His acting career began in the Focus Theatre before he joined London's Royal Court Theatre in 1979.
Byrne's screen debut came in the Irish soap opera The Riordans and the spin-off show Bracken.
He has now starred in over 35 feature films, such as The Usual Suspects, Miller's Crossing, Stigmata and End of Days.
He started acting at age 29, and began his career on stage with the Focus Theatre and the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.
His first play for television was Michael Feeney Callan's Love Is ...
He made his film debut in 1981, as King Uther Pendragon in John Boorman's King Arthur epic, Excalibur.
Byrne's producing credits include the Academy Award-nominated In the Name of the Father.
He has received much critical acclaim for his role as Dr. Paul Weston in the HBO drama In Treatment.
He played football in Dublin with the Stella Maris Football Club.
Before becoming an actor, Byrne had many jobs, including archaeologist, cook, and Spanish and History schoolteacher.
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