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Stephen Rea is a Actor and Director British born on 31 october 1946 at Belfast (United-kingdom)

Stephen Rea

Stephen Rea
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 31 october 1946 (74 years) at Belfast (United-kingdom)

Stephen Rea (/ˈreɪ/ ray; born 31 October 1946) is an Irish film and stage actor. Rea has appeared in high-profile films such as V for Vendetta, Michael Collins, Interview with the Vampire and Breakfast on Pluto. Rea was nominated for an Academy Award for his lead performance as Fergus in the 1992 film The Crying Game. He has during later years had important roles in the Hugo Blick TV series The Shadow Line and The Honourable Woman.


Rea was married for 17 years to Dolours Price, a former Provisional Irish Republican Army bomber and hunger striker who later became a critic of Sinn Féin. (Another news source suggests a marriage of 20 years, from 1983 to 2003.) They had been divorced when she died on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. They had two sons.

Rea is an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland.

Best films

Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Underworld: Awakening (2012)
V for Vendetta (2006)
The Crying Game (1992)
The End of the Affair (1999)

Usually with

Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(13 films)
Aidan Quinn
Aidan Quinn
(6 films)
Sandy Powell
Sandy Powell
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Stephen Rea (72 films)

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Greta (2019)
, 1h38
Directed by Neil Jordan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry
Actors Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Colm Feore, Stephen Rea, Zawe Ashton
Roles Brian Cody
Rating60% 3.0089453.0089453.0089453.0089453.008945
À New York, veuve et professeur de piano, Greta Hideg vit seule et isolée. Elle fait un jour la connaissance de la jeune Frances McCullen qui lui rapporte son sac à main perdu dans le métro. Frances, qui vient tout juste de perdre sa mère, croit trouver en Greta une figure maternelle de substitution. Mais elle va vite découvrir que les intentions de sa nouvelle amie ne sont pas innocentes...
Black '47
Black '47 (2018)
, 1h36
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Adventure, Western
Actors Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox, Moe Dunford
Roles Conneely
Rating67% 3.3977953.3977953.3977953.3977953.397795
Irlande, hiver 1847. Après avoir passé des années à combattre dans le monde entier pour l'armée anglaise, le ranger Martin Feeney la déserte pour enfin retourner dans son pays afin de retrouver ses proches. Pourtant, dès son arrivée, il découvre une terre de désolation, ravagée et détruite par la famine, la misère et la maladie. Alors que la plupart des habitants sont renvoyés de chez eux par les percepteurs anglais, les forçant à errer sur les routes, Feeney apprend notamment le décès de sa mère survenu un an plus tôt, emportée par une fièvre mortelle, mais également la pendaison de son frère, condamné à mort après avoir volé de la nourriture et le départ prochain de sa belle-sœur et de ses enfants pour les Amériques. Impuissant face au règne des nouveaux et richissimes propriétaires, qui ont instauré un nouvel impôt local beaucoup trop élevé pour la population chassée de chez eux, Feeney décide de reprendre les armes afin de venger sa famille et faire lui-même justice, du juge au gouverneur de la régions tous corrompus.
Out of the Dark, 1h32
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, Stephen Rea
Roles Jordan
Rating48% 2.404512.404512.404512.404512.40451
In 1992, Dr Contreras Sr. prepares to abandon a finca in Santa Clara, Colombia. He attempts to burn a number of files, stashing them in the dumbwaiter when he hears noises around the house. On the second floor, he is chased by what appears to be a group of children, falling to his death when he is pushed from the balcony.
Asylum (2013)

Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Stephen Rea, Bruce Payne, Dean Haglund
Roles McGahey
Rating28% 1.428521.428521.428521.428521.42852
An eleven-person riot squad races to an insane asylum to quell a recent inmate outbreak and hostage situation. They arrive, only to be caught off guard by a sudden barrage of insane patients. When they've finally fought off a wave, two of their squad members are missing, their communications return only static, and the doors are locked. They're trapped. They break up into three teams to track down the lost members. Strange sounds and religious iconography suggest something beyond insanity has taken over the inmates. Sure enough, a simple rescue mission quickly morphs into relentless life or death battles with possessed. When McGahey, a trained, rational hostage negotiator, discovers the ringleader of this possessed insanity is none other than his brother, it falls on him to stop nothing less than the opening of a portal to Hell.
Underworld: Awakening, 1h28
Directed by Måns Mårlind
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Films about viral outbreaks, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Sandrine Holt, Theo James, Michael Ealy, India Eisley, Stephen Rea
Roles Dr. Jacob Lane
Rating63% 3.1989453.1989453.1989453.1989453.198945
Six months after the events of the second film, humans have captured Selene during "The Purge", a global military crusade to exterminate vampires and lycans. Vampires have waged guerrilla warfare against the government, but the humans have overrun them, forcing the survivors to hide underground and resist the humans on their own.
Stella Days, 1h44
Directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama
Actors Martin Sheen, Stephen Rea, Amy Huberman, Trystan Gravelle, Tom Hickey
Roles Brendan
Rating57% 2.8658152.8658152.8658152.8658152.865815
Dans les années 1950, Borrisokane , village reculé dans le Comté de Tipperary en Irlande, voit sa vie changer avec le retour sur ses terres du père Daniel Barry (Martin Sheen) après vingt ans passés aux États-Unis. Passionné par le cinéma, ce dernier souhaite ouvrir une salle de projection dans le village : le « Stella ». Commence alors un conflit entre l'église conservatrice et novatrice.
Werewolf: The Beast Among Us, 1h34
Directed by Louis Morneau
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Guy Wilson, Stephen Rea, Steven Bauer, Ed Quinn, Nia Peeples, Rachel DiPillo
Roles Doc
Rating51% 2.560042.560042.560042.560042.56004
À la nuit tombée, une créature monstrueuse attaque les habitants d'un petit village. Daniel, jeune apprenti médecin, rejoint une équipe de chasseurs pour éliminer la bête meurtrière. Attaques après attaques et meurtres après meurtres, Daniel commence à penser que la bête enragée est l'un de ses proches ou l'un des chasseurs. La bataille sera rude et acharnée...
Werewolf: The Beast Among Us, 1h33
Directed by Louis Morneau
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film
Actors Steven Bauer, Nia Peeples, Guy Wilson, Ed Quinn, Stephen Rea, Rachel DiPillo
Roles Doc
Rating51% 2.560042.560042.560042.560042.56004
In the 19th century, a young boy named Charles watches as his family is slaughtered by a werewolf. Before dying, Charles' mother gives him a silver amulet of a howling wolf head, which belonged to his grandfather, who was a Great Hunter of werewolves. Charles escapes death by activating a trap which causes a chandelier to fall and kill the attacking werewolf. Twenty-five years later, Charles is a werewolf bounty hunter, working alongside a band of other hunters to rid the world of all werewolves. Werewolves in this fictional world can inflict lycanthropy. Infected individuals are typically shot in the head, after which their bodies are burned. Werewolves are usually only able to transform during the full moon. Charles and company receive an offer to hunt down a particularly vicious werewolf of a new breed. This new type of werewolf is able to transform three nights in a row.
Blackthorn (2011)
, 1h35
Directed by Mateo Gil
Origin Espagne
Genres Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea, Magaly Solier, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Pádraic Delaney
Roles Mackinley
Rating65% 3.250543.250543.250543.250543.25054
Twenty years after his disappearance in 1908, an aged Butch Cassidy (Sam Shepard), living under the assumed name James Blackthorn in a secluded village in Bolivia, decides to end his long exile and return to the United States after learning of the death of Etta Place. He writes to her son, Ryan, who is in fact his own son, telling him he intends to return. After years of raising horses and living a solitary life, Blackthorn sets off for Potosí to sell his horses. He tells his lover, Yana (Magaly Solier), that he will see her again before leaving Bolivia.
Roadkill (2011)
, 1h30
