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Stephen Rea was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He attended Belfast High School and the Queen's University, where he studied English. He later trained at the Abbey Theatre School in Dublin. In 1970s, he acted in the Focus Company in Dublin with the talented Gabriel Byrne and Colm Meaney. After several stage, television and film appearances, he ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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V for Vendetta
Underworld Awakening
Underworld Awakening Dr. Jacob Lane
The Crying Game
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  Black 47 (post-production)
 2014 Out of the Dark
 2014 Styria
Dr. Hill
 2014/II Asylum
 2013 Tasting Menu
 2011 Stella Days
Brendan McSweeney
 2009 Heidi 4 Paws
Doctor (voice)
 2009 Ondine
 2009/I Nothing Personal
 2009 An Paiste Beo Bocht
Patrick MacGill
 2009 Espion(s)
M. Palmer
 2008 Kisses
Down Under Dylan (uncredited)
 2008 The Devil's Mercy
 2006/I Sisters
Dr. Philip Lacan
 2005 Tara Road
Colm Maguire
 2005 River Queen
 2004 Control
Dr. Arlo Penner
 2004 Proud
Barney Garvey
 2004 The Good Shepherd
 2004 The I Inside
Doctor Newman
 2004 The Halo Effect
 2003/I Bloom
Leopold Bloom
 2002 Feardotcom
 2001 On the Edge
Dr. Figure
 1999 The Life Before This
 1999 I Could Read the Sky
 1999 In Dreams
Doctor Silverman
 1998/I This Is My Father
Mission Priest
 1997/I Hacks
 1997 Double Tap
 1997 The Break
Sean Dowd
 1997 Fever Pitch
Ray, the Governor
 1996 The Last of the High Kings
Cab Driver
 1996 Trojan Eddie
Trojan Eddie
 1996 Michael Collins
Ned Broy
 1995 All Men Are Mortal
 1994 Ready to Wear
Milo O'Brannigan
 1994 Angie
Noel Riordan
 1993 Bad Behaviour
Gerry McAllister
 1985 Loose Connections
 1984 The Company of Wolves
Young Groom
 1982 Angel
 1970 Cry of the Banshee
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(January 1988 to June 1988; August 1988 to December 1988) He acted in the British National Theatre Repertoire Season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, and Olivier Theatre in London, England in John Ford's play, "'Tis A Pity She's A Whore;" Alan Ayckbourn's play, "A Small Family Business;" Athol Fugard's play, "A ... See more »

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I didn't want to be seen as just a guy on a list. I'm interested in good scripts, scripts that are about something, scripts that move your acting along. See more »


Was considered for a role in Blown Away (1994). Tommy Lee Jones was cast instead. See more »

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