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Colin Farrell

Mostly Credited As: Colin Farrell
Birth Name: Colin James Farrell
Date Of Birth: May 31, 1976 (Age 38)
Country Of Birth: Ireland
Birth Place: Castleknock, Dublin
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)

Colin Farrell


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."



Movie Credits

Miami Vice (2006)
The New World (2005)
Alexander (2004)
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Intermission (2003)
S.W.A.T. (2003)
Veronica Guerin (2003)
Daredevil (2003)
The Recruit (2003)
Phone Booth (2002)
Minority Report (2002)
Hart's War (2002)
American Outlaws (2001)
Tigerland (2000)
Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)
The War Zone (1999)
Drinking Crude (1997)
The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Ballykissangel (1996)As: Danny Byrne (S04-S05 (1998-1999))
Episode Cast Credits 

Canada AM (1972) 
  Colin Farrell; Jennifer Gasoi; Libby 50-50-50 41x117: (Feb/17/2014) As Himself 

Daybreak (2010) 
  February 14, 2014 04x116: (Feb/14/2014) As Himself 

This Morning (1988) 
  December 2, 2013 26x66: (Dec/02/2013) As Himself 
  November 19, 2010 23x55: (Nov/19/2010) As Himself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Colin Farrell, Sharon Osbourne, Jeremy Clarkson, Jo Brand, Arcade Fire 14x07: (Nov/29/2013) As Himself 
  Colin Farrell, Daniel Radcliffe, Rhod Gilbert, Rihanna 08x04: (Nov/12/2010) As Himself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Colin Farrell, Elisabeth Moss, "American Idol" winner Candice Glover 31x186: (May/20/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Beautiful Baby Week 2008 26x118: (Feb/13/2008) As Himself 

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009) 
  Colin Farrell, Jaden Smith, "Celebrity Apprentice" finalists Trace Adkins & Penn Jillette, Ahmir 05x84: (May/20/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Conan (2010) 
  Yes I'll Marry You, But My Name Is Karen, Not Kathy 03x56: (Mar/05/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Jolt Cola Explosion at the Old Reference Factory 02x121: (Jul/30/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Colin Farrell, Naomi Campbell, Boz Scaggs 21x50: (Feb/26/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Colin Farrell, Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, the Hives 20x162: (Oct/05/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Colin Farrell, Dwyane Wade, MoZella 20x127: (Jul/26/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Kate Beckinsale, Adam Carolla, Lionel Richie 20x120: (Jul/17/2012) As Douglas Quaid (Footage from “Total Recall”), [Uncredited]

Watch and Listen (2012) 
  Watch - Episode 19 01x41: (Aug/26/2012) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]

The Jonathan Ross Show (2011) 
  Colin Farrell, Kelly Brook, Jessica Ennis, Tom Daley, Usain Bolt, Rita Ora 03x01: (Aug/18/2012) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Colin Farrell, Christopher Ferguson, Typhoon 18x176: (Aug/04/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Colin Farrell, Blake Lively, Lenny Kravitz 15x62: (Feb/08/2008) As Himself 
  Colin Farrell, India.Arie 13x183: (Jul/24/2006) As Himself 
  Stupid Pet Tricks, Colin Farrell, The Walkmen 12x55: (Nov/22/2004) As Himself 

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009) 
  David Hasselhoff, Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, The Inbetweeners, Cee Lo Green 05x01: (Dec/13/2010) As Himself 

Xposé (2007) 
  Series 5, Show 58 05x58: (Nov/24/2010) As Himself 

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 2, Show 52 02x52: (Nov/23/2010) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 121 01x121: (Mar/10/2010) As Himself 

Children In Need (1980) 
  2010 - Part One 31x03: (Nov/19/2010) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Greyson Chance, Colin Farrell, Janelle Monae 07x170: (May/26/2010) As Himself 
  Colin Farrell/Lenny Kravitz 02x61: (Nov/29/2004) As Himself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 58x01: (Mar/07/2010) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 75th Annual Academy Awards 51x01: (Mar/23/2003) As Presenter, [Featuring]

GMTV (1993) 
  February 26, 2010 18x57: (Feb/26/2010) As Himself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Colin Farrell, Natalie Vodianova, Jason Manford, Jay-Z 18x06: (Feb/19/2010) As Himself 
  Colin Farrell, Claudia Winkleman, Sir Roger Moore, Bishi 15x06: (Oct/10/2008) As Himself 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 66x01: (Jan/11/2009) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (for 'In Bruges') 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Colin Farrell, Natalie Zea, Lady GaGa 06x145: (Oct/23/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The View (1997) 
  Colin Farrell, guest co-host Mo'nique 09x144: (Jul/28/2006) As Himself 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Colin Farrell 11x14: (Feb/06/2005) As Himself 

Scrubs (2001) 
  My Lucky Charm 04x14: (Jan/25/2005) As Billy (Billy Callahan), [Special Guest Stars]

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Colin Farrell/Scissor Sisters 30x07: (Dec/11/2004) As Himself (Host) 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Colin Farrell, Craig Bierko, Sparta 12x47: (Nov/26/2004) As Himself 
  Colin Farrell, Molly Shannon, Smash Mouth 10x156: (Aug/06/2003) As Himself 
  Colin Farrell, Michael Palin, Anthony Swofford 10x100: (Apr/02/2003) As Himself 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Colin Farrell 07x76: (Jun/24/2002) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Colin Farrell 08x46: (Apr/03/2003) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Bill (1984) 
  Something To Hide 06x14: (Feb/15/1990) As Ted Howard 

The Enigma Files (1980) 
  Why Don't They Tell You These Things? 01x10: (Jun/17/1980) As Mortuary Attendant Ryan 
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