Colin James Farrell is a famous Hollywood actor. He was born to Rita Monaghan and Eamon Farrell in Dublin, Ireland. Eamon was a professional soccer player who managed and played for one of the Ireland’s famous clubs- Shamrocks Rovers FC. His uncle also played for the same club. Colin has two sisters, Catherine and Claudine, and one brother, Eamon Jr. His family moved to Castleknock (a suburb of Dublin), Ireland. He took his education at St. Brigid’s National School, Castleknock College and Gormanston College. His elder brother came out about his being gay and is married to Stephen Mannion. He got married to Kim Bordenave in 2002. Unfortunately, the marriage lasted only for a year. Their relation gave the birth to James Padraig Farrell. James has been diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome. He then married his co-star and a Polish actress Alicja Bachleda –Curus in 2009 and fathered Henry Tadeusz Farrell but again the marriage fell apart in 2010. He was linked with many women including
Amelia Warner, Emma Forrest, Nicole Narain,
Maeve Quinlan and Muireann McDonnell. Colin attended Gaiety Drama School in Dublin and during this time appeared in Drinking Crude. After this, he discontinued his studies at Gaiety and went on to pursue acting as a full-time career.
He made his debut in the Television with the BBC production series Ballykissangel as Danny Bryne. His first movie was a British motion picture The War Zone. Colin was unearthed by
Kevin Spacey- an actor while Farrell was performing on a stage in London. Kevin then cast Colin in Ordinary Decent Criminal- an Irish gangster drama. Ordinary Decent Criminal was Colin’s first picture in United States film industry. After this Colin acted in many television shows and pictures. His television shows include Falling for a Dancer, Scrubs, Doggy Fizzle Televizzle and True Detective Season 2. He also was the host of
Saturday Night Live in one episode of 2004. He also appeared on The Tonight Show by
Jay Leno where he was harassed by Dessarae Bradford- a telephone sex worker. Motion pictures to his credit are Tigerland in 2000, American Outlaws in 2001, Hart’s War and Minority Report in 2002, Veronica Guerin, Daredevil, Phone Booth, The Recruit, S.W.A.T., Intermission in 2003, A Home at the End of the World and Alexander in 2004, The New World in 2005, Miami Vice and Ask The Dust in 2006.
In addition to these movies, he also performed in Cassandra’s Dream in 2007, Kicking It, Pride and Glory, In Burges in 2008, Ondine, Triage,
Crazy Heart and The Imagination of Doctor Parnassus in 2009. Some of his other works are
The Way Back, London Boulevard in 2010,
Horrible Bosses in 2011,
Total Recall in 2012, Saving Mr. Banks,
Dead Man Down, Epic in 2013, Miss Julie, Winter’s Tale in 2014,
The Lobster and Solace in the year 2015. He is also doing a British upcoming fantasy drama motion picture Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Farrell won awards for Best Actor for his role in Tigerland (2000), Hart’s War (2002) and Ondine (2010). For his role in Tigerland, he also won Irish/ British newcomer of the year in London Critics Circle Film Award. He bagged the Boston Society of Film Critics Award in Best Ensemble Cast category for the film Seven Psychopaths (2012). For Ondine, he also won San Diego Film Critics Award in Best Actor category. For In Bruges, he won Golden Globe Award. Colin in 2007, as a spokesman joined other personalities for Special Olympics World Games in China (Shanghai). He also came on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to increase familiarity about the Anti-bullying campaign ‘Stand Up!’ by BeLonG To, an Irish LGBT organization. Farrell is also the Ambassador (Official) of the Homeless World Cup. Colin was also a victim of drug addiction. He opened about in after coming out of rehabilitation treatment centre (which he joined in 2005) on the Late Show with David Letterman. Farrell’s personal assistant is his older sister Claudine. He was voted sixth in Company magazine in “The World’s Sexist Man of 2003.” On his left ring finger, Colin has a tattoo of the name of his former girlfriend Amelia as Millie. Colin’s idol
Al Pacino once called him “the best actor of his generation.” Colin suffers from chronic insomnia since the age of twelve.