Directed by Johannes Roberts
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Actors Kacey Barnfield, Stephen Rea, Oliver James, Eliza Hope Bennett, Diarmuid Noyes, Ned Dennehy
Roles Seamus
Rating38% 1.927391.927391.927391.927391.92739
Kate (Kacey Barnfield) is traveling around Ireland in an R.V. with her ex-boyfriend Ryan (Oliver James), brother Joel (Colin Maher) and friends Hailey (Eliza Bennett), Chuck (Diarmuid Noyes), Tommy (Kobna Holdbrook-Smith) and Anita (Róisín Murphy). After driving into the countryside, the group stop off at a small shop, where they encounter Luca (Ned Dennehy) who attempts to scam them from buying a medallion, and warns them it is dangerous before Chuck steals the medallion and the group attempt to make a quick get-away. However, as they drive away in their R.V. they hit an old woman, who puts a curse on the group, telling them the mythical bird the roc will take vengeance on them, before dying. The group quickly drive away in their R.V. but hit a patch of thick fog and become lost, as fears of the curse heighten. Stopping the R.V. they encounter a young boy in the road. Anita leaves the R.V. to talk to the boy, but he runs away before the roc grabs Anita and drags her into the air. Her body is dropped in front of the R.V., with half of her face mauled off before the roc returns and flies away with her.
The Heavy
The Heavy (2010)
, 1h42
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Actors Vinnie Jones, Christopher Lee, Stephen Rea, Shannyn Sossamon, Sadie Frost, Lee Ryan
Roles Anawalt
Rating49% 2.455022.455022.455022.455022.45502
The film is about rivalry and betrayal between two brothers. One is a candidate for Prime Minister and the other is a henchman for a businessman. When one is given the opportunity to take revenge against the other, he must come to terms with the truth and face a world where trust doesn't exist and loyalty is rare.
Spy(ies) (2009)
, 1h39
Directed by Nicolas Saada
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy, Romance
Themes Spy films
Actors Guillaume Canet, Géraldine Pailhas, Stephen Rea, Hippolyte Girardot, Archie Panjabi, Vincent Regan
Roles M. Palmer
Rating60% 3.000723.000723.000723.000723.00072
Vincent, un ancien étudiant de Sciences Po, marginal et délinquant, est bagagiste dans un aéroport. Avec son collègue, il a l'habitude de fouiller les valises. C'est alors qu'il se trouve embarqué dans une affaire d'espionnage. Des agents de la DST lui proposent de séduire Claire afin de surveiller les agissements de son mari, un homme d'affaires.
Nothing Personal, 1h25
Directed by Urszula Antoniak
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Lotte Verbeek, Stephen Rea, Paul Ronan
Roles Martin
Rating70% 3.546083.546083.546083.546083.54608
A young, rebellious Dutch woman (Lotte Verbeek) walks the trails of Ireland, vagabond by choice, enjoying the solitude she was looking for in the austere landscape of Connemara, in County Galway. Martin (Stephen Rea) is an older man, living a solitary life in a secluded house on a beautiful island. She is radical and uncompromising. He is wise and ironic. What connects them is solitude they both see as freedom. He proposes that she work for him in exchange for food. She agrees on one condition: there will be no exchange of personal information between them, just work. Soon the two of them become curious about each other and want both: to keep their “nothing personal” deal and to break it. Their simple life follows the cycle of days and nights, work and rest but slowly brings the two of them closer to each other. It's only a matter of time before one of them breaks the deal.
Ondine (2009)
, 1h51
Directed by Neil Jordan
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda-Curuś, Tony Curran, Stephen Rea, Dervla Kirwan, Don Wycherley
Roles Priest
Rating67% 3.3973653.3973653.3973653.3973653.397365
Syracuse "Circus" (Colin Farrell) is trawling with his fishing boat and pulls up a catch and finds a barely dressed young woman caught in his net. He sees she is alive and resuscitates her. She calls herself Ondine (Alicja Bachleda) and refuses the idea to be taken to hospital as she doesn't want to be seen by anyone else. Circus accepts she has no memory to explain her situation. He shelters her in a caravan house in a quiet harbor that belonged to his late mother. This makes him late picking up his wheelchair bound daughter Annie (Alison Barry) who stays with his ex-wife Maura (Dervla Kirwan). During Annie's dialysis, he tells her a story about a fisherman that catches a woman out of the sea. Annie explains the woman could be a magical selkie. Annie receives a new powerchair from the CRC, and is returned home being greeted by Maura's boyfriend Alex (Tony Curran). Maura flips Circus off for missing the doctor for news on a kidney match for Annie, he returns to his empty house alone.