John Lynch Biography
John Lynch is an Irish actor and novelist. He won the AFI (AACTA) Award for Best Actor for his appearance in the 1995 film Angel Baby. His other film appearances include Cal (1984), The Secret Garden (1993), In the Name of the Father (1993) and Sliding Doors (1998).
Besides acting, he is a novel writer. He has written two novels, Torn Water (2005) and Falling Out of Heaven (2010). John attended St Colman’s College, Newry. He began acting in Irish language-medium plays at school during the early years of the conflict in Northern Ireland.
In his career as an actor, he has appeared in numerous films. He starred as a supporting actor in Derek Jarman’s Edward II, The Secret Garden, The Secret of Roan Inish and Sliding Doors. Moreover, he played the part of football legend George Best in the 2000 film Best.
In 1995, he played the lead in the Australian feature Angel Baby, winning the Australian Film Institute award for best leading actor and the Australian Film Critics award for best actor. An year later, he was nominated for a Satellite Film Award for the film Moll Flanders.
Lynch worked with acclaimed Belgian director Marion Hansel on her adaptation of Booker-nominated author Damon Galgut’s novel, The Quarry which won Best Film at the Montreal Film Festival. In addition to that, he won Best Actor for the lead role in Best at the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival in 2000. He wrote and co-produced the film.
John Lynch Age
John Lynch was born in Corrinshego, United Kingdom. He was born on 26th December 1961. His current age is 57 years old as of 2018.
John Lynch Net Worth
John Lynch has accumulated a huge fortune from her career as an actor. He has been in the acting industry for quite a while now. His appearances in numerous films and television shows has contributed greatly in increasing his net worth. He starred as a supporting actor in Derek Jarman’s Edward II, The Secret Garden, The Secret of Roan Inish and Sliding Doors.
Moreover, he played the part of football legend George Best in the 2000 film Best. He has also won various awards throughout his career. He won the AFI (AACTA) Award for Best Actor for his appearance in the 1995 film Angel Baby. In addition to that, he won Best Actor for the lead role in Best at the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival in 2000.
Besides acting, he is a novel writer. He has written two novels, Torn Water (2005) and Falling Out of Heaven (2010). His net worth is however currently under review. We will update you soon when we get more information about the same.
John Lynch Wife
John Lynch was previously married to Mary McGuckian. The two had been married since 1997. In 2012 however, things turned sour and they separated and divorced. Details about their separation are not known. We also do not have information about John’s relationships after his divorce. He could be single or dating someone on the low key.
John Lynch Eric Cantona
Eric Cantona resembles Irish actor John Lynch. Eric is a French actor but a former professional footballer. People a times confuse the two stars.
John Lynch Movies And Tv Shows | John Lynch Tin Star | John Lynch Shetland
- 1984 Cal Cal
- 1992 The Railway Station Man
- 1995 Angel Baby
- 1999 Best
- 2003 Conspiracy of Silence
- 2007 The Yellow House
- 2010 Black Death
- 2012 Labyrinth
- 2013–2016 The Fall
- 2014 The Musketeers
- 2017 Number One
- 2018 The Terror
- 2019 Tin Star
John Lynch Interview
Q: Tell us a little about your character, Frank Blake?
John Lynch: Frank’s a very warm, together guy. I think his marriage has had problems but together with his wife, they seem to have been working them out.
Q: What is the storyline you’re involved in – Blue Lightning?
John Lynch: Frank’s in charge of the research institute on Fair Isle and oversees all the research on the birds on the island. He’s married to a very brilliant co-researcher scientist, who gets killed and, from that point, everything gets very complicated. I really enjoyed working with Dougie Henshall, we’ve know each other for a long time but it was great to get the chance to work on this together.
Q: What attracted you to working on Shetland?
John Lynch: The drama was a draw but the opportunity to visit Shetland was a real pull for me. I loved it there – I even managed a little boat tour and visited the gannet colony. I really had a nice time there – I really enjoyed it. It was the first time I’d ever been there before and had no idea what to expect. Shetland is a place full of different influences from Scotland to Norway, and that makes it unique.
Q: What do you think makes Shetland such a unique location?
John Lynch: It’s so northernly and yet so familiar, but then you suddenly spot a piece of coastline that you’ve never seen before anywhere else. And as well as that there’s the history of the whaling, shipping and now the oil industry which has resulted in huge communities entrenched in oil. The sea, the wildilife, the landscape, the people – those are the things I took away from my Shetland experience.
Q: Are you a fan of crime fiction?
John Lynch: I love crime documentaries – I must admit I do enjoy following real life crimes. But in terms of crime drama? Columbo is the king. He has tremendous quirks, wonderful charisma, I’m a big Columbo fan. I don’t watch anything I’m involved in, I don’t find that helpful or interesting. I enjoy working on it but watching it? No, that’s for the viewers to decide whether they like it or not.
Q: How was it working with Douglas Henshall and Bill Paterson?
John Lynch: Dougie’s a tremendously precise actor, very very present. We got on really well – I enjoyed it a lot. I met Bill through a friend of ours years ago. He has a great quirky sense of humour, which is important on set. He’s great at keeping everyone’s spirits and morale up – which is important when you’re shooting long days.
Q: Any memorable filming experiences?
John Lynch: The day we shot in a white church in Shetland [Fair Isle Kirk] stands out for me. It was quite an extraordinary place and extraordinary atmosphere and it stands out of all the shooting days we had on Shetland. Also, working in Glasgow for the first time. But, above all else, what was memorable for me was the welcome – I was so warmly welcomed in Scotland it was fabulous.
Q: What can viewers expect from your Shetland episodes?
John Lynch: The shooting style is wonderful and the story is a very complex look at how people can betray each other, quietly without great fanfare, and how all sorts of things can come to light.
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