Gabriel Byrne

Gabriel James Byrne (born 12 May 1950) is an Irish actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, cultural ambassador and audiobook narrator. His acting career began in the Focus Theatre before he joined London’s Royal Court Theatre in 1979. Byrne's screen début came in the Irish soap opera The Riordans and the spin-off show Bracken. The actor has now starred in over 35 feature films, such as The Usual Suspects, Miller's Crossing and Stigmata, in addition to writing two. Byrne's producing credits include the Academy Award-nominated In the Name of the Father. Currently, he is receiving much critical acclaim for his role as Dr. Paul Weston in the HBO drama In Treatment.

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The Usual Suspects (1995)

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Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Benicio del Toro

Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Benicio del Toro

A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)

When Michael McCann is thrown over by the woman he loves, he becomes something of a misanthrope and a miser, spending all of his spare money on collectible gold coins. Living in the same town is an affluent family with two sons: John and Tanny. Tanny's a wild boy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Laura Linney  •  Catherine O'Hara

When Michael McCann is thrown over by the woman he loves, he becomes something of a misanthrope and a miser, spending all of his spare money on collectible gold coins. Living in the same town is an affluent family with two sons: John and Tanny. Tanny's a wild boy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Laura Linney  •  Catherine O'Hara

Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-François Richet
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Maria Bello

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-François Richet
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Maria Bello

Cool World (1992)

Jack Deebs is a cartoonist who is due to be released from jail. His comic book "Cool World" describes a zany world populated by "doodles" (cartoon characters) and "noids" (humanoids). What Jack didn't realize is that Cool World really does exist, and a "doodle" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Bakshi
CAST:  Kim Basinger  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Brad Pitt  •  Michele Abrams

Jack Deebs is a cartoonist who is due to be released from jail. His comic book "Cool World" describes a zany world populated by "doodles" (cartoon characters) and "noids" (humanoids). What Jack didn't realize is that Cool World really does exist, and a "doodle" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Bakshi
CAST:  Kim Basinger  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Brad Pitt  •  Michele Abrams

Dead Man (1995)

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Gary Farmer  •  Crispin Glover  •  Lance Henriksen

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Gary Farmer  •  Crispin Glover  •  Lance Henriksen

End of Days (1999)

On 28 December 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride—a 20-year-old woman named Christine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Robin Tunney  •  Udo Kier

On 28 December 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride—a 20-year-old woman named Christine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Robin Tunney  •  Udo Kier

Enemy of the State (1998)

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A hotshot Washington criminal lawyer becomes the target of a rogue security executive videotaped in the act of murdering a congressman when the incriminating tape is surreptitiously slipped into his shopping bag by the videographer, who is fleeing the executive's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Gene Hackman  •  Jon Voight  •  Lisa Bonet

A hotshot Washington criminal lawyer becomes the target of a rogue security executive videotaped in the act of murdering a congressman when the incriminating tape is surreptitiously slipped into his shopping bag by the videographer, who is fleeing the executive's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Gene Hackman  •  Jon Voight  •  Lisa Bonet

Excalibur (1981)

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A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Nigel Terry  •  Helen Mirren  •  Nicholas Clay  •  Cherie Lunghi

A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Nigel Terry  •  Helen Mirren  •  Nicholas Clay  •  Cherie Lunghi

Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality (2003)

Narrated by Gabriel Byrne (Usual Suspects, Vanity Fair, Miller's Crossing), this seven-time Best Documentary award-winning film (Silver Lake Film Festival, Beverly Hills Film Festival) is the most comprehensive and mind-blowing investigation of humankind's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Shen
CAST:  Sam Keen  •  Gabriel Byrne

Narrated by Gabriel Byrne (Usual Suspects, Vanity Fair, Miller's Crossing), this seven-time Best Documentary award-winning film (Silver Lake Film Festival, Beverly Hills Film Festival) is the most comprehensive and mind-blowing investigation of humankind's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Shen
CAST:  Sam Keen  •  Gabriel Byrne

Ghost Ship (2002)

