Phone Booth : Farrell and Sutherland Interview

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COLIN FARRELL (Stu Shepard) is a native of Ireland. He can be seen opposite Al Pacino in the boxoffice hit "The Recruit. " The movie follows CIA agent James Clayton (Farrell) through training camp where veteran agent Walter Burke (Al Pacino) teaches him the ropes and rules of the game. When James starts to question his role, and decides to "wash out," he is tapped for a special assignment to root out a mole.

Farrell has a scene stealing role as Bullseye, the assassin with perfect aim, in Twentieth Century Fox / Regency Enterprises' boxoffice smash "Daredevil," based on the famed Marvel comic book character.

He is currently shooting the Columbia feature "SWAT" starring opposite Samuel L. Jackson. It is set to open August 2003. In May, he will start the independent film "Home at the End of the World. " Based on the Michael Cunningham novel, it is a story of boyhood friends who come from dysfunctional families, now older they move to New Yorkand end up living together with an eccentric woman named Clare. The trio leads an unusual life together as Jonathan is gay and Bobby fathers Clare's baby.

Farrell's first U. S. film was New Regency's "Tigerland," directed by Joel Schumacher and distributed by Twentieth Century Fox. The film follows American soldiers who are taken to the backwoods of Louisiana in 1971 to play war games in preparation for their first tour of duty in Vietnam combat. The film was shot entirely on location on a shuttered army base in Florida. He was seen as Jesse James in "American Outlaws" and in Steven Speilberg's "Minority Report," distributed by Twentieth Century Fox.

Farrell starred opposite Bruce Willis in "Hart's War" for MGM. Directed by Gregory Hoblit ("Frequency"), the big budget World War II drama features Farrell as a POW with a law degree who defends a black soldier falsely accused of murderin a German Prison camp.

Born and raised in Castleknock in the Republic of Ireland, Farrell is the son of former football player, Eamon Farrell and nephew of Tommy Farrell. Both Tommy and Eamon Farrell played for the Irish Football Club, Shamrock Rovers in the 1960s.

It was Farrell's early teenage ambition to follow in his father and uncle's footsteps; however his interest soon turned towards acting and he joined the Gaity School of Drama in Dublin. Before completing his course, Farrell landed a starring role in Deirdre Purcell's miniseries "Falling for a Dancer. " A starring role in the BBC series "Ballykissangel," in addition to a featured role in Tim Roth's directorial debut, "The War Zone," followed soon after.

He appeared in Thaddeus O' Sullivan's Dublin gangster movie, "Ordinary Decent Criminal," co-starring Kevin Spacey. In the film, he plays the youngest member of Spacey's gang of hoodlums. It was Spacey who suggested him for the part after catching Farrell performing in "In a Little World of Our Own" at the Donmar Warehouse in London.

Farrell currently lives in Dublin.

KIEFER SUTHERLAND (The Caller) currently stars in the critically acclaimed Fox drama "24," for which he won a Golden Globe® Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series and garnered an Emmy® nomination for Best Actor in a Drama Series, as well as a recent Golden Globe nomination. The show is currently in its second season.

Sutherland starred in Showtime film "Red Door," directed by Matia Karrell, and "Paradise Found," directed by Mario Andreazcchio, in which he portrays the world famous post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguin.

Recently, Sutherland appears in the limited release World War II drama "To End All Wars," based on the best-selling book, "Through the Valley of the Kwai", which is an account of life as a POW in a Southeast Asian prison camp. The film also stars Robert Carlyle, Ciaran McMenarrin and Mark Strong and successfully screened at both the Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals this year. He will also be seen in "Dead Heat," directed by Mark Malone.

In 1998, Sutherland starred in Showtime's critically-acclaimed original picture, "A Soldier's Sweetheart" with Skeet Ulrich and Georgina Cates, which premiered at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival's Gala Screening.

In 1997, Sutherland co-starred with William Hurt and Rufus Sewell in "Dark City. " Directed by Alex Proyas, "Dark City" was a special presentation at the Cannes Film Festival. Sutherland also added his second directorial credit and starred in "Truth or Consequences" alongside Kevin Pollak, Mykelti Williamson, Rod Steiger and Martin Sheen.

In the 1996 thriller "Eye for an Eye," directed by John Schlesinger, Sutherland portrayed an unremorseful, brutal murderer opposite Sally Field and Ed Harris. Later that summer, he co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson, SandraBullock and Matthew McConaughey in the screen adaptation of John Grisham's novel, "A Time to Kill. "

In 1993, Sutherland starred in "The Three Musketeers," based on the classic tale by Alexandre Dumas. The same year, he made his directorial debut in the critically acclaimed Showtime film "Last Light," in which he also starred opposite Forest Whitaker. "Last Light" garnered some of the most glowing reviews that any cable production has received in a long time, especially for Sutherland's directing.

Sutherland's first major role was in the Canadian drama "The Bad Boy," which earned Sutherland and director Daniel Petrie, Genie award nominations for best actor and best director, respectively. Following his success in "The Bad Boy," Sutherland eventually moved to Los Angeles and landed television appearances in "The Mission," an episode of"Amazing Stories" and in the telefilm "Trapped in Silence" with Marsha Mason.

In 1992, Sutherland starred opposite Ray Liotta and Forest Whitaker in "Article 99," and in the military drama "A Few Good Men," also starring Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise. Later, in 1994, he starred with Jeff Bridges and Nancy Travis in the American version of "The Vanishing" for Twentieth Century Fox.

Sutherland's other film credits include "Flatliners," "Chicago Joe and the Showgirl," "1969," "Flashback," "Young Guns," "Young Guns 2," "Bright Lights, Big City," "The Lost Boys," "Promised Land," "At Close Range," and "Stand By Me.

UK Release: 18 April 2003
US Release: 04 April 2003
Distributer: Twentieth Century Fox
Running Time: 80 mins
Cert: 15