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Adrian Dunbar is a Actor and Scriptwriter British born on 1 august 1958 at Northern Ireland (United-kingdom)

Adrian Dunbar

Adrian Dunbar
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1 august 1958 (65 years) at Northern Ireland (United-kingdom)

Adrian Dunbar (born 1 August 1958) is an actor and director from Northern Ireland, best known for his television and theatre work. Dunbar co-wrote and starred in the 1991 film, Hear My Song, nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the BAFTA awards.


Dunbar was born and brought up in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, the eldest of seven siblings. He was educated by the Presentation Brothers before attending the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He has a daughter and stepson from his 1986 marriage to the Australian actress Anna Nygh. He lives in Crouch End in North London. He is an avid supporter of Arsenal Football Club in London.

Best films

The Crying Game (1992)

Usually with

Jim Sheridan
Jim Sheridan
(4 films)
Peter Chelsom
Peter Chelsom
(1 films)
Peter Diamond
Peter Diamond
(1 films)
Brian McGrath
Brian McGrath
(2 films)
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Filmography of Adrian Dunbar (26 films)

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The Snowman, 1h59
Directed by Tomas Alfredson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones, Val Kilmer, J. K. Simmons
Roles Frederik Aasen
Rating52% 2.600312.600312.600312.600312.60031
Le détective de la police d'Oslo Harry Hole n'est plus que l'ombre de lui-même. Alcoolique, il cherche un but à sa carrière. C'est alors qu'il rencontre une nouvelle recrue, Katrine Bratt, fraichement mutée de Bergen. Elle enquête sur la disparition d'une femme mariée et mère d'une petite fille, dont l'écharpe est trouvée enveloppée autour d'un bonhomme de neige sinistre. Harry Hole, qui a par ailleurs reçu une mystérieuse lettre ornée d'un bonhomme de neige, s'intéresse aux investigations de Katrine. Katrine et Harry vont alors découvrir que plusieurs femmes ont disparu dans des circonstances similaires.
The Secret Scripture, 1h48
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Theo James, Eric Bana, Jack Reynor, Aidan Turner
Rating67% 3.358473.358473.358473.358473.35847
Un psychiatre (Eric Bana) s'intéresse au journal intime d'une patiente, Rosemary McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave), accusée d'avoir tué son enfant issu d'une relation illégitime avec un sympathisant anglais. Enfermée dans un hôpital psychiatrique, sur le point d'être démoli, depuis une cinquantaine d'années, elle est suivie psychologiquement par le psychiatre qui est engagé pour réévaluer son état. Il découvre son attachement pour la Bible et elle lui raconte tout ce qu'elle a vécu et pourquoi elle a passé sa vie dans cet hôpital…
Good Vibrations, 1h42
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Richard Dormer, Jodie Whittaker, Adrian Dunbar, Liam Cunningham, Dylan Moran, Mark Ryder
Roles Andy
Rating71% 3.5941653.5941653.5941653.5941653.594165
In 1970s sectarian Belfast in the midst of the bloody Troubles DJ Terri Hooley (Dormer) opens a record shop “on the most bombed half-mile in Europe”. He is a music-lover, idealist, radical and rebel. He is inspired by the new underground punk scene and in turn galvanises the young musicians, branching out into record production and bringing life to the city.
Hideaways (2011)
, 1h35
Directed by Agnès Merlet
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy
Actors Rachel Hurd-Wood, Harry Treadaway, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Susan Lynch, Stuart Graham, Kate O'Toole
Roles Dr. Russell
Rating61% 3.0517353.0517353.0517353.0517353.051735
James Furlong is the last in a long line of Furlongs who were each blessed or cursed with a strange ability. His grandfather, Charlie went temporarily blind when he thought about sex. His father, Philip could turn off anything electrical when he was frightened. From the moment of his violent birth, involving the death of his mother, his life seems ill-fated, but it is unclear what kind of ability, if any, he possesses. Growing up in rural Ireland, his grandmother tells him about the strange quirks of his ancestors and the boy begins to experiment on himself, longing to discover some extraordinary, hidden power. But instead, his experiments lead to the death of his family's livestock, followed swiftly by the loss of Philip and his beloved grandmother, Charlotte. By the time he is ten years old, James is the sole survivor of the Furlong family.
Mo (2010)

