Byrne, Gabriel

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Byrne, Gabriel Gender: M
Gabriel James Byrne
born on 12 May 1950 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Dublin, Ireland, 53n20, 6w15
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 20°47' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 26°51 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 19°36'

Gabriel Byrne
photo: Ian Smith from London, England, license cc-by-sa-2.0


Irish actor, film director, film producer, writer, cultural ambassador and audiobook narrator.

His acting career began in the Focus Theatre before he joined London's Royal Court Theatre in 1979. Byrne's screen debut came in the Irish soap opera The Riordans and the spin-off show Bracken. He has now starred in over 35 feature films, such as The Usual Suspects, Miller's Crossing, Stigmata and End of Days, in addition to writing two. Byrne's producing credits include the Academy Award-nominated In the Name of the Father. More recently, he has received much critical acclaim for his role as Dr. Paul Weston in the HBO drama In Treatment.

Byrne, who retains his Irish citizenship, did not arrive in the United States until 1987, when he was 37. He had begun a relationship with actress Ellen Barkin, and had relocated to New York City to be with her. A year later, in 1988, Byrne 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 then divorced in 1999.

Byrne currently resides in Manhattan.

Byrne is also actively involved in various charities, in addition to being a human rights activist. In 2004, Byrne 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Ludwig, Alexander (born 7 May 1992). Notes: Co-star on "Vikings"
  • spouse relationship with Barkin, Ellen (born 16 April 1954). Notes: 1988–1999

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites time from Byrne as quoted in Aine O'Connor's book, "Leading Hollywood: Gabriel Byrne, Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, Patrick Bergin, Pierce Brosnan" (Wolfhound Press, [1996] 1997), p. 9: "I was born in the Rotunda Hospital, which is in Dublin, at about three o'clock in the morning. I don't remember very much about it..." Same data in O'Connor's "Hollywood Irish: In Their Own Words" (1997).


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer