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Colin Farrell (born May 31, 1976) is an Irish actor who has appeared in a string of Hollywood films including Daredevil, Miami Vice, Minority Report, Phone Booth, Alexander and S.W.A.T.

Early life: Colin Farrell was born in Castleknock, Dublin. He attended The Gaiety School of Acting, but dropped out and was cast in the part of Danny Byrne on Ballykissangel, a BBC television drama.

Career: After Ballykissangel, Farrell had a number of small parts in various TV shows and films and then in 2000, he was cast in the lead role of Private Roland Bozz in Tigerland.

He then went on to feature in a few commercially unsuccessful films, but 2003 proved more fruitful. Roles in Phone Booth, S.W.A.T. and The Recruit were all well received box office successes.

Farrell has also proved a successful supporting actor, giving well received performances with Tom Cruise in Minority Report (2002), and as Bullseye in Daredevil (2003).

After Daredevil, Farrell went on to appear in the title role of Alexander the Great in Oliver Stone's 2004 biopic Alexander, which received mixed reviews the world over.

Move forward to 2006 and success would enter when Colin appeared opposite Jamie Foxx in Michael Mann's action-crime film Miami Vice. The film was a box office success grossing a total of $163,557,986 worldwide.

Building on the success of Miami Vice, Farrell featured in Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream in 2007 and Martin McDonagh's In Bruges in 2008, both garnered positive reviews.

Personal life: Farrell married English actress Amelia Warner in July 2001 and divorced her four months later.

Farrell has a son, James (born September 12, 2003), with American model Kim Bordenave, from whom he has since separated.

In December 2005, Farrell voluntarily checked into a rehabilitation treatment centre for addictions to recreational drugs and painkillers.

Celebrity status: Farrell was named one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2003. He was also voted 6th in the World's "Sexiest Man" contest by Company Magazine in that same year.

Trivia: His dad was a footballer who played for Shamrock Rovers FC.

Colin was a promising young football player for Dublin team, Castleknock Celtic, as a goalkeeper.

Farrell auditioned for the Irish group Boyzone when he was still unknown, but was unsuccessful.

He made a guest appearance on the US sit-com Scrubs as Billy, a charming Irishman who accompanies a man who he knocked out in a fight.



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Colin Farrell - Colin Farrell seen at the ABC studios for Jimmy Kimmel Live! at Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 24th May 2016

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Colin Farrell - 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art at Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, New York, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016

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Colin Farrell - 2016 CinemaCon Warner Bros Pictures Red Carpet Arrivals at Caesar's Palace Resort and Casino at Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016

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Colin Farrell - Warner Bros. Presents "The Big Picture", An Exclusive Presentation Highlighting The Summer Of 2016 And Beyond held at The Colosseum Inside Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino In Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016

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Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them Trailer


Long before Harry Potter - or his parents - took up residence at Hogwarts, there was a student called Newt Scamander. An inquisitive boy who was constantly on the lookout for new magical creatures found himself being expelled from the school for endangering the lives of the pupils. Though Newt was expelled for his actions, a certain teacher going by the name of Albus Dumbledore stuck up for the young wizard.

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It's St. Patrick's Day! Here's 10 Irish Actors Who Made It Big In Hollywood


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In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, we recognise some of the world's top Irish actors and the impact they've had on the Hollywood film industry. The list could go on forever of course, but these are just a few whose performances on the big screen have stuck with us.

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Today (March 17th) is the day that the Irish celebrate the life of the Patron Saint of Ireland, usually by drinking Guinness and wearing silly hats with shamrocks on. It's not a holiday very well understood to people outside of Ireland and, indeed, even less so outside the UK. However, we've decided to weigh in on the festivities by honouring some of the world's favourite Irish people - namely, actors that have risen to Hollywood stardom.

Chris O'DowdChris O'Dowd found fame on 'The IT Crowd'

