Rea recently starred opposite Sarah Polley in Audrey Wells' directorial debut Guinevere, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. His other films include Robert Altman's Pret-a-Porter, Trojan Eddie, Angie, Princess Carboo, Bad Behavior, and Mike Leigh's Life Is Sweet. He will next be seen in Peter Hyams' D'Artargnan opposite Tim Roth, Catherine Deneuve, Mena Suvari and Justin Chambers.
Rea has also received praise for television work, receiving a Golden Globe nomination for Crime of the Century in 1996. He starred in Chris Gerolmo's Citizen X and received Best Actor at the Catalonian International Film Festival in Spain in 1995. His other television credits include Shadow of a Gunman, Days of Hope, The Plough and the Stars and Four Days in July. Rea will soon be seen playing an Orthodox Rabbi in Snow in August for Showtime.
A native of Belfast, Ireland, Rea formed the Field Day Theatre Company with respected Irish playwright Brian Friel in 1980, performing in all the company's productions, including Translations, Double Cross, Pentecost, Saint Oscar and Uncle Vanya. He also directed Field Day's presentation of Three Sisters. Rea's other stage work includes Playboy of the Western World at London's National Theatre and Aristrocrats at Dublin's Abbey Theatre. The Hampstead Theatre's production of Someone Who'll Watch Over Me moved to Broadway and earned Rea a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor. Lastly, Rea was seen in Harold Pinter's Ashes to Ashes at The Royal Court Theatre in London.
Stephen Rea Facts
|Birthday||October 31, 1949 (71)|
|Birthplace||Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom|
|Height||5' 8" (1m73) How tall is Stephen Rea compared to you?|
|The Musketeer (2001) as Cardinal Richelieu (breakthrough)|
|The End of the Affair (1999)|
|Cold Comfort Farm (1996)|
|Michael Collins (1996)|
|Citizen X (1995)|
|Interview with the Vampire (1994)|
|The Crying Game (1992)|
|The Company of Wolves (1985)|