Acted in "Give Me a Bed of Roses", a ply by his father at Terenure College
After a three-month course in architecture, worked as a copy boy for the <i>Evening Press</i> in Dublin
First screen collaboration with John Huston, "Sinful Davey"
Portrayed the title character's father in "Cal"
Reteamed with Beverly D'Angelo as the husband and wife operators of a turn-of-the-century theater in John Turturro's "Illuminata"; released posthumously in the USA in 1999
Starred in Friel's "Translations" at the Gaiety Theatre
Starred in the Irish television production "Strumpet City"
Supported Fiona Shaw, playing Judge Brack to her "Hedda Gabler" in a BBC production; aired in USA on PBS
Cast as Jean to Helen Mirren's "Miss Julie"; production filmed for the BBC
Earned widespread critical praise for his performance as an elderly Irish policeman in Sebastian Barry's play "The Steward of Christendom"
Enjoyed success in staging of Dion Boucicault's "The Shaughraun" at the Abbey Theatre and in London
Had early stage success in W B Yeats' "On Baile Strand", portraying the Irish mythic hero Cuchulainn
Had what is arguably his best screen role as Gabriel Conroy, Anjelica Huston's husband, in "The Dead", directed by John Huston from the James Joyce short story
Appeared on the London stage opposite Anthony Sher in "Prayer for My Daughter"
Garnered praise as one of two brothers who both fall in love with the same woman in "December Bride"
Initial screen collaboration with Neil Jordan, "Angel"
Played featured role of Phineas Finn in the BBC production "The Pallisers"; broadcast in the USA on PBS in 1977
Reteamed with Jordan for the ill-advised "High Spirits"; first collaboration with Beverly D'Angelo
Starred opposite Peter O'Toole in "Waiting for Godot" at the Abbey Theatre
Appeared in NYC in revival of "Juno and the Paycock"
Co-starred in Bernardo Bertolucci's "Stealing Beauty"
Co-starred with Beverly D'Angelo in Jordan's "The Miracle"
Feature acting debut as a prisoner in "The Fighting Prince of Donegal"
Headlined the short-lived Broadway production of Friel's "Wonderful Tennessee"
Played dual roles in the screen adaptation of Brian Friel's "Philadelphia, Here I Come!"
Returned to the Irish stage in Brian Friel's "Faith Healer"
Was subject of Irish TV documentary "It Must Be DOne Right"