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Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(/ˈreɪ/ ray; born 31 October 1946) is an Irish[1] film and stage actor. Rea has appeared in films such as V for Vendetta, Michael Collins, Interview with the Vampire
Interview with the Vampire
and Breakfast on Pluto. Rea was nominated for an Academy Award for his lead performance as Fergus in the 1992 film The Crying Game. He has during later years had important roles in the Hugo Blick
Hugo Blick
TV series The Shadow Line and The Honourable Woman, for which he won a BAFTA Award.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography 5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Rea was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to Protestant parents; his father was a bus driver and his mother a housewife.[2] He studied English at the Queen's University
Queen's University
Belfast, and drama at the Abbey Theatre School in Dublin.[2] In the late 1970s, he acted in the Focus Company in Dublin
with Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne
and Colm Meaney. Career[edit] After appearing on the stage and in television and film for many years in Ireland and the United Kingdom, Rea came to international attention when he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor
Academy Award for Best Actor
for the film The Crying Game. He is a frequent collaborator with Irish film-maker Neil Jordan. Rea has long been associated with some of the most important writers in Ireland. His association with playwright Stewart Parker, for example, began when they were students together at the Queen's University
Queen's University
of Belfast. Rea helped establish the Field Day Theatre Company in 1980 with Tom Paulin, Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney
Seamus Heaney
and Seamus Deane. In recognition for his contribution to theatre and performing arts, Rea was given honorary degrees from both the Queen's University
Queen's University
Belfast[3] and the Ulster University[4] in 2004. Rea's friendship with American playwright and actor Sam Shepard
Sam Shepard
dates back to the early 1970s, and he starred in Shepard's directorial début of his play Geography of a Horse Dreamer at the Royal Court Theatre in 1974. In 2007, Rea began a successful and acclaimed relationship with both the Abbey Theatre
Abbey Theatre
and Sam Shepard, appearing in Kicking a Dead Horse (2007) and Ages of the Moon (2009), both penned by Shepard and also both transferred to New York.[5] Rea returned to the Abbey in 2009 to appear in the world première of Sebastian Barry's Tales of Ballycumber.[6] Rea was hired to speak the words of Gerry Adams
Gerry Adams
when Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
was under a 1988–94 broadcasting ban.[7] In 2011, Rea featured in the BBC
crime drama The Shadow Line, playing antagonist Gatehouse. In April 2012, Rea read James Joyce's short story "The Dead" on RTÉ Radio 1.[8] He also narrated for the BBC
Radio 4 production of Ulysses for Bloomsday, 16 June 2012. Rea starred in Enda Walsh's 2014 play Ballyturk and portrayed Jordan in Out of the Dark,[9] in which he co-stars Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman and Alejandro Furth.[10][11] Personal life[edit] Rea was married for 17 years to Dolours Price, a former Provisional Irish Republican Army bomber and hunger striker who later became a critic of Sinn Féin. (Another news source suggests a marriage of 20 years, from 1983 to 2003.)[12] They had been divorced when she died on 23 January 2013.[13] They had two sons.[14] Rea is an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland.[15] Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1970 Cry of the Banshee Villager

1975 I Didn't Know You Cared Carter Brandon TV, Series 1 & 2

1977 Professional Foul Pavel Hollar BBC
play (TV)

1978 The Professionals Pellin Episode: "In the public interest"

1978 On a Paving Stone Mounted

1980 Caleb Williams Tyrell German TV series

1982 Angel Danny

1983 Loose Connections Harry

1984 The Company of Wolves Young Groom

Minder Roddy Series 4, episode 10 "Windows"

1985 The Doctor and the Devils Timothy Broom

1990 Not with a Bang Colin Garrity TV series

Life is Sweet Patsy

1992 The Crying Game Fergus National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor

1993 Hedda Gabler Ejlert Lovborg TV

Bad Behaviour Gerry McAllister

1994 Princess Caraboo Gutch

Angie Noel Riordan

Interview with the Vampire Santiago

Prêt-à-Porter Milo O'Brannigan National Board of Review Award for Best Cast

1995 Citizen X Lt Viktor Burakov (TV)

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Nikos

All Men are Mortal Fosca

1996 Trojan Eddie Trojan Eddie

Michael Collins Ned Broy

Crime of the Century Bruno Richard Hauptmann Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Miniseries or Television Film

The Last of the High Kings Taxi driver

1997 Double Tap Cypher

Fever Pitch Ray, the Governor

The Butcher Boy Da Brady

Hacks Brian

The Break Sean Dowd

1998 Still Crazy Tony Costello

This Is My Father Father Quinn

1999 Guinevere Connie Fitzpatrick

The End of the Affair Henry Miles

The Life Before This Brian

I Could Ready the Sky PJ Doran

In Dreams Doctor Silverman

2000 The King's Wake King Connor Mac Neasa (voice)

2001 The Musketeer Cardinal Richelieu

Armadillo Hogg TV film

Snow in August Rabbi Judah Hirsch

On the Edge Dr. Figure

2002 FeardotCom Alistair Pratt, 'The Doctor'

Copenhagen Niels Bohr BBC-PBS (TV)

