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Nationality
  
Irish

Role
  
Actor

Occupation
  
Actor, singer

Height
  
1.90 m


Years active
  
1988–present

Spouse
  
Paula Frazier (m. 1992)

Name
  
Patrick Bergin

Children
  
Tea Bergin

Patrick Bergin wearing black long sleeves and necklace


Full Name
  
Patrick Connolly Bergin

Born
  
4 February 1951 (age 69) (
1951-02-04
)
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Siblings
  
Emmet Bergin, Sean Bergin, Pearse Bergin

Movies
  
Similar People
  
Kevin Anderson, Joseph Ruben, Emmet Bergin, Julia Roberts, Kyle Secor

Patrick Connolly Bergin (born 4 February 1951) is an Irish actor.

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Patrick Bergin with gray hair and wearing black scarf and black coat

Patrick bergin sleeping with the enemy interview


An Interview With Patrick Bergin at the 11th Underground Cinema Film Festival


Early life

Patrick Bergin wearing black coat, long sleeves and black neck tie

Patrick Bergin grew up with a working class upbringing in the Drimnagh district of Dublin, Ireland. Bergin learned social responsibility from his father Paddy Bergin, a Labour Party politician who had once studied to be a priest with the Holy Ghost Fathers in Blackrock, Ireland. He is one of five sons (Pearse, Emmet, Patrick, Connolly and James Bergin). Bergin left Dublin for London in 1973; and by the time he was 17 he was in London running a theatre group. Bergin worked on building sites and at a library. He studied at night and completed a degree in education from North London Polytechnic. Bergin worked as an English teacher for several years before forming his own theatrical company because no one else would have him.

In 1980, Bergin decided to pursue acting full-time and he found work in repertory theatre. For much of the Nineties it seemed like no one in Hollywood would have him. So he made his own way; he worked in diverse films such as a trilogy of Yeats plays; Morphine and Dolly Mixtures, for which he won a Welsh Best Actor Award and Durango, based on John B Keane's novel; hosting TnaG's Silín Draíochta; and narrating Patrick Cassidy's Famine Concert. After Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), his reputation grew and he was offered the role of Robin Hood with Uma Thurman. He describes 1996 as the lowest point in his career, a time when he rarely received any phone calls for movie roles.

Acting

Young Patrick Bergin's headshot

He may be best-known internationally for playing the menacing husband of Julia Roberts' character in the thriller Sleeping with the Enemy and is also known for his role as Irish terrorist Kevin O'Donnell in the film adaption of Patriot Games. Bergin also appeared as Robin Hood in a 1991 TV film. In 2013 he played notorious Glasgow gangster Arthur 'The Godfather' Thompson in The Wee Man. Patrick will be joining the BBC soap EastEnders towards the end of 2017

Music

Currently, he leads Patrick Bergin and the Spirit Merchants. Bergin had a top 10 hit in Ireland with the song "The Knacker", which tells the story of a person who recycles horse carcasses and turns them into glue. He also appeared in the video of DJ Steve Mac's song "Paddy's Revenge".

Charity work

In 1993, Bergin bought an old church in Tipperary and converted it into a poetry centre. Bergin explained, "I've recently come to feel I can encourage children and teenagers with their writing. "I'm continually giving groups money to make videos, but I insist that They have a good script. I do it because it makes the difference between them doing a video or not. It doesn't cost a lot, and it gives kids an incredible boost of confidence." In 1998, in response to the murder of a 14-year-old Tallaght boy, Ben Smyth, Bergin participated in setting up a special fund to sponsor young children from Tallaght.

Personal life

In the early 1980s, at a wedding, he met his future wife, Paula Frazier, a British woman of Afro-Caribbean descent. Bergin and Frazier married in Trinidad and Tobago in 1992. They have a daughter named Tatiana (called Tea). Bergin and his wife are currently separated.

