Click to Open Search Bar

Colin Farrell

Irish Actor Best Known for "Horrible Bosses" and "True Detective"

  Categories:
REQUEST BOOKING INFORMATION

 Colin Farrell Biography

Farrell was educated at Castleknock College and Gormanstown College. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he was a promising young soccer player for Dublin side Castleknock Celtic, playing as a goalkeeper. Farrell attended The Gaiety School of Acting, but dropped out and was cast in the part of "Danny Byrne" on Ballykissangel, a popular BBC television drama set in Ireland. Farrell appeared on the show from 1998 until 1999.

Farrell subsequently had a number of small parts in various TV shows and movies, until 2000, when he was cast in the part of "Private Roland Bozz" in Tigerland, an American film directed by Joel Schumacher. Although the film received only a limited release in the United States, Farrell has since been cast in a number of high-profile productions, and is considered one of Ireland's rising stars in Hollywood. Farrell's first American films, "American Outlaws" (2001) and Hart's War (2002), were not commercially successful, but his 2003 films, including The Recruit, S.W.A.T. and Phone Booth, were well received and were box office successes, cementing Farrell as a commercial draw.[1] Although he has a thick Irish accent, Farrell uses a western accent in both American Outlaws and his breakthrough role Tigerland. Farrell is also a proven supporting actor, given his performances as a cop who chases after potential criminal Tom Cruise in Minority Report (2002) and as the villain Bullseye in Daredevil (2003).

In 2004, Farrell appeared in several films that received only a limited theatrical release, including Intermission and A Home at the End of the World, both of which received some positive reviews. According to press reports, Audiences at a test screening of "World" were visibly distracted (with audible gasps) by a brief frontal nude scene of Farrell, during which he walked naked down a hallway. The film's producers claimed to have deleted this scene due to the threat that it might distract viewers from the real content of the film. The removed clip was later leaked to the internet.

Farrell appeared in the title role of 2004's Alexander, which was considered a financial and critical disaster. Farrell's performance as Alexander the Great was heavily criticized, with particular attention given to his peroxided hair and strong Irish accent. His next film was 2005's The New World, also a historical epic that was met with mixed reviews. The film was released on a limited number of screens and had a low box office gross.

Farrell was married to English actress Amelia Warner from July 2001 to November 2001. He later had a son, James (born September 12, 2003), with Los Angeles-based native Kim Bordenave.

Farrell is sometimes known for his reported sexual promiscuity, habitual use of profanity, extreme heavy drinking, and chain smoking. Crew and cast members of Phone Booth reported him smoking over six packs of cigarettes a day. His heavy use of profanity during interviews is often edited from his talk show appearances. He is rumoured to be dating up-and-coming actress Lake Bell.

In December 2005, Farrell voluntarily checked into a treatment center for dependency to prescription painkillers. His publicist commented that Farrell was originally given pills for dealing with back injury pain. He was released in January 2006. In May 2006 Colin started attending AA meetings.

Farrell maintains a home in Ringsend in his native Ireland while not travelling frequently for work. He often says that "Ireland is home" and that "all [his] friends are there".

Farrell sparked gay rumors in 2005 when he was caught giving a relatively brief kiss to Argentinian soccer player Diego Maradona, on the mouth, in a Buenos Aires bar. He got tongues wagging when he was photographed with and rumored to have hooked up with a drag queen named Elaine Lancaster.

In July 2005, Farrell sued his former girlfriend, Playboy Playmate Nicole Narain, adult Internet company Internet Commerce Group (ICG), and porn producer David Hans Schmidt over the rights to a nearly-fifteen minute sex tape that Farrell had made with Narain in 2003. The tape was made at Narain's apartment and features the two engaged in intercourse and oral sex. Farrell claims he understood the tape as being "strictly private and confidential between them," but it was leaked to Schmidt and ICG who tried to release it publicly. A Los Angeles judge issued a temporary restraining order barring the sale, distribution, or display of the tape. In the past, Schmidt had distributed or tried to distribute nude material of other celebrities, including Tonya Harding, Paula Jones, and Fred Durst.

