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Liam Cunningham

Irish actor Liam Cunningham was an electrician in the mid 80's. He saw an ad for an acting school and he decided to give acting a try. His first film role was as a policeman in "Into the West." Since then, he has been involved in many films and theater productions on both sides of the Atlantic. See full bio »
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 2015/I Pursuit
 2015 The Childhood of a Leader
The Father
 2015 Dusha shpiona
 2015 Ladygrey
 2014 Let Us Prey
 2014 Noble
 2013 The Numbers Station
 2012 Good Vibrations
 2011 War Horse
Army Doctor
 2011 The Silence of Joan
Le capitaine anglais
 2010 The Whistleblower
Bill Hynes
 2010 Centurion
 2009 Perrier's Bounty
The Mull
 2008 The Escapist
 2005 Breakfast on Pluto
1st Biker
 2004 The Card Player
John Brennan
 2003 Mystics
Sean Foley
 2002 The Abduction Club
John Power
 2001 The Island of the Mapmaker's Wife
John Wyndham
 2001 Revelation
Father Ray Connolly
 2000 When the Sky Falls
John Cosgrave (The Runner)
 1999 A Love Divided
Sean Cloney
 1998 Sweety Barrett
Detective Bone
 1997 Police 2020
DCI Billy O'Connell
 1997 The Life of Stuff
Alex Sneddon
 1997 My Brother's War
Little Boy In Back Of Jeep (uncredited)
 1996 Jude
 1994 Undercurrent
Greg Laughton
 1994 War of the Buttons
The Master
 1992 Into the West
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It, in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Niamh Cusack in the cast. Steven Pimlott was director.

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5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

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[on criticism of the violence in 'Game of Thrones'] I think about it in terms of doing a painting. You don't always need a painter to tell you what your interpretation of it is. It's a grown-up show for grown-ups, made by grown-ups. It doesn't necessarily expect you to take any sort of position... I think it would be arrogant of us to say this is what it is supposed to be. It's patronizing for ... See more »


A former electrician, he maintained electrical equipment at a Safari park in Zimbabwe before becoming an actor. See more »

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