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.
Stephen Rea Date of birth: 31/10/1949 Year Place of birth: Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Nationality: British Thanks to starring in the film “The Crying Game” was released in theaters in 1992, Stephen Rea received universal acclaim and was counted among the most successful British actor. The next film in which the actor took part were: “Interview with the Vampire,” “Michael Collins,” “Little Butcher”.
Stephen Rea was born October 31, 1949 in Northern Ireland. Not just received prestigious awards in the film industry.
In 1983, Stephen Rea first teamed with director Neil Jordan and starred in Angel, aka Danny Boy.
The director and star collaboration proved successful and yielded enchanting and inventive results.
While studying at the school, he is constantly involved in various school plays and productions.
Notable films followed, including Interview with the Vampire, Michael Collins, The Butcher Boy, This Is My Father and The End of the Affair.
Stephen Rea has not only been nominated for awards in mulitiple categories including Academy, Tony, Golden Globe, Daytime Emmy, IFTAs and BAFTA but also was a major force in starting an Irish theatre company that influenced the entire Irish nation.
To date, Stephen Rea has appeared in over 95 film and television productions, has played many different characters in a variety of films and has a solid record of never shying away from challenging roles.
In the last ten years alone, Stephen Rea has appeared in over 35 films, playing everything from the factual based character of Danish nuclear physicist Niels Bohr in the BBC/PBS production of Copenhagen (2002), to the classic portrayal of Leopold Bloom, Born in Belfast, Ireland, Stephen Rea is steadfast and proud of his Irish heritage and often chooses to play many roles using his own native accent.
He also continues to lend his talent in support of the Irish film industry and can be see in many recent Irish films: Bloom, (2003), The Halo Effect (IFTA nomination) (2004), Breakfast on Pluto (IFTA nomination) (2005) and Kisses, (2007).
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