Narain claimed that she did not give the tape to anyone and was not sure if or how copies were taken from her. She had originally said that she would work with Farrell to ensure that it remained private, but Farrell claimed the opposite, and said Narain was trying to release it along with Schmidt, a claim Narain denies. Part of the conflict may have also come when Narain refused to grant full ownership of the tape to Farrell. Later in an appearance on MSNBC, Narain said that she and Farrell should commercially release the tape together themselves to "take control of the situation" after parts were leaked to the Internet.

In January 2006, the tape surfaced on a website called dirtycolin.com. The site was shut down on the same day because of server overload, but re-opened a week later. The tape was then pirated through BitTorrent and other file sharing systems. Both Farrell's and Narain's lawyers denounced the site, which was shut down again a few days later for unknown reasons. Farrell's legal team said it would take legal action against sites that hosted the tape. A trial date for the Narain lawsuit was set for July 17th, 2006, but the judge allowed Farrell and Narain to mediate until April 20th. On April 16th, the two reached a settlement with confidential terms. However, Farrell's lawsuit against ICG continued with a trial date set for July 21th.

-
Videos
News
FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Colin Farrell?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Colin Farrell for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Colin Farrell, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Colin Farrell or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Colin Farrell?

    Booking fees for Colin Farrell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Colin Farrell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Colin Farrell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Colin Farrell for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Colin Farrell for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Colin Farrell or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Colin Farrell or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
Check Availability

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

Users also viewed these speakers:

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

Colin Farrell

Irish Actor Best Known for "Horrible Bosses" and "True Detective"

Speaking Fee:
Categories:

Colin Farrell Biography

Farrell was educated at Castleknock College and Gormanstown College. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he was a promising young soccer player for Dublin side Castleknock Celtic, playing as a goalkeeper. Farrell attended The Gaiety School of Acting, but dropped out and was cast in the part of "Danny Byrne" on Ballykissangel, a popular BBC television drama set in Ireland. Farrell appeared on the show from 1998 until 1999.

Farrell subsequently had a number of small parts in various TV shows and movies, until 2000, when he was cast in the part of "Private Roland Bozz" in Tigerland, an American film directed by Joel Schumacher. Although the film received only a limited release in the United States, Farrell has since been cast in a number of high-profile productions, and is considered one of Ireland's rising stars in Hollywood. Farrell's first American films, "American Outlaws" (2001) and Hart's War (2002), were not commercially successful, but his 2003 films, including The Recruit, S.W.A.T. and Phone Booth, were well received and were box office successes, cementing Farrell as a commercial draw.[1] Although he has a thick Irish accent, Farrell uses a western accent in both American Outlaws and his breakthrough role Tigerland. Farrell is also a proven supporting actor, given his performances as a cop who chases after potential criminal Tom Cruise in Minority Report (2002) and as the villain Bullseye in Daredevil (2003).

In 2004, Farrell appeared in several films that received only a limited theatrical release, including Intermission and A Home at the End of the World, both of which received some positive reviews. According to press reports, Audiences at a test screening of "World" were visibly distracted (with audible gasps) by a brief frontal nude scene of Farrell, during which he walked naked down a hallway. The film's producers claimed to have deleted this scene due to the threat that it might distract viewers from the real content of the film. The removed clip was later leaked to the internet.

Farrell appeared in the title role of 2004's Alexander, which was considered a financial and critical disaster. Farrell's performance as Alexander the Great was heavily criticized, with particular attention given to his peroxided hair and strong Irish accent. His next film was 2005's The New World, also a historical epic that was met with mixed reviews. The film was released on a limited number of screens and had a low box office gross.

Farrell was married to English actress Amelia Warner from July 2001 to November 2001. He later had a son, James (born September 12, 2003), with Los Angeles-based native Kim Bordenave.

