Knowledge Identifier: +Gabriel_Byrne
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1950.
Countries: United States (45%), United Kingdom (20%), Ireland (11%)
Linked to: National University of Ireland, Galway, Trinity College, Dublin, University College Dublin, University Philosophical Society
He made his film debut in 1981, as King Uther Pendragon in John Boorman's King Arthur epic, "Excalibur"
In 1985, Byrne starred in the acclaimed political thriller "Defence of the Realm", though he subsequently claimed he had been upstaged by his co-star, veteran actor Denholm Elliott: "I amended the actor's cliché to 'Never work with children, animals or Denholm Elliott'
Byrne, who retains his Irish citizenship, did not arrive in the United States until 1987, when he was 37
He became a patron of Croí in 1997 in response to the care given to his mother while she was a patient in a Galway hospital
At the 5th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in 2007, Byrne was presented with the first of the newly created Volta awards, for lifetime achievement in acting
Although the actor is noted as a fiercely private person, he released a documentary for the 20th Galway Film Fleadh in the summer of 2008 called "Stories from Home", an intimate portrait about his life
In Treatment (U.S. TV series) - The program, which stars Gabriel Byrne as Paul, debuted on January 28, 2008, as a five-night-a-week series
Byrne married his long term partner, Hannah Beth King, on 4 August 2014 at Ballymaloe House in Co. Cork, Ireland
The 33 (film) - On January 27, 2014, Gabriel Byrne joined the cast of the film, to play the role of Andre Sougarret, the engineering genius who masterminded the miraculous rescue of the 33 trapped miners