Actor who portrayed Davos Seaworth on the hit show Game of Thrones and has appeared in films such as Hunger and War Horse.
He lived in Zimbabwe for three years, working as an electrician, before eventually returning to Ireland and pursuing acting.
He was nominated for a British Independent Film Award in 2008 for his performance in Hunger, and won an Irish Film and Television Award for the same role.
He married and had three children.
He shared a BAFTA award for Best Short Film with Michael Fassbender, for their crime drama Pitch Black Heist.