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Colin Farrell - The countdown begins for the Irish film industry's biggest night of the year, acknowledging and rewarding the industry's great work and achievements in this Golden Age of Irish Cinema, at the annual Awards Ceremony taking place at the Round Room of the Mansion House on Monday 14th March 2016. The Ceremony & Red Carpet will be broadcast primetime on TV3 and highlight and news clips will be distributed worldwide. The Lord Mayor will welcome the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins along with 500 guests from across the world of Film & Drama, all coming together to celebrate the continued great work and success of Ireland's home industry. The Irish Academy will also welcome Liam Neeson to Dublin to celebrate his Outstanding Contribution to Cinema and will also welcome Roma Downey who will receive the Inaugural Irish Diaspora Award. Nominations are announced in all categories and have been shortlisted by Irish Academy Members alongside a specialist Jury panel of industry experts from around the world. Number of Nominations for Best Film Titles My Name is Emily - 8 Room - 8 Sing Street - 8 Brooklyn - 7 Viva - 7 The Survivalist - 4 Number of Nominations for Best Drama Titles An Klondike - 9 Rebellion - 8 Vikings - 5 Penny Dreadful - 3 Game of Thrones - 2 Academy CEO, Aine Moriarty stated that: "What a superb year for Irish production and this year's Nominations showcase to the world what Ireland's small but excellent film industry has to offer. Irish creative talent is delivering world-class standards of work and we look forward to showcasing and celebrating their achievements at the Ceremony". The feature films nominated for Best Film this year are Brooklyn, John Crowley's depiction of a young Irish woman's emigration to New York in the 1950's; Simon Fitzmaurice's touching teenage road movie My Name is Emily; the heart wrenching story of a kidnapped young woman and her son in Room; the entertaining and musical com - Dublin, Ireland - Monday 14th March 2016

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The Lobster Review

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Throwing a solid Hollywood cast into a surreal arthouse satire, acclaimed Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth) makes his English-language debut with a bang. This is a blackly comical parable about how it feels to be single in a society that only values couples. With its two-part structure it almost seems like two movies mashed together, exploring the topic in ways that are smart and revelatory, and utterly deranged. And the strikingly gifted actors bring it to life beautifully.

It's set in a remote hotel on the Irish coastline, where the recently divorced David (Colin Farrell) has gone to find a mate. Single people here have 45 days to find their perfect partner, or else they're transformed surgically into an animal of their choosing. David has opted to become a lobster, but is determined to find a wife. He watches as one guy (Ben Whishaw) fakes nosebleeds to appear more like a young woman (Jessica Barden). So David pretends to be something he isn't, but is caught by the hotel's imperious manager (Olivia Colman). He escapes into the woods, where he joins a desperate band of loners led by a fierce warrior (Lea Seydoux). There he falls for a woman (Rachel Weisz) who is short-sighted like he is, but romance is forbidden among the loners.

The filmmakers are inventively exploring some very real issues in society, which makes the story ring eerily true, no matter how relentlessly odd it gets. The script's action sequences sometimes feel a bit contrived, but they add to the characters' nagging sense of desperation as they're stuck in a world that simply won't accept them as they are. And it helps that the actors dive in without hesitation. Farrell has gained weight to play the middle-aged David, who had a happy life before being plunged into this nightmare. He's very easy to identify with, both in his awkward interaction and as he boils over in rage. Weisz adds a lusty, razor-sharp intelligence to her role. And Colman quietly steals the movie with her deadpan performance as the godlike hotel manager.

Sometimes this extreme satire feels rather on-the-nose, but it's also a powerfully provocative exploration of the way society forces people to comply, marginalising anyone who refuses to join the status quo. And Lanthimos is gifted at using comedy and emotion to deepen the characters and themes, digging beneath the surface while telling a story that's simply impossible to predict. So in the end, we're almost taken aback at the way all of this has wormed its way under our skin, revealing things about ourselves we thought we had suppressed. Especially the way we value or dismiss people around us based on factors that are utterly irrelevant.

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The Lobster Trailer


David is a single man having just left a 12 year relationship. As per the rules of living in The City, set in a dystopian future, he is forced to check into The Hotel. The sprawling facility is a place where all singletons must find love within 45 days, or else be turned into a creature of their choice and banished into The Woods, as being alone is highly frowned upon. David's only companion is his loyal dog, who happens to be his unlucky-in-love brother who ran out of time when he was a resident at The Hotel. David's chosen animal is a lobster, but he has no intention of living life as a crustacean and makes his escape into The Woods to join up with The Loners. Soon he meets a short-sighted woman who happens to be extremely adept at catching rabbits. As chance would have it, David finds himself falling for her, but this kind of romance is against the law in The City.

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Colin Farrell Joins Cast Of ‘Harry Potter’ Spin-Off, ‘Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them’


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Colin Farrell has joined the cast of the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The 39-year-old actor will play a wizard in the upcoming film, due to be released in 2016.

Colin FarrellColin Farrell at a screening of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet in Los Angeles in July 2015.

Read More: J.K. Rowling Hints At 'American Hogwarts' In Fantastic Beasts Film.

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Enjoy The Epic Soundtrack To 'True Detective' In Full This Summer


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Sometimes a major factor in the watchability of a TV show is the soundtrack, and for crime drama 'True Detective', they've pretty much nailed that all important element and you can hear it in all its glory this summer.

