Liam Cunningham

Liam Cunningham

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1961-06-02 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: East Wall, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

57 Movies · 20 TV shows

Also Known As: Лиам Каннингэм

Biography

Liam Cunningham (born 2 June 1961) is an Irish actor. He is known for playing Davos Seaworth in the HBO epic-fantasy series Game of Thrones.Cunningham has been nominated for the London Film Critics' Circle Award, the British Independent Film Award, has won two Irish Film & Television Awards, and shared a BAFTA with Michael Fassbender, for their crime-drama short film Pitch Black Heist. His film roles include A Little Princess (1995), Jude (1996), Dog Soldiers (2002), The Crooked Man (2003), The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006), Hunger (2008), The Escapist (2008), Good Vibrations (2013), Let Us Prey (2014) and The Childhood of a Leader (2015). In 2020, he was listed at number 36 on The Irish Times list of Ireland's greatest film actors.

Personal Life

Cunningham resides in Dublin with his wife Colette, with whom he has three children, daughter Ellen and sons Liam Jr. and Sean.

Early Life

Cunningham was born in East Wall, which is an inner city area of the Northside of Dublin. He grew up in Kilmore West with his three sisters and a brother. Cunningham left secondary school at 15 and pursued a career as an electrician. In the 1980s, Cunningham moved to Zimbabwe for three years where he maintained electrical equipment at a safari park and trained Zimbabwean electricians. After returning to Ireland, Cunningham became dissatisfied with his work as an electrician and decided to pursue his interest in acting. He attended acting classes and began to work in local theatre, including Royal Shakespeare Company. He appeared in a production of Studs at The Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn, London.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Vault

The Vault

2021
A crew of master thieves plan to steal the legendary lost treasure locked inside a fortress hidden under The Bank of Spain when an engineer learns of it. With thousands of soccer fans cheering in the ...
Way Down

Way Down

4.5
2021
After learning that a legendary lost treasure will be deposited in the bank's safe for just 10 days, Thom and Walter devised a plan to break into the bank. When the bank's staff will be distracted by ...
TV
Domina

Domina

2021
The extraordinary rise of Livia Drusilla, who overcame adversity to become the most powerful woman in the world.Follow Livia’s journey from a naïve young girl whose world crumbles in the wake of Juliu...

2019.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch

Game of Thrones: The Last Watch

7.5
2019
Post-finale feature-length documentary about the making-of the hit HBO TV show.
TV
The Hot Zone

The Hot Zone

2019
Heroic U.S. Army scientist Dr. Nancy Jaax, working with a secret military specialized team, puts her life on the line to head off an Ebola outbreak before it spread to the human population.

2017.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

3.5
2017
An anthology of ambitious, moving tales was inspired by Philip K Dick's short stories.
24 Hours to Live

24 Hours to Live

6
2017
An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance.

2016.

1 Movie
The Childhood of a Leader

The Childhood of a Leader

2016
A chilling story of a young American boy living in France in 1918 and his father working for the US government on the creation of the Treaty of Versailles. He witnessed the birth of a terrifying ego.

2015.

3 Movies
Ladygrey

Ladygrey

2015
While sleeping with Angus, she tried to maintain her sense of self.
Pursuit

Pursuit

2015
Pursuit is a modern take on Irish mythology, adapting the legend of Diarmuid and Grinne and turning it into a road movie and gangster thriller for a contemporary audience.

2014.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Musketeers

The Musketeers

6.78
2014
Set in 17th century Paris, musketeers Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan are members of an elite band of soldiers who fight for what is just. They are heroes because they can be trusted and believe...
Let Us Prey

Let Us Prey

5.82
2014
Rachel, a rookie cop, is about to begin her first night shift in a neglected police station in a Scottish, backwater town. The kind of place where the tide has gone out and stranded a motley bunch of ...
Noble

Noble

2014
Christina Noble overcame the difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to find her place in the world. A true story.

