sougarret
 2015 Louder Than Bombs
Gene
 2015 Nadie quiere la noche
Bram Trevor
 2015 Vikings: Athelstan's Journal (TV Series)
Earl Haraldson
 2014 Quirke (TV Mini-Series)
Quirke
- Elegy for April (2014) ... Quirke
- The Silver Swan (2014) ... Quirke
- Christine Falls (2014) ... Quirke
 2014 Vampire Academy
Victor Dashkov
 2013 Vikings (TV Series)
Earl Haraldson
- Burial of the Dead (2013) ... Earl Haraldson
- Raid (2013) ... Earl Haraldson
- Trial (2013) ... Earl Haraldson
- Dispossessed (2013) ... Earl Haraldson
- Wrath of the Northmen (2013) ... Earl Haraldson
 2013 All Things to All Men
Joseph Corso
 2012 Secret State (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Dawkins
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Tom Dawkins
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Tom Dawkins
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Tom Dawkins
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Tom Dawkins
 2012 Le capital
Dittmar Rigule
 2012 I, Anna
D.C.I. Bernie Reid
 2008-2010 In Treatment (TV Series)
Dr. Paul Weston
- Adele: Week Seven (2010) ... Dr. Paul Weston
- Jesse: Week Seven (2010) ... Dr. Paul Weston
- Sunil: Week Seven (2010) ... Dr. Paul Weston
- Frances: Week Seven (2010) ... Dr. Paul Weston
- Adele: Week Six (2010) ... Dr. Paul Weston
 2009 Leningrad
Parker (as Gebriel Birn)
 2009 Perrier's Bounty
Voice of The Reaper (voice)
 2008 2:22
Detective Swain (uncredited)
 2008 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series)
King Arthur
- Camelot (2008) ... King Arthur
 2008 Still Birth Chicken (Short)
 2007 Emotional Arithmetic
Christopher Lewis
 2006 Jindabyne
Stewart Kane
 2006 Played
Eddie
 2005 Wah-Wah
Harry Compton
 2005 Assault on Precinct 13
Capt. Marcus Duvall
 2004 The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Brother Juniper
 2004 P.S.
Peter Harrington
 2004 Vanity Fair
The Marquess of Steyne
 2004 Patrick (TV Movie documentary)
Patrick (voice)
 2003 Shade
Miller
 2002 Ghost Ship
Murphy
 2002 Spider
Bill Cleg
 2002 Emmett's Mark
Jack Marlow / Stephen Bracken
 2002 Virginia's Run
Ford Lofton
 2000 When Brendan Met Trudy
Special Appearance
 2000 Canone inverso - Making Love
The Violinist
 2000 Madigan Men (TV Series)
Benjamin Madigan
- White Knight (2000) ... Benjamin Madigan
- The Strike (2000) ... Benjamin Madigan
- Like Father, Like Son (2000) ... Benjamin Madigan
- Meet the Wolfes (2000) ... Benjamin Madigan
- The Kid's Alright (2000) ... Benjamin Madigan
 1999 End of Days
The Man
 1999 Stigmata
Father Andrew Kiernan
 1998 Enemy of the State
Brill
 1998 Quest for Camelot
Lionel (voice)
 1998 The Brylcreem Boys
Commandant O'Brien
 1998/I The Man in the Iron Mask
D'Artagnan
 1998 Polish Wedding
Bolek
 1998 Pirates
Narrator (voice)
 1997 This Is the Sea
Rohan
 1997 Weapons of Mass Distraction (TV Movie)
Lionel Powers
 1997 The End of Violence
Ray Bering
 1997 Glenroe (TV Series)
Pat Barry
- Miley's New Bullock (1997) ... Pat Barry
 1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow
The Mechanic
 1996 Draiocht (TV Movie)
Father
 1996 Somebody Is Waiting
Roger Ellis
 1996 The Last of the High Kings
Jack Griffin
 1996 Mad Dog Time
Ben London
 1995 Frankie Starlight
Jack Kelly
 1995 Dead Man
Charlie Dickinson
 1995 Buffalo Girls (TV Mini-Series)
Teddy Blue
 1995 The Usual Suspects
Keaton
 1994 Little Women
Friedrich Bhaer
 1994 Trial by Jury
Daniel Graham
 1994 A Simple Twist of Fate
John Newland
 1994 Screen Two (TV Series)
The Good Thief
- All Things Bright and Beautiful (1994) ... The Good Thief
 1994 Royal Deceit
Fenge
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
Mackey
 1993 Point of No Return
Bob
 1992 Into the West
Papa Reilly
 1992 Cool World
Jack Deebs
 1990 Shipwrecked
Lt. John Merrick
 1990 Miller's Crossing
Tom Reagan
 1989 Dark Obsession
Lord Hugo Bruckton
 1989 A Soldier's Tale
Saul
 1988 The Courier
Val
 1987 Siesta
Augustine
 1987 Hello Again
Kevin Scanlon
 1987 Julia and Julia
Paolo
 1987 Lionheart
Black Prince
 1986 Gothic
Byron
 1986 Defense of the Realm
Nicholas 'Nick' Mullen
 1985 Mussolini: The Untold Story (TV Mini-Series)
Vittorio Mussolini
 1985 Christopher Columbus (TV Mini-Series)
Christopher Columbus
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Christopher Columbus
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Christopher Columbus
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Christopher Columbus
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Christopher Columbus
 1984 Reflections
William Masters
 1984 The Treatment (TV Movie)
Father Michael
 1983 The Keep
Kaempffer
 1981-1983 Wagner (TV Series)
Karl Ritter
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Karl Ritter
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Karl Ritter
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... Karl Ritter
 1983 Hanna K.
Joshua Herzog
 1983 The Rocking Horse Winner (Short)
Bassett
 1982 Joyce in June (TV Movie)
Keogh / Blazes Boylan
 1980-1982 Bracken (TV Series)
Pat Barry
- December (1982) ... Pat Barry
- April (1981) ... Pat Barry
- March (1981) ... Pat Barry
- December (1981) ... Pat Barry
- January (1981) ... Pat Barry
 1981 Strangers (TV Series)
Johnny Maguire
- The Flowers of Edinburgh (1981) ... Johnny Maguire
 1981 The Search for Alexander the Great (TV Mini-Series)
Ptolemy
- Lord of Asia (1981) ... Ptolemy
- The Last March (1981) ... Ptolemy
- The Young Conqueror (1981) ... Ptolemy
- The Young Lion (1981) ... Ptolemy
 1981 Excalibur
Uther Pendragon
 1979 The Outsider
 1978-1979 The Riordans (TV Series)
Pat Barry
- Journey's End (1979) ... Pat Barry
- Episode dated 28 May 1979 (1979) ... Pat Barry
- The Homesteaders (1979) ... Pat Barry
- Dirty Spit and Luck-Penny (1978) ... Pat Barry
 1978 The Burke Enigma (TV Series)
- Broken Heroes (1978)
 1978 Last of Summer (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1978)
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Other Works:

TV commercial (voice-over) for O2 telecommunication services. See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Interviews | 9 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gebriel Birn

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

Sometimes, the vanity of actors is that we imagine we're so completely different on screen from who we are in real life. When really, all actors play themselves. See more »

Trivia:

Learned to speak Gaelic in college and still speaks it fluently. See more »

Trademark:

Thick Dublin accent

Star Sign:

Taurus

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