Gerard McSorley

Irish actor Gerard McSorley began his career as a player at Ireland's Abbey Theater, giving a strong performance in "Dancing at Lughnasa," which would win a Tony after moving to Broadway. With a strong screen and stage ... Read more »
Born: in Omagh,

Filmography

Actor (36)

Cast a Cold Eye 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

War Horse 2011 (Movie)

Market Auctioneer (Actor)

Robin Hood 2010 (Movie)

Baron Fitzrobert (Actor)

The Tudors 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Creek 2008 (Movie)

Mr. Marshall (Actor)

The Front Line 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Middletown 2005 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Rory O'Shea Was Here 2005 (Movie)

Fergus Connolly (Actor)

The Constant Gardener 2005 (Movie)

Sir Kenneth Curtiss (Actor)

Dead Bodies 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Veronica Guerin 2003 (Movie)

John Gilligan (Actor)

Bloody Sunday 2002 (Movie)

Chief Superintendent Lagan (Actor)

Catch the Sun 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ordinary Decent Criminal 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Agnes Browne 1999 (Movie)

Mr Aherne (Actor)

Felicia's Journey 1999 (Movie)

Felicia's Father (Actor)

Dancing At Lughnasa 1998 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Butcher Boy 1998 (Movie)

Psychiatrist No 2 (Actor)

Nothing Personal 1997 (Movie)

Cecil (Actor)

The Boxer 1997 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

The Serpent's Kiss 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Michael Collins 1996 (Movie)

Cathal Brugha (Actor)

Othello 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Some Mother's Son 1996 (Movie)

Father Daly (Actor)

An Awfully Big Adventure 1995 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Braveheart 1995 (Movie)

Cheltham (Actor)

Words Upon the Window Pane 1995 (Movie)

Johnson (Actor)

Widow's Peak 1994 (Movie)

Gaffney (Actor)

In the Name of the Father 1993 (Movie)

Belfast Detective Pavis (Actor)

Taffin 1988 (Movie)

Ed (Actor)

Angel 1981 (Movie)

Assistant (Actor)

S.O.S. Titanic 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Kidnapped (TV Show)

Actor

Omagh (TV Show)

Actor

The Hanging Gale (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Irish actor Gerard McSorley began his career as a player at Ireland's Abbey Theater, giving a strong performance in "Dancing at Lughnasa," which would win a Tony after moving to Broadway. With a strong screen and stage presence, McSorley is often cast in roles of authority on either side of the law. Turning to the screen in 1979, he built a reputation for himself with small parts in "Braveheart" and Neil Jordan's "Michael Collins" before being cast as Friar Daly in "Some Mother's Son" in 1996. After reprising his role for the film adaptation of "Dancing at Lughnasa" in 1998, McSorley appeared in "Angela's Ashes" and "Ordinary Decent Criminal." Despite these strong performances, it wasn't until 2003 that McSorley appeared in a major leading role, as John Gilligan in the thriller "Veronica Guerin," directed by Joel Schumacher. McSorley earned an IFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The following year he was awarded the IFTA award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Michael Gallagher in "Omagh," about the aftermath of the I.R.A. bombing. Continuing strong into the '00s, he played Sir Kenneth Curtiss, a villain with a change of heart in the Oscar-winning "The Constant Gardener," and Bill Hunter in "Middletown." His subsequent American projects include the series "The Tudors" and Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood."

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