Gabriel Byrne

About Gabriel Byrne

Gabriel James Byrne (born 12 May 1950) is an Irish actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, cultural ambassador, audiobook narrator and author. His acting career began in the Focus Theatre before he joined London’s Royal Court Theatre in 1979. Byrne’s screen debut came in the Irish drama serial ‘The Riordans’ and the spin-off show ‘Bracken’. He has starred in more than 70 films for some of cinema’s best known directors. 

For his Broadway work, Gabriel Byrne has received three Tony nominations for roles in the work of Eugene O’Neill as well as the Outer Critics Circle Award for ‘A Touch of the Poet’. For his television work, Byrne has been nominated for three Emmys. For his performance in HBO’s American drama In Treatment (2008–2010) in the role of Paul Weston, one of his most identifiable roles, he won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for two Emmy Awards and two Satellite Awards.

He has starred in many films, including: ‘Excalibur’, ‘Miller’s Crossing’, ‘The Usual Suspects’, ‘Stigmata’, ‘End of Days’, ‘Spider’, ‘Jindabyne’, ‘Vampire Academy’, ‘The 33’, and ‘Hereditary’, and co-wrote ‘The Last of the High Kings’. Byrne has also produced several films, including the Academy Award–nominated ‘In the Name of the Father’. Since 2019, he has starred in a TV series adaptation of War of the Worlds. Learn More…

Gabriel Byrne