Biography

Gabriel James Byrne (born May 12, 1950) is an Irish actor, film director, film producer, writer, cultural ambassador and audiobook narrator. His acting career began in the Focus Theatre before he joined London’s Royal Court Theatre in 1979. Byrne's screen début came in the Irish soap opera The Riordans and the spin-off show Bracken. The actor has now starred in over 35 feature films, such as The Usual Suspects, Miller's Crossing and Stigmata, in addition to writing two. Byrne's producing credits include the Academy Award-nominated In the Name of the Father. Currently, he is receiving much critical acclaim for his role as Dr. Paul Weston in the HBO drama In Treatment.

Gabriel James Byrne (born May 12, 1950) is an Irish actor, film director, film producer, writer, cultural ambassador and audiobook narrator. His acting career began in the Focus Theatre before he joined London’s Royal Court Theatre in 1979. Byrne's screen début came in the Irish soap opera The Riordans and the spin-off show Bracken. The actor has now starred in over 35 feature films, such as The Usual Suspects, Miller's Crossing and Stigmata, in addition to writing two. Byrne's producing credits include the Academy Award-nominated In the Name of the Father. Currently, he is receiving much critical acclaim for his role as Dr. Paul Weston in the HBO drama In Treatment.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 105

Birthday 1950-05-12

Place of Birth Dublin, Ireland

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Hamlet Revenant
Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death as Himself
A World War II Fairytale: The Making of Michael Mann's 'The Keep' as Himself (Archive Footage)
Lost Girls
2018 Maniac(10 episodes) as Porter Milgrim
2018 An L.A. Minute as Ted Gold
2018 Hereditary as Steve Graham
2018 My Astonishing Self: Gabriel Byrne on George Bernard Shaw as Narratore/Intervistatore
2018 In the Cloud as Doc Wolff
2018 Lies We Tell as Donald
2017 Mad to Be Normal as Jim
2017 Carrie Pilby as Mr. Pilby
2016 No Pay, Nudity as Lawrence Rose
2016 Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach as Himself
2015 Endless Night as Bram Trevor
2015 The 33 as Andre Sougarret
2015 Louder Than Bombs as Gene
2014 Quirke(3 episodes) as Quirke
2014 Vampire Academy as Victor Dashkov
2013 Just a Sigh as L'homme
2013 All Things To All Men as Joseph Corso
2013 Vikings(15 episodes) as Earl Haraldson
2012 Capital as Dittmar Rigule
2012 Secret State(4 episodes) as Tom Dawkins
2012 John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man as Narrator
2012 I, Anna as D.C.I. Bernie Reid
2011 A Man's Story as Himself
2009 Perrier's Bounty as Voice of the Grim Reaper (voice)
2009 Leningrad as Philip Parker
2008 Camelot as King Arthur
2008 Emotional Arithmetic as Christopher Lewis
2008 In Treatment(106 episodes) as Paul Weston
2007 Attack on Leningrad(4 episodes)
2007 The Graham Norton Show(1 episode) as Himself
2006 Jindabyne as Stewart
2006 Played as Eddie
2005 Wah-Wah as Harry Compton
2005 Assault on Precinct 13 as Captain Marcus Duvall
2004 P.S. as Peter Harrington
2004 Vanity Fair as The Marquess of Steyne
2004 Patrick as Patrick
2004 The Bridge of San Luis Rey as Brother Juniper
2003 Shade as Charlie Miller
2003 Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality as Narrator
2002 Spider as Bill Cleg
2002 Ghost Ship as Captain Sean Murphy
2002 Horses: The Story of Equus as Narrator
2002 Pursuing the Suspects as Himself
2002 Killing Emmett Young as Jack Marlow / Stephen Bracken
2002 Virginia's Run as Ford Lofton
2000 Madigan Men(12 episodes) as Benjamin Madigan
2000 Making Love as The Violinist
1999 End of Days as Satan
1999 Stigmata as Father Andrew Kiernan
1998 Enemy of the State as Fake Brill
1998 Quest for Camelot as Lionel (voice)
1998 The Man in the Iron Mask as D'Artagnan
1998 Polish Wedding as Bolek
1997 Weapons of Mass Distraction as Lionel Powers
1997 This Is the Sea as Rohan
1997 The View(1 episode)
1997 The End of Violence as Ray Bering
1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow as The Mechanic
1996 Somebody Is Waiting as Roger Ellis
1996 The Last of the High Kings as Jack Griffin
1996 The Brylcreem Boys as Commandant O'Brien
1996 Mad Dog Time as Ben London
1995 Dead Man as Charlie Dickinson
1995 Frankie Starlight as Jack Kelly
1995 The Usual Suspects as Dean Keaton
1995 Buffalo Girls as Teddy Blue
1994 Little Women as Friedrich Bhaer
1994 Trial by Jury as Daniel Graham
1994 A Simple Twist of Fate as John Newland
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1994 Royal Deceit as Fenge
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1993 A Dangerous Woman as Mackey
1993 Point of No Return as Bob
1992 Into the West as Papa Reilly
1992 Cool World as Jack Deebs
1990 Shipwrecked as Lt. John Merrick
1990 Haakon Haakonsen as John Merrick
1990 Miller's Crossing as Tom Reagan
1989 Dark Obsession as Lord Hugo Bruckton
1988 A Soldier's Tale as Saul
1988 The Courier as Val
1987 Siesta as Augustine
1987 Hello Again as Kevin Scanlon
1987 Lionheart as Black Prince
1987 Julia and Julia as Paolo
1986 Gothic as Byron
1986 Defence of the Realm as Nicholas 'Nick' Mullen
1985 Mussolini: The Untold Story(4 episodes) as Vittorio Mussolini
1985 Christopher Columbus(4 episodes) as Christopher Columbus
1984 Reflections as William Masters
1983 The Keep as Major Kaempffer
1983 Hanna K. as Josué Herzog
1981 Excalibur as Uther Pendragon
1978 Strangers(32 episodes) as Johnny Maguire
1978 Bracken(0 episodes) as Pat Barry
1976 Live from Lincoln Center(31 episodes) as King Arthur
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)

Production

2018 HereditaryExecutive Producer
2012 Tent City, U.S.AExecutive Producer
2000 Madigan Men(12 episodes)Producer
1996 The Brylcreem BoysProducer
1993 In the Name of the FatherExecutive Producer

Writing

1996 The Last of the High KingsWriter

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