Farrell is sometimes known for his reported sexual promiscuity, habitual use of profanity, extreme heavy drinking, and chain smoking. Crew and cast members of Phone Booth reported him smoking over six packs of cigarettes a day. His heavy use of profanity during interviews is often edited from his talk show appearances. He is rumoured to be dating up-and-coming actress Lake Bell.

In December 2005, Farrell voluntarily checked into a treatment center for dependency to prescription painkillers. His publicist commented that Farrell was originally given pills for dealing with back injury pain. He was released in January 2006. In May 2006 Colin started attending AA meetings.

Farrell maintains a home in Ringsend in his native Ireland while not travelling frequently for work. He often says that "Ireland is home" and that "all [his] friends are there".

Farrell sparked gay rumors in 2005 when he was caught giving a relatively brief kiss to Argentinian soccer player Diego Maradona, on the mouth, in a Buenos Aires bar. He got tongues wagging when he was photographed with and rumored to have hooked up with a drag queen named Elaine Lancaster.

In July 2005, Farrell sued his former girlfriend, Playboy Playmate Nicole Narain, adult Internet company Internet Commerce Group (ICG), and porn producer David Hans Schmidt over the rights to a nearly-fifteen minute sex tape that Farrell had made with Narain in 2003. The tape was made at Narain's apartment and features the two engaged in intercourse and oral sex. Farrell claims he understood the tape as being "strictly private and confidential between them," but it was leaked to Schmidt and ICG who tried to release it publicly. A Los Angeles judge issued a temporary restraining order barring the sale, distribution, or display of the tape. In the past, Schmidt had distributed or tried to distribute nude material of other celebrities, including Tonya Harding, Paula Jones, and Fred Durst.

Narain claimed that she did not give the tape to anyone and was not sure if or how copies were taken from her. She had originally said that she would work with Farrell to ensure that it remained private, but Farrell claimed the opposite, and said Narain was trying to release it along with Schmidt, a claim Narain denies. Part of the conflict may have also come when Narain refused to grant full ownership of the tape to Farrell. Later in an appearance on MSNBC, Narain said that she and Farrell should commercially release the tape together themselves to "take control of the situation" after parts were leaked to the Internet.

In January 2006, the tape surfaced on a website called dirtycolin.com. The site was shut down on the same day because of server overload, but re-opened a week later. The tape was then pirated through BitTorrent and other file sharing systems. Both Farrell's and Narain's lawyers denounced the site, which was shut down again a few days later for unknown reasons. Farrell's legal team said it would take legal action against sites that hosted the tape. A trial date for the Narain lawsuit was set for July 17th, 2006, but the judge allowed Farrell and Narain to mediate until April 20th. On April 16th, the two reached a settlement with confidential terms. However, Farrell's lawsuit against ICG continued with a trial date set for July 21th.

Colin Farrell Videos

  • Colin Farrell Interview 2014: Which 'Winter's Tale' Star Did the Actor ...

FAQs on booking Colin Farrell

  • How to book Colin Farrell?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Colin Farrell for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Colin Farrell, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Colin Farrell or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Colin Farrell?

    Booking fees for Colin Farrell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Colin Farrell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Colin Farrell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Colin Farrell for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Colin Farrell for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Colin Farrell or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Colin Farrell or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Colin Farrell is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Colin Farrell for your event is $200,000 and above. Colin Farrell generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Raven Symone, Jane Lynch, Lena Dunham, Alan Cumming and George Takei. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Colin Farrell for an upcoming event.

Colin Farrell Speaker Videos

  • Colin Farrell Interview 2014: Which 'Winter's Tale' Star Did the Actor ...

Colin Farrell News

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

  • Customized Service

    Our agents find the right fit for your event

  • Unparalleled Database

    Full access to all speakers & celebrities

  • One Stop Shopping

    A reliable and unbiased point of contact

  • Logistics Management

    Your personal Logistics Manager who takes care of all event details

Speakers Similar to Colin Farrell

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

TOP