Filmography

Actor
-
Dot-t (pre-production) as
Charles
-
The Athena Syndrome (pre-production) as
Karl Quinn
-
Buckle Up (filming) as
The Irishman
2023
One Ranger as
Doc
2022
Nutcracker Massacre
2022
The Ulysses Project as
Buck Mulligan / Leopold Bloom
2022
Blackbird as
The Head
2022
God's Petting You as
The American
2021
The Kindred as
Father Monroe
2020
Finding You as
Seamus
2020
The South Westerlies (TV Series) as
Big Mike
- Windswept (2020) - Big Mike
- Home Truths (2020) - Big Mike
- Out in the Open (2020) - Big Mike
- Surf's Up (2020) - Big Mike
- No Word of a Lie (2020) - Big Mike
- Little White Lie (2020) - Big Mike
2020
The Last Days of American Crime as
Rossi Dumois
2019
Wild Bill (TV Series) as
Frank McGill
- Nothing Behind the Curtain (2019) - Frank McGill
2019
Odilo Fabian or (The Possibility of Impossible Dreams) (Short) as
The Mayor of Doubt
2018
Quantico (TV Series) as
Liam Killoran
- Who Are You? (2018) - Liam Killoran
2018
Train Set as
Major Julian Muir
2017
EastEnders (TV Series) as
Aidan Maguire
- 28 December 2017: Part Two (2017) - Aidan Maguire
- 28 December 2017: Part One (2017) - Aidan Maguire
2017
Roth as
John Roth
2017
Native (Short) as
Irish Man
2017
Red Rock (TV Series) as
Jim Tierney
- Episode #4.32 (2017) - Jim Tierney
- Episode #4.31 (2017) - Jim Tierney
- Episode #4.30 (2017) - Jim Tierney
- Episode #4.29 (2017) - Jim Tierney
- Episode #4.28 (2017) - Jim Tierney
- Episode #4.27 (2017) - Jim Tierney
- Episode #4.26 (2017) - Jim Tierney
- Episode #4.25 (2017) - Jim Tierney
- Episode #4.23 (2017) - Jim Tierney
2017
No Offence (TV Series) as
Earl Kennedy
- Episode #2.1 (2017) - Earl Kennedy
2016
Cage as
Peter Karl Bradley
2016
Fir Bolg (TV Series) as
Seán Seoige / Seán
- An Gig (2016) - Seán Seoige
- Sochraid (2016) - Seán
2016
We Still Steal the Old Way as
George Briggs
2016
Free Fire as
Howie
2015
Age of Kill as
Sir Alistair Montcrief
2014
Margery Booth: The Spy in the Eagle's Nest as
Standartenführer Kümmel
2013
The Minnitts of Anabeg as
Lord Goode
2013
Dance of the Steel Bars as
Frank
2013
The Wee Man as
Arthur Thompson
2012
Angel (Short) as
Successful Man
2012
Gallowwalkers as
Marshall Gaza
2012
Shark Week as
Tiburon
2012
Songs for Amy as
Patrick
2012
Absolute Fear as
Captain Morrow
2012
Eldorado (Video) as
Roy
2011
A Kiss and a Promise as
Det. Anthony Dolan
2011
Birthday as
Hugo
2011
Perfect Day as
Rick's Father
2011
The McBrearty Affair (Short) as
Narrator
2011
Ice (TV Mini Series) as
Quinn
- Episode #1.2 (2011) - Quinn
- Episode #1.1 (2011) - Quinn
2010
Eva as
Oswald
2009
Hustle (TV Series) as
Toby Baxter
- Diamond Seeker (2009) - Toby Baxter
2008
Ghostwood as
Fr Paul
2008
Dick Dickman P.I.
2007
Strength and Honour as
Papa Boss
2007
The Black Pimpernel as
US Ambassador
2007
Babyface as
John Roth
2007
Casanova's Last Stand as
Casanova
2006
Driven (TV Series) as
Gerald Workman
- Episode #1.1 (2006) - Gerald Workman
2006
The Far Side of Jericho as
Jake
2006
Secret of the Cave as
Patrick Wallace
2006
Played as
Riley
2006
False Prophets as
Karl Hawthorne
2006
Johnny Was as
Flynn
2005
Icon (TV Movie) as
Igor Komarov
2005
Casanova's Love Letters (TV Mini Series) as
Casanova
- Casanova's Final Years (2005) - Casanova
2004
High Art, Low Life as
Cameron's Driver
2004
Berserker as
Thorsson
2004
Ella Enchanted as
Sir Peter
2003
Smallville (TV Series) as
Morgan Edge
- Shattered (2003) - Morgan Edge
2003
The Boys & Girl from County Clare as
Padjo
2003
Bloom as
The citizen
2003
Brush with Fate (TV Movie) as
Headmaster
2002
Dracula (TV Series) as
Vladislav Tepes / Dracula
- Episode #1.2 (2002) - Vladislav Tepes / Dracula
- Episode #1.1 (2002) - Vladislav Tepes / Dracula
2002
King of Texas (TV Movie) as
Mr. Highsmith
2001
Amazons and Gladiators as
Crassius
2001
Beneath Loch Ness as
Blay
2001
Silent Grace as
Peter, IRA man
2001
Devil's Prey as
Minister Seth
2001
Jewel (TV Movie) as
Leston Hilburn
2001
High Explosive as
Jack Randall
2001
The Invisible Circus as
Gene
2001
Cause of Death as
Taylor Lewis
2000
Merlin: The Return as
King Arthur
2000
When the Sky Falls as
Mackey
2000
St. Patrick: The Irish Legend (TV Movie) as
Patrick
2000
Press Run as
Alec Dodge
1999
Africa as
John Young
1999
Escape Velocity as
Cal (captain of the Harbinger)
1999
Eye of the Beholder as
Alexander Leonard
1999
One Man's Hero as
General Winfield Scott
