Mostly Credited As: Colin Farrell
Birth Name: Colin James Farrell
Date Of Birth: May 31, 1976 (Age 39)
Country Of Birth: Ireland
Birth Place: Castleknock, Dublin
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)
Colin James Farrell was born on May 31, 1976 in Castleknock, Dublin. Colin is Irish and born to Rita and Eamon Farrell along with 3 other siblings - 2 sisters - Catherine Farrell and Claudine Farrell, and he has 1 brother. Colin attended Castleknock College and Gormanstown College. Colin went to "The Gaiety School of Acting", but dropped out and got the part of Danny Bryne on Ballykissangel, a popular BBC television drama set in Ireland. It ran from 1996 till 2001 with Colin's part running from 1998 to 1999.
Colin was quickly risen as a great actor, snagging a number of small roles in various TV shows and movies. Since then he has been one of Ireland's rising stars in Hollywood, acting alongside some of Hollywood's finest. Colin uses Al Pacino has an inspiration, and Al, describing Colin "as the greatest actor of his generation."
Spewing off that bad boy image, Colin is known for his lighthearted approach to living, hard drinking, and heavy smoking.
In December 2005, Farrell voluntarily checked into a treatment center for dependency to prescription painkillers. His publicist said he was originally given pills for dealing with back injury pain. He was released in January 2006.
In July 2005, Farrell became involved in a legal dispute with another former girlfriend, Playboy Playmate Nicole Narain. He sued over the rights of a sex tape they made in 2003 which he claims he understood as being "strictly private and confidential between them". A judge in Los Angeles issued a temporary restraining order to prevent producer David Hans Schmidt and others from selling, distributing or showing the tape to anyone.
Quotes By Colin
"I don't go to the gym or practice yoga. And the closest thing I have to a nutritionist is the Carlsberg Beer Company. I just have the appetite of a pigeon."
"I do have the ability to explore life and to be over the moon at the smallest thing - a few pints and a craic in the pub and I'm in heaven. But I have a melancholy side to me as well. Acting allows me to feel things, it kind of buys me human experience. And I don't mean this as acting as higher cause, because it's not, but it does kind of have a higher awareness emotionally."
"I'm in no hurry to get anywhere. I don't have any plans. I don't have a map. If you did in this business, you'd destroy yourself"
"I'm just a true Irish boy at heart. I'm just myself, I stick by my guns and I treat people the way I think they should be treated, regardless of their status. And I just have a laugh."
Miami Vice (2006)
The New World (2005)
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Veronica Guerin (2003)
The Recruit (2003)
Phone Booth (2002)
Minority Report (2002)
Hart's War (2002)
American Outlaws (2001)
Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)
The War Zone (1999)
Drinking Crude (1997)
The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)