Bryan Brown

Bryan Brown

  • Born on
    • June 23rd, 1947
Bryan Neathway Brown (born 23 June 1947) is an Australian actor. Early life Brown was born in Sydney, the son of John (Jack) Brown and Molly Brown, a house cleaner and pianist in the early days of the Langshaw School of Ballet. He grew up in the south-western Sydney suburb of Bankstown, and began working at AMP as an actuarial student. He started to act in amateur theatre performances, where he discovered a passion for acting. Career Brown went to England in 1964, eventually winning minor roles at the Old Vic. He returned to Australia where he became a member of the Genesian Theatre, Sydney, appearing in Colleen Clifford's production of A Man for All Seasons, before joining the Queensland Theatre Company. He made his cinema debut in 1977 with a small role in The Love Letters from Teralba Road, and appeared in several more Australian films over the next two years. In 1980 Brown became known to international audiences for his performance in Breaker Morant. While he continued appearing in Australian productions he also appeared in American TV mini-series, winning popularity in the United States in A Town Like Alice (1981). He is best known to American television audiences for his Golden Globe and Emmy nominated role as Luke O'Neil in The Thorn Birds (1983), starring Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward, who he later married. He starred in several international productions, including Tai-Pan, with Joan Chen, Gorillas in the Mist, with Sigourney Weaver, and Cocktail, with Tom Cruise. He is one of the few Australian actors who regularly plays Australians, thereby retaining his accent. Two exceptions are Tai-Pan and his role in the TV series Against the Wind, which called for an Irish accent.

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Acting (43 Credits)

2019Palm Beach as Frank
2019Bloom (2019) as Ray Reed
2018Peter Rabbit as Mr. Rabbit (voice)
2017Sweet Country as Sergeant Fletcher
2016Red Dog: True Blue as Grandpa
2016The Light Between Oceans as Septimus Potts
2016Gods of Egypt as Osiris
2015Deadline Gallipoli as Gen. Bridges
2014Kill Me Three Times as Bruce Jones
2011Love Birds as Dr. Buster
2009Beautiful Kate as Bruce Kendall
2008Cactus as Rosco
2008Dean Spanley as Wrather
2008Australia as King Carney
2005The Poseidon Adventure as Jeffrey Eric Anderson
2005Spring Break Shark Attack as Joel Gately
2004Along Came Polly as Leland Van Lew
2002Dirty Deeds as Barry Ryan
2000On the Beach as Dr. Julian Osborne
2000Risk as John Kriesky
1999Grizzly Falls as Tyrone Bankston
1999Two Hands as Pando
1999Journey to the Center of the Earth (1999) as Casper Hastings
1998On the Border as Barry Montana
199720,000 Leagues Under the Sea as Ned Land
1995Full Body Massage as Fitch
1992Blame It on the Bellboy as Mike Lawton / Charlton Black
1991F/X2 as Roland 'Rollie' Tyler
1990Prisoners of the Sun as Captain Cooper
1988Cocktail as Douglas "Doug" Coughlin
1988Gorillas in the Mist as Bob Campbell
1987The Good Wife as Sonny Hills
1986F/X as Roland 'Rollie' Tyler
1986Tai-Pan as Dirk Struan
1984Give My Regards to Broad Street as Steve
1983The Thorn Birds as Luke O'Neill
1981A Town Like Alice as Joe Harman
1980Breaker Morant as Lt. Peter Handcock
1979The Odd Angry Shot as Rogers
1978Money Movers as Brian Jackson
1978The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith as Shearer
1978Against the Wind as Michael Connor


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