Wikipedia Biography / Profile Background
Introduction : Who is Anthony Byrne
- Writer, director and photographer, Anthony Byrne, is an Irish native who has made a name for himself, directing everything from indie films to BMW commercials.
- He was engaged to the internationally renowned English actress, Natalie Dormer. After being together for 11 years, the couple split up in Nov 2018.
Personal Life : Parents, Family and Education
- Anthony Byrne was born on September 9, 1975, in Dublin, Ireland.
- He is now engaged to Natalie Dormer since 2011. She is a successful actress, famously known for her roles in Game of Thrones & the Tudors.
- The pair met in 2007 while she was in Dublin, Ireland working on the television series, Tudors.
- The couple now lives together in London, England.
- Education : He was a film student in Ireland.
- At school, his hobbies included filmmaking and viewing, photography, music and reading.
Salary, Net Worth, Movie and TV Career :
- The talented Anthony has two agencies, Russel Curran Productions in Ireland & Josh Varney in the United Kingdom.
- Byrne started off in the short film, directing a number of award-winning & film festival hits including, Meeting Che Guevara and the Man from Maybury Hill, which won and IFTA in 2003.
- His movie debut came in 2004 with indie art-house film “Short Order.”
- Anthony’s next feature film was the comedy-drama “How About You” in 2007.
- In addition to these, he directed “Wild December,” an adaptation of Edna O’Brien’s novel, a story set in County Clare in the West of Ireland.
- He has done a number of TV shows for RTE and ITV including “Single-Handed,” award-winning “Love/Hate” & “Mr. Selfridge starring Jeremy Piven.
- In addition to working for RTE and ITV, Anthony has worked on BBC features “Silent Witness” and “Upstairs/Downstairs.”
- He is the writer of the script for an indie thriller named “In Darkness” in 2016. The film is set to premier in 2017 in the United Kingdom. He co-wrote it with Natalie.
- Anthony has also directed commercials for BMW and music videos for artists such as Hozier.
- He is also an accomplished photographer. He has had his work exhibited both in his hometown of Dublin and his new city of London.
Interesting Facts, Height and Trivia :
- Anthony directed the music video of Hozier’s song “Someone New.” His fiancee was the leading lady in the video and she had to kiss several men.
- He is a huge fan of F1 single-seat auto racing and its history.
- He said he wanted to be a director after seeing “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” a 1981 American adventure film directed by the talented and famous Steven Spielberg.
Awards and Achievements :
- Best Short Film in 2003 by the Independent Film and Television Alliance
- 7 Nomination, including Best Script and Best Director, in 2005 by the Independence Film and Television Alliance for “Short Order”
- Nomination for Best Film in 2016 by the Independent Film and Television Alliance for “Ripper Street
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