A native of Ireland, Colin Farrell continues to turn heads in Hollywood. Last year, he starred in The Killing of a Sacred Deer opposite Nicole Kidman for A24 – his second project with director Yargos Lanthimos. That same year, he co-starred with Denzel Washington in the Sony film Roman Isreal, Esq., written and directed by Dan Gilroy.
In 2009, Farrell won his first Golden Globe for his role in Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges and re-teamed with McDonagh in 2012 for “Seven Psychopaths.” Some of Farrell’s other past works include: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Fright Night, Total Recall, the Warner Bros. comedy Horrible Bosses, Minority Report, S.W.A.T, and many more. In 2015, he made his TV debut in the second season of HBO’s “True Detective.”
His role in Yargos Lanthimos’s The Lobster, starring opposite Rachel Weisz, awarded him his second Golden Globe nomination for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy”; received a “Best Actor” award at the 2015 British Independent Film Awards and “Best European Actor” at the 2015 European Film Awards. The film won the Jury Prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for a 2016 BAFTA.
He recently wrapped production on the New Regency drama “Widows,” directed by Steve McQueen and starring opposite Viola Davis. He also stars in the Disney Live-Action film, Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton, which is set for release in March 2019.
As the father of a son with Angelman syndrome, Farrell supports the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics. He is an active supporter of several charities, and he is a UN Spokesperson in the war on hunger as well as the official games spokesman for the Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai, China. GLOBAL is proud to have Colin Farrell in our corner and to honor him with our 2018 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award.