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Byrne was the first of six children, born in Dublin, Ireland. His father was a cooper and his mother a hospital worker. He was raised Catholic and educated by the Irish Christian Brothers. He spent five years of his childhood in a seminary training to be a Catholic priest. He later said, "I spent five years in the seminary and I suppose it was ... See full bio »
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 2016 Lies We Tell (filming)
 2015 No Pay, Nudity (completed)
Lawrence Rose
 2015 The 33
Andre Sougarret
 2015 Nobody Wants the Night
Bram Trevor
 2015 Vikings: Athelstan's Journal (TV Series)
Earl Haraldson
 2014 Quirke (TV Mini-Series)
- Elegy for April (2014) ... Quirke
- The Silver Swan (2014) ... Quirke
- Christine Falls (2014) ... Quirke
 2013 Just a Sigh
 2013 All Things to All Men
Joseph Corso
 2012 Secret State (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Dawkins
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Tom Dawkins
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Tom Dawkins
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Tom Dawkins
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Tom Dawkins
 2012 Capital
Dittmar Rigule
 2012 I, Anna
D.C.I. Bernie Reid
 2009 Leningrad
Parker (as Gebriel Birn)
 2009 Perrier's Bounty
Voice of The Reaper (voice)
 2008 2:22
Detective Swain
 2008 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series)
King Arthur
- Camelot (2008) ... King Arthur
 2008 Still Birth Chicken (Short)
 2006 Played
 2004 Patrick (TV Movie documentary)
Patrick (voice)
 2003 Shade
 2002 Spider
Bill Cleg
 2000 When Brendan Met Trudy
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 1998 Quest for Camelot
Lionel (voice)
 1998 The Brylcreem Boys
Commandant O'Brien
 1998 Pirates
Narrator (voice)
 1997 Glenroe (TV Series)
Pat Barry
 1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow
The Mechanic
 1996 Draiocht (TV Movie)
 1996 Somebody Is Waiting
Roger Ellis
 1996 The Last of the High Kings
Jack Griffin
 1995 Frankie Starlight
Jack Kelly
 1995 Buffalo Girls (TV Movie)
Teddy Blue
 1995 Irish Cinema: Ourselves Alone?
Narrator (voice)
 1994 Trial by Jury
Daniel Graham
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
 1992 Into the West
Papa Reilly
 1990 Shipwrecked
Lt. John Merrick
 1989 Dark Obsession
Lord Hugo Bruckton
 1988 The Courier
 1987 Siesta
 1987 Julia and Julia
 1987 Lionheart
Black Prince
 1986 Gothic
 1986 Defense of the Realm
Nicholas 'Nick' Mullen
 1984 Reflections
William Masters
 1984 The Treatment (TV Movie)
Father Michael
 1981-1983 Wagner (TV Series)
Karl Ritter
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Karl Ritter
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Karl Ritter
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... Karl Ritter
 1983 Hanna K.
Joshua Herzog
 1982 Joyce in June (TV Movie)
Keogh / Blazes Boylan
 1980-1982 Bracken (TV Series)
Pat Barry
- December (1982) ... Pat Barry
- April (1981) ... Pat Barry
- March (1981) ... Pat Barry
- December (1981) ... Pat Barry
- January (1981) ... Pat Barry
 1981 Strangers (TV Series)
Johnny Maguire
- The Flowers of Edinburgh (1981) ... Johnny Maguire
 1981 The Search for Alexander the Great (TV Mini-Series)
- Lord of Asia (1981) ... Ptolemy
- The Last March (1981) ... Ptolemy
- The Young Lion (1981) ... Ptolemy
 1980 The Outsider
 1978 The Burke Enigma (TV Series)
- Broken Heroes (1978)
 1978 Last of Summer (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1978)
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Appeared as the abusive husband in 1986 music video for David & David's single "Ain't So Easy" with Joanne Whaley-Kilmer. See more »

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10 Interviews | 9 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Gebriel Birn


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It's the job of the director to be like a great orchestra leader, and bring out the music that the writer wrote, through the instruments, which are the actors. See more »


He's a patron of The West of Ireland Cardiology Foundation, Croi, since 1997. See more »

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