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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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Known For

V for Vendetta
(2005)
Underworld Awakening
Underworld Awakening Dr. Jacob Lane
(2012)
The Crying Game
(1992)
Citizen X
Citizen X Lt. Viktor Burakov
(1995)

Filmography

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 2018 Counterpart (TV Series) (post-production)
Alexander Pope
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... Alexander Pope
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... Alexander Pope
  Black 47 (post-production)
Conneely
 2016 Fir Bolg (TV Series)
Spencer
- Nochtadh (2016) ... Spencer
 2014 Out of the Dark
Jordan
 2014 Styria
Dr. Hill
 2014/II Asylum
McGahey
 2013 Tasting Menu
Walter
 2013 Utopia (TV Series)
Letts
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... Letts
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Letts
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Letts
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Letts
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Letts
 2012 Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (Video)
Doc
 2011 Stella Days
Brendan McSweeney
 2011 The Shadow Line (TV Mini-Series)
Gatehouse
- Episode #1.7 (2011) ... Gatehouse
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... Gatehouse
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... Gatehouse
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... Gatehouse
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Gatehouse
 2011 Roadkill (TV Movie)
Seamus
 2010 Single-Handed (TV Series)
Sean Doyle
- Between Two Fires (2010) ... Sean Doyle (credit only)
- The Lost Boys: Part 2 (2010) ... Sean Doyle
- The Lost Boys: Part 1 (2010) ... Sean Doyle
 2010 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Various characters
- Harold Pinter: A Celebration (2010) ... Various characters
 2009 Heidi 4 Paws
Doctor (voice)
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Callum Donovan
- Solitary (2009) ... Callum Donovan
 2009 Ondine
Priest
 2009/I Nothing Personal
Martin
 2009 An Paiste Beo Bocht
Patrick MacGill
 2009 Espion(s)
M. Palmer
 2008 Kisses
Down Under Dylan (uncredited)
 2008 10 Days to War (TV Series)
Tim Cross
- These Things Are Always Chaos (2008) ... Tim Cross
 2008 The Devil's Mercy
Tyler
 2007 Celebration (TV Movie)
Waiter
 2007 Imeacht Na N'Iarlaí (TV Mini-Series)
Aodh Ó Néill, Tiarna Thir Eoghain (2007)
 2006/I Sisters
Dr. Philip Lacan
 2005 Tara Road
Colm Maguire
 2005 River Queen
Francis
 2004 Control
Dr. Arlo Penner
 2004 Proud
Barney Garvey
 2004 Fluent Dysphasia (Short)
Murph
 2004 The Good Shepherd
McCaran
 2004 The I Inside
Doctor Newman
 2004 The Halo Effect
Fatso
 2003/I Bloom
Leopold Bloom
 2002 Copenhagen (TV Movie)
Niels Bohr
 2002 Feardotcom
Alistair
 2001-2002 Horrible Histories (TV Series)
Narrator (UK Version)
- Captivating Columbus (2002) ... Narrator (UK Version)
- Extraordinary Explorers (2002) ... Narrator (UK Version)
- Highly Hawaiian (2002) ... Narrator (UK Version)
- Gnarly North Pole (2002) ... Narrator (UK Version)
 2001 Armadillo (TV Series)
Hogg
 2001 On the Edge
Dr. Figure
 2001 Snow in August (TV Movie)
Rabbi Judah Hirsch
 2001 Podge and Rodge. A Scare at Bedtime (TV Series)
Dr.Roger St.Roctor
- Not What the Doctor Ordered (2001) ... Dr.Roger St.Roctor
 2000 The King's Wake (Short)
King Connor Mac Neasa (voice)
 1999 The Life Before This
Brian
 1999 I Could Read the Sky
P.J.
 1999 In Dreams
Doctor Silverman
 1998/I This Is My Father
Mission Priest
 1997/I Hacks
Brian
 1997 Double Tap
Cypher
 1997 The Break
Sean Dowd
 1997 Fever Pitch
Ray, the Governor
 1996 Trojan Eddie
