ROMAN J. ISRAEL. ESQ.
A native of Ireland, COLIN FARRELL (George Pierce) continues to turn heads in
Hollywood. He was recently seen in the Yargos Lanthimos's The Lobster starring
opposite Rachel Weisz about a dystopian near future where single people are
arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. The film won the Jury Prize at the
68th Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for a 2016 BAFTA. He was also
nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or
Comedy at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, Best Actor at the 2015 British
Independent Film Awards, and Best European Actor at the 2015 European Film
Awards. He has reteamed with Yargos for the Killing of a Sacred Deer opposite
Nicole Kidman for A24. The film premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film festival and
will open October 27.
He was recently seen in Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled, a remake of the 1971 Clint
Eastwood film, written by Coppola and starring opposite Elle Fanning, Kristen
Dunst and Nicole Kidman. The film premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film festival.
He recently wrapped production on the New Regency drama Widows, directed by
Steve McQueen, starring opposite Viola Davis. This summer he joins Danny DeVito
in the Disney Live Action film Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton. The film is set
for release in March 2019.
In 2009, Farrell won a Golden Globe for his role in Martin McDonagh's In Bruges
and reteamed with McDonagh in 2012 for Seven Psychopaths. Other past work
includes Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them; Miss Julie; Saving Mr. Banks;
Winter's Tale; Dead Man Down; Total Recall; Peter Weir's The Way Back; London
Boulevard; Fright Night; the Warner Bros. comedy Horrible Bosses; and Ondine.
His other films include Gavin O'Connor's Pride and Glory; Woody Allen's
Cassandra's Dream; Miami Vice; Oliver Stone's Alexander; Terrence Malick's The
New World; Ask the Dust; The Recruit; A Home at the End of the World, based on
the Michael Cunningham novel; and two roles in Joel Schumacher's films Phone
Booth and Tigerland. Other film credits include Minority Report, Daredevil,
American Outlaws, SWAT, and Intermission. In 2015, he made his TV debut in the
second season of HBO's "True Detective."
Born and raised in Castleknock in the Republic of Ireland, Farrell is the son of
former football player Eamon Farrell and nephew of Tommy Farrell. Both Tommy and
Eamon Farrell played for the Irish Football Club Shamrock Rovers in the 1960s.
It was Farrell's early teenage ambition to follow in his father and uncle's
footsteps; however, his interest soon turned towards acting and he joined the
Gaity School of Drama in Dublin. Before completing his course, Farrell landed a
starring role in Dierde Purcell's miniseries "Falling for a Dancer," a starring
role in the BBC series "Ballykissangel," and a featured role in Tim Roth's
directorial debut, The War Zone, followed soon after.
He currently lives in Los Angeles.
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