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Name: Gabriel Byrne  
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Date of Birth: 12th May 1950
Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
This article is about the Irish actor. See Gay Byrne for the Irish radio and television presenter.

Gabriel Byrne is an Irish actor. He was born in Dublin, Ireland on Friday, May 12, 1950 as the first of six children and educated by the Christian Brothers.

He eventually married and divorced Jewish American actress Ellen Barkin, having two children with her, Jack and Romy Byrne.

Gabriel discovered his passion for acting later in his life. Before becoming an actor, he did work as everything from an archaeologist to a cook, to a bullfighter to a Spanish schoolteacher.

When he finally found acting, he began his career on stage with The Focus Theatre and the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, later joining the Royal Court and the National Theatre in London.

He came to prominence on the final season of the Irish television show The Riordans, subsequently starring in his own spin-off series, Bracken. He made his film debut in 1981 as Lord Uther in John Boorman's classic King Arthur epic, "Excalibur."

He first visited the United States when he was 37, and he currently resides in Beverly Hills, California. His autobiography, Pictures in my Head (ISBN 0863277098), was published in 1995.

Gabriel Byrne is no relation to Gay Byrne.

Partial Filmography

  • Wah-Wah (2005)
  • Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)
  • P.S. (2004)
  • Shade (2003)
  • Vanity Fair (2004)
  • Ghost Ship (2002)
  • Spider (2002)
  • End of Days (1999)
  • Stigmata (1999)
  • Enemy of the State (1998)
  • Quest for Camelot (1998) (voice)
  • The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
  • Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)
  • The Brylcreem Boys (1997)
  • The Usual Suspects (1995)
  • Dead Man (1995)
  • Little Women (1994)
  • Point of No Return (1993)
  • Cool World (1992)
  • Into the West (1992)
  • Miller's Crossing (1990)
  • Gothic (1986)
  • The Keep (1983)
  • Excalibur (1981)
  • Bracken (1978) (TV series)
  • The Riordans (1965) (TV series)

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