Vincent Regan (born May 16, 1965) is a British film and television actor.
Regan has over 15 stage roles to his credit, most recently as Achilles
in Troilus and Cressida
at the Edinburgh International Festival
. In association with The Royal Shakespeare Company
, the festival presented director Peter Stein
's strongly cast and visually striking production. He is famous for the movie 300
, in which he played the Captain, and Troy
, where he played Eudorus
, Achilles' second in command.
Regan is also a screenwriter and director, developing projects for his own film company. His script, Come Like Shadows, is an accessible but classic interpretation of Macbeth that will start shooting in 2007 with Sean Bean and Tilda Swinton, will be directed by John Maybury.
In 1999 Regan received an Irish Best Actor nomination for his co-starring performance in the award-winning miniseries Eureka Street.
Regan was born in Swansea
. The son of Irish immigrants, as a young adult Regan returned to Ireland
with his parents. He is married to actress Amelia Curtis, and he has 2 daughters, Chloe, born in 1991, and Esme born in 2006 (possibly 2007).
He is an avid historian of Ancient Rome with a passion for Shakespeare.