Directed by Philip Martin
Genres Drama
Actors Julie Walters, David Haig, Adrian Dunbar, Gary Lewis, Tony Maudsley, Lucy Boynton
Roles David Trimble
Rating77% 3.860783.860783.860783.860783.86078
Mo stars Julie Walters as Mo Mowlam, the controversial but popular Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
Eye of the Dolphin, 1h42
Directed by Michael Sellers
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Cétacé, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Carly Schroeder, Adrian Dunbar, George Harris, Katharine Ross, Christine Adams, Andrea Bowen
Roles Dr. James Hawk
Rating56% 2.8107552.8107552.8107552.8107552.810755
A troubled fourteen-year-old girl named Alyssa (Carly Schroeder) has been living with her grandmother Lucy (Katharine Ross) since the death of her mother a year before. After being suspended from school for smoking, Alyssa is brought to the Bahamas to live with Hawk (Adrian Dunbar), the father she never knew she had. Alyssa's arrival on the island comes at a decisively inconvenient time for Hawk, a dolphin researcher, whose prickly personality puts him at odds with local politicians, who feel that the local economy needs good relations with tourists. It is a difficult relationship at first between Alyssa and her father, but Tamika (Christine Adams), Hawk's girlfriend, and Daniel (George Harris), Tamika's father, smooth the way. Alyssa soon adjusts to island life, and she discovers the gift that she shares with her father for communicating with dolphins, a skill which leads her into a powerful relationship with a wild dolphin which her father, for legitimate scientific reasons, cannot condone. But when the powers-that-be threaten to close down her father's research station, it is Alyssa and her wild friend who hold the key, and they have the power to bring all parties together.
Mickybo and Me, 1h35
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Niall Wright, Julie Walters, Ciarán Hinds, Adrian Dunbar, Gina McKee, Susan Lynch
Roles Mickybo's Da
Rating71% 3.594223.594223.594223.594223.59422
Mickybo and Me tells the story of two boys, one Catholic (John Joe McNeill) and one Protestant (Niall Wright), obsessed with the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. When The Troubles plague Northern Ireland in 1970, the children dream of escaping to Australia.
Shooters (2002)
, 1h35
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Adrian Dunbar, Andrew Howard, Gerard Butler, Melanie Lynskey, Matthew Rhys, Jason Hughes
Roles Max Bell
Rating54% 2.705242.705242.705242.705242.70524
À sa sortie de prison, Gil retrouve son ancien complice Jason, mais celui-ci a « investi » leur butin dans un commerce de drogue et d'armes où il joue avec plus forts que lui; un dernier échange devrait permettre d'en sortir...
Triggermen (2002)
, 1h36
Directed by John Bradshaw
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Pete Postlethwaite, Neil Morrissey, Adrian Dunbar, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Rapaport, Saul Rubinek
Roles Andy Jarrett
Rating57% 2.898632.898632.898632.898632.89863
Pete Maynard (Neil Morrissey) and Andy Jarrett (Adrian Dunbar) are two con men down on their luck. They are holed up in a Chicago boarding room with their landlady harassing them for her long overdue rent. While attempting to scam someone he thinks is a businessman, Pete intercepts a briefcase full of cash intended for mobsters Terry Malloy (Donnie Wahlberg) and Tommy O'Brian (Michael Rapaport) as a payoff for a planned hit, as well as a key to a swank hotel room. In the hotel room, Pete and Andy meet up with Terry and Tommy as the latter await their money. They then have to convince a local mob boss Franco D'Amico (Louis Di Bianco) that they are in fact the hitmen hired to kill competing mob boss Ben Cutler (Pete Postlethwaite). At the same time that Cutler is trying to track down the missing money, mobster Terry falls for Emma Cutler (Claire Forlani), unaware that her father is the man he was supposed to kill.
The Wedding Tackle, 1h34
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Leslie Grantham, Tony Slattery, Adrian Dunbar, Amanda Redman, James Purefoy, Victoria Smurfit
Roles Mr. Mac
Rating35% 1.7945251.7945251.7945251.7945251.794525
Hal, an over sexed photographer, has a problem. He is due to marry Vinni in one weeks time and he's got cold feet. In fact, he's got frostbite. His friend, Little Ted, a scheming, sexually frustrated cartoonist is obsessed with Vinni, even though he dumped her when they went out together. Both Little Ted and Hal have their own plans to disrupt the imminent wedding and they separately call upon Mr.Mac, a world weary swimming coach, to help them out. On Hal's all day stag night, Little Ted sets in motion a disastrous chain of events when he persuades Mr.Mac to convince Petula, (his ex-girlfriend) to seduce Hal in a pub lavatory so that he can record it on Polaroid. Hal, decides to chat up Caroline Lynch in The All Bar One pub in London. Hal falls so hopelessly in love with Caroline he takes her out to dinner to a posh restaurant in London.Hal uses all of his charm on Caroline to make him fall in love with him.
The General, 2h4
Directed by John Boorman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Political films, Conflit nord-irlandais, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Seán McGinley, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Angeline Ball, Jon Voight
Roles Noel Curley
Rating71% 3.5962053.5962053.5962053.5962053.596205
After selling stolen paintings to the UVF Cahill realizes he has made a dangerous mistake. When the PIRA hear of this, they order his assassination, which is carried out on 18 August 1994.
Richard III, 1h44
Directed by Richard Loncraine
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War
Themes Politique, Théâtre, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Films about royalty
Actors Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent, Robert Downey Jr., Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith
Roles James Tyrrell
Rating72% 3.6463153.6463153.6463153.6463153.646315
The film is based on Shakespeare's play of the same name, written in approximately 1592. Unlike the 1955 film starring and directed by Laurence Olivier, this production combines the roles of the Duchess of York and Queen Margaret, widow of Henry VI.