John Lynch

John Lynch

Highest Rated: 100% Number One (2017)

Lowest Rated: 4% The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)

Birthday: Dec 26, 1961

Birthplace: Corrinshego, Newry, Northern Ireland, UK

A handsome, naturalistic British player of film, stage and TV, Lynch first gained notice with his heartfelt portrayal of a confused IRA terrorist who falls for an older woman (Helen Mirren), his victim's widow, in Pat O'Connor's "Cal" (1984). Prior to that success, he had studied at England's famed Central School of Speech and Drama. Lynch's subsequent film work generally has consisted of supporting roles. In Ken McMullen's "1871" (1990), he was an Irish expatriate in Paris caught between his love for an actress and his revolutionary causes. As Spencer in Derek Jarman's "Edward II" (1991), he was caught in the intrigue of 14th Century England. Lynch was Lord Craven, owner of the Gothic home Misselthwaite in "The Secret Garden" and was Paul Hill, an Irishman accused of a terrorist bombing in Jim Sheridan's "In the Name of the Father" (both 1993). He was featured in "Princess Cariboo" and portrayed the relative who explains the legend of the Selkie, a half-woman, half-seal (portrayed by his sister, actress Susan Lynch) in John Sayles' whimsical "The Secret of Roan Inish" (both 1994). Lynch co-starred in the award-winning Australian film "Angel Baby" (1995), and starred opposite Robin Wright in Pen Desham's "Moll Flanders" and as the real-life Irish Republican Army prisoner Bobby Sands whose story is the centerpiece of the fictional "Some Mother's Son" (both 1996).


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet No Score Yet The Banishing Malachi (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rising Star Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2019
46% 81% Paul, Apostle of Christ Aquila (Character) $17.5M 2018
100% 80% Number One Gary Adams (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eddie Director - 2017
69% 40% Pilgrimage Brother Ciaran (Character) - 2017
73% 40% Kissing Candice Donal (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 28% Alleycats Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet En amont du fleuve Sean (Character) - 2016
65% 42% Detour Frank (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 18% Scintilla Powell (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 43% Möbius Joshua (Character) - 2013
63% 57% Private Peaceful Sergeant Hanley (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 25% The Hot Potato Bill (Character) - 2011
36% No Score Yet Ghosted Unknown (Character) - 2011
71% 49% Black Death Wolfstan (Character) $22K 2010
No Score Yet 40% The Tournament Gene Walker (Character) - 2009
7% 37% Holy Water Gaffer (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yellow House Paul Gauguin (Character) - 2007
64% 35% Isolation Dan (Character) - 2005
93% 64% Lassie Sam Carraclough (Character) $651.4K 2005
4% 35% The Bridge of San Luis Rey Capitán Alvarado (Character) $42.9K 2004
No Score Yet 86% Hawking Executive Producer - 2004
No Score Yet 16% Alien Hunter Dr. Michael Straub (Character) - 2003
36% 52% Conspiracy of Silence Father Matthew Francis (Character) $2.6K 2003
No Score Yet 50% Puckoon O'Brien (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 58% The Seventh Stream Tomas Dunhill (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 20% Best George Best (Character),
Executive Producer,
- 2000
20% 40% The Quarry The Man (Character) $3.4K 2000
64% 77% Sliding Doors Gerry (Character) $11.9M 1998
No Score Yet 60% Night Train Director - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is the Sea Padhar McAliskey (Character) - 1997
43% 72% Moll Flanders Artist (Character) $3.4M 1996
No Score Yet 30% Shadow Zone: The Undead Express Executive Producer - 1996
69% 87% Some Mother's Son Bobby Sands (Character) $608K 1996
No Score Yet 54% Nothing Personal Liam (Character) $5.6K 1995
92% 80% Angel Baby Harry (Character) $124.9K 1995
95% 87% The Secret of Roan Inish Tadhg (Character) $82.6K 1994
63% 50% Princess Caraboo Amon McCarthy (Character) $3M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Words Upon the Window Pane John Corbet (Character) - 1994
94% 95% In the Name of the Father Paul Hill (Character) $24.6M 1993
88% 80% The Secret Garden Lord Craven (Character) $30M 1993
No Score Yet 62% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Love's Sweet Song Sean O'Casey (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Railway Station Man Damian Sweeney (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chimera Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monkey Boy Peter Carson (Character) - 1991
100% 75% Edward II Spencer (Character) $1.7K 1991
50% 52% Hardware Shades (Character) $5.1M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1871 O'Brien (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing American Style Unknown (Character) - 1990
91% 77% Cal Cal (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everybody's Sweetheart Writer - 1920
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Painful Case Director - 0


57% 66% Tin Star Pastor Johan (Character) 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Head Arthur Wilde (Character) 2020
84% 86% The Fall Jim Burns (Character) 2016 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Retribution Bill Douglas (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trials of Jimmy Rose Steve McIntyre (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing Jesus Nicodemus (Character) 2015
85% 88% The Adventures of Merlin Unknown (Guest Star) 2012 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jury Alan Lane (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial & Retribution Unknown (Character) 2008
62% No Score Yet Arli$$ Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life's Work Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
77% 81% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star) 1993


Dan says: We can't leave the farm.

Hob says: She was beautiful...and real.

Wolfstan says: *fastening torture restraints* THIS is real.

Lord Craven says: You brought us back to life, Mary. You did something I thought no one could do.