Gabriel Byrne

Gabriel Byrne

Highest Rated: 100% Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: May 12, 1950

Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Gabriel Byrne took a while to get to his acting career, as his early years were initially spent growing up in Ireland with intentions to become a priest. That wasn't a good fit for him so he attended university, studying linguistics and archaeology. He didn't start acting until the end of his 20s, spending the time post-college in a variety of other fields. Byrne's initial breakout role was on Irish television drama "The Riordans" (RTE One 1965-1979), carrying his role of Pat Barry to a spinoff called "Bracken" (RTE One 1980-82). His major film debut came soon after as he appeared as Uther Pendragon in the epic "Excalibur" (1981). The rest of the '80s was filled with a slew of roles, whether it was more fantasy flicks like "Lionheart" (1987) or horror movies like "Gothic" (1986). At the start of the next decade, Byrne starred in the Coen Brothers' "Miller's Crossing" (1990), which kicked off a busy stretch for the actor. He also appeared in "Little Women" (1994), Bryan Singer's "The Usual Suspects" (1995), and thriller "Stigmata" (1999). He even hosted "Saturday Night Live" (NBC 1975- ) in 1995. The new century led to more roles for Byrne, including memorable turns in David Cronenberg's "Spider" (2002) and the drama "Jindabyne" (2006). He returned to television in a major with the role of Dr. Paul Weston on the drama "In Treatment" (HBO 2008-2010), earning a Golden Globe Award for the performance. He followed that role up with more work in film, most notably in Ari Aster's "Hereditary" (2018) as well as a variety of other films ranging from "Vampire Academy" (2014)" to "The 33" (2015). He additionally appeared in a few episodes of the Emma Stone and Jonah Hill-starring psychological drama series "Maniac" (Netflix 2018).

Highest rated movies

Defence of the Realm
Little Women
Miller's Crossing
Hereditary
Death of a Ladies' Man
The Usual Suspects
Spider
Excalibur

