Gabriel Byrne gets married in ‘small private ceremony’

Irish actor marries his long-term girlfriend in Co Cork

Gabriel Byrne and Hannah King at the  London Film Festival Awards in October  2010. Photograph: Getty.

Gabriel Byrne and Hannah King at the London Film Festival Awards in October 2010. Photograph: Getty.

 

Gabriel Byrne has married in Ballymaloe Country House Hotel in Co Cork.

The 64-year-old Irish actor and his long-time girlfriend Hannah Beth King were married on Monday evening in what his agent called a “small private ceremony”.

The news was made public on RTÉ’s Liveline programme by Dublin city councillor and playwright Mannix Flynn who congratulated the couple and wished them “many years of great togetherness and happiness, that’s fantastic news.”

Byrne was previously married to the actress Ellen Barkin. The couple have two children. He had also been in a relationship with the late TV producer and presenter Aine O’Connor.

King is a television film producer. She has made documentaries and docudramas for Discover, Current TV and PBS among many others.

In December 2012, Byrne revealed that he was in a “committed relationship” and that King was “lovely, intelligent, and beautiful, absolutely beautiful”.

Byrne is one of Ireland’s most famous actors. He recently starred in Quirke, the series about an Irish detective set in 1950s Dublin.

He was also Ireland’s cultural ambassador in the United States for a while and famously criticised the Gathering as a “shakedown” of the Irish diaspora.