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In addition to In Bruges, Colin Farrell will also shortly be seen on movie screens starring with Edward Norton in Gavin O'Connor's Pride and Glory.
Born and raised in Castleknock in the Republic of Ireland, Mr. Farrell is the son of former football player Eamon Farrell and the nephew of Tommy Farrell. Both Tommy and Eamon Farrell played for the Irish Football Club, Shamrock Rovers, in the 1960s.
He had an early ambition to follow in his father and uncle's footsteps, but his interest soon turned towards acting and he joined the Gaiety School of Drama in Dublin. Before completing his studies, he landed a role in Deirdre Purcell's miniseries Falling for a Dancer; a regular role on the BBC series Ballykissangel and a supporting role in Tim Roth's feature The War Zone followed soon after.
Colin Farrell's subsequent film credits have included Joel Schumacher's Tigerland, Phone Booth, and (in a cameo) Veronica Guerin; Steven Spielberg's Minority Report; Roger Donaldson's The Recruit; Mark Steven Johnson's Daredevil; Clark Johnson's S.W.A.T.; John Crowley's Intermission; Michael Mayer's A Home at the End of the World; Oliver Stone's Alexander, Terrence Malick's The New World; Robert Towne's Ask the Dust; Michael Mann's Miami Vice; and Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream.