Gerard McSorley - Rotten Tomatoes

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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% In View
  • Actor
2016
76% 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
$132.3M 2006
No Score Yet Middletown
  • Actor
2006
84% 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
$0.8M 2002
63% 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
65% Dancing at Lughnasa
  • Narrator
1998
80% The Boxer
  • Harry
1997
78% The Butcher Boy
  • Psychiatrist 2
1997
No Score Yet The Serpent's Kiss
  • Mr. Galmoy
1997
69% Some Mother's Son
  • Father Daly
1996
78% Michael Collins
  • Cathal Brugha
1996
33% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
71% The Tudors
2007-2010
  • Robert Aske
  • 2009

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