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Encyclopedia > Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne

On the cover of his 1995 autobiography Pictures in my Head
Birth name Gabriel James Byrne
Born May 12, 1950 (age 56)
Dublin, Ireland
Spouse(s) Ellen Barkin (1988-1993)
Notable roles Nicholas 'Nick' Mullen in Defence of the Realm (1985)
Tom Reagan in Miller's Crossing (1990)
Dean Keaton in The Usual Suspects (1995)

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Born in Dublin, Ireland, the first of six children born to devoutly Roman Catholic parents, Byrne was educated by the Irish Christian Brothers. He attended University College Dublin, where he studied archaeology and linguistics, becoming proficient in Irish. He worked in archaeology when he left UCD but maintained his love of the language, writing the first drama in Irish, Draiocht, on Ireland's national Irish Language television station, TG4 when it began broadcasting in 1996. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Congregation of Christian Brothers is a world-wide community of religious brothers of the Catholic church, founded by Blessed Edmund Rice. ... University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin - more commonly University College Dublin (UCD) - is Irelands largest university, with over 20,000 students. ... University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin - more commonly University College Dublin (UCD) or recently as UCD Dublin - is the Republic of Irelands largest university, with over 20,000 students. ... Irish (), a Goidelic language spoken in Ireland, is constitutionally recognised as the first official language of the Republic of Ireland, and has official recognition in Northern Ireland as well. ... TG4 is an Irish television channel aimed at Irish language speakers and established as a wholly owned subsidiary by Radio Telefís Éireann in 31 October 1996; it was known as Teilifís na Gaeilge or TnaG before a rebranding campaign in 1999. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Byrne 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 aged 29, he began his career on stage with the Focus Theatre and the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, later joining the Royal Court Theatre and the National Theatre in London. The Focus Theatre in Dublin is a small but respected theater which offers a variety of plays from new and established writers. ... A poster for the opening run at the Abbey Theatre from 27 December, 1904 to 3 January, 1905. ... The Royal Court Theatre is a non-commercial theatre in Sloane Square, in the Chelsea area of London noted for its contributions to modern theatre. ... Several countries have a National Theatre. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Byrne 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. The Riordans was the second Porkchop pig eater made by Joe Mcburger Master to boost ratings (then called Telifís Éireann). ... Bracken was an Irish television soap opera broadcast from 1978 to 1982 on RTÉ One in Ireland. ... Excalibur is a 1981 film which retells the legend of King Arthur. ...


Byrne has won four awards for his acting: in 1979 the Jacob's Award for Best Actor in a TV series for Bracken; 1999 the Theatre World Award for A Moon for the Misbegotten; and in 2000 the Outstanding Award for Irish Culture for Wild Geese. For the Smashing Pumpkins song, see 1979 (song). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Theatre World Award is an American honor given annually to an actor or an actress in recognition of an outstanding breakout performance in their New York City stage debut. ... Poster for the 2000 Broadway revival A Moon for the Misbegotten is a play by Eugene ONeill. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


He mentions in interviews and in his 1995 autobiography, Pictures in my Head (ISBN 0-86327-709-8), that he hates being called brooding. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Byrne married Jewish American actress Ellen Barkin and has two children with her, Jack Daniel (born 1989) and Romy Marion (born 1992). The couple divorced amicably in 1993. A Jewish American (also commonly American Jew) is an American (a citizen of the United States) of Jewish descent who maintains a connection to the Jewish community, either through actively practicing Judaism or through cultural and historical affiliation. ... Ellen Rona Barkin (born April 16, 1954 in New York City) is a Jewish-American actress. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


Byrne is a fan of Chelsea FC[1], and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Chelsea Football Club (also known as the Blues, previously also known as the Pensioners), founded in 1905, is a Premier League football team that plays at Stamford Bridge football ground in west London. ...


Partial filmography

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References

  1. ^ http://www.chelseafc.com/article.asp?article=99643&Title=Celebrities&lid=Navigation+-+Fan+Zone&sub=Celebrities&nav=&sublid=]

External links

  • Gabriel Byrne at the Internet Movie Database
  • Gabriel Byrne's Official Site (defunct as of Nov, 2006)
  • Biography Gabriel Byrne
  • Gabriel Byrne's entry in Art of Amnesty

  Results from FactBites:
 
Gabriel Byrne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (390 words)
Gabriel Byrne (born 12 May 1950) is an Irish actor.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Byrne was the first of six children born to devoutly Catholic parents ("mystical" is the term Byrne used to describe his father) and educated by the Irish Christian Brothers.
Byrne has won four awards for his acting: in 1979 the Jacob's Award for Best Actor in a TV series for Bracken; 1999 the Theatre World Award for A Moon for the Misbegotten; and in 2000 the Outstanding Award for Irish Culture for Wild Geese.
Gabriel Byrne - Biography - Moviefone (446 words)
Whereas many stars are bitten by the acting bug early in life, Gabriel Byrne did not become interested in the craft until he was in his late twenties.
During his teaching tenure, Byrne appeared in an amateur theatrical production and was good enough to attract the interest of an actor from the highly regarded Abbey Theatre, who encouraged him to try acting professionally.
Byrne's film career did not take flight until he starred as an Irish mobster in the Coen brothers' memorable Miller's Crossing (1990).
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