Boston-born actor Alessandro Nivola has managed to forge a career on both sides of the Atlantic. As well as appearing in the big-budget spectaculars Face/Off and Jurassic Park III, he's also appeared in acclaimed indie pics such as Best Laid Plans, Laurel Canyon and the upcoming Junebug. He's also played a steady stream of British characters, including a stalker in the Michael Winterbottom thriller I Want You and now playboy footballer Gavin Harris in Goal!.
Goal! is released in UK cinemas on Friday 30th September 2005.