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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet Special Screening

Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek and Jim Sheridan - Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet Special Screening held at LACMA's Bing Theatre at LACMA’s Bing Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 30th July 2015

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Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek and Jim Sheridan
Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek and Jim Sheridan

Colin Farrell at Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Colin Farrell - Colin Farrell at Jimmy Kimmel Live! show in Hollywood at Jimmy Kimmel Studio - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 23rd July 2015

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Colin Farrell arriving for the Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Colin Farrell - Colin Farrell arriving for the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show in Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 23rd July 2015

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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.

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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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68th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz - 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival - 'The Lobster' - Premiere at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Saturday 16th May 2015

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68th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Colin Farrell - A variety of stars were photographed as they attended a photo call for 'The Lobster' at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France - Friday 15th May 2015

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.

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'True Detective' Season 2 Debuts Eerie, Slick Trailer


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The first teaser trailer for True Detective season 2 has premiered online, with Colin Farrell taking center stage as the compromised detective Ray Velcoro. The first season of the show was a monster hit, with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson turning in stellar performances to compliment Nic Pizzolatto's taut script.

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Season two stars co-stars Vince Vaughn as Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his life's work. Rachel McAdams plays Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff's detective at odds with the system she serves, while Taylor Kitsch plays a war veteran and motorcycle cop for the California Highway Patrol who discovers a crime scene which triggers an investigation involving three law enforcement groups.

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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.

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Miss Julie - Trailer


Over the course of one night in an Irish country estate in the 1880s, a man and a woman engage in an illicit romantic relationship. The problem is, that Julie (Jessica Chastain) is the daughter of an Irish Count, and Jean (Colin Farrell) is the valet of her father. Despite his well-read and well-travelled nature, Jean is still a servant, and cannot indulge in the love with his boss' daughter. Julie, however, knows that Jean must do as he commands, and begins a game of forcing him more and more into the romantic confrontation they are both denied.

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Colin Farrell Pens Passionate Letter To Ireland, Fighting For Gay Rights


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Hollywood heartthrob Colin Farrell is urging his native countrymen of Ireland to support gay rights for one very important reason, his older brother, Eamon Jr., is homosexual and married to artist Stephen Mannion.

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Farrell wants Ireland to make same-sex marriages legal

In a very emotional letter published in Ireland's Sunday World, Farrell recalled his big brother's journey as a gay man, including being bullied as a child for being different, and also took aim at Ireland's government for not legalizing same-sex marriages.

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Colin Farrell Adds Another Gig To The Comeback List With Dolce & Gabbana Campaign


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Colin Farrell – heartthrob, new star of True Detective and now, the face of Dolce & Gabbana’s scent Intenso. It’s a perfect fit, right?

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Colin Farrell joining forces with Dolce & Gabbana - why is this just happening now.

Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana thought so too and said as much in their statement: “We are incredibly happy to be working with such a great talent. When we created this fragrance, we immediately thought of Colin. He is the perfect embodiment of male strength and sensuality.”

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