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Gabriel Byrne is a Actor, Writer and Producer Irlandais born on 12 may 1950 at Dublin (Irlande)

Gabriel Byrne

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Birth name Gabriel James Byrne
Nationality Irlande
Birth 12 may 1950 (74 years) at Dublin (Irlande)

Gabriel James Byrne (born 12 May 1951) 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 debut came in the Irish soap opera The Riordans and the spin-off show Bracken. He has now starred in over 35 feature films, such as The Usual Suspects, Miller's Crossing, Stigmata, Spider and End of Days, in addition to writing two. Byrne's producing credits include the Academy Award–nominated In the Name of the Father. He has received much critical acclaim for his role as Dr. Paul Weston in the HBO drama In Treatment.


Byrne, who retains his Irish citizenship, did not arrive in the United States until 1987, when he was 37. He had begun a relationship with actress Ellen Barkin, and had relocated to New York City to be with her. A year later, in 1988, Byrne married Barkin, with whom he has two children, John "Jack" Daniel (born 1989) and Romy Marion (born 1992). The couple separated amicably in 1993, and then divorced in 1999.

Byrne currently resides in Nolita, a neighborhood in Manhattan.

Byrne is also actively involved in various charities, in addition to being a human rights activist. In 2004, Byrne was appointed a UNICEF Ireland Ambassador. He became a patron of Croí (The West of Ireland Cardiology Foundation) in 1997 in response to the care given to his mother while she was a patient in a Galway hospital.

At the 5th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in 2007, Byrne was presented with the first of the newly created Volta awards, for lifetime achievement in acting. He also received the Honorary Patronage of the University Philosophical Society, of Trinity College, Dublin on 20 February 2007. In November of that same year, he was awarded an honorary degree by the National University of Ireland, Galway; the president of the University, Dr Iognáid Ó Muircheartaigh, said that this award is in recognition of the actor's "outstanding contribution to Irish and international film".

Although the actor is noted as a fiercely private person, he released a documentary for the 20th Galway Film Fleadh in the summer of 2008 called Stories from Home, an intimate portrait about his life.

Byrne mentioned in interviews and his 1995 autobiography, Pictures in My Head that he hates being called "brooding". He has been listed by People as one of the "Sexiest Men Alive". Entertainment Weekly has also dubbed Byrne as one of the hottest celebrities over the age of 50.

Byrne married his long term partner, Hannah Beth King, on 4 August 2014 at Ballymaloe House in Co. Cork, Ireland.

Best films

Enemy of the State (1998)
End of Days (1999)
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
In the Name of the Father (1993)
(Executive Producer)
Stigmata (1999)
The Usual Suspects (1995)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Gabriel Byrne (72 films)

