Gerard McSorley

Gerard McSorley

Highest Rated: 100% In View (2016)

Lowest Rated: 14% Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)

Birthday: Jan 1, 1950

Birthplace: Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, UK

Irish actor Gerard McSorley began his career as a player at Ireland's Abbey Theater, giving a strong performance in "Dancing at Lughnasa," which would win a Tony after moving to Broadway. With a strong screen and stage presence, McSorley is often cast in roles of authority on either side of the law. Turning to the screen in 1979, he built a reputation for himself with small parts in "Braveheart" and Neil Jordan's "Michael Collins" before being cast as Friar Daly in "Some Mother's Son" in 1996. After reprising his role for the film adaptation of "Dancing at Lughnasa" in 1998, McSorley appeared in "Angela's Ashes" and "Ordinary Decent Criminal." Despite these strong performances, it wasn't until 2003 that McSorley appeared in a major leading role, as John Gilligan in the thriller "Veronica Guerin," directed by Joel Schumacher. McSorley earned an IFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The following year he was awarded the IFTA award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Michael Gallagher in "Omagh," about the aftermath of the I.R.A. bombing. Continuing strong into the '00s, he played Sir Kenneth Curtiss, a villain with a change of heart in the Oscar-winning "The Constant Gardener," and Bill Hunter in "Middletown." His subsequent American projects include the series "The Tudors" and Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood."

Highest rated movies

In View
Widows' Peak
Bloody Sunday
Felicia's Journey
The Constant Gardener
The Boxer
Michael Collins




No Score Yet No Score Yet Penance Murray (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lift Granddad Eddy (Character) - 2016
100% No Score Yet In View Unknown (Character) - 2016
50% 30% Town Creek Mr. Marshall (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 33% Wide Open Spaces Hingerty (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne Michael Byrne (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 20% Anton Detective Lynch (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 39% Middletown Bill Hunter (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 67% The Front Line Detective Insp. Harbison (Character) - 2006
83% 82% The Constant Gardener Sir Kenneth Curtiss (Character) $33.6M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Halo Effect O'Grady (Character) - 2004
88% 79% Omagh Gallagher (Character) - 2004
49% 88% Inside I'm Dancing Fergus Connolly (Character) $20.3K 2004
No Score Yet 38% Dead Bodies Gordon Ellis (Character) - 2003
53% 69% Veronica Guerin John Gilligan (Character) $1.6M 2003
92% 91% Bloody Sunday Chief Supt. Lagan (Character) $773.2K 2002
14% 60% Ordinary Decent Criminal Harrison (Character) - 2000
88% 71% Felicia's Journey Felicia's Father (Character) $819.9K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vicious Circle Crowley (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cast a Cold Eye Crowley (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 39% The Serpent's Kiss Mr. Galmoy (Character) - 1997
80% 74% The Boxer Harry (Character) $5.8M 1997
69% 86% Some Mother's Son Fr. Daly (Character) $608.0K 1996
78% 84% Michael Collins Cathal Brugha (Character) $11.1M 1996
No Score Yet 50% Nothing Personal Cecil (Character) $5.6K 1995
40% 56% An Awfully Big Adventure George (Character) $258.0K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moondance Fr. McGrath (Character) - 1995
94% 52% Widows' Peak Gaffney (Character) $6.2M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Words Upon the Window Pane Abraham Johnson (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 42% Taffin Ed (Character) $107.0K 1988


69% 84% The Tudors Robert Aske (Character) 2010