Gabriel James Byrne is popular film director, producer, writer and an accomplished actor of Ireland. He was born on 12th May, 1950 in Dublin, Ireland and started his career in 1978. He is known for his roles in movies like “The Usual Suspects”, “Stigmata”, “End of Days” and “Miller’s Crossing”.

Early Career

Popular actor Gabriel Byrne started his career in 1978, appearing in the TV play titled “The Riordans” followed by an award winning role in another TV series titled “Bracken”, which bought him into the limelight and as a result he landed a role in “Excalibur”. In 1983, he appeared in the movie “Hanna K.” followed by a lead role in “The Keep”. In 1985, Gabriel Byrne played the challenging role of Christopher Columbus in the movie of the same title and received critical acclaim and earned major roles in movies like “Gothic”, “Lionheart” and “Hello Again”, all released in 1986. In 1990s he appeared in a number of movies like “Into the West”, “Dead Man”, “The Last of the High Kings” and “The End of Violence”. A major breakthrough in his career came in 1994 when he got a role in the successful movie “The Usual Suspects”.

Career Highlights

Gabriel Byrne has won several nominations and awards for his work on Television and has played some excellent roles in commercially successful movies as well. He has won nominations for his roles in “Stigmata”, “A touch of the Poet”, “In treatment” and many other TV series and plays. He won National Board of Review of Motion Pictures award for his role in “The Usual Suspects”.

10 Best Films of Gabriel Byrne

  • Christopher Columbus
  • Gothic
  • Lionheart
  • Into the West
  • Point of No Return
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Somebody is Waiting
  • Stigmata
  • Ghost Ship
  • Hereditary

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