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Hereditary (2018)
, 2h6
Directed by Ari Aster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd, Kathleen Chalfant
Roles Steve Graham
Rating72% 3.6498253.6498253.6498253.6498253.649825
Quand Ellen, la matriarche de la famille Graham, décède, sa fille, Annie, retourne habiter dans la grande demeure familiale avec son mari Steve et ses deux enfants, son fils, Peter et sa fille, Charlie. Mais, rapidement, la vie de ces quatre personnes qui semble apparemment paisible est perturbée par des phénomènes étranges et inquiétants qui vont aller en s'amplifiant après la mort tragique de Charlie. La famille devra faire face à de terrifiants secrets liés à l'entourage de la matriarche défunte et affronter un ennemi redoutable.
Carrie Pilby, 1h38
Directed by Susan Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Bel Powley, Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, Jason Ritter, William Moseley, Vanessa Bayer
Roles Mr. Pilby
Rating67% 3.3524853.3524853.3524853.3524853.352485
À 19 ans, il lui faudra plus que son QI de génie pour sortir de sa coquille, et de chez elle, se faire des amis, trouver un travail, et peut-être même rencontrer l'amour.
Louder Than Bombs, 1h49
Directed by Joachim Trier
Origin Norvege
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, David Strathairn, Devin Druid, Amy Ryan
Roles Gene Reed
Rating65% 3.297563.297563.297563.297563.29756
Alors que se prépare une exposition consacrée à la célèbre photographe Isabelle Reed trois ans après sa mort accidentelle, son mari et ses deux fils sont amenés à se réunir dans la maison familiale et évoquer ensemble les fantômes du passé…
Endless Night, 1h22
Directed by Isabel Coixet
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Adventure
Actors Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Rinko Kikuchi, Gabriel Byrne, Matt Salinger
Roles Bram
Rating60% 3.0486553.0486553.0486553.0486553.048655
Joséphine Peary, femme d'un explorateur du pôle Nord, Robert Peary, décide de partir à sa rencontre, malgré les dangers et les conditions extrêmes, assisté par un autre explorateur, Bran Trevor. Elle s'aperçoit qu'une autre femme, Allaka, attend aussi le retour de son époux. Elle va apprendre à survivre à ses côtés.
The 33
The 33 (2015)
, 2h
Directed by Patricia Riggen
Origin Chili
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Seafaring films
Actors Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Gabriel Byrne
Roles Andre Sougarret
Rating68% 3.444013.444013.444013.444013.44401
Several people from Copiapó, Chile, work in the San José mine. The owner ignores the warnings of the failing stability of the mine, which collapses a short time later. The only path inside the mine is completely blocked, and the thirty three miners manage to get to the rescue chamber. They discover that the radio is useless, the medical kit is empty, the ventilation shafts lacked the required ladders, and there was very little stored food. Mario Sepulveda becomes the leader of the miners, dividing the food in rations and stopping the outbursts of violence or despair. The mine does not attempt any rescue, and the relatives of the miners gather around the gates.
Vampire Academy, 1h44
Directed by Mark Waters
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Zoey Deutch, Danila Kozlovski, Olga Kurylenko, Lucy Fry, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle
Roles Victor Dashkov
Rating54% 2.7136252.7136252.7136252.7136252.713625
The story features seventeen-year-old Dhampir (half-human, half-vampire) guardian-in-training Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch), and her royal Moroi (the peaceful, mortal vampires) best friend Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry) living discreetly within our world, having escaped from their boarding school St. Vladimir's Academy one year prior to the beginning of the story, following a series of warnings and threats. They are soon dragged back to the Academy in Montana and rediscover the dangerous hierarchy within it, along with lies, rumors and secrets, both struggling to fit in to the school politics. Rose starts to form an attraction to her Russian Dhampir mentor and fellow Guardian, Dimitri Belikov (Danila Kozlovsky).
Just a Sigh, 1h45
Directed by Jérôme Bonnell
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Melodrama, Romance
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Théâtre, Transport films, Rail transport films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Emmanuelle Devos, Gabriel Byrne, Aurélia Petit, Gilles Privat, Laurent Capelluto, Françoise Lebrun
Roles L'homme
Rating63% 3.1955353.1955353.1955353.1955353.195535
Alix joue La Dame de la mer d'Ibsen au théâtre à Calais. Alors qu'elle doit passer une audition pour un rôle, elle croise le regard d'un homme dans le train qui l'amène à Paris et elle est attirée par son air triste. Il lui demande le chemin de l'église Sainte-Clotilde à leur arrivée en gare.
All Things To All Men, 1h24
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Gabriel Byrne, Rufus Sewell, Toby Stephens, Elsa Pataky, James Frain, MC Harvey
Roles Joseph Corso
Rating44% 2.208712.208712.208712.208712.20871
After a stakeout, Parker, a dirty cop, arrests the son of mob boss Joseph Corso. Parker uses the arrest as leverage against Corso and forces him to recruit Riley, a thief that Parker wants to entrap. After Corso threatens him, Riley reluctantly agrees to perform a burglary for Corso, unaware that he is being manipulated by Parker. Parker's target, however, turns out to be more secure than expected, and Corso is unable to procure access codes. Riley balks at Corso's suggestion that they torture a worker for the codes, so Parker retrieves the codes from Scotland Yard's security system. However, Dixon, Parker's protege, becomes increasingly suspicious that there's more to Parker's machinations than he lets on. Dixon takes his concerns to Sands, Parker's long-time partner, who threatens to block Dixon's promotion if he continues to ask questions.
