Gabriel Byrne

Biography: In 1950, Gabriel Byrne was born in Dublin, Ireland, as the eldest of six children. His father worked for Guinness and built barrels until wood came out of fashion when he was 52. His mother was a hospital worker and nurse.
At the age of 12, he went to a Catholic seminary in Birmingham from which he was expelled with 17 for inappropriate behavior. Despite his strong religious upbringing, Gabriel Byrne is considering himself as an atheist by now. He attended University College Dublin to study archeology and linguistics and worked in a broad variety of jobs, such as archaeologist, cook, and Spanish school teacher. He got into acting at 29, when he joined the London Royal Court Theatre. He never attended drama school.
He holds the honorary patronage of the University Philosophical Society of the Trinity College in Dublin (2007) and of the Aisling Ghear in Belfast, the only theatre company fully working with the Irish language (2008). Also, he has an honorable degree of the
National University of Ireland for his 'outstanding contribution to Irish and international film' in Galway (2007).
He was married to the actress Ellen Barkin, whom he met on the set of Siesta in 1987. With 37 he followed her to the United State where he had never set foot before. The couple has two children, Jack Daniel, born in 1989 and Romy Marion, born in 1992. Byrne and Barkin divorced in 1999, following an amicable separation.
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Gabriel Byrne's Scores

Average career score: 63
Highest Metascore: 71 Vikings: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 55 Madigan Men: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
2 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
71 Vikings: Season 1 Mar 3, 2013 Earl Haraldson 8.5
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 9 Aug 20, 2001 Guest tbd
55 Madigan Men: Season 1 Oct 6, 2000 Ben Madigan tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 8 Aug 21, 2000 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 6 Aug 31, 1998 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 4 Sep 2, 1996 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 3 Sep 4, 1995 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 2 Aug 29, 1994 Guest tbd