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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).
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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")
Made his feature-film debut in "The Courier"
Won acclaim for his role as an IRA informer in the TV movie "Act of Betrayal"
Cast as Sir Richard Burton in the epic "Mountains of the Moon" directed by Bob Rafelson
Played the abusive husband opposite Julia Roberts in "Sleeping with the Enemy"
Cast opposite Sean Young in the thriller "Love Crimes"
Cast as an IRA assassin opposite Harrison Ford in "Patriot Games" based on the Tom Clancy novel
Starred in the adaptation of Mary Shelley's iconographic monster tale "Frankenstein"
Cast as Inspector Hansen in the TV movie "The Ripper" about the search for Jack the Ripper in London of 1888
Cast as a police investigator in "When the Sky Falls" based on the true-life story of Irish investigative reporter Veronica Guerin
Cast as the widowed father opposite Anne Hathaway in "Ella Enchanted"
Co-starred in the musical comedy The Boys and Girl From County Clare"
Played the role of psychotic IRA gunman in "Johnny Was"