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'True Detective: Music From The HBO Series' is the highly anticipated soundtrack compilation featuring music from both season 1 and season 2 of the Emmy winning show. The second season has just begun its broadcast, with another eight episodes for fans to sink their teeth into, so what better way to treat yourself after another thrilling season than an album of pure musical enjoyment?

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'Dheepan' Upsets The Competition To Take Home Palme D'Or At Cannes


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French film Dheepan has become the unexpected winner of this year’s Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Jacques Audiard, the film took home the festival’s highest honour at its closing ceremony on Sunday night.

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Dheepan tells the story of a former Tamil Tiger fighter who pretends to be part of a family with two strangers to find a new life in a housing estate on the edge of Paris. Variety reported that when the film was announced as this year’s recipient, there was a mixture of boos and applause from the international press corps who were watching the ceremony at the Palais.

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Colin Farrell And Rachel Weisz Hit Cannes For 'The Lobster' Premiere


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Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz have touched down at the Cannes Film Festival to promote their latest movie, The Lobster, a surreal comedy which pokes fun at the dating game. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos the film was largely shot in County Kerry and is already generating buzz as the possible Palme d’Or winner.

colin farrell rachael weiszColin Farrell and Rachel Weisz at The Lobster premiere in Cannes.

Farrell, who gained a few extra pounds for the role, stars as an architect who arrives at a hotel where the guests must find a partner within a certain time frame or be transformed into the animal of their choice. If worst comes to worst Farrell decides he would like to live on as a lobster. Yes this one is not your usual romantic comedy.

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Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman Team Up To Star In & Produce 'Big Little Lies'


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Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will star in and produce HBO's limited series, Big Little Lies. The series is an adaptation of Liane Moriarty's 2014 novel of the same name. Writer David E. Kelley, who created such shows as Ally McBeal and Boston Legal, has written the screenplay for the upcoming series.

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon will be starring and producing in Big Little Lies.

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'True Detective': Porn Stars Reportedly Cast For Season 2 Scenes


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Porn stars have reportedly been cast for the season finale of True Detective. According to sources, they have been hired for a graphic sex scene which will feature dozens of naked bodies. 24-year-old Amia Miley, a former porn actress from the US, has allegedly been hired along with Peta Jensen, also 24. Ironically, sources suggest they are amongst the few extras that are not completely naked for the scenes. It seems the women were not cast because of their experience in the porn industry but simply as extras.

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Colin Farrell filming for True Detective in Los Angeles.

Read More: So, True Detective Season 2 Will Star Colin Farrell And Vince Vaughn. Who's Next?

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Colin Farrell

Date of birth

31st May, 1976

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.78


Colin Farrell Movies

Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them Trailer

Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them Trailer

Long before Harry Potter - or his parents - took up residence at Hogwarts, there...

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them - Teaser Trailer

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them - Teaser Trailer

Long before the time of Harry Potter, wizards and witches still lived their lives in...

The Lobster Movie Review

The Lobster Movie Review

Throwing a solid Hollywood cast into a surreal arthouse satire, acclaimed Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos...

The Lobster Trailer

The Lobster Trailer

David is a single man having just left a 12 year relationship. As per the...

Miss Julie - Trailer Trailer

Miss Julie - Trailer Trailer

Over the course of one night in an Irish country estate in the 1880s, a...

Winter's Tale Movie Review

Winter's Tale Movie Review

The fact that this magical romance has been retitled A New York Winter's Tale in...

Saving Mr. Banks Movie Review

Saving Mr. Banks Movie Review

This true story only barely avoids becoming sloppily sentimental, thanks to a solid cast and...

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Winter's Tale Trailer

Winter's Tale Trailer

Peter Lake is a wanted burglar in a desperate struggle to escape an old gangster...

Saving Mr. Banks Trailer

Saving Mr. Banks Trailer

P.L. Travers was an Australian author who, in the early sixties, went into negotiations with...

Epic Movie Review

Epic Movie Review

Although this adventure's premise will appeal to children, and the child within us, the film...

Dead Man Down Movie Review

Dead Man Down Movie Review

Here's yet another preposterous action movie that's made watchable by a skilful director and an...

Seven Psychopaths Movie Review

Seven Psychopaths Movie Review

Martin McDonagh gleefully plays with both the gang thriller genre and the moviemaking process with...

Seven Psychopaths Trailer

Seven Psychopaths Trailer

Marty is a budding screenwriter in LA with hopes of completing his major screenplay 'Seven...

Epic Trailer

Epic Trailer

Mary Katherine is a regular teenage girl who somehow mysteriously appears in an enchantingly beautiful...

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