- Is a very talented fiddler, and used to perform as a street musician.
- Auditioned for the Abbey Theatre when he was 18; the audition went so poorly he decided to abandon acting.
- Worked as a schoolteacher at Belcamp College for nearly 10 years.
- Had his breakthrough role in Braveheart as Hamish, William Wallace's childhood friend.
Irish Film & Television Awards
European Film Awards
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
BAFTA Film Awards
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