Gabriel Byrne

Actor, Producer, Director
Born: 05/12/1950 in Dublin, IE


Actor (93)

Carrie Pilby 2016 (Movie)

Mr. Pilby (Actor)

Louder Than Bombs 2016 (Movie)

Gene (Actor)

No Pay, Nudity 2016 (Movie)

Lawrence Rose (Actor)

Nobody Wants the Night 2015 (Movie)

Robert Peary (Actor)

The 33 2015 (Movie)

Andre Sougarret (Actor)

Dizzy Heights 2014 (Movie)


Just a Sigh 2014 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

Vampire Academy 2014 (Movie)

Victor Dashkov (Actor)

All Things to All Men 2013 (Movie)

Joseph Corso (Actor)

Capital 2013 (Movie)

Dittmar Rigule (Actor)

Vikings 2013 (Tv Show)


I, Anna 2012 (Movie)


In Treatment 2007 - 2011 (TV Show)


2:22 2010 (Movie)

Detective Swain (Actor)

Perrier's Bounty 2010 (Movie)

the Reaper (Voice)

AFI's 100 Years...AFI's 10 Top 10 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)


Leningrad 2008 (Movie)


Live From Lincoln Center: Camelot 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)


The 62nd Annual Tony Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)


Emotional Arithmetic 2007 (Movie)

Christopher Lewis (Actor)

Jindabyne 2007 (Movie)

Stewart (Actor)

Wah-Wah 2006 (Movie)

Harry Compton (Actor)

Assault on Precinct 13 2005 (Movie)

Marcus Duvall (Actor)

Played 2005 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

The Bridge Of San Luis Rey 2005 (Movie)

Brother Juniper (Actor)

P.S. 2004 (Movie)

Peter Harrington (Actor)

Shade 2004 (Movie)

Charlie Miller (Actor)

Vanity Fair 2004 (Movie)

Marquess of Steyne (Actor)

Virginia's Run 2004 (Movie)


Eugene O'Neill: A Haunted Life 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


Ghost Ship 2002 (Movie)

Captain Sean Murphy (Actor)

Semana Santa 2002 (Movie)


Spider 2002 (Movie)

Bill Cleg (Actor)

Madigan Men 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


When Brendan Met Trudy 2001 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Canone Inverso 2000 (Movie)

The Violinist (Actor)

Emmett's Mark 2000 (Movie)

Jack Marlow/Stephen Bracken (Actor)

End of Days 1999 (Movie)

The Man (Actor)

Stigmata 1999 (Movie)

Father Andrew Kiernan (Actor)

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)


Enemy of the State 1998 (Movie)


Last of the High Kings 1998 (Movie)

Jack Griffin (Actor)

Polish Wedding 1998 (Movie)

Bolek Pzoniak (Actor)

Quest for Camelot 1998 (Movie)

of Sir Lionel (Voice)

The Man in the Iron Mask 1998 (Movie)

D'Artagnan (Actor)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


Smilla's Sense Of Snow 1997 (Movie)

The Mechanic (Actor)

Somebody Is Waiting 1997 (Movie)

Roger Ellis (Actor)

The 18th Annual CableACE Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


The End of Violence 1997 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

This is the Sea 1997 (Movie)

Rohan (Actor)

Dead Man 1996 (Movie)

Charlie Dickinson (Actor)

Mad Dog Time 1996 (Movie)

Ben London (Actor)

The Brylcreem Boys 1996 (Movie)

Commandant O'Brien (Actor)

A Celtic Celebration 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


Frankie Starlight 1995 (Movie)

Jack Kelly (Actor)

Irish Cinema - Ourselves Alone? 1995 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Out of Ireland 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


The Usual Suspects 1995 (Movie)

Dean Keaton (Actor)

A Simple Twist of Fate 1994 (Movie)

John Newland (Actor)

Little Women 1994 (Movie)

Friedrich Bhaer (Actor)

Royal Deceit 1994 (Movie)

Fenge (Actor)

Trial By Jury 1994 (Movie)

Graham (Actor)

A Dangerous Woman 1993 (Movie)

Mackey (Actor)

All Things Bright and Beautiful 1993 (Movie)

The Good Thief (Actor)

Into the West 1993 (Movie)

Papa Reilly (Actor)

Point of No Return 1993 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

Cool World 1992 (Movie)

Jack Deebs (Actor)

Diamond Skulls 1991 (Movie)

Sir Hugo Buckton (Actor)

Hakon Hakonsen 1991 (Movie)

Lieutenant Merrick (Actor)

Miller's Crossing 1990 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

A Soldier's Tale 1989 (Movie)

Saul (Actor)

Julia and Julia 1988 (Movie)

Paolo (Actor)

The Courier 1988 (Movie)

Val (Actor)

Gothic 1987 (Movie)

George Gordon--Lord Byron (Actor)

Hello, Again 1987 (Movie)

Kevin Scanlon (Actor)

Lionheart 1987 (Movie)

The Black Prince (Actor)

Siesta 1987 (Movie)

Augustine (Actor)

Defence of the Realm 1986 (Movie)

Nick Mullen (Actor)

Christopher Columbus 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)


Hannah K 1982 (Movie)

Josue Herzog (Actor)

Reflections 1982 (Movie)

William Masters (Actor)

The Keep 1982 (Movie)

Raempffer (Actor)

Excalibur 1981 (Movie)

Uther Pendragon (Actor)

The Outsider 1978 (Movie)


On a Paving Stone Mounted 1977 (Movie)


Buffalo Girls (TV Show)


Butte, America (TV Show)