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
72% 51% Lost Girls Unknown (Character) - 2020
88% No Score Yet Death of a Ladies' Man Samuel O'Shea (Character) - 2020
22% 100% An L.A. Minute Ted Gold (Character) $2.8K 2018
89% 68% Hereditary Steve (Character) $44.1M 2018
61% 64% Mad to Be Normal Jim (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 45% In the Cloud Doc Wolff (Character) - 2017
0% 33% Lies We Tell Donald (Character) - 2017
63% 74% Carrie Pilby Mr. Pilby (Character) $19.0K 2016
71% 27% No Pay, Nudity Lawrence Rose (Character) $9.0K 2016
100% No Score Yet Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach Self - 2016
72% 52% Back Home Gene Reed (Character) $163.2K 2015
48% 59% The 33 Andre Sougarret (Character) $12.0M 2015
8% 38% Nobody Wants the Night Bram Trevor (Character) - 2015
16% 55% Vampire Academy Victor Dashkov (Character) $7.8M 2014
47% 57% Just a Sigh Douglas (Character) $75.5K 2013
61% 49% I, Anna D.C.I. Bernie Reid (Character) - 2012
24% 10% All Things to All Men Joseph Corso (Character) - 2012
59% 47% Capital Dittmar Rigule (Character) $95.3K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man Narrator - 2010
33% 40% A Man's Story Unknown (Character) - 2010
55% 47% Perrier's Bounty Voice of the Reaper (Character) $828 2009
No Score Yet 43% Leningrad Phillip Parker (Character) - 2007
22% 49% Emotional Arithmetic Christopher Lewis (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 11% Played Unknown (Character) - 2006
65% 49% Jindabyne Stewart (Character) $399.9K 2006
54% 63% Wah-Wah Harry Compton (Character) $233.1K 2005
60% 48% Assault on Precinct 13 Marcus DuVall (Character) $19.9M 2005
4% 35% The Bridge of San Luis Rey Brother Juniper (Character) $42.9K 2004
54% 39% P.S. Peter Harrington (Character) $175.4K 2004
50% 50% Vanity Fair The Marquess of Steyne (Character) $16.1M 2004
67% 58% Shade Charlie Miller (Character) $24.7K 2003
No Score Yet 78% Virginia's Run Ford Lofton (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 86% Flight From Death: The Quest For Immortality Unknown (Character) - 2003
85% 68% Spider Bill Cleg (Character) $1.6M 2002
No Score Yet 47% Emmett's Mark Jack Marlow/Stephen Bracken (Character) - 2002
16% 37% Ghost Ship Captain Sean Murphy (Character) $30.1M 2002
57% 52% Mad About Mambo Executive Producer $61.7K 2000
No Score Yet 81% Canone Inverso: Making Love The Violinist (Character) - 2000
22% 63% Stigmata Father Andrew Kiernan (Character) $50.0M 1999
11% 32% End of Days The Man (Character) $66.9M 1999
45% 59% Quest for Camelot Lionel (Voice) $22.7M 1998
42% 53% Polish Wedding Bolek (Character) $600.3K 1998
72% 78% Enemy of the State Fake Brill (Character) $111.5M 1998
32% 55% The Man in the Iron Mask Captain D'Artagnan (Character) $57.0M 1998
No Score Yet 17% This Is the Sea Old Man Jacobs (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 50% Weapons of Mass Distraction Lionel Powers (Character) - 1997
53% 57% Smilla's Sense of Snow The Mechanic (Character) $2.3M 1997
29% 43% The End of Violence Ray Bering (Character) $283.0K 1997
17% 47% Mad Dog Time Ben London (Character) $102.9K 1996
No Score Yet 59% The Last of the High Kings Jack Griffin (Character) $5.6K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Somebody Is Waiting Roger Ellis (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magic Father (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brylcreem Boys Commandant O'Brien (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 67% Buffalo Girls Teddy Blue (Character) - 1995
71% 71% Frankie Starlight Jack Kelly (Character) $100.8K 1995
71% 88% Dead Man Charles Ludlow "Charlie" Dickinson (Character) $1.1M 1995
88% 96% The Usual Suspects Dean Keaton (Character) $22.6M 1995
8% 27% Trial by Jury Daniel Graham (Character) $6.8M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Things Bright and Beautiful The Good Thief (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 25% Prince of Jutland Fenge (Character) - 1994
43% 57% A Simple Twist of Fate John Newland (Character) $3.4M 1994
92% 84% Little Women Friedrich Bhaer (Character) $48.8M 1994
50% 30% A Dangerous Woman Mackey (Character) $1.1M 1993
52% 50% Point of No Return Bob (Character) $27.5M 1993
94% 95% In the Name of the Father Executive Producer $24.6M 1993
4% 31% Cool World Jack Deebs (Character) $13.7M 1992
77% 79% Into the West Papa Reilly (Character) $3.7M 1992
No Score Yet 69% Shipwrecked Lt. John Merrick (Character) $14.9M 1990
92% 90% Miller's Crossing Tom Reagan (Character) $4.7M 1990
36% 29% Dark Obsession Lord Hugo Bruckton (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 60% A Soldier's Tale Saul (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Julia and Julia Paolo (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Courier Val (Character) $1.8K 1988
No Score Yet 25% Lionheart Black Prince (Character) - 1987
10% 50% Hello Again Kevin Scanlon (Character) $20.3M 1987
17% 64% Siesta Augustine (Character) $604.5K 1987
54% 49% Gothic Byron (Character) $32.1K 1986
100% 68% Defence of the Realm Nicholas "Nick" Mullen (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reflections William Masters (Character) - 1984
40% 43% The Keep Major Kaempffer (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 67% Hanna K. Joshua Herzog (Character) - 1983
80% 80% Excalibur Uther Pendragon (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
75% 46% War of the Worlds Bill Ward (Character) 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet War of the Worlds Bill Ward (Character) 2019 2021
94% 90% ZeroZeroZero Edward Lynwood (Character) 2020
84% 84% Maniac Porter Milgrim (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quirke Quirke (Character) 2013
93% 88% Vikings Earl Haraldson (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coup Tom Dawkins (Character) 2012
90% 53% In Treatment Paul (Character) 2008-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2008
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
45% No Score Yet Madigan Men Benjamin Madigan (Character),
Executive Producer
2000 2002
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buffalo Girls Teddy Blue (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mussolini: The Untold Story Vittorio Mussolini (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE EPIX: War of the Worlds Bill Ward (Character)