In 2016, he portrayed Percival Graves in the Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Brigid's National School, followed by secondary school at Castleknock College, and then Gormanston College in County Meath.
He unsuccessfully auditioned for the Irish musical group Boyzone around this time.
Roles in Michael Mann's Miami Vice (2006), the adaptation of John Fante's Ask the Dust (2006), and Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream (2007) followed, underscoring Farrell's popularity among Hollywood writers and directors; however, it was his role in Martin Mc Donagh's In Bruges (2008) that earned him a Hollywood Foreign Press Association Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
He then starred in Schumacher's psychological thriller Phone Booth (2002) where he plays a hostage in a New York city phone booth, and the American thrillers S. After starring in the independent films Intermission (2003) and A Home at the End of the World (2004), Farrell headed Oliver Stone's biopic Alexander (2004) and Terrence Malick's The New World (2005).
(2003) and The Recruit (2003), establishing his international box-office appeal.
With his brother's encouragement, he attended the Gaiety School of Acting, dropping out when he was cast as Danny Byrne on Ballykissangel, a BBC drama about a young English priest who becomes part of an Irish rural community. T., the actor starred in an ensemble cast including Samuel L.
The police sketch looked remarkably like him and he had even described blacking out during the night in question. Jackson, Michelle Rodriguez, Olivier Martinez and Jeremy Renner; Renner became a friend.
He read Frank Miller's Daredevil comics to understand Bullseye "because the expression on the character's faces in the comic books, and just the way they move sometimes, and the exaggerations of the character I'm playing...he's so over-the-top that you do draw from that.
But it's not exactly a character you can do method acting for..know, running around New York killing people with paper clips".
Yet, even though the two-year anniversary of their first public spotting is on the horizon, the press still continues to refer to his lady friend as simply a brunette mystery.
In fact, Farrell hadn't even talked publically about the relationship before.
Degeneres then asked if she was in the "business."“No, but she travels a lot in her work and works very hard," he said.
"It’s been quite awhile now."Yet, "mystery woman" remains still a mystery.
His only alibi was apparently a journal kept by his friend that explained the two had been across town that night, taking MDMA. Alan Morrison of Empire wrote, "Farrell can usually be relied upon to bring a spark to the bonfire.