Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne

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Name: Gabriel Byrne
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 178 cm (5' 11'')
Birth Day: May 12, 1950
Age: 70
Birth Place: Walkinstown, Ireland
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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Height: 178 cm (5' 11'')
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Gabriel Byrne

Gabriel Byrne was born on May 12, 1950 in Walkinstown, Ireland (70 years old). Gabriel Byrne is an Actor, zodiac sign: Taurus. Find out Gabriel Byrnenet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He did not reside in America until the age of thirty-seven.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$16 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

He began work in archaeology, but later focused on being a schoolteacher while acting.

Biography Timeline


Before becoming an actor, Byrne had many jobs, including archaeologist, cook, and Spanish and history school teacher at Ardscoil Éanna in Crumlin. He started acting at age 29, and began his career on stage with the Focus Theatre and the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. He later joined the Performing Arts Course at Roslyn Park College in Sandymount. He came to prominence on the final season of the Irish television show The Riordans, subsequently starring in his own spin-off series, Bracken. His first play for television was Michael Feeney Callan's Love Is ... (RTÉ). He made his film debut in 1981, as King Uther Pendragon in John Boorman's King Arthur epic, Excalibur.


In 1983, he appeared with Richard Burton in the miniseries Wagner, co-starring Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson. In 1985, he 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'."


He began a relationship with actress Ellen Barkin, and relocated to New York City to be with her. A year later, in 1988, he married Barkin, with whom he has two children, John "Jack" Daniel (born 1989) and Romy Marion (born 1992). The couple separated amicably in 1993, and divorced in 1999. Byrne resides in Manhattan.


Byrne worked in archaeology when he left UCD. He maintained his love of his language, later writing the first television drama in Irish, Draíocht, on Ireland's national Irish-language television station, TG4, when it began broadcasting in 1996.


He is involved in various charities. In 2004, he was appointed a UNICEF Ireland Ambassador. He became a patron of Croí (The West of Ireland Cardiology Foundation) in 1997 in response to the care given to his mother while she was a patient in a Galway hospital.


In 2007, he led the jury of the Kerry Film Festival.

At the fifth Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in 2007, Byrne was presented with the first of the newly created Volta awards, for lifetime achievement in acting. He received the Honorary Patronage of the University Philosophical Society, of Trinity College Dublin on 20 February 2007. In November 2007, he was awarded an honorary degree by the National University of Ireland, Galway; the president of the University, Iognáid Ó Muircheartaigh, said that the award was in recognition of the actor's "outstanding contribution to Irish and international film".

In 2007, NUI Galway awarded him an honorary doctorate for his outstanding contribution to Irish and international film, theatre and the arts.


Upon his return to theatre in 2008, he appeared as King Arthur in Camelot with the New York Philharmonic from 7 to 10 May, following the footsteps of veteran actors Richard Burton and Richard Harris. Byrne was cast in a film adaptation of Flann O'Brien's metafictional novel At Swim-Two-Birds, alongside Colin Farrell and Cillian Murphy. Actor Brendan Gleeson was set to direct the film. In October 2009, however, Gleeson expressed fear that, should the Irish Film Board be abolished as planned by the Irish State, the production might fall through.

Byrne starred as therapist Paul Weston in the HBO series In Treatment from 2008 to 2010. He was named as TV's "latest Dr. McDreamy" by The New York Times for this role, and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series in 2008. He also received his first Emmy Award nomination (Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series) for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards that same year.


Although Byrne 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. It premiered in the United States in September 2009 at the Los Angeles Irish Film Festival.


In January 2011, he spoke in an interview on The Meaning of Life about being sexually abused by priests during his childhood.

In 2011, he signed up to appear in a film by director Costa Gavras, Le Capital, an adaptation of Stéphane Osmont's novel of the same name. In 2013, he starred as Earl Haraldson in the first season of Vikings opposite Travis Fimmel and Clive Standen.

Byrne is an atheist, and has been vocally critical of the Catholic Church, which he described in a 2011 interview with The Guardian as "repressive of women and minorities and repressive of its followers." However, in the same interview, he said that he still reads the Bible "for the fables".


He married his partner, Hannah Beth King, on 4 August 2014 at Ballymaloe House in County Cork. The couple had a baby girl in February 2017.


In 2017, he appeared in Mad to Be Normal (previously titled Metanoia), a biopic of the Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing, produced by Gizmo Films.

Family Life

Gabriel married Hannah Beth King in 2014 and he has two children named John Daniel and Romy Marion.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Gabriel Byrne is 72 years, 4 months and 20 days old. Gabriel Byrne will celebrate 73rd birthday on a Friday 12th of May 2023. Below we countdown to Gabriel Byrne upcoming birthday.


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