John Lynch

John Lynch

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1961-12-26 (59 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Corrinshego - Newry - Northern Ireland - UK

53 Movies · 23 TV shows

Biography

John Lynch (born 26 December 1961) is an Irish actor and novelist. He won the AFI (AACTA) Award for Best Actor for 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). He has also written two novels, Torn Water (2005) and Falling Out of Heaven (2010).

Early Life

Lynch was born in Corrinshego, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. He 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. He is the eldest of five children of an Irish father and an Italian mother from Trivento (Campobasso). His younger sister Susan and his nephew Thomas Finnegan are also actors.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 Movies
The Banishing

The Banishing

1
2021
The story of the most haunted house in England was told in The Banishing. A young reverend, his wife and daughter move into a manor in the 1930s with a frightening secret.
Boys from County Hell

Boys from County Hell

2021
A crew of hardy road workers, led by a father and son, must survive the night when they accidentally awaken an ancient Irish vampire.

2020.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Head

The Head

2020
A group of scientists are trapped in a mobile science laboratory at the South Pole and one of them is a killer.
Caravan

Caravan

2020
The film is about an ostracized man in a rural English community who gets the attention of a mother after a chance encounter with her two young boys.

2018.

2 Movies
Paul, Apostle of Christ

Paul, Apostle of Christ

2018
Paul is the apostle who is bound in chains and held captive in Nero's dark and bleakest prison cell. Paul wonders if he's been forgotten as he waits for his death sentence. Before Paul's death, he res...
Kissing Candice

Kissing Candice

2018
When a boy she dreams about turns up in real life, she becomes involved with a dangerous local gang.

2017.

4 Movies
Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

2017
A group of monks must escort a sacred relic across an Irish landscape fraught with peril in the 13th century.
Upstream

Upstream

2017
The rivers of Croatia are traced by Homer and Joé on a small boat. None of them knew of the existence of the other until the death of the father of both of them. They are half brothers now. Sean is an...
Number One

Number One

2017
A brilliant and determined female engineer is approached by a network of powerful women with an offer to help become the head of a CAC 40 firm. The conguest turned to complete war with the men who sti...
Detour

Detour

2017
A law student is grieving for his dead mother and trying to decide if he should kill his father.

2016.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Alleycats

Alleycats

2016
Chris first instincts are to cut and run when he sees a murder. When his curiosity brings him back in, he finds himself in a world of corruption, political power, and illegal bike racing.
TV
One of Us

One of Us

6
2016
Two families living side-by-side in rural Scotland have their lives shattered by a double murder. The consequences of a loved one's death are explored in One of Us.

2015.

1 TV show
TV
The Trials of Jimmy Rose

The Trials of Jimmy Rose

2015
Jimmy is struggling to come to terms with his new life after 12 years in prison. His family and friends are finding it difficult to accept him back in to their lives and he must find a way to make thi...

2014.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Scintilla

Scintilla

2014
From a torturous cell in Africa, Powell is released and given the chance to regroup his team of skilled mercenaries for one last job. What they seek should never have been found, as a top scientist wi...
TV
The Assets

The Assets

6
2014
Sandy and her partner were going to find the mole that would turn out to be the most notorious traitor in US history. Sandy is racing against time to save the Soviet intelligence officers. Living her ...

2013.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The Fall

The Fall

5.71
2013
When the Police Service of Northern Ireland can't close a case after 28 days, a detective from the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. The local detectives have to track down ...
Möbius

Möbius

2013
An American woman who works as a trader in a Russian bank falls in love with an officer of the FSB.
TV
Shetland

Shetland

5.82
2013
DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crime within the close knit island community in the novels by Ann Cleeves. The team have to rely on a unique style of policing in this environment.

2012.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful

2012
Two brothers fall in love with the same girl in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, but they have to contend with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the pric...
TV
Labyrinth

Labyrinth

5.83
2012
The lives of two women separated by centuries are united in their search for an ancient artifact.

2011.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Ghosted

Ghosted

2011
'GHOSTED' tells the story of survival inside a British Prison. Jack kept his head down and did his time. On the anniversary of their son's death, the only thing that keeps him from going under is the ...
TV
Vera

Vera

4.72
2011
A sharp detective with a messy life, Vera Stanhope patrols her "patch" of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera faces the world with caustic wit, gu...

2010.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Nativity

The Nativity

2010
«The Nativity» is a 2010 British four-part drama television series. The series is a re-telling of the nativity and was broadcast on BBC One and BBC HD across four days, starting on 20 December 2010. I...
Mo

Mo

2010
Mo Mowlam was the Secretary of state for Northern Ireland.
13Hrs

13Hrs

2010
Sarah Tyler is going to visit her family home in the isolated countryside. Sarah and her family and friends are cut off from the outside world as a storm rages outside. There is something coming out o...
Black Death

Black Death

3.5
2010
There are rumors that a village is immune from the plague. There is a rumour that a necromancer can raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a group of soldiers and a monk are charged by the church...