2013.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty

6.24
2013
Rick is a mentally-unbalanced but scientifically-gifted older man who has recently reconnected with his family. He spends most of his time with his grandson. Morty's family life causes a lot of distre...
SLR

SLR

2013
SLR is a short thriller about a man obsessed with "voyeur pornography". When he makes a shocking discovery online, he is forced onto the trail of an anonymous photographer known only by his user name ...
The Numbers Station

The Numbers Station

6
2013
When the moral values of a long time wetwork black ops agent are tested, he gets a psychological evaluation. He is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the secur...

2012.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

6
2012
There is a key figure in the punk rock scene. The Undertones and The Outcasts were represented by a record label.
TV
Titanic: Blood and Steel

Titanic: Blood and Steel

2012
The year 1909. The greatest project in the shipyard's history has been handed to it. A great, unsinkable ship will be built by it. It will be called the Titanic.
Safe House

Safe House

5.93
2012
A dangerous CIA man who has been on the run for a decade returns. The rookies escape when the safe house is attacked. It's important that the unlikely allies stay alive so that they can find out who w...
Saving the Titanic

Saving the Titanic

2012
In the hours after the Titanic struck an iceberg 100 years ago, a team of shipbuilders and engineers raced against time to save the stricken vessel. Based on eye-witness accounts, this film reveals w...

2011.

5 Movies · 4 TV shows
TV
Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

6.58
2011
The families are fighting. Friction between houses leads to war. There is an evil in the farthest north. The Night's Watch is a military order of misfits that is neglected during the war.
Pitch Black Heist

Pitch Black Heist

2011
Liam and Michael are professional safe crackers who meet on a simple job to relieve an office safe from its contents. The catch is a light activated alarm system impelling the men to embark on a pitch...
The Guard

The Guard

3.67
2011
An Irish policeman and an FBI agent have to work together to take down a drug gang. The Sergeant is a cop with a sarcastic sense of humor. He has his own moral code. He knows that there isn't much. Wh...
TV
Vera

Vera

4.72
2011
In cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail, Vera Stanhope patrols her "patch" of northeast England. Vera has caustic wit, courage and guile because she is obsessive about her work.
War Horse

War Horse

8.67
2011
The film follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, as they are sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Albert was too young to serve in the military, but he went to ...
TV
Camelot

Camelot

6
2011
The series was produced by Graham King, Morgan O' Sullivan and Michael Hirst.
The Silence of Joan

The Silence of Joan

2011
In 1430, Joan of Arc, the prisoner of a powerful lord of the north of France is sold to the English. As a captive awaiting her death, she is approached by different men for whom she is believed to be ...
TV
Outcasts

Outcasts

6
2011
Outcasts is a science-fiction drama serial on British television. It was originally aired on the British Broadcasting Corporation's One and HD channels. It was broadcast in the US.
Black Butterflies

Black Butterflies

2011
Confronted by Apartheid and a father who was Minister of Censorship, Ingrid Jonker searched for a home, searched for love. With men like Jack Cope and André Brink she found much love, but no home. Lat...

2010.

3 Movies
The Whistleblower

The Whistleblower

3
2010
The story is based on the experiences of a Nebraska cop who discovers a sex trafficking ring while serving as a U.N. A diplomat. The peacekeeper was in Bosnia after the war ended. She risked her life ...
Centurion

Centurion

3
2010
Britain, A.D. The only survivor of a raid on a Roman frontier fort is marching north with the Ninth Legion under orders to destroy the leader of the Picts.
Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans

7.13
2010
Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is powerless to save his family from the god of the Underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to destroy Hades before ...

2009.

