Colin Farrell

Biography: Colin James Farrell was born prematurelyin Castleknock, Dublin to Rita Monaghan and Eamonn Farrell, has two sisters, Claudine and Catherine, and a brother, Eamonn Jr.

Farrell was educated at Castleknock College and Gormanstown College. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he was a promising young soccer player for Dublin side Castleknock Celtic, playing as a goalkeeper. Farrell attended The Gaiety School of Acting, but dropped out and was cast in the part of "Danny Byrne" on Ballykissangel, a popular BBC television drama set in Ireland. Farrell appeared on the show from 1998 until 1999.

Farrell subsequently had a number of small parts in various TV shows and movies, until 2000, when he was cast in the part of "Private Roland Bozz". Farrell has since been cast in a number of high-profile productions, and is considered one of Ireland's rising stars in Hollywood. Farrell's first American films, "American Outlaws" (2001) and Hart's War (2002), were not commercially successful,
but his 2003 films, including The Recruit, S.W.A.T. and Phone Booth, were well received and were box office successes. Colin is also a proven supporting actor in Minority Report (2002) and as a the villain Bullseye in Daredevil (2003).

In 2004, Farrell appeared in several films that received only a limited theatrical release, including Intermission and A Home at the End of the World. Colin also appeared in the title role of 2004's Alexander and in 2005's The New World, also a historical epic.
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Colin Farrell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 69 The New World
Lowest Metascore: 25 American Outlaws
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
29 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
68 The War Zone Dec 10, 1999 Nick 8.7
67 In Bruges Feb 8, 2008 Ray 8.6
55 Tigerland Sep 22, 2000 Pvt. Roland Bozz 8.1
25 American Outlaws Aug 17, 2001 Jesse James 7.8
39 Dead Man Down Mar 8, 2013 Victor / Victor 7.8
65 Saving Mr. Banks Dec 13, 2013 Robert Goff Travers / Travers Goff / Travers Robert Goff 7.7
66 Seven Psychopaths Oct 12, 2012 Marty / Marty 7.4
57 Horrible Bosses Jul 8, 2011 Bobby Pellitt 7.3
56 Phone Booth Apr 4, 2003 Stu Shepard 7.2
65 Ondine Jun 4, 2010 Syracuse 7.2
49 Cassandra's Dream Jan 18, 2008 Terry 7.1
45 Pride and Glory Oct 24, 2008 Jimmy Eagan 7.1
66 The Way Back Jan 21, 2011 Valka / Valka 7.1
59 A Home at the End of the World Jul 23, 2004 Bobby Morrow (1982) 7.0
69 The New World Dec 25, 2005 Captain Smith 6.8
64 Fright Night Aug 19, 2011 Jerry Dandrige 6.8
65 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Dec 25, 2009 Imaginarium Tony #3 6.6
64 Intermission Mar 19, 2004 Lehiff 6.6
42 Daredevil Feb 14, 2003 Bullseye 6.5
52 Epic May 24, 2013 Ronin 6.4
49 Hart's War Feb 15, 2002 Lt. Thomas W. Hart 6.3
45 S.W.A.T. Aug 8, 2003 Jim Street 6.3
58 Ask the Dust Mar 10, 2006 Arturo Bandini 6.2
56 The Recruit Jan 31, 2003 James Douglas Clayton 6.2
43 Total Recall (2012) Aug 3, 2012 Doug Quaid/Hauser / Doug Quaid/Hauser / Douglas Quaid/Hauser 5.9
65 Miami Vice Jul 28, 2006 Sonny Crockett 5.6
31 Winter's Tale Feb 14, 2014 Peter Lake / Peter Lake 5.6
52 London Boulevard Nov 11, 2011 Mitchell 5.4
39 Alexander Nov 24, 2004 Alexander 4.8
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