Intimate Portrait: Kim Cattrall (TV Show)


Mussolini: The Untold Story (TV Show)


Weapons of Mass Distraction (TV Show)

Producer (7)

Tent City U.S.A. 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mad About Mambo 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Last of the High Kings 1998 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Somebody Is Waiting 1997 (Movie)


The Brylcreem Boys 1996 (Movie)


In the Name of the Father 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Into the West 1993 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Writer (1)

Last of the High Kings 1998 (Movie)



Ellen Barkin Actor

Met while filming "Siesta" (1987) Married 1988 Divorced 1999

Romy Byrne

born on November 18, 1992

Jack Byrne

born in October 1989

Naomi Campbell

dated from late 1997 to early 1998

Aine O'Connor

had 12-year relationship from c. 1974 to c. 1986 died in 1998 at age 50

Julia Ormond Actor

met during filming of "Smilla's Sense of Snow" in 1996


University College Dublin

Attended on scholarship

University College Dublin

Attended on scholarship



Nominated for the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series


Portrayed therapist, Paul Weston in the critically acclaimed HBO series "In Treatment"; earned an Emmy (2008, 2009) nomination for Best Actor in a Drama Series


Cast in Richard E. Grant's directorial debut, "Wah-Wah"


Starred opposite Laura Linney and Topher Grace in "P.S."


Appeared as a salavage vessel captain in the spooky thriller "Ghost Ship"


Cast as Ralph Finnes' father in David Cronenberg's "Spider"


Plurabelle Films produced the Belfast-set coming of age comedy "Mad About Mambo"


Cast in the stage revival of Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten"; received a Tony nomination for Best Actor


Played a Vatican-sanctioned investigator in "Stigmata"


Played the patriarch in "Polish Wedding" opposite Claire Danes and Lena Olin


Portrayed D'Artagnan in "The Man in the Iron Mask"


Portrayed Rohan in "This Is the Sea"; Sheridan played small role as Station Master


Co-starred opposite Ben Kingsley as rival executives in the HBO black comedy "Weapons of Mass Distraction"


Acted opposite Julia Ormond in "Smilla's Sense of Snow"


Co-wrote screenplay for (also produced and acted in) "Last of the High Kings"


Co-starred with ex-wife Ellen Barkin in "Mad Dog Time"


Was one of the ensemble of criminals in Bryan Singer's "The Usual Suspects"


Executive produced Sheridan's "In the Name of the Father"


Co-starred opposite Bridget Fonda in "Point of No Return"


Played a cartoon artist trapped in the world of his creation in "Cool World"


First credit as associate producer (also starred), "Into the West"; scripted by Jim Sheridan


Cast as the cool-headed organized crime lieutenant in the Coen brothers' stylized feature "Miller's Crossing"


Featured in the Italian drama "Julia and Julia" opposite Kathleen Turner


Co-starred with future wife Ellen Barkin in the ambitious thriller "Siesta"


Played Lord Byron in Ken Russell's "Gothic"


Portrayed the title character in the CBS-TV miniseries "Christopher Columbus"


Had debut starring role in the political thriller "Defence of the Realm"


Had featured roles in Michael Mann's "The Keep" and Kevin Billington's "Reflections"


Starred in Irish TV series "The Riordens"


First substantial film role as Uther Pendragon, father of Arthur, in John Boorman's "Excalibur"


Appeared in the US-Netherlands co-production "The Outsider"


Moved to London


Made film acting debut in the British feature "On a Paving Stone Mounted"


Attended a Roman Catholic seminary in Birmingham, England

Joined the Abbey Theatre and remained in their company for two years

Taught Spanish and Gaelic in a girls' school

Joined the Royal Court Theater

Joined the National Theater in London

Began participating in amateur theater

Worked as an archeologist for three years

Acted with Ireland's Focus Theater, an experimental repertory company run by future filmmaker Jim Sheridan

Formed production company Plurabelle Films

Bonus Trivia


Byrne's production company is called, Plurabelle and is named after Anna Livia Plurabelle, a character in James Joyce's "Finnegan's Wake"


In an interview with the London Times (Aug. 8, 1999), Byrne revealed that he underwent physical and sexual abuse at the hands of the Christian Brothers and a priest from the ages of eight to 12. He was quoted as saying: "I'm not carping about it and I'm not being sorry for myself. To be honest, not a great deal of damage was done to me physically. The damage was emotional, and that took me a long time to shake off."


Gabriel Byrne on religion: "A firm believer in the Buddhist 'You've got today, no one promised you tomorrow', I don't think much about Catholicism anymore. I was forced to so much as a child. I'm still seduced by the rituals - whoever invented them knew what theater was about, for sure." - quoted to Newsday, April 4, 2000


Byrne on how "A Moon for the Misbegotten" changed his attitude towards theater: "The whole process of going back to the stage has taught me more about myself than anything else I've done in a long time and I've come back to totally respect the theater again. When a play works like this one does, it almost is a sacred experience. You can hear the audience leaning forward to listen. Sometimes you can hear people sniffling, sobbing. I think people start to see their own lives, their own ghosts." - quoted to The New York Times, April 26, 2000


Gabriel Byrne admitted to childhood abused by Christian Brothers, while speaking on an Irish television show in January 2010. The Irish actor moved to England aged 11 to train as a priest and was abused by a member of the clergy, he said. "It didn't go on over a prolonged period but it happened at a very, very vulnerable moment," he said. Byrne, who has struggled with alcoholism and depression, was speaking to Irish broadcaster Gay Bryne on a programme called "The Meaning of Life" on RTE television.