John Lynch

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
A handsome, naturalistic British player of film, stage and TV, Lynch first gained notice with his heartfelt portrayal of a confused IRA terrorist who falls for an older woman (Helen Mirren), his victim's widow, in Pat ... Read more »
Born: 12/25/1961 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (52)

The Fall 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

In Transit 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Labyrinth 2001 - 2002, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Men Don't Lie 2014 (Movie)

Donal (Actor)

Private Peaceful 2014 (Movie)

Sergeant Hanley (Actor)

Puckoon 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Americans 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Assets 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hybrid 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Musketeers 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crossing Lines 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Merlin 2010, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Night Stalkers: Jaguar Ambush 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Narrator

Black Death 2011 (Movie)

Wolfstan (Actor)

Ghosted 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Isolation 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lassie 2006 (Movie)

Sam Carraclough (Actor)

The Bridge Of San Luis Rey 2005 (Movie)

Captain Alvarado (Actor)

Conspiracy of Silence 2004 (Movie)

Father Matthew Francis (Actor)

Reinventing Eddie 2004 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Boston Public 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Evelyn 2002 (Movie)

Senior Counsel Mr. Wolfe (Actor)

Best 2001 (Movie)

George Best (Actor)

The Quarry 2000 (Movie)

The Man (Actor)

Sliding Doors 1998 (Movie)

Gerry (Actor)

Angel Baby 1997 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Life's Work 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Nothing Personal 1997 (Movie)

Liam Kelly (Actor)

This is the Sea 1997 (Movie)

Padhar McAliskey (Actor)

Moll Flanders 1996 (Movie)

Fielding (Actor)

Some Mother's Son 1996 (Movie)

Bobby Sands (Actor)

The Cure 1995 (Movie)

Skipper No 1 (Actor)

The Human Language 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret of Roan Inish 1995 (Movie)

Tadhg Conneelly (Actor)

Words Upon the Window Pane 1995 (Movie)

Corbet (Actor)

Princess Caraboo 1994 (Movie)

Amon McCarthy (Actor)

Chimera 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Name of the Father 1993 (Movie)

Paul Hill (Actor)

The Secret Garden 1993 (Movie)

Lord Craven (Actor)

Edward II 1992 (Movie)

Spencer (Actor)

Monkey Boy 1991 (Movie)

Peter Carson (Actor)

1871 1990 (Movie)

O'Brien (Actor)

Hardware 1990 (Movie)

Shades (Actor)

Metropolitan 1990 (Movie)

Allen Green (Actor)

Cal 1984 (Movie)

Cal McCluskie (Actor)

Alien Hunter (TV Show)

Actor

Bleak House (TV Show)

Actor

Holy Water (Movie)

(Actor)

James Joyce's Ulysses (TV Show)

Actor

Killing Jesus: A History (TV Show)

Actor

The Railway Station Man (TV Show)

Actor

The Seventh Stream (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (3)

Best 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Miami (Movie)

(Short Story Author)

The Cuban Love Song (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Producer (1)

Best 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

Night Train 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A handsome, naturalistic British player of film, stage and TV, Lynch first gained notice with his heartfelt portrayal of a confused IRA terrorist who falls for an older woman (Helen Mirren), his victim's widow, in Pat O'Connor's "Cal" (1984). Prior to that success, he had studied at England's famed Central School of Speech and Drama. Lynch's subsequent film work generally has consisted of supporting roles. In Ken McMullen's "1871" (1990), he was an Irish expatriate in Paris caught between his love for an actress and his revolutionary causes. As Spencer in Derek Jarman's "Edward II" (1991), he was caught in the intrigue of 14th Century England. Lynch was Lord Craven, owner of the Gothic home Misselthwaite in "The Secret Garden" and was Paul Hill, an Irishman accused of a terrorist bombing in Jim Sheridan's "In the Name of the Father" (both 1993). He was featured in "Princess Cariboo" and portrayed the relative who explains the legend of the Selkie, a half-woman, half-seal (portrayed by his sister, actress Susan Lynch) in John Sayles' whimsical "The Secret of Roan Inish" (both 1994). Lynch co-starred in the award-winning Australian film "Angel Baby" (1995), and starred opposite Robin Wright in Pen Desham's "Moll Flanders" and as the real-life Irish Republican Army prisoner Bobby Sands whose story is the centerpiece of the fictional "Some Mother's Son" (both 1996).

Relationships

Susan Lynch

Sister
born c. 1971 appeared in "The Secret of Roan Inish" and the title role of "Nora"

Mary McGuckian

Wife
collaborated on "Best" (1999)

EDUCATION

St Coleman's College

Central School of Speech and Drama

left to star in "Cal" (1984)

Milestones

1999

Feature directorial debut, "Night Train" co-starring John Hurt and Brenda Blethyn

1999

Screenwriting debut (as co-writer with Mary McGuckian), "Best", a biopic of British soccer star George Best; also portrayed Best

1998

Cast as the cheating lover of a British woman (played by Gwyneth Paltrow) in "Sliding Doors"

1996

Portrayed IRA figure Bobby Sands in "Some Mother's Son"

1995

Received notice for his starring role in the Australian-produced feature "Angel Baby"

1993

First American TV guest spot, "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"

1992

TV debut, "The Railway Station Man" on TNT

1986

Broadway debut in the Royal Shakespeare Company's presentation of "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby"

1984

Made feature acting debut in the title role of "Cal"

1984

Made stage debut in "The Seagull"

1968

Lived in Armagh, Ireland

Directed two short films, "Fireflies" and "A Painful Case"

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with American actor John Carroll Lynch.

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