Gabriel Byrne is and actor, film producer and writer who is a native of Dublin, Ireland. He is the recipient of several awards for his performances on both stage and screen. Byrne has been listed by People magazine as one of the ‘Sexiest Men Alive’.
Gabriel James Byrne was born in Walkinstown, Dublin in May 1950. He was educated in Ardscoil Éanna in Crumlin, Dublin. He subsequently spent five years training to be a priest but left before being ordained. Byrne attended University College Dublin (UCD) where he studied archaeology and linguistics. He worked for a time as a teacher in Ardscoil Éanna.
In 1979 Byrne began his stage career at the Focus Theatre in Dublin. He later moved to London where he played leading roles at the National Theatre before moving to the U. S. Byrne has won several awards for his stage performances. He has been nominated for a ‘Tony Award’ on two occasions.
Byrne began his screen career on the television series, The Riordans. In 1981 he made his film debut in the John Boorman film Excalibur. Since then he has appeared in over 60 feature films and has received several awards. As a producer Byrne has been nominated for an Academy Award for the film, ‘In the Name of the Father’.
Gabriel Byrne was born in the year 1950 On This Day.