Ludovic Kennedy
Sam Shepard
Bruno Hauptmann
Michael Gambon
(Movies & TV)
Isabella Rossellini
(Movies & TV)
Thomas Kilroy

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Stephen Rea

Knowledge Identifier: +Stephen_Rea


Stephen Rea

Irish film and stage actor who was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1946.

Countries: Ireland (29%), United States (27%), United Kingdom (27%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: BBC, Ludovic Kennedy, Sam Shepard

Linked to: Belfast High School, Field Day Theatre Company, Queen's University, Queen's University of Belfast




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Stephen Rea was born in 1946 add something


In the late 1970s, he acted in the Focus Company in Dublin with Gabriel Byrne and Colm Meaney add something


Rea's friendship with American playwright and actor Sam Shepard dates back to the early 1970s, and he starred in Shepard's directorial debut of his play "Geography of a Horse Dreamer" at the Royal Court Theatre in 1974 add something


Bruno Hauptmann - Anthony Hopkins played Hauptmann in "The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case" , and Stephen Rea played him in a sympathetic light in a 1996 HBO movie entitled "Crime of the Century"


Rea helped establish the Field Day Theatre Company in 1980 with Tom Paulin, Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney and Seamus Deane add something


Thomas Kilroy - In the 1980s, he sat on the board of Field Day Theatre Company, founded by Brian Friel and Stephen Rea in 1980, and was Director of its touring company


Bruno Hauptmann - This led to further investigation, and in 1985, Ludovic Kennedy published "The Airman and the Carpenter", in which he argued that Hauptmann had not kidnapped and murdered Charles August us Lindbergh Jr. The book was made into a 1996 television film "Crime of the Century", starring Stephen Rea and Isabella Rossellini


Trevor Eve - He co-starred with Natasha Richardson and Stephen Rea in the 1987 London stage production of Cole Porter's "High Society"


Rea was nominated for an Academy award for his lead performance as Fergus in the 1992 film "The Crying Game" add something


Pecker Dunne - He performed alongside Richard Harris and Stephen Rea in the 1996 feature film "Trojan Eddie"


Ludovic Kennedy - The book was made into a 1996 HBO film "Crime Of The Century", starring Stephen Rea and Isabella Rossellini


The End of the Affair (1999 film) - "'The End of the Affair"' is a 1999 drama film directed by Neil Jordan and starring Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore and Stephen Rea


The Musketeer - "'The Musketeer"' is a 2001 American film based on Alexandre Dumas, père's classic novel "The Three Musketeers", directed by Peter Hyams and starring Catherine Deneuve, Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea, Tim_Roth and Justin Chambers


Niels Bohr - A BBC television film version of the play was first screened on 26 September 2002, with Stephen Rea as Bohr, and Daniel Craig as Heisenberg


John Crowley (director) - He directed Neve Campbell and Cillian Murphy in the West End production of "Love Song" in 2006-7, and in 2007 filmed a television version of Harold Pinter's "Celebration" starring Michael Gambon, Stephen Rea and Colin Firth


Michael Gambon - In 2006 he played Henry in Stephen Rea's play about Samuel Beckett's "Embers" for Radio 3


Sisters (1973 film) - The film was remade in 2006 under the same title, with Lou Doillon, Stephen Rea, and Chloë Sevigny in the leading roles


In 2007, Rea began a successful and acclaimed relationship with both the Abbey Theatre and Sam Shepard, appearing in "Kicking a Dead Horse" and "Ages of the Moon" , both penned by Shepard and both transferred to New York add something


Patrick MacGill - In early 2008, a docu-drama starring Stephen Rea was made about the life of Patrick MacGill


Rea returned to the Abbey in 2009 to appear in the world premiere of Sebastian Barry's "Tales of Ballycumber" add something


In 2011, Rea featured in the BBC crime drama "The Shadow Line", playing antagonist Gatehouse add something


In April 2012, Rea read James Joyce's short story "The Dead" on RTÉ Radio 1 add something


He narrated for the BBC Radio 4 production of Ulysses for Bloomsday, 16 June 2012 add something


Julia Stiles - Also in April 2013, it was announced that Stiles will be starring in an indie supernatural thriller "Out of the Dark" alongside Scott Speedman and Stephen Rea


Rea starred in Enda Walsh's 2014 play "Ballyturk" add something


Enda Walsh - His new play "Ballyturk" premiered at the 2014 Galway Arts Festival starring Cilian Murphy, Stephen Rea and Mikel Murfi