2009.

2 Movies
The Tournament

The Tournament

6
2009
The tournament takes place in a town every ten or seven years. 30 of the world's deadliest assassins are fighting. The $10,000,000 cash prize and title of Worlds No 1 is a million dollar price tag.
Holy Water

Holy Water

2009
The village of Kilcoulins Leap was once a thriving spa town, but now offers little by way of employment for its people, and its decline seems inexorable. When local Postie, Podger Byrnes, comes up wit...

2008.

2 TV shows
TV
The Passion

The Passion

2008
The Passion is a television drama serial that is produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation. The last week in the life of Jesus is told in this story. The first proposal for the serial was made ...
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.

2007.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Yellow House

The Yellow House

2007
The Yellow House is a feature-length drama that tells the moving human story of the most influential and explosive housemates in art history. The Yellow House was the home of Van Gogh and Gauguin for ...
TV
Movie Connections

Movie Connections

2007
Documentary series looking at the stories behind the production of popular English films, showing how they tie in with the production of other movies through the actors or actresses.
In Tranzit

In Tranzit

2007
Nazi POWs suspected of heinous acts are locked up in a Soviet women's prison. The innocent have to pay to weed out the guilty. Based on a true post-World War II story, this drama stars Thomas Kretschm...

2005.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Isolation

Isolation

2
2005
Five people become unwilling participants in an experiment that goes disastrously wrong on a remote Irish farm.
Lassie

Lassie

2005
A family is forced to sell their dog. Lassie goes home to her family hundreds of miles away.
TV
Bleak House

Bleak House

2005
The generous John Jarndyce, struggling with his own past, and his two young wards Richard and Ada, are all caught up, like Lady Dedlock, in the famous case of Jarndyce vs. If it can ever be brought to...

2004.

1 Movie
The Bridge of San Luis Rey

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

2004
The Bridge of San Luis Rey is American author Thornton Wilder's second novel, first published in 1927 to worldwide acclaim. It tells the story of several interrelated people who die in the collapse of...

2003.

1 Movie
Alien Hunter

Alien Hunter

2003
The South Pole has evidence of extraterrestrial life.

2002.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Puckoon

Puckoon

2002
The book about the divided Irish village of Puckoon is going to be made into a movie.
Evelyn

Evelyn

2002
On the day after Christmas, his wife abandons their family. The fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children makes it clear to the authorities that this is an intolerable situatio...
TV
The Jury

The Jury

2002
The jury is a British show. The Old Bailey courthouse was where the series was filmed.

2001.

1 Movie
The Seventh Stream

The Seventh Stream

2001
She's lost in his world. Can they find a place in each other's hearts?

2000.

2 Movies
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Love's Sweet Song

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Love's Sweet Song

2000
In April 1916, Indiana Jones and Remy Baudouin arrive in Ireland on their way to London, where they plan to join the Belgian Army. They started working at the pub to raise money. Two girls think Indy ...
Best

Best

2000

1998.

3 Movies
The Quarry

The Quarry

1998
There was an assassination of a gay pastor in South Africa. The crime appears to the police and others as a jigsaw puzzle without enough pieces. Black and coloured people who plant marijuana are suspe...
Sliding Doors

Sliding Doors

1998
Gwyneth Paltrow plays London publicist Helen, who is constantly sliding between parallel storylines that show what happens if she does or does not catch a train back to her apartment. Love. There are ...
Night Train

Night Train

1998
A man who was released from jail after serving time for doctoring the books of a criminal has to hide from the criminal's men. A mother and daughter run a boarding house. The timid woman immediately t...

1997.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Trial & Retribution

Trial & Retribution

1997
Trial & Retribution is a police procedural television show. La Plante wrote a follow-on to Prime Suspect. There are two nights of the Trial & Retribution series. There were 10 episodes in the 10th ser...
This Is the Sea

This Is the Sea

1997
The film is set in Northern Ireland. Hazel and Malachy are both Protestant. Rohan is a friend of Malachy's brother Padhar, who wants Malachy to be recruited and fight for the cause, and Hazel's brothe...