After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre occurrences happen and the group becomes trapped inside the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Beck
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Julianna Margulies  •  Desmond Harrington  •  Ron Eldard

After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre occurrences happen and the group becomes trapped inside the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Beck
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Julianna Margulies  •  Desmond Harrington  •  Ron Eldard

Gothic (1986)

The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Julian Sands  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Myriam Cyr

The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Julian Sands  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Myriam Cyr

Into the West (1992)

Accused of a crime they didn't commit, two city kids and a magical horse are about to become the coolest outlaws ever to ride Into The West.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Ciarán Fitzgerald  •  Rúaidhrí Conroy

Accused of a crime they didn't commit, two city kids and a magical horse are about to become the coolest outlaws ever to ride Into The West.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Ciarán Fitzgerald  •  Rúaidhrí Conroy

Lionheart (1987)

A young knight sets out to join King Richards crusaders. Along the way, he encounters The Black Prince who captures children and sells them as slaves to the Muslims. It is Robert Narra's sworn duty to protect the children and lead them to safety.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Eric Stoltz  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Nicola Cowper  •  Dexter Fletcher

A young knight sets out to join King Richards crusaders. Along the way, he encounters The Black Prince who captures children and sells them as slaves to the Muslims. It is Robert Narra's sworn duty to protect the children and lead them to safety.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Eric Stoltz  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Nicola Cowper  •  Dexter Fletcher

Little Women (1994)

With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, male friends ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillian Armstrong
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Trini Alvarado  •  Samantha Mathis

With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, male friends ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillian Armstrong
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Trini Alvarado  •  Samantha Mathis

Mad Dog Time (1996)

With his boss in the madhouse, a mobster is temporary boss of the criminal empire just as vicious rivals threaten the control of the empire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Bishop
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Gabriel Byrne

With his boss in the madhouse, a mobster is temporary boss of the criminal empire just as vicious rivals threaten the control of the empire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Bishop
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Gabriel Byrne

Miller's Crossing (1990)

Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  John Turturro  •  Jon Polito

Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  John Turturro  •  Jon Polito

P.S. (2004)

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Thirty-nine-year old divorcé Louise Harrington (Linney) works in the admissions office at Columbia University School of the Arts. She is unnerved when she receives an application from F. Scott Feinstadt, the same name of her high school sweetheart who was killed in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dylan Kidd
CAST:  Laura Linney  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Lois Smith  •  Paul Rudd

Thirty-nine-year old divorcé Louise Harrington (Linney) works in the admissions office at Columbia University School of the Arts. She is unnerved when she receives an application from F. Scott Feinstadt, the same name of her high school sweetheart who was killed in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dylan Kidd
CAST:  Laura Linney  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Lois Smith  •  Paul Rudd

Played (2006)

An examination of the malevolent London underworld with it's despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Stanek
CAST:  Imran Ahktar  •  George Berg  •  Patrick Bergin  •  Sile Bermingham

An examination of the malevolent London underworld with it's despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Stanek
CAST:  Imran Ahktar  •  George Berg  •  Patrick Bergin  •  Sile Bermingham

Point of No Return (1993)

Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as a phantom killer and subdued into obedience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Bridget Fonda  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Miguel Ferrer

Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as a phantom killer and subdued into obedience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Bridget Fonda  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Miguel Ferrer

Quest for Camelot (1998)

During the times of King Arthur, Kayley is a brave girl who dreams of following her late father as a Knight of the Round Table. The evil Ruber wants to invade Camelot and take the throne of King Arthur, and Kayley has to stop him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frederik Du Chau
CAST:  Jessalyn Gilsig  •  Cary Elwes  •  Gary Oldman  •  Don Rickles

During the times of King Arthur, Kayley is a brave girl who dreams of following her late father as a Knight of the Round Table. The evil Ruber wants to invade Camelot and take the throne of King Arthur, and Kayley has to stop him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frederik Du Chau
CAST:  Jessalyn Gilsig  •  Cary Elwes  •  Gary Oldman  •  Don Rickles
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