Originally from Ireland, Colin Farrell (Holt Farrier) continues to turn heads in Hollywood as an accomplished character actor.
In 2018, he co-starred with Viola Davis in Fox's "Widows," directed by Steve McQueen. In 2017, he made his second film with Yorgos Lanthimos, "The Killing of a Sacred Deer," opposite Nicole Kidman for A24. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival along with Sofia Coppola's "The Beguiled," also starring Farrell, with Elle Fanning, Kirsten Dunst and Kidman. That same year, Farrell appeared opposite Denzel Washington in the Sony film "Roman Israel, Esq.," written and directed by Dan Gilroy.
Lanthimos' "The Lobster," co-starring Rachel Weisz, marked Farrell's first time working with the director. The film won the Jury Prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for a 2016 BAFTA. Farrell was also nominated for best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy at the Golden Globe® Awards, best actor at the British Independent Film Awards and best European actor at the European Film Awards for his role in the film. June 2015 marked his American television debut in the second season of HBO's "True Detective."
In 2009, Farrell won a Golden Globe® for his role in Martin McDonagh's "In Bruges." Past work also includes "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," "Miss Julie," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Winter's Tale," "Dead Man Down," "Total Recall," Peter Weir's "The Way Back," "London Boulevard," "Fright Night," the Warner Bros. comedy "Horrible Bosses," and "Ondine." Farrell also had memorable roles in Gavin O'Connor's "Pride and Glory," "Miami Vice," Oliver Stone's "Alexander," Terrence Malick's "The New World," "Ask the Dust," "The Recruit," "A Home at the End of the World," and two of Joel Schumacher's films, "Phone Booth" and "Tigerland." Other notable film credits include "Minority Report," "Daredevil," "American Outlaws," "S.W.A.T" and "Intermission."
Born and raised in Castleknock in the Republic of Ireland, Farrell attended the Gaeity School of Acting in Dublin. Before completing his course, he landed a starring role in Dierdre Purcell's miniseries "Falling for a Dancer," a starring role in the BBC series "Ballykissangel," and a featured role in Tim Roth's directorial debut, "The War Zone," followed soon after.
Farrell lives in Los Angeles.