4 Movies
The Tournament

The Tournament

6
2009
Every ten or seven years there is a tournament in a small town. 30 of the world's most lethal assassins are fighting. The $10,000,000 cash prize and title of Worlds No 1 is a million dollar price tag,...
Harry Brown

Harry Brown

5
2009
An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Blood: The Last Vampire

Blood: The Last Vampire

5
2009
Saya is a stunning 16-year-old, but that youthful exterior hides the soul of a 400 year-old halfling. She was born to a human father and a vampire mother, and for centuries has been obsessed with usin...
Perrier's Bounty

Perrier's Bounty

2009
Three fugitives were responsible for the death of one of Perrier's cronies.

2008.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
The Escapist

The Escapist

6
2008
Twelve years into a life sentence without parole, FrankPerry is in an institutionalized convict. He wants to make peace with his daughter before it's too late. He recruits a group of escapists, misfit...
TV
Merlin

Merlin

6.57
2008
Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot, and a young man with extraordinary magical powers are unlikely to have a friendship.
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

5.91
2008
An emperor from the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty who's returned from the dead to pursue a quest for world domination is going against Rick O'Connell. The 'Dragon Emperor' was stopped by O'Connell's wife...
Hunger

Hunger

4
2008
The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike during The Troubles in which Irish Republican prisoners tried to win political status.

2007.

2 Movies
Anner House

Anner House

2007
'Anner House' is a romantic story of dreams and aspirations. Neil Barry leaves Ireland after a bitter divorce and custody battle to face the demons of his alcoholism in another place, Cape Town. A cha...
Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

1
2007
A young woman's penchant for Gothic novels can lead to misunderstandings.

2006.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
El hormiguero 3.0

El hormiguero 3.0

5
2006
The live audience of El Hormiguero is interested in comedy, science, and politics. It is hosted by a writer. The show was broadcasted on Spain's Cuatro channel. Luis Piedrahita, Marron, and "The Man i...
TV
Hotel Babylon

Hotel Babylon

2006
A British television drama series based on the book of the same name was produced by Carnival Films and aired from January 2006 to August 2009. The show ended after its fourth series, leaving the fina...
The Wind That Shakes the Barley

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

7.33
2006
A doctor leaves Ireland to work in London. A young man is killed as British Black and Tans arrive at his friend's farm. Teddy joined the Irish Republican Army with his brother, but soon political even...

2005.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Doctor Who

Doctor Who

6.2
2005
The Doctor is a 900 year old alien who is part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor knows how to save planets.
The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse

The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse

2005
The only way to avoid disaster in the fictional world of Royston Vasey is for our characters to find a way into the real world and confront their creators. From present day Soho to the fictional film ...
Showbands

Showbands

2005
It's Ireland in the 1960s and showbands and ballrooms are big business. However, Tony is struggling to repay his bank loan and is in danger of losing his ballroom. In order to save it, he sets out to ...
Breakfast on Pluto

Breakfast on Pluto

6
2005
Patrick "Kitten" Braden came of age in the 1970s by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his trans nature was beyond the town's understanding.

2004.

1 Movie
The Card Player

The Card Player

6
2004
Anna Mari is playing a game with a serial killer. If she loses, she will see the tortured victims having their throats cut. They are looking for the murderer.

2003.

2 Movies
Mystics

Mystics

2003
A black comedy about two old-time conmen who pretend to be able to communicate with the dead.
The Crooked Man

The Crooked Man

2003
Harry Fielding is an investigative reporter with a brief to covertly document the compromising exploits of public figures. Incriminating evidence captured on his camera is used by his unscrupulous bos...

