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Brendan Gleeson, son Domhnall, compete for IFTA's Best Actor prize

Brendan Gleeson, son Domhnall, compete for IFTA's Best Actor prize

Beloved Irish actor Brendan Gleeson and his son Domhnall were both nominated for the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a Film Thursday.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 12, 2013.
By United Press International
History orders second season of scripted drama series 'Vikings'

History orders second season of scripted drama series 'Vikings'

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- America's History network said Friday it has renewed "Vikings," its first scripted drama series, for a 10-episode second season.
8.3M watched 'Vikings' on History Sunday night

8.3M watched 'Vikings' on History Sunday night

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Some 8.3 million viewers tuned in for two U.S. telecasts of Sunday's series premiere of "Vikings," the History channel announced Monday.
Writer-producer Michael Hirst: It's the right time to tell Vikings tale

Writer-producer Michael Hirst: It's the right time to tell Vikings tale

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- British screenwriter-producer Michael Hirst says it is essential to have characters viewers will want to invest in, as well as a compelling story and fascinating setting, when creating a historical epic such as his latest offering, "Vikings."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
History sets air date for 'Vikings' miniseries

History sets air date for 'Vikings' miniseries

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The History channel says it has set a U.S. air date for its new miniseries "Vikings," starring Travis Fimmel and Gabriel Byrne.
Fimmel, Gilsig join 'Vikings' cast

Fimmel, Gilsig join 'Vikings' cast

NEW YORK, June 28 (UPI) -- Travis Fimmel, Jessalyn Gilsig and Gustaf Skarsgard have joined the cast of the new drama series "Vikings," America's History channel said.
Gabriel Byrne to star in TV's 'Vikings'

Gabriel Byrne to star in TV's 'Vikings'

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) -- Irish actor Gabriel Byrne is to star in the History channel's first scripted drama series, "Vikings."

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 12, 2012.
By United Press International
Stars line up for OWN documentaries

Stars line up for OWN documentaries

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- The Oprah Winfrey Network is producing original documentaries with Hollywood stars Julia Roberts, Forest Whitaker and Goldie Hawn, network executives say.
Bryan Singer eyeing 'Excalibur' remake

Bryan Singer eyeing 'Excalibur' remake

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Bryan Singer is developing a remake of the classic King Arthur picture "Excalibur" for Warner Bros., Variety reported.
Byrne, Paquin win top TV Globes

Byrne, Paquin win top TV Globes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Gabriel Byrne and Anna Paquin won Golden Globes for actor and actress in a television drama series in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sunday night.
'Vertigo,' 'Godfather' top AFI lists

'Vertigo,' 'Godfather' top AFI lists

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute has named "Vertigo" the best movie in the mystery genre and "The Godfather" the best gangster picture in a new television special.
Fishburne, Connick to present at Tonys

Fishburne, Connick to present at Tonys

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Actors Laurence Fishburne and Harry Connick Jr. have joined the lineup of presenters at the upcoming "62nd annual Tony Awards" show in New York, CBS said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 12, 2008.
By United Press International
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Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne arrives at Roy Thomson Hall for the world premiere of "Emotional Arithmetic" on closing night of the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 15, 2007. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)
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Gabriel James Byrne (born May 12, 1950) is an Irish actor, film director, film producer, writer, and audiobook narrator. His acting career began in the Focus Theatre before he joined London’s Royal Court Theatre in 1979. Byrne's screen début came in the Irish soap opera The Riordans and the spin-off show Bracken. The actor has now starred in over 35 feature films, such as The Usual Suspects, Miller's Crossing and Stigmata, in addition to writing two. Byrne's producing credits include the Academy Award-nominated In the Name of the Father. Currently, he is receiving much critical acclaim for his role as Dr. Paul Weston in the HBO drama In Treatment.

Byrne, the first of six children, was born in Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland, the son of a cooper and soldier, Dan, and a hospital nurse from Galway, Eileen (née Gannon). His siblings are Donal, Thomas, Breda, and Margaret. Another, Marian, died at a young age. Byrne was raised Roman Catholic and educated by the Irish Christian Brothers.

About his early training to become a priest, he said in an interview, "I spent five years in the seminary and I suppose it was assumed that one had a vocation. I realised subsequently that I didn't." He attended University College Dublin, where he studied archaeology and linguistics, becoming proficient in Irish. He played football in Dublin with the Stella Maris Football Club in Drumcondra.

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