1999
Promise Her Anything as
Vernon Fry
1999
Durango (TV Movie) as
Fergus Mullaney
1999
Treasure Island as
Billy Bones
1998
The Lost World as
Challenger
1997
The Ripper (TV Movie) as
Insp. Jim Hansen
1997
Suspicious Minds as
Jack Ramsey
1997
The Island on Bird Street as
Stefan
1997
Stolen Women, Captured Hearts (TV Movie) as
Daniel Morgan
1997
The Apocalypse Watch (TV Movie) as
Drew Latham
1996
Angela Mooney as
Older Malone
1996
The Witch's Daughter (TV Movie) as
Mr. Smith
1996
The Proposition as
Rhys Williams
1995
Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace as
Dr. Benjamin Trace
1995
Triplecross (TV Movie) as
Jimmy Ray
1994
Soft Deceit as
Adam Trent
1994
Double Cross (Video) as
Jack Conealy
1994
Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics (TV Movie) as
Dr. Benjamin Ramsey (segment "Where the Dead Are")
1993
Children of the Mist (TV Movie) as
Mark Samuels
1993
All Tied Up (Video) as
Bartender (uncredited)
1992
Frankenstein (TV Movie) as
Dr. Victor Frankenstein
1992
The Hummingbird Tree as
Stephen Holmes
1992
Patriot Games as
Kevin O'Donnell
1992
Map of the Human Heart as
Walter Russell
1992
Love Crimes as
David Hanover
1991
Highway to Hell as
Beezle
1991
Robin Hood as
Sir Robert Hode / Robin Hood
1991
Screen Two (TV Series) as
Terence O'Farrell
- Morphine and Dolly Mixtures (1991) - Terence O'Farrell
1991
Sleeping with the Enemy as
Martin
1990
The Real Charlotte (TV Mini Series) as
Roderick Lambert
- Episode #1.3 (1990) - Roderick Lambert
- Episode #1.2 (1990) - Roderick Lambert
- Episode #1.1 (1990) - Roderick Lambert
1990
Mountains of the Moon as
Richard Burton
1988
Act of Betrayal (TV Mini Series) as
Michael McGurk
- Episode #1.2 (1988) - Michael McGurk
- Episode #1.1 (1988) - Michael McGurk
1988
The Courier as
Christy
1988
Taffin as
Mo Taffin
1987
Lapsed Catholics (TV Movie) as
Paul McNally
1987
Boon (TV Series) as
DS Beecher
- Credit Where It's Due (1987) - DS Beecher
1983
Those Glory Glory Days (TV Movie) as
1961 Spurs Team Member
Producer
1999
Expedition Journal (TV Series documentary) (assistant producer - 1 episode)
- Dino Babies (1999) - (assistant producer)
Soundtrack
2006
The Far Side of Jericho (lyrics: "Jericho") / (music: "Jericho") / (performer: "Jericho")
2006
False Prophets (performer: "If You Ever See Jesus Again") / (writer: "If You Ever See Jesus Again")
1995
Triplecross (TV Movie) (performer: "Jealous Heart") / (writer: "Jealous Heart")
1992
Love Crimes (performer: "Yodelling in the Valley") / (writer: "Yodelling in the Valley")
Self
-
Untitled Picture House Project (TV Movie documentary) (filming) as
Self
2022
The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell (TV Series) as
Guest
- Patrick Bergin/Kymberli Boynton (2022) - Guest
2020
Joe Grah: Runaway (Music Video) as
Self
2020
Fear Darb Ainm Harris (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2018
Constance Smith - Hollywood Tragedy (Documentary) as
Self
2010
The 7th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards (TV Special) as
Self
2009
The 6th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2009
Xposé (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #3.98 (2009) - Self
2007
4th Irish Film and Television Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2004
The Magical World of 'Ella Enchanted' (TV Movie documentary) as
Interviewee: Sir Peter
2004
Guns and Chiffon (TV Movie documentary)
2004
The Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2004 (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2003
The Dunphy Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.9 (2003) - Self
2002
Kelly (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 26 April 2002 (2002) - Self
1998
Through Irish Eyes (Documentary short) as
Self
1993
The 14th Annual CableACE Awards (TV Special) as
Self
1991
The Making of 'Sleeping with the Enemy' (Video documentary short) as
Self
Archive Footage
2018
Hangover in Death Valley (Video) as
Roy
2018
Assassins Revenge (Video) as
Mayor Patrick O'Donnell
2017
Grindhouse Nightmares as
Mayor
2016
Man Hunt as
The mayor
2006
When the Devil Rides Out as
Mayor
2000
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years (TV Movie documentary) as
Martin Burney
1992
The Secret World of Spying (TV Movie) as
Kevin O'Donnell

References

Patrick Bergin Wikipedia