Gerry Conlon Net Worth

Gerry Conlon Net Worth is
$10 Million

Gerry Conlon Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Gerard "Gerry" Conlon (1 March 1954 – 21 June 2014) was a member of the Guildford Four who spent 14 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of being IRA bombers.Gerry Conlon was born in Belfast and grew up in the impoverished but close-knit community on Lower Falls Road. He described his childhood as happy. His father was Giuseppe Conlon, a factory worker, and his mother was Sarah Conlon, a hospital cleaner.At age 20, Conlon went to England to seek work and to escape the everyday violence he was encountering on the streets of Belfast. He was living with a group of squatters in London when he was arrested for a deadly 1974 bombing.Conlon along with fellow Irishmen Paul Hill and Paddy Armstrong and an English woman, Carole Richardson, became the so-called Guildford Four convicted in 1975 of planting two bombs a year earlier in the Surrey city of Guildford which killed five people and injured dozens more. The four were sentenced to life in prison. At their trial the judge told the defendants, “If hanging were still an option you would have been executed.”Conlon continued to protest his innocence insisting that police had tortured him into making a false confession. In October, 1989 his position was vindicated, when the Guildford Four were freed after the Court of Appeal in London ruled that police had fabricated the hand-written interrogation notes used in the conviction. Crucial evidence proving Conlon could not have carried out the bombings had not been presented at the original trial.A group of Conlon's relatives, collectively known as the Maguire Seven, was convicted of being part of the bombing campaign and also spent decades in prison. Among them was his father, Giuseppe, who had travelled to London from Belfast to help his son mount a legal defence, and who died in prison in 1980. In 1991 the Maguire Seven were also exonerated. Scientists had falsely asserted that the hands of each defendant had tested positive for nitro-glycerine.After emerging from the Court of Appeal a free man, Conlon said: "I have been in prison for something I did not do. I am totally innocent. The Maguire Seven are innocent. Let's hope the Birmingham Six are freed." Conlon was represented by human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce, who also secured the release of the Birmingham Six.Conlon had an articulate voice to vividly communicate his experience of injustice in his book Proved Innocent (1991). After that, he became a leading character in the film In the Name of the Father, where he was played by Daniel Day-Lewis.After his release from prison, Conlon had problems adjusting to civilian life, suffering two nervous breakdowns, attempting suicide, and becoming addicted to drink and drugs. He eventually recovered and became a campaigner for various miscarriages of justice in Britain and around the world.Conlon battled with lung cancer for a lengthy period before his death on 21 June 2014 in his native Belfast, survived by his partner, daughter and two sisters, Ann and Bridie.

Date Of BirthMarch 1, 1954, Belfast, United Kingdom
DiedJune 21, 2014, Belfast, United Kingdom
Place Of BirthBelfast, Northern Ireland
ProfessionActor, Writer
EducationSaint Paul University, Athenaeum of Ohio
NationalityAmerican
ParentsSarah Conlon, Giuseppe Conlon
MoviesIn the Name of the Father, Face
Star SignPisces
#Fact
1Son of Giuseppe Conlon and Sarah Conlon.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Face1997/IVince

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In the Name of the Father1993autobiographical book "Proved Innocent"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pete Postlethwaite: A Tribute2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Night with Miriam2007TV SeriesHimself
Tal cual1994TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Courtroom2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)

Known for movies

Source
IMDB Wikipedia

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