The Biography of Colin FarrelColin Farrell is an Irish actor, most popular in the first half of the 2000s: «Tigerland», «Minority Report», «The Recruit», «Alexander», «Daredevil», «Miami Vice». Back in 2008, his appearance in Martin McDonagh’s «In Bruges» earned him a Golden Globe. His protagonist in season two of «True Detective» was highly appreciated as well. He also played Percival Graves in «Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them», the screenplay of which was written by the author of «Harry Potter» J. K. Rowling.
Childhood and familyColin Farrell was born in the family of the professional footballer Eamon Farrell, the defender of the Shamrock Rovers Irish FC, and he was the family’s fourth child. The actor has a brother, namesake of his father – Eamon, as well as two sisters – Catherine and Claudine. The latter works as a personal assistant for her celebrity brother.
Acting careerUpon returning to Dublin, Farrell tried his luck at acting once again, following his brother’s advice. It turned out that time couldn’t dim his talent. In 1996, Colin made his debut on the screen in the drama «The Disappearance of Finbar», but his role was so insignificant, that his name didn’t even make it in the credits. A year after, he played in the short movie «Drinking Crude», and in 1988, he got a small role in the series «Ballykissangel», telling the story of a priest’s life.
Soon enough, Colin started making a living with his appearance in commercials. On top of that, he also gained experience working at the theater: Colin had several appearances on the stage of the London theater «Donmar Warehouse». In one of his performances, he had to portray Richard, a teenager suffering from autism; this role led to him meeting Kevin Spacey. He was fond of young Farrell’s performance, and he endorsed the actor for a secondary role in his movie «Ordinary Decent Criminal».
Moreover, in 2002, he appeared in Steven Spielberg’s thriller «Minority Report». This film quickly became the greatest event of the year, with a worldwide box office gross of 358 million dollars. Then, the adaptation of «Daredevil» came to being, with Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. Farrell got the role of the psychopath nicknamed Bullseye, the antagonist of the superhero Daredevil. His charismatic performance and striking appearance (in 2003, People even included him in the list of the top 50 sexiest people of the world), won the villain the love of Marvel universe fans.