Gerard McSorley

Gerard McSorley

Highest Rated: 100% In View (2016)

Lowest Rated: 14% Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, UK

Born in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, character actor Gerard McSorley has played a lot of bad guys during his prolific acting career. He started with a theater background working with Jim Sheridan at the Project Theater. In 1981 he joined Dublin's Abbey Players, Ireland's national theater company. After a small role in the TV movie S.O.S. Titanic, he made his film debut in Neil Jordan's debut film, Danny Boy. He went on to appear in Jordan's later film work Michael Collins and The Butcher Boy. In 1993 he appeared in In the Name of the Father, directed by Jim Sheridan. He would continue to work with the director at his Hell's Kitchen production company in Dublin on the films Some Mother's Son, The Boxer, Agnes Browne, and Bloody Sunday. He was also in Atom Egoyan's Felicia's Journey, Alan Parker's Angela's Ashes, and Thaddeus O'Sullivan's Ordinary Decent Criminal. As a voice actor, he narrated the film Dancing at Lughnasa as well as the television documentary series In Search of Ancient Ireland. He's also worked extensively on Irish television. In 2003 he can be seen as the psychotic gangster John Gilligan in Joel Schumacher's Veronica Guerin.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Lift Actor 2016
100% In View Actor 2016
75% War Horse Market Auctioneer $79.9M 2011
43% Robin Hood Baron Fitzrobert $105.3M 2010
No Score Yet Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne Michael Byrne 2010
43% Blood Creek Mr. Marshall 2009
No Score Yet Anton (Trapped) Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Front Line Det. Insp. Harbison 2007
91% The Departed Actor $132.4M 2006
No Score Yet Middletown Actor 2006
83% The Constant Gardener Sir Kenneth Curtiss $33.6M 2005
49% Rory O'Shea Was Here Fergus Connolly 2005
88% Omagh Michael Gallagher 2004
53% Veronica Guerin John Gilligan 2003
No Score Yet Dead Bodies Actor 2003
92% Bloody Sunday Chief Supt. Lagan $0.9M 2002
67% On the Edge Rachel's Father 2001
14% Ordinary Decent Criminal Harrison 2000
52% Angela's Ashes Father Gregory 1999
88% Felicia's Journey Felicia's Father 1999
41% Agnes Browne Mr. Aherne 1999
64% Dancing at Lughnasa Narrator 1998
80% The Boxer Harry 1997
77% The Butcher Boy Psychiatrist 2 1997
No Score Yet The Serpent's Kiss Mr. Galmoy 1997
69% Some Mother's Son Father Daly 1996
77% Michael Collins Cathal Brugha 1996
36% An Awfully Big Adventure George 1995
No Score Yet Nothing Personal Cecil 1995
78% Braveheart Cheltham 1995
No Score Yet Wide Open Spaces Actor 1995
No Score Yet Moondance Actor 1995
94% Widows' Peak Gaffney 1994
No Score Yet Words upon the Window Pane Abraham Johnson 1994
94% In the Name of the Father Belfast Detective Pavis 1993
No Score Yet Act of Betrayal Brendon 1988
No Score Yet Taffin Ed 1987
No Score Yet Angel Assistant 1982
No Score Yet S.O.S. Titanic Martin Gallagher 1979


69% The Tudors
Robert Aske 2009


Chief Supt. Lagan says: You call that minimum force?