Colin Farrell was born on May 31, 1976 in Dublin, Ireland. Father – Eamon Farrell, a professional football player. Mother – Rita Farrell, housewife. Colin has sisters – Claudine, Catherine and brother – Eamon Jr.
Colin Farrell: “Dublin has a huge place in my heart. And all my relatives are here. At home, everything is somehow open, I want to communicate with everyone – just with the most ordinary people on the street. They are like family to me, and I – to them. This will never happen in Los Angeles, of course. ”
The quote is taken from “Moviesda”
Mother enrolled the future actor in a choreography circle, often took him to the cinema and theater. She tried to instill in her son a taste for poetry, music and stage. The father prepared his sons for professional sports.
After leaving school, Farrell left for Australia for six months, where he earned a living as a laborer. There he got into the corps de ballet at the theater. Back home, Colin went to work as a dance teacher in a nightclub and tried to break into the music show business.
Colin auditioned for the pop group Boyzone, but this attempt was unsuccessful. On the advice of his younger brother, Farrell began attending The Gaiety School of Acting, but he soon dropped out.
In 1998, Farrell made his film debut, playing the role of Daniel in the miniseries White Dance.
Colin first came to prominence in 2000 after playing pacifist conscript Roland Bozz in the war drama Tiger Country.
In June 2001, Farrell married actress actress Amelia Warner, but the couple divorced in November.
On September 12, 2003, the actor’s girlfriend, model Kim Bordenave, gave birth to his son, James Patreig. The child turned out to be sick with Angelman syndrome, a rare genetic disease affecting the psyche that does not respond to treatment. Soon, Colin and Kim broke up.
Colin Farrell: “Until almost four years old, the son could not walk, and at the age of one and a half he was diagnosed with the wrong one. James was almost four when the doctor asked if he always laughs that much. Then it turned out that his illness was completely different. A rare form of autism. ”
Popularity came to the actor in 2002 after roles in the films “Hart’s War”, “Minority Report” and “Telephone Booth”.
On October 7, 2009, Polish actress Alicia Bachleda gave Farrell her second son, Henry Tadeusz. In 2010, it became known that the actors decided to leave.
Colin Farrell: “Basically, I’m satisfied. Relationships take up a lot of energy. Don’t think that I’ve stopped loving women, it’s just that I’m a very busy boy now. There is one more plus: no one bothers me with questions about one or another of my beloved. ”
During his career, Colin Farrell played more than 30 roles in such films and TV series as: “War Zone” (1999), “Common Criminal” (2000), “Makitah” (2001), “The Recruit” (2003), ” SWAT Special Forces of the City of Angels “(2003),” Break “(2003),” Daredevil “(2003),” Hunt for Veronica “(2003),” Alexander “(2004),” House at the End of the World “(2004),” New World “(2005),” Ask the Dust “(2006),” Miami Police. Department of Morals “(2006),” Cassandra’s Dream “(2007),” Pride and Glory “(2008),” Lay Down in Bruges “(2008),” Ondine “(2009),” Crazy Heart “(2009), The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (2009), The Bodyguard (2010), Horrible Bosses (2011), Total Recall (2012), One Less (2013), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Miss Julie “(2014),” Love Through Time “(2014),” Oacian“(2015),” Lobster “(2015),
▪ Best Actor Award at the Shanghai IFF for Hart’s War (2002)
▪ London Critics Circle Film Awards for Best Young Actor of the Year for Tiger Country (2002) )
▪ Teen Choice Awards for Choice: Movie Villain for Daredevil (2003)
▪ MTV Movie Awards for Best Trans-Atlantic Young Actor (2003)
▪ Award Golden Globe for Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) for Lay Down in Bruges (2009)
First wife – Amalia Warner, actress (marriage and divorce in 2001)
Son – James Patreig (12.09.2003), from Kim Bordenave
Son – Henry Tadeusz (07.10.2009), from Alicia Bachled
Kim Bordenave, model
Nicole Narain, model
Alicia Bachleda, actress