Rea was born on October 31, 1946 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His first acting credit was in 1964, playing Pepe Costa in the British soap opera Crossroads. He was one of the founding members of the Field Day Theatre Company, established in 1980. In 1993, he gained international recognition when he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Crying Game. Since then, he has appeared in many TV series and films.
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