Patrick Bergin

Actor, Playwright, Producer
Tall, dark-haired, dashing Irish lead who, after a career as a teacher of juvenile delinquents and children with learning disabilities, turned to full-time acting in 1980. Bergin came to prominence as 19th-century ... Read more »
Born: 02/03/1951 in Dublin, IE

Filmography

Actor (69)

False Prophets 2014 (Movie)

Karl (Actor)

Follower 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ice 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Johnny Was 2014 (Movie)

Flynn (Actor)

Played 2014 (Movie)

Riley (Actor)

Secret of the Cave 2014 (Movie)

Patrick Wallace (Actor)

Songs for Amy 2014 (Movie)

Patrick Flynn (Actor)

Gallowwalkers 2013 (Movie)

Marshall Gaza (Actor)

A Kiss and a Promise 2011 (Movie)

Det. Anthony Dolan (Actor)

Eva 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Far Side of Jericho 2007 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

Strength and Honor 2007 (Movie)

Papa Boss (Actor)

Caught in the Headlights 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Frederick Forsythe's Icon 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boys and Girl From County Clare 2005 (Movie)

Padjo (Actor)

Casanova's Love Letters 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ella Enchanted 2004 (Movie)

Sir Peter (Actor)

Smallville 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cause of Death 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Treasure Island 2002 (Movie)

Billy Bones (Actor)

Jewel 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Invisible Circus 2001 (Movie)

Gene (Actor)

Amazons and Gladiators 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Devil's Prey 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Eye of the Beholder 2000 (Movie)

Alex Leonard (Actor)

Merlin: The Return 2000 (Movie)

King Arthur (Actor)

Saint Patrick, the Irish Legend 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Press Run 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

When the Sky Falls 2000 (Movie)

Mackey (Actor)

Durango 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

One Man's Hero 1999 (Movie)

General Winfield Scott (Actor)

The Island on Bird Street 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Promise Her Anything 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World 1998 (Movie)

Challenger (Actor)

Angela Mooney Dies Again 1997 (Movie)

Older Malone (Actor)

Robert Ludlum's The Apocalypse Watch 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Suspicious Minds 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace 1996 (Movie)

Dr Benjamin Trace (Actor)

The Island on Bird Street 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Proposition 1995 (Movie)

(English-language version) (Actor)

They 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Double Cross 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Frankenstein 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Map of the Human Heart 1993 (Movie)

Walter Russell (Actor)

The 14th Annual CableACE Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Highway to Hell 1992 (Movie)

Beelzebub (Actor)

Love Crimes 1992 (Movie)

David Hanover (Actor)

Patriot Games 1992 (Movie)

Kevin O'Donnell (Actor)

Robin Hood 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Sleeping With the Enemy 1991 (Movie)

Martin Burney (Actor)

The Hummingbird Tree 1991 (Movie)

Stephen Holmes (Actor)

Mountains of the Moon 1990 (Movie)

Richard Francis Burton (Actor)

The Real Charlotte 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Morphine and Dolly Mixtures 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Taffin 1988 (Movie)

Mo Taffin (Actor)

The Courier 1988 (Movie)

Christy (Actor)

Those Glory Glory Days 1986 (Movie)

1961 Spurs Team Member (Actor)

Act of Betrayal (TV Show)

Actor

Brush With Fate (TV Show)

Actor

Escape Velocity (TV Show)

Actor

Frankenstein (Movie)

Victor Frankenstein (Actor)

Jewel (Movie)

Leston Hilburn (Actor)

King Of Texas (TV Show)

Actor

Soft Deceit (TV Show)

Actor

The Ripper (TV Show)

Actor

The Witch's Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

Triplecross (TV Show)

Actor
Music (3)

Songs for Amy 2014 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Love Crimes 1992 (Movie)

("Vodelling in the Valley") (Song Performer)

Love Crimes 1992 (Movie)

(Song)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Love Crimes 1992 (Movie)

color polaroid photographs (Color)

Biography

Tall, dark-haired, dashing Irish lead who, after a career as a teacher of juvenile delinquents and children with learning disabilities, turned to full-time acting in 1980. Bergin came to prominence as 19th-century explorer Sir Richard Burton in Bob Rafelson's "Mountains of the Moon" (1990) and as Julia Roberts' compulsively tidy, psychopathic husband in "Sleeping With the Enemy" (1991). He portrayed a similarly seductive psycho--a con artist who seduces women by pretending to be a famous photographer--in Lizzie Borden's 1992 thriller "Love Crimes". Bergin's classic good looks made him a natural to play the title character in the TV movie "Robin Hood" (1991).

Relationships

Emmet Bergin

Brother
older

Paula Frasier

Wife
have dated since c. 1981 married in 1992

EDUCATION

attended drama school in Dublin for six months

North London Polytechnic

(Bed)

Milestones

2006

Played the role of psychotic IRA gunman in "Johnny Was"

2005

Co-starred in the musical comedy The Boys and Girl From County Clare"

2004

Cast as the widowed father opposite Anne Hathaway in "Ella Enchanted"

2000

Cast as a police investigator in "When the Sky Falls" based on the true-life story of Irish investigative reporter Veronica Guerin

1997

Cast as Inspector Hansen in the TV movie "The Ripper" about the search for Jack the Ripper in London of 1888

1993

Starred in the adaptation of Mary Shelley's iconographic monster tale "Frankenstein"

1992

Cast as an IRA assassin opposite Harrison Ford in "Patriot Games" based on the Tom Clancy novel

1992

Cast opposite Sean Young in the thriller "Love Crimes"

1991

Played the abusive husband opposite Julia Roberts in "Sleeping with the Enemy"

1990

Cast as Sir Richard Burton in the epic "Mountains of the Moon" directed by Bob Rafelson

1988

Won acclaim for his role as an IRA informer in the TV movie "Act of Betrayal"

1988

Made his feature-film debut in "The Courier"

1980

Decided to act full time; small roles in repertory theater and on English TV ("The Real Charlotte" for "Masterpiece Theater" and TV series "Boon" and "Hard Cases")

Moved to London to become a teacher at age 17

Worked as postman, laborer, library assistant during college

Dabbled in theater during high school

Pioneered new teaching program involving puppets and video

Taught juvenile delinquents and children with learning disabilities for five years

Began "Mum's Underground" theater group

At age five changed name to Ben McGuire for five years

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