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Colin Farrell's Biography

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Who is Colin Farrell?

Colin Farrell was born on 31 May 1976 in Castleknock, Dublin.

His father, Eamonn Farrell, was a football player for Shamrock Rovers.

Colin Farrell attended the Gaiety School of Drama in Dublin. He spent 18 months in Bondi, Australia, doing some acting and some bartending. Upon his return to Ireland, he gained attention with his role as Danny Byrne in BBC One's Ballykissangel.

Farrell has now amassed an impressive list of film credits including The War Zone, Ordinary Decent Criminal, S.W.A.T, Phone Booth, Minority Report, Alexander and Daredevil.

Romantically Colin Farrell has been linked with several famous names - sometimes accurately, and sometimes not so.

Farrell did surprise friends by secretly marrying, in July 2001, English actress Amelia Warner, aged 19, but four months later their relationship was over.

In September 2003 Colin Farrell became a father when model Kim Bordenave gave birth to a boy on September 12, 2003.

In the summer of 2005 Farrell sued ex-girlfriend Nicole Narain for allegedly trying to sell a tape of them having intimate relations. A judge granted an order banning her from placing the video on the market.

Towards the end of 2005 Farrell entered a clinic because of exhaustion and dependency on prescription drugs.

Since then Colin Farrell went on to make films such as Miami Vice (Detective Sonny Crockett) and Pride and Glory, in which he played a corrupt policeman Jimmy Egan.

In 2008, Colin Farrell finished filming his role as a traumatised war correspondent in Triage.

In 2009 Colin Farrell won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy, for his role in In Bruges.

His subsequent credits included The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Seven Psychopaths and The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

In 2022, he starred in The Banshees of Inisherin, alongside Brendan Gleeson and teaming up again with director Martin McDonagh, fourteen years after the three of them worked together on In Bruges.

Farrell was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture - musical or comedy - for his work on the film. He was also nominated for an Oscar and Bafta for best leading actor.

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