Gabriel Byrne

Irish actor, film director, film producer, writer, cultural ambassador and audiobook narrator

Gabriel James Byrne (born 12 May 1950) is an Irish actor, movie director, movie producer, writer and audiobook narrator. In 2008, Byrne won a Golden Globe Award.

Gabriel Byrne
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Byrne in 2010
Gabriel James Byrne

(1950-05-12) 12 May 1950 (age 72)
Dublin, Republic of Ireland
OccupationActor, movie director, movie producer, screenwriter, author
Years active1978–present
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

In movies, he is known for his roles in Excalibur (1981), Miller's Crossing (1990), The Usual Suspects (1995), Stigmata (1999), End of Days (1999), Spider (2002), Jindabyne (2006), Vampire Academy (2014) and The 33 (2015).

Byrne co-wrote The Last of the High Kings (1996). Byrne has also produced several movies, including the Academy Award–nominated In the Name of the Father (1993).

In television, Byrne is known for his role as Paul Weston in the HBO drama In Treatment (2008–2011).


  1. English, Eoin (7 August 2014). "Gabriel Byrne's secret wedding finalised over coffee and scones in popular Cork restaurant". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 15 June 2015.

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