Evelyn Michael Beattie

2003 The i Inside Doctor Newman

Bloom Leopold Bloom

2004 Fluent Dysphasia Murph

Control Dr. Arlo Penner

Proud Barney Garvey

The Confessor McCaran alternate title The Good Shepherd

The Halo Effect Fatso Nominated — Irish Film and Television Awards
Irish Film and Television Awards
— Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Film

2005 Breakfast on Pluto Bertie Nominated — Irish Film and Television Awards
Irish Film and Television Awards
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Film

Tara Road Colm

River Queen Francis

V for Vendetta Chief Inspector Finch

2006 Sisters Dr. Philip Lacan

Sixty Six Dr. Barrie

2007 Celebration Waiter TV film

Until Death Gabriel Callaghan

The Reaping Father Costigan

Stuck Thomas Bardo

2008 The Devil's Mercy Tyler

Heidi 4 Paws Doctor (voice)

Kisses Down Under Dylan uncredited

2009 Nothing Personal Martin

Father & Son


Ondine Village priest

2010 The Heavy Anawalt

Single-Handed Sean Doyle TV series

2011 Roadkill policeman

Blackthorn Mackinley

The Shadow Line "Controller" James Gatehouse TV series Nominated - British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor

2012 Underworld: Awakening Dr Jacob Lane

Werewolf: The Beast Among Us Doc

2013 Utopia Conran Letts TV series

Asylum McGahey

2014 The Honourable Woman Sir Hugh Hayden-Hoyle TV series British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Film

Styria Dr Hill Released on DVD as Angels of Darkness[16]

2015-16 Dickensian Inspector Bucket BBC

2016 War & Peace Prince Vassily Kuragin BBC

2018 Counterpart Alexander Pope TV series


^ "Q&A: Stephen Rea". New York Post. 20 July 2008.  ^ a b Auld, Tim (25 March 2016). "Stephen Rea: 'I never wanted to be a polite actor'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 22 August 2016.  ^ "Queen's prepares for graduation week". Queen's University
Queen's University
Belfast. June 2004. Archived from the original on 15 August 2004. Retrieved 11 June 2011.  ^ "Honour for Stephen Rea". Ulster University. 15 December 2004. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011.  ^ "Ages of the Moon by Sam Shepard, 24 February – 4 April 2009". Abbey Theatre. 2009. Archived from the original on 3 October 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2011.  ^ "Tales of Ballycumber". Abbey Theatre. 2009. Archived from the original on 6 July 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2011.  ^ Wolf, Matt (17 September 1994). "Actors lose jobs as ban on IRA voices is lifted". Austin American-Statesman. p. A3.  ^ "Rea reads The Dead on RTÉ Radio". RTÉ Ten. Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012.  ^ "Scare comes from Out of the Dark in this exclusive clip". Bloody Disgusting. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012.  ^ Barton, Steve (26 February 2015). "First clips emerge Out of the Dark". Dread Central.  ^ Boiselle, Matt (27 February 2015). "Out of the Dark (2015)". Dread Central.  ^ Foy, Ken; Murphy, Cormac (24 January 2013). "Dolours Price, former IRA terrorist and ex-wife of actor Stephen Rea, dies of suspected overdose". Irish Independent. Retrieved 8 October 2013.  ^ McDonald, Henry (28 January 2013). " Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
carries Dolours Price's coffin at funeral in Belfast: Former IRA hunger striker is buried after mass attended by Hollywood actor ex-husband". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 October 2013.  ^ "Ex-IRA woman Dolours Price is found dead in Dublin". BBC
News Online. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013.  ^ " UNICEF Ireland
UNICEF Ireland
Ambassadors & High Profile Supporters". UNICEF. Archived from the original on 12 July 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2012.  ^ Styria on IMDb

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BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actor

Matthew Macfadyen
Matthew Macfadyen
(2010) Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman
(2011) Andrew Scott (2012) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2013) David Bradley (2014) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(2015) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(2016) Tom Hollander
Tom Hollander

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Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award

Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
(1935) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1936) Maurice Evans (1937) Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
(1938) Raymond Massey
Raymond Massey
(1939) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1940) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1941) Judith Evelyn
Judith Evelyn
(1942) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1943) Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne
(1944) Mady Christians
Mady Christians
(1945) Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
(1946) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1948) Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1949) Grace George
Grace George
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Josephine Hull (1954) Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1955) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1956) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Cyril Ritchard
Cyril Ritchard
(1959) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1960) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1965) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1966) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1969) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1970) Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayle
(1971) Eileen Atkins / Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1974) John Wood (1975) Eva Le Gallienne
Eva Le Gallienne
(1976) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1977) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1978) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1979) Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Milo O'Shea
Milo O'Shea
(1982) Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
/ Kate Nelligan (1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(1993) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1996) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
/ Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(1998) Kathleen Chalfant (1999) Eileen Heckart (2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
/ Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(2001) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2002) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2006) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(2015) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Ben Platt (2017)

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National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor

Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1966) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1967) Per Oscarsson
Per Oscarsson
(1968) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1971) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1972) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1976) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1977) Gary Busey
Gary Busey
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1982) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1983) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1984) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1987) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1991) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(1992) David Thewlis
David Thewlis
(1993) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
(1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(2001) Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner
(2009) Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
(2010) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac
(2013) Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(2014) Michael B. Jordan
Michael B. Jordan
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya

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