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.
Actor Colin Farrell and his The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos are to reteam for a dark new thriller.
The 39-year-old won much acclaim for playing a single man forced to find love in the filmmaker's quirky 2015 movie, and Variety reports the pair are to work together once again on The Killing of a Sacred Deer.
The Irish star will reportedly play a charismatic surgeon in the psychological and supernatural thriller.
The plot, which revolves around a teenage boy with behavioural issues, was co-written by Yorgos and his collaborator Efthymis Filipou, and the project set to start filming in the summer once the other key roles have been cast.
Continue reading: Colin Farrell Reunites With The Lobster Director For New Thriller
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
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
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.
Get a taste of Irish talent this St. Patrick's Day.
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'Dowd found fame on 'The IT Crowd'
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
Domhnall Gleeson and Colin Farrell have scored two acting nominations each for the upcoming Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs).
The Harry Potter star will go head-to-head with Colin for the Actor in a Lead Role trophy for their roles in Ex MAChina and The Lobster respectively, while Domhnall lands another nod for his supporting role in Brooklyn and Colin is feted for his turn in TV series True Detective.
They will compete against Michael Fassbender for the Actor in a Lead Role prize for his portrayal of Apple boss Steve Jobs, and Domhnall goes up against Jack Reynor for Sing Street in the supporting category.
His Brooklyn co-star Saoirse Ronan heads the Actress in a Lead Role nominees, and she is in competition with Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch for My Name is Emily plus other Irish stars.
Continue reading: Domhnall Gleeson And Colin Farrell Land Top Ifta Nominations
British Actor/tv Star James Corden Will Be Named An Honorary Irishman At The Oscar Wilde Awards Next Year (16).
The Into the Woods star has been chosen by members of the U.S.-Ireland Alliance to receive the honour in recognition of his contributions to film and television.
The prize is usually given to entertainers with Irish roots, but it is occasionally handed to honorary Irishmen or Irishwomen.
"He deserves to be our 'honorary Irishman' this year just on the basis of the courage it takes to perform with some of the finest Irish dancers in the world," U.S.-Ireland Alliance president Trina Vargo says in a statement, referring to Corden's one-off gig with a Riverdance troupe filmed for his U.S. late night chat show in September (15).
Continue reading: James Corden To Be Honoured At Oscar Wilde Awards
Colin Farrell has stopped having sex and has never been 'happier' for it.
Colin Farrell is reportedly embracing celibacy.
The 'Lobster' star, who recently admitted he has been single for six years, is said to have sworn off the opposite sex after taking up Buddhist chanting.
A source close to the former hard-partying heartthrob, who has sons James, 12, and Henry, six, from previous relationships, told US OK!: ''Some men Colin met at a Buddhist temple raved about the clarity that came from sex fasts.
Continue reading: Colin Farrell 'has Sworn Off Sex'
Colin Farrell's Quirky Romance Drama The Lobster Looks Set To Dominate The British Independent Film Awards (Bifas) After Receiving Seven Nominations.
The movie, about a world where single people are turned into animals if they do not find a mate, is up for Best British Independent Film, Best Actor for Farrell, Supporting Actor and Actress for Ben Whishaw and Olivia Colman respectively, Best Director for Yorgos Lanthimos, Best Screenplay and Best Producer.
The latest big screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's MACbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, is also set to be a major contender at the awards show.
It is nominated for six prizes, including Best British Independent Film, acting nods for its leads, supporting actor Sean Harris and director Justin Kurzel.
Continue reading: The Lobster Leads British Independent Film Award Nominations
Irish star Colin Farrell is philosophical about acting awards.
Colin Farrell is philosophical about acting awards.
The Irish actor has been lauded for his starring role in 'The Lobster', but has revealed he doesn't get overly-concerned about winning gongs for his on-screen performances.
He shared: ''If the film is received well, and people go and see it and like it, that'd be amazing. Anything else, any of those awards things, they're fun: you obviously don't take them seriously. But if you completely go, 'It means nothing,' then ... it does mean nothing.
Continue reading: Colin Farrell Unconcerned By Awards
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.
Continue reading: The Lobster Review
Hollywood star Colin Farrell has revealed he's been ''eating cheeseburgers for breakfast'' in preparation for 'The Lobster'.
Colin Farrell has been ''eating cheeseburgers for breakfast''.
The 39-year-old actor recently piled on the pounds to star opposite Rachel Weisz in the sci-fi comedy movie 'The Lobster' and Colin has revealed he ''ate like a fool'' in order to play the role.
Colin said: ''It was fun for about two days. And then I was over-eating cheeseburgers for breakfast. I ate like a fool, you know? Chocolates and biscuits beside the bed. I'd wake up at three in the morning and, with my eyes closed, just get eating.
Continue reading: Colin Farrell 'ate Like A Fool'
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