John Lynch is an Irish actor. He had his career beginnings in the 1980s. In 1984, he played the titular character in the Irish film Cal. During the ’90s, he had roles in such films as Hardware, 1871, Edward II, The Railway Station Man, The Secret Garden, and In the Name of the Father. He next had a role in the Irish-American movie The Secret of Roan Inish. He later gained notice for his performance in 2006’s Moll Flanders. In the 2000s, Lynch had roles in such feature films Conspiracy of Silence, Alien Hunter and went on to play Sam Carraclough in the movie Lassie. On TV, he played Balinor in several episodes of Merlin. From 2013 to 2016, he became known for starring as Assistant Chief Constable Jim Burns in The Fall.