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Bryan Brown

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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Jun 23, 1947 In Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Christmas Tree 1975-01-01
Latest Project:
Series Hungry Ghosts 2020-08-24
Known For
Poster of Peter Rabbit
Poster of Australia
Poster of Cocktail
Poster of The Christmas Tree
Series Hungry Ghosts Neil Stockton 2020-08-24
Series Bloom Ray Reed 2019-01-01
Movie Palm Beach Frank 2019-08-08
Movie Sweet Country Sergeant Fletcher 2018-01-25
Movie Peter Rabbit Mr. Rabbit (voice) 2018-02-07
Movie David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Himself 2017-03-09
Movie Australia Day Terry Friedman 2017-06-12
Movie Gods of Egypt Osiris 2016-02-25
Movie The Light Between Oceans Septimus Potts 2016-09-02
Movie Red Dog: True Blue Grandpa 2016-12-26
Movie Cocktails & Dreams The Australian Guy 2015-03-31
Series Deadline Gallipoli Gen. Bridges 2015-04-19
Movie Kill Me Three Times Bruce Jones 2015-04-10
Series Old School Lennie Cahill 2014-05-23
Movie An Accidental Soldier Captain Foster 2013-09-14
Series Better Man Lex Lasry 2013-07-25
Movie The Darkside Unknown 2013-11-27
Movie Love Birds Dr. Buster 2011-02-24
Movie Limbo Daniel 2011-05-20
Movie Beautiful Kate Bruce Kendall 2009-08-06
Movie Cactus Rosco 2008-05-01
Movie Australia King Carney 2008-11-18
Movie Dean Spanley Wrather 2008-12-12
Movie Joanne Lees: Murder In The Outback Rex Wild 2007-03-18
Series Two Twisted Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Spring Break Shark Attack Joel Gately 2005-03-20
Movie The Poseidon Adventure Jeffrey Eric Anderson 2005-11-20
Movie Along Came Polly Leland Van Lew 2004-01-16
Movie Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman Hal Thorne 2004-09-26
Movie Footsteps Eddie Bruno 2003-10-11
Movie Dirty Deeds Barry Ryan 2002-07-18
Movie Risk John Kriesky 2001-05-10
Movie Styx Art 2001-10-15
Movie On the Beach Dr. Julian Osborne 2000-05-28
Movie Dear Claudia Walter Burton 1999-02-25
Movie Journey to the Center of the Earth Casper Hastings 1999-09-14
Movie Two Hands Pando 1999-07-29
Movie Grizzly Falls Tyrone Bankston 1999-11-05
Series Journey to the Center of the Earth Casper Hastings 1999-09-14
Movie L7: The Beauty Process Shitman Hitman / Lucifer 1998-03-09
Movie On the Border Barry Montana 1998-11-19
Movie Dogboys Captain Robert Brown 1998-04-04
Movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Ned land 1997-05-11
Movie Still Twisted Narrator 1997-01-01
Series 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Ned Land 1997-05-11
Movie Twisted Tales Unknown 1996-01-01
Movie Dead Heart Ray Lorkin 1996-09-08
Movie Full Body Massage Fitch 1995-10-01
Series The Wanderer Adam/Zachary 1994-09-14
Movie Age of Treason Marcus Didius Falco 1993-06-20
Movie The Last Hit Michael Grant 1993-03-31
Movie Blame It on the Bellboy Mike Lawton / Charlton Black 1992-03-06
Movie Devlin Frank Devlin 1992-09-12
Movie F/X2 Roland 'Rollie' Tyler 1991-04-16
Movie Sweet Talker Harry Reynolds 1991-05-10
Movie Dead in the Water Charlie Deegan 1991-12-04
Movie Blood Oath Captain Cooper 1990-07-26
Movie Cocktail Douglas "Doug" Coughlin 1988-07-29
Series The Shiralee Macauley 1988-06-26
Movie Gorillas in the Mist Bob Campbell 1988-09-23
Movie The Umbrella Woman Sonny Hills 1987-05-14
Movie The Shiralee Macauley 1987-10-21
Movie F/X Roland 'Rollie' Tyler 1986-02-07
Movie Tai-Pan Dirk Struan 1986-11-07
Movie The Empty Beach Cliff Hardy 1985-09-12
Movie Parker David Parker 1985-05-03
Movie Rebel Tiger 1985-12-05
Series Eureka Stockade Peter Lalor 1984-03-27
Movie Give My Regards to Broad Street Steve 1984-11-28
Movie Kim Mahbub Ali 1984-05-16
Series The Thorn Birds Luke O'Neill 1983-03-27
Movie Far East Morgan Keefe 1982-07-30
Movie Winter of Our Dreams Rob 1981-07-31
Series A Town Like Alice Joe Harman 1981-10-04
Movie Stir China Jackson 1980-05-11
Movie Palm Beach Paul Kite 1980-03-06
Movie Blood Money Brian Shields 1980-10-23
Movie Breaker Morant Lt. Peter Handcock 1980-06-11
Movie The Odd Angry Shot Rogers 1979-03-01
Movie Cathy's Child Paul Nicholson 1979-07-05
Movie Third Person Plural Mark 1978-06-02
Movie The Irishman Unknown 1978-02-28
Movie The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Shearer 1978-06-21
Movie Newsfront Unknown 1978-07-29
Movie Weekend of Shadows Bennett 1978-06-28
Movie Money Movers Brian Jackson 1978-10-24
Series Against the Wind Michael Connor 1978-09-12
Movie The Love Letters from Teralba Road Unknown 1977-01-02
Movie The Christmas Tree axeman 1975-01-01
Movie Scobie Malone Policeman (as Brian Bronn) 1975-10-03