1996.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
Nothing Personal

Nothing Personal

1996
The Troubles are depicted as savage tribal warfare. Kenny, a Protestant leader of a group of Loyalists, and his one-time friend Liam, a Catholic, are the focus of the film.
Moll Flanders

Moll Flanders

1996
After her mother is executed, the daughter of a thief is placed in the care of a nunnery. After being abused by a priest, Moll escaped to the dangerous streets of London. She was hired as a prostituti...
TV
Arliss

Arliss

1996
A behind-the-scenes look at the glamorous, big-money world of professional sports following L.A. Arliss Michaels has an inability to say no to clients and employees.
Some Mother's Son

Some Mother's Son

1996
Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than prisoners of war....
TV
Silent Witness

Silent Witness

5.5
1996
Silent Witness focuses on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.

1995.

1 Movie
Angel Baby

Angel Baby

1995
Two people meet and fall in love. They are on a road.

1994.

3 Movies
Words Upon the Window Pane

Words Upon the Window Pane

1994
In 1928 Dublin, during séances concerning Jonathan Swift, the spirits of his former lovers, Stella and Vanessa, emerge to resume their ancient quarrel.
Princess Caraboo

Princess Caraboo

1994
Bristol was in the early 19th century. A young woman who speaks a weird language is being tried for begging. It is understood that the woman is a princess from a far away land when a man claims that h...
The Secret of Roan Inish

The Secret of Roan Inish

1994
A 10-year-old girl is sent to live with her grandparents in Ireland. A descendant of a Selkie is thought to have married a seal who can turn into a human. She was compelled to investigate after she sp...

1993.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Peak Practice

Peak Practice

1993
Peak Practice is a British drama series about a GP surgery in Cardale — a small fictional town in the Derbyshire Peak District — and the doctors who worked there. It ran on ITV from 10 May 1993 to 30 ...
The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

9
1993
A young British girl lost her parents in an earthquake. She is going to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle lost his wife ten years ago. She discovers a garden that has been neglected when she explo...
In the Name of the Father

In the Name of the Father

5.4
1993
A small time thief from Belfast is wrongly implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that killed several people while he was in London. British police force him and his friends to confess their guilt. Th...

1992.

1 Movie
The Railway Station Man

The Railway Station Man

1992
An Irish artist, widowed by an IRA bombing, gradually learns that the American man she has become involved with is not who he seems.

1991.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Edward II

Edward II

1991
England was in the 14th century. King Edward II honors Piers Gaveston with titles of nobility because of his humble beginnings. The cold and jealous Queen Isabella is scheming with the evil Mortimer t...
TV
Chimera

Chimera

1991
A journalist investigates the death of his girl friend at a fertility clinic where she worked and discovers a plot to create a new breed of human based on crossing the genetics of a man and an ape.
Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

1991
TV play about a video director
All Good Things

All Good Things

1991
A marriage and home can be made complete with the arrival of a new baby, but Shirley Frame feels a need to share her good fortune by going out into the world and helping others, and driving husband Ph...

1990.

4 Movies
Hardware

Hardware

7
1990
Mark 13 is a machine that can repair and replenish itself from any energy source. The head of the cyborg ends up in the home of a sculptress because of a series of coincidences. Once inside its new ho...
1871

1871

1990
A young actress becomes politically aware.
Who Bombed Birmingham?

Who Bombed Birmingham?

1990
The film shows how Ian MacBride and Chris Mullin were able to prove that the five IRA members were responsible for the deadly attacks.
Monkey Boy

Monkey Boy

1990
Monkey Boy is an edited version of Lawrence Clark's British production, Chimera, about a half-human, half-ape creature who plots a murderous plan of escape from the genetics lab that gave him life.

1989.

1 TV show
TV
Making Out

Making Out

1989
Making Out is a British television series, shown by the BBC between 1989 and 1991. The series, created by Franc Roddam, written by Debbie Horsfield, mixed comedy and drama in its portrayal of the wom...

1988.

1 Movie
James Joyce's 'Ulysses'

James Joyce's 'Ulysses'

1988
The series "The Modern World: Ten Great Writers" introduces James Joyce's most famous work, "Ulysses". It is possible to film from the beginning to the end of the novel. There are excerpts from a book...

1984.

1 Movie
Cal

Cal

1984
Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, fell in love with a catholic woman whose husband was killed by the IRA.

1983.

1 TV show
TV
Natural World

Natural World

6
1983
Natural World is a nature documentary television series broadcast annually on BBC Two and regarded by the BBC as its flagship natural history brand. It is currently the longest-running series in its g...

1951.

1 TV show
TV
Hallmark Hall of Fame

Hallmark Hall of Fame

8.33
1951
Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of tel...

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
TV
Congo

Congo

The natural history of the Congo River in Central Africa is the subject of a 2001 nature documentary series. In three episodes, the series explores the variety of animals and habitats that are to be f...
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