2002.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Stranded

Stranded

2002
The Robinson family is moving to America. After only a short time at sea, they are caught in a terrible, relentless storm that shatters their ship and they end up on a deserted tropical island.
Stranded

Stranded

2002
A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Dog Soldiers

Dog Soldiers

6
2002
A wounded Special Forces captain and his team's remains are found by a group of British soldiers. There are werewolfs in the region. Tonight is a full moon.
Shadow Man

Shadow Man

2002
A little girl spies two men breaking into a derelict house. Fascinated by them, she brings herself to the men's attention and a friendship blossoms: but the little girl is unaware she may be crossing ...
The Abduction Club

The Abduction Club

2002
A group of Irish noblemen kidnap girls in order to marry into their fortune and avoid becoming priests or soldiers.

2001.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Revelation

Revelation

2001
Since the beginning of A.D. A bloody secret war has been taking place at the center of a sacred artifact. The relic that had been missing for a few hundred years reappeared in the present day, bringin...
TV
Rebel Heart

Rebel Heart

2001
The move towards independence in Ireland, from the 1916 Easter Rising until the 1922 civil war is seen through the eyes of a naive idealistic young man
TV
Attila

Attila

6
2001
Attila was an American TV mini-series that focused on the invasions of the Huns in Europe during the waning days of the Western Roman Empire.
The Island of the Mapmaker's Wife

The Island of the Mapmaker's Wife

2001
Descotes, a young map expert, discovers the marvelous erotic secret of an elaborate ancient map that she lusts to own.

2000.

3 Movies
RKO 281

RKO 281

2000
RKO Pictures hired the boy-wonder to make his first film after he left New York, where he had succeeded in radio and theater.
The Second Death

The Second Death

2000
On a lonely country road, James Mangan heard a voice from his past and realized he was damned.
When the Sky Falls

When the Sky Falls

2000
There is a fact-based story about the reporter who invaded the Irish underworld and tried to expose the illegitimate activities she found. The police consort is unable to assist her despite being hamp...

1999.

2 Movies
Sweety Barrett

Sweety Barrett

1999
There is a man with a child. An easy target in a corrupt world, Sweety becomes involved in a smuggling operation unleashing a spiral of dangerous and unexpected events.
Shooting the Past

Shooting the Past

1999
A US property developer realises that he has a battle on his hands when he tries to transform a London building containing a vast photographic collection and discovers that the library employees will ...

1998.

1 Movie
Falling for a Dancer

Falling for a Dancer

1998
There was a romantic drama in Ireland in the 1930s. The story begins when Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor. She is forced to marry a dull middle-aged man because of community pressure.

1997.

2 Movies
The Life of Stuff

The Life of Stuff

1997
The drama is about a wannabe gangster who buys a Glasgow warehouse and plans to turn it into the flagship of his criminal empire. He decided to hold a party of a lifetime because he thought he had eli...
Police 2020

Police 2020

1997
In 2020, DCI Billy O'Connell is tasked with tackling an armed suspect who takes a group of Russian immigrants hostage in a lift after blaming the immigrant population for an outbreak of tuberculosis t...

1996.

1 Movie
Jude

Jude

1996
Jude has a blue-collar background and wants to be an academic. He is trapped in a marriage and working as a stonemason. When his wife leaves him, Jude sees an opportunity to improve. He has an affair ...

1995.

2 Movies
First Knight

First Knight

4.33
1995
The story of King Arthur is told. Guinevere is torn between her loyalty to her husband and her growing love for his rival, while Arthur is reluctant to give the crown to his rival. The loyalty of the ...
A Little Princess

A Little Princess

9
1995
After her father enlisted to fight for the British in World War I, Sara's mother attended a boarding school. Miss Minchin is controlling Sara.

1994.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Roughnecks

Roughnecks

1994
Roughnecks is a BBC comedy-drama series that ran over two series between 1994 and 1995 on BBC One. The show centred on the working and personal lives of those who worked on the fictional oil rig "The ...
War of the Buttons

War of the Buttons

1994
The children of Ballydowse and Carrickdowse engage in battles where they cut of the buttons, shoe-laces and underwear of their captured opponents. This is to get the boys in trouble with their parents...

1993.

1 TV show
TV
Cracker

Cracker

8
1993
Fitz has a great insight into the criminal mind.

1991.

1 TV show
TV
Prime Suspect

Prime Suspect

5.33
1991
Tennison is trying to prove herself in a male dominated world.
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