Farrell, Colin 1976–

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FARRELL, Colin 1976–

(Colin Farrel, Col Farrell, Colin J. Farrell)


Full name, Colin James Farrell; born May 31, 1976, in Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland; son of Eamon (a professional soccer player and operator of a health food store) and Rita (a homemaker) Farrell; brother of Eamonn Farrell (a choreographer and drama teacher); married Amelia Warner (an actress), July 17, 2001 (divorced, 2002); children: (with Kim Bordenave, a model) James. Education: Studied at the National Performing Arts School, Ireland and the Gaiety School of Drama, Dublin, Ireland.


Agent—Josh Lieberman, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Lisa Richards, Lisa Richards Agency, 46 Upper Baggot St., Dublin 4, Ireland. Publicist—Susan Patricola, Patricola/Lust Public Relations, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 530, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; PMK/HBH, 700 San Vicente Blvd., Suite G910, West Hollywood, CA 90069.


Actor. Appeared in commercials. Worked as a warehouse painter, a bus person and waiter, and a performer with a country line–dance group. Participant in "Generations" photography exhibit to benefit Help the Aged, Association of Photographers Gallery, London, 2003.

Awards, Honors:

Boston Society of Film Critics Award, best actor, and London Critics Circle Film Award, British newcomer of the year, both 2002, for Tigerland; Golden Goblet, Shanghai International Film Festival, best actor, 2002, for Hart's War; Irish Film and Television Award nomination, best supporting actor in film or television, 2003, for Intermission; Teen Choice Award nomination, choice male breakout star, 2003, for The Recruit, Daredevil, and Phone Booth; Teen Choice Award nomination, choice movie actor in a drama or action adventure, 2003, for Daredevil and Phone Booth; MTV Movie Award, best trans–Atlantic breakthrough performer, 2003; Audience Award, Irish Film and Television awards, best actor in a film, 2003; named to 2003's "power list," Premiere magazine, 2003; Irish Film and Television Award nomination, best actor in a film, 2003, and Mexican MTV Movie Award, best Colin Farrell in a movie, 2004, both for S.W.A.T.; MTV Movie Award nomination, best villain, 2003, Teen Choice Award, choice movie villain, 2003, and Mexican MTV Movie Award nomination, best Colin Farrell in a movie, 2004, all for Daredevil; Teen Choice Award nomination, choice movie liar, 2003, and Mexican MTV Movie Award nomination, best Colin Farrell in a movie, 2004, both for Phone Booth; Irish Film and Television Award nomination, best actor, 2004, for A Home at the End of the World; Mexican MTV Movie Award nomination, best Colin Farrell in a movie, 2004, for Veronica Guerin; Mexican MTV Movie Award nomination, best Colin Farrell in a movie, 2004, for The Recruit.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Extra, The Disappearance of Finbar (also known as Naer Finbar foersvann), Samson Films, 1996.

Click, Drinking Crude, Sweetskin Productions, 1997.

(As Colin J. Farrell) Nick, The War Zone (also known as Tim Roth's The War Zone and Zona di guerra), Lot 47 Films, 1999.

(As Colin Farrel) Alec, Ordinary Decent Criminal (also known as Ein Ganz gewoehnlicher Dieb), Miramax, 2000.

Private Roland Bozz, Tigerland, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2000.

Jesse James, American Outlaws, Warner Bros., 2001.

Detective Danny Witwer, Minority Report, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2002.

Lieutenant Thomas W. Hart, Hart's War, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2002.

Bullseye, Daredevil (also known as Daredevil 1.5), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2003.

James Clayton, The Recruit, Buena Vista, 2003.

Lehiff, Intermission, DreamWorks SKG, 2003.

Officer Jim Street, S.W.A.T., Columbia, 2003.

Spanky McSpank, Veronica Guerin, Buena Vista, 2003.

Stuart "Stu" Shepard, Phone Booth, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2003.

Title role (Alexander the Great), Alexander, Warner Bros., 2004.

Bobby Morrow, A Home at the End of the World, Warner Bros., 2004.

Arturo Bandini, Ask the Dust, Paramount, 2005.

John Smith, The New World, New Line Cinema, 2005.

Detective James "Sonny" Crockett, Miami Vice, Universal, 2006.

What Love Is and What's It All About, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

(As Col Farrell) Danny Byrne, Ballykissangel, BBC, 1998–99.

Mattie, Love in the 21st Century, Channel 4 (England), 1999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Daniel McCarthey, Falling for a Dancer, Romance Classics, 1998.

(Scenes deleted) Milkman, David Copperfield, BBC, 1999, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, E! Entertainer of the Year 2003, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Daredevil: From the Comic to the Big Screen, 2003.

The 100 Greatest Movie Stars, 2003.

Alexander, Charging for Alexander, 2004.

(In archive footage) 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 75th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2003.

Presenter, The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2003.

Spike TV Presents GQ Men of the Year Awards 2003, Spike TV, 2003.

The Teen Choice Awards 2003, Fox, 2003.

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2003.

Presenter, The 76th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2004.

The Second Irish Film and Television Awards, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2002, 2003, 2004.

Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2002, 2003, 2004.

Dinner for Five, Independent Film Channel, 2003.

Himself, "Daredevilin'," Player$, 2003.

Guest, "Snoop Hands with S.W.A.T.," Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, MTV, 2003.

Guest, Richard and Judy, 2003.

Guest, Tinseltown TV, 2003.

(In archive footage) Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, multiple appearances, 2003, 2004.

Guest, "Wetten, dass…? aus Leipzig," Wetten, dass…?, 2004.

Guest, Corazon, corazon, Television Espanola, 2004.

Guest, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2004.

Guest, GMTV, 2004.

Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2004.

Guest, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004.

Guest, Tout le monde en parle, France 2, 2004.

Guest, The View, ABC, 2004.

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 2004.

Billy Callahan, "My Lucky Charm," Scrubs, NBC, 2005.

Guest, The Late Late Show, CBS, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

In a Little World of Our Own, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London, c. 1998.



Beyond Hell's Kitchen: Making "Daredevil," Twentieth Century–Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.



Newsmakers, Issue 1, Gale, 2004.


Advocate, September 14, 2004, pp. 36–39.

Details, January/February, 2003.

Entertainment Weekly, November 3, 2000, p. 23; February 14, 2003, pp. 8–9; July 23, 2004, pp. 8–10.

Glamour, August, 2002, p. 163.

GQ, November, 2004.

International Herald Tribune, February 18, 2003, p. 22.

Interview, February, 2000, p. 148; October, 2000, pp. 242–43, 254; October, 2004, pp. 130–39.

Movieline's Hollywood Life, July, 2003, pp. 102–103; December, 2003, p. 53.

Parade, October 17, 2004, pp. 4–5.

People Weekly, March 3, 2003, p. 61; May 12, 2003; December 6, 2004, p. 115.

Playboy, March, 2003, pp. 63–68, 157.

Times (London), March 25, 2003.

US Weekly, February 17, 2003; April 14, 2003.

Vanity Fair, July, 2002.

Washington Post, April 9, 2003, pp. C1, C4.


Colin Farrell Official Site,http://www.colinfarrell.ie, November 29, 2004.

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