Stephen Rea (born 31 October 1946) is an Irish film and stage actor. Rea has appeared in films such as V for Vendetta, Michael Collins, Interview with the Vampire and Breakfast on Pluto. Rea was nominated for an Academy Award for his lead performance as Fergus in the 1992 film The Crying Game. He has during later years had important roles in the Hugo Blick TV series The Shadow Line and The Honourable Woman, for which he won a BAFTA Award. In 2020, he was listed at number 13 on The Irish Times list of Ireland’s greatest film actors.
Which is a shame because the movie had an excellent chance to make a statement had it been willing to go off the rails a little bit (pun intended) and put some shading on these characters.