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Also Known As: Patrick Connolly James Bergin Died:
Born: February 4, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Dublin, IE Profession: actor, producer, playwright, director, theater group director, library assistant, postman, special education teacher, laborer

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Tall, dark-haired, dashing Irish lead who, after a career as a teacher of juvenile delinquents and children with learning disabilities, turned to full-time acting in 1980. Bergin came to prominence as 19th-century explorer Sir Richard Burton in Bob Rafelson's "Mountains of the Moon" (1990) and as Julia Roberts' compulsively tidy, psychopathic husband in "Sleeping With the Enemy" (1991). He portrayed a similarly seductive psycho--a con artist who seduces women by pretending to be a famous photographer--in Lizzie Borden's 1992 thriller "Love Crimes". Bergin's classic good looks made him a natural to play the title character in the TV movie "Robin Hood" (1991).

Tall, dark-haired, dashing Irish lead who, after a career as a teacher of juvenile delinquents and children with learning disabilities, turned to full-time acting in 1980. Bergin came to prominence as 19th-century explorer Sir Richard Burton in Bob Rafelson's "Mountains of the Moon" (1990) and as Julia Roberts' compulsively tidy, psychopathic husband in "Sleeping With the Enemy" (1991). He portrayed a similarly seductive psycho--a con artist who seduces women by pretending to be a famous photographer--in Lizzie Borden's 1992 thriller "Love Crimes". Bergin's classic good looks made him a natural to play the title character in the TV movie "Robin Hood" (1991).

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 Shark Week (2012)
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 Eva (2009)
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 Played (2007)
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 Johnny Was (2006)
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At age five changed name to Ben McGuire for five years
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Dabbled in theater during high school
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Moved to London to become a teacher at age 17
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Began "Mum's Underground" theater group
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Worked as postman, laborer, library assistant during college
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Taught juvenile delinquents and children with learning disabilities for five years
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Pioneered new teaching program involving puppets and video
1980:
Decided to act full time; small roles in repertory theater and on English TV ("The Real Charlotte" for "Masterpiece Theater" and TV series "Boon" and "Hard Cases")
1988:
Made his feature-film debut in "The Courier"
1988:
Won acclaim for his role as an IRA informer in the TV movie "Act of Betrayal"
1990:
Cast as Sir Richard Burton in the epic "Mountains of the Moon" directed by Bob Rafelson
1991:
Played the abusive husband opposite Julia Roberts in "Sleeping with the Enemy"
1992:
Cast opposite Sean Young in the thriller "Love Crimes"
1992:
Cast as an IRA assassin opposite Harrison Ford in "Patriot Games" based on the Tom Clancy novel
1993:
Starred in the adaptation of Mary Shelley's iconographic monster tale "Frankenstein"
1997:
Cast as Inspector Hansen in the TV movie "The Ripper" about the search for Jack the Ripper in London of 1888
2000:
Cast as a police investigator in "When the Sky Falls" based on the true-life story of Irish investigative reporter Veronica Guerin
2004:
Cast as the widowed father opposite Anne Hathaway in "Ella Enchanted"
2005:
Co-starred in the musical comedy The Boys and Girl From County Clare"
2006:
Played the role of psychotic IRA gunman in "Johnny Was"
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Education

North London Polytechnic: -

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wife:
Paula Frasier. Painter. Have dated since c. 1981; married in 1992.

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brother:
Emmet Bergin. Actor. Older.

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