Trojan Eddie
 1996 Michael Collins
Ned Broy
 1995 Divine Magic (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1995 All Men Are Mortal
Fosca
 1995 Citizen X (TV Movie)
Lt. Viktor Burakov
 1994 Ready to Wear
Milo O'Brannigan
 1994 Angie
Noel Riordan
 1993 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Fergus
- Miranda Richardson/Soul Asylum (1993) ... Fergus (uncredited)
 1993 Bad Behaviour
Gerry McAllister
 1991 Saint Oscar (TV Movie)
 1989 Endgame by Samuel Beckett (TV Movie)
Clov
 1989 4 Play (TV Series)
Paul (segment "Not As Bad As They Seem")
- Nobody Here But Us Chickens (1989) ... Paul (segment "Not As Bad As They Seem")
 1987 Scout (TV Movie)
Marshall
 1987 Lost Belongings (TV Mini-Series)
Lenny
- Lenny Leaps In (1987) ... Lenny
- Deirdre (1987) ... Lenny
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series)
Frankie
- Shergar (1986) ... Frankie
 1986 Boon (TV Series)
Frank Warren
- Fools Rush In (1986) ... Frank Warren
 1985 Loose Connections
Harry
 1984 Four Days in July (TV Movie)
Dixie
 1984 The House (TV Movie)
The Soldier
 1984 The Company of Wolves
Young Groom
 1984 Minder (TV Series)
Roddy Allan
- Windows (1984) ... Roddy Allan
 1982 Joyce in June (TV Movie)
Stanislaus Joyce / McIntosh
 1982 Angel
Danny
 1980 Caleb Williams (TV Mini-Series)
Tyrell
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Tyrell
 1974-1979 Play for Today (TV Series)
Caretaker / Shay / Chas / ...
- Comedians (1979) ... Caretaker (uncredited)
- The Out of Town Boys (1979) ... Shay
- Early Struggles (1976) ... Chas
- Fugitive (1974) ... Peter
 1978 Thank You, Comrades (TV Movie)
Mayakovsky
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series)
Pellin
- In the Public Interest (1978) ... Pellin
 1978 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Constantin
- The Seagull (1978) ... Constantin
 1977 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Hollar
- Professional Foul (1977) ... Hollar
 1975 Days of Hope (TV Mini-Series)
Reporter
- 1924 (1975) ... Reporter
 1974 Thriller (TV Series)
Arden Buckley
- Color Him Dead (1974) ... Arden Buckley
 1972 The Moonstone (TV Series)
Major Frayne
- Episode #1.1 (1972) ... Major Frayne
 1970 Cry of the Banshee
Villager
 1970 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Philip Conner
- Trust a Woman (1970) ... Philip Conner
 1969 Z Cars (TV Series)
Kenny
- Snout: Part 2 (1969) ... Kenny
 1967 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Stephen Moriarty
- The Voice of His Calling (1967) ... Stephen Moriarty
 1967 Angel Pavement (TV Series)
Second Mate
- They Arrive (1967) ... Second Mate
 1964 Crossroads (TV Series)
Pepe Costa
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Other Works:

He acted in Tom Paulin's play, "The Riot Act", and Derek Mahon's play, "High Time", in a Field Day Theatre Company production on the Irish Tour in Ireland with Ciarán Hinds, Veronica Quilligan, Mark Lambert, Kilian McKenna and Joe Crilly in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 1 Article | 3 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[When asked why he would have a "special thanks" credit on the Ozzy Osbourne album "Diary of a Madman"] It isn't me, man. There's a travel agent in Belfast named "Stephen Rea", and I found that out because people kept asking me that question over and over. There's also a set designer named "Stephen Rea", but that's not me either! See more »

Trivia:

Was nominated for Broadway's 1993 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for Frank McGuinness' "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me". See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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