Capital (2012)
, 1h54
Directed by Costa-Gavras
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Gabriel Byrne, Gad Elmaleh, Bernard Le Coq, Natacha Régnier, Marie-Christine Adam, Céline Sallette
Roles Dittmar Rigule
Rating64% 3.246043.246043.246043.246043.24604
The film follows an executive who is appointed the new CEO of a large French bank, and upsets the bank's board of directors when he begins to take unilateral control of the bank, laying off a large number of employees and making a corrupt deal with the head of an American hedge fund.
I, Anna
I, Anna (2012)
, 1h31
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Charlotte Rampling, Gabriel Byrne, Hayley Atwell, Eddie Marsan, Jodhi May, Ralph Brown
Roles D.C.I. Bernie Reid
Rating59% 2.9974552.9974552.9974552.9974552.997455
DCI Bernie Reid's latest case is the mystery of a man brutally murdered in a London apartment building. As an insomniac going through a divorce, Reid's concentration on the case is further complicated after an encounter with Anna, an enigmatic figure. He tracks her down to a party where Anna denies any knowledge of having already met him. Despite her protestations, there is a mutual attraction between them. Bernie's professional ethics come into question as he grows more attached to Anna, who is about to unveil a dark mystery.
Leningrad (2009)
, 1h50
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Gabriel Byrne, Mira Sorvino, Vladimir Ilyin, Evgueni Sidikhine, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Aleksandr Abdulov
Roles Philip Parker
Rating59% 2.99652.99652.99652.99652.9965
In 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union and their troops besieged the city of Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davis (Mira Sorvino), is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetkova (Olga Sutulova) a young and idealist police officer and together they fight for their own and other people's survival.
Perrier's Bounty, 1h28
Directed by Ian Fitzgibbon
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Cillian Murphy, Gabriel Byrne, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Jodie Whittaker, Michael McElhatton
Roles Voice of the Grim Reaper (voice)
Rating62% 3.14623.14623.14623.14623.1462
Michael McCrea (Cillian Murphy), is a perpetual waster, and is passed out some time in the mid-afternoon. He awakes to find two thugs, Ivan (Michael McElhatton) and Orlando (Don Wycherley), staring at him. They remind him that he owes money to Darren Perrier (Brendan Gleeson), a local crime boss. The debt must be paid that night, or Ivan and Orlando will break two of Michael's bones of his own choice. After they depart, Michael heads down stairs and sees Brenda (Jodie Whittaker), a friend of his, carrying a bouquet of flowers. She informs Michael that her boyfriend, Shamie (Pádraic Delaney), with whom she has a rocky relationship, has given her the flowers by way of apologising for his absenteeism. Michael is uninterested, and leaves the building in pursuit of a loan in order to pay off his current debt.
Emotional arithmetic, 1h39
Directed by Paolo Barzman
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Gabriel Byrne, Roy Dupuis, Christopher Plummer, Susan Sarandon, Max von Sydow, Dakota Goyo
Roles Christopher Lewis
Rating60% 3.047693.047693.047693.047693.04769
Emotional Arithmetic focuses primarily on three people who formed a bond in the Drancy internment camp, where they were imprisoned by the Nazis during World War II: Jakob Bronski (Sydow), who saw goodness in two orphaned children in the camp, Melanie (Sarandon) and Christopher (Byrne), and who helped them to survive. Decades after their release from Drancy, their emotional wounds still affect their lives in different ways when they meet again.
2:22 (2008)
, 1h44
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Robert Miano, Val Kilmer, Peter Dobson, Bruce Kirby, Sean Power, Gabriel Byrne
Roles Detective Swain (uncredited)
Rating51% 2.5569952.5569952.5569952.5569952.556995
Gully Mercer (Mick Rossi) leads a group of pro-league criminals (Robert Miano, Aaron Gallagher, Jorge A. Jiminez, and Val Kilmer) in the city of Toronto. They plan a seemingly "foolproof" heist for a lazy high-class hotel on New Year's Eve, set to take place at exactly 2:22 A.M. But when things go horribly wrong, friendship, loyalty and trust are pushed to the limit.
Jindabyne (2006)
, 2h3
Directed by Ray Lawrence
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Gabriel Byrne, Laura Linney, Deborra-Lee Furness, John Howard, Chris Haywood, Leah Purcell
Roles Stewart
Rating62% 3.146493.146493.146493.146493.14649
On an annual fishing trip, in isolated high country, Stewart (Gabriel Byrne), Carl (John Howard), Rocco (Stelios Yiakmis) and Billy (Simon Stone) find a girl's body in the river; she has been brutally murdered by Gregory (Chris Haywood), a local electrician. The girl (Tatea Reilly) turns out subsequently to be Aboriginal. The men initially suggest hiking back the following morning as it is too late in the day to safely navigate their way to their trucks. They secure the girl's body by the ankle to the riverbank, so she will not drift downstream and get lost in the rapids. However, Stewart the next day goes fishing and, after catching an especially large fish, the men decide to spend the rest of the afternoon continuing their trip before informing the police in the morning.