Bryan Brown

Bryan Brown


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 23-06-1947
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Also Known As:

    Bryan Neathaway Brown

  • Popularity: 0.85
  • Homepage: https://shanahan.com.au/client/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.




Year Movie Character
2002 Dirty Deeds as Barry Ryan
1986 F/X as Roland 'Rollie' Tyler
1986 Tai-Pan as Dirk Struan
1991 F/X2 as Roland 'Rollie' Tyler
2008 Cactus as Rosco
1999 Grizzly Falls as Tyrone Bankston
1990 Blood Oath as Captain Cooper
1991 Sweet Talker as Harry Reynolds
1998 Dogboys as Captain Robert Brown
1996 Dead Heart as Ray Lorkin
1996 Twisted Tales
1993 The Last Hit as Michael Grant
2017 Australia Day as Terry Friedman
2019 Palm Beach as Frank
1991 Dead in the Water as Charlie Deegan
1988 Gorillas in the Mist as Bob Campbell
1988 Cocktail as Douglas "Doug" Coughlin
1992 Blame It on the Bellboy as Mike Lawton / Charlton Black
1999 Two Hands as Pando
1984 Give My Regards to Broad Street as Steve
1995 Full Body Massage as Fitch
2007 Joanne Lees: Murder In The Outback as Rex Wild
1987 The Umbrella Woman as Sonny Hills
1984 Kim as Mahbub Ali
1981 Winter of Our Dreams as Rob
2001 Styx as Art
2013 The Darkside
1980 Stir as China Jackson
1982 Far East as Morgan Keefe
1992 Devlin as Frank Devlin
1997 Still Twisted as Narrator
1999 Dear Claudia as Walter Burton
1980 Blood Money as Brian Shields
2018 Sweet Country as Sergeant Fletcher
1978 Third Person Plural as Mark
1985 Parker as David Parker
1985 The Empty Beach as Cliff Hardy
1993 Age of Treason as Marcus Didius Falco
1987 The Shiralee as Macauley
2000 On the Beach as Dr. Julian Osborne
2008 Dean Spanley as Wrather
1998 On the Border as Barry Montana
2013 An Accidental Soldier as Captain Foster
1977 The Love Letters from Teralba Road
2001 Risk as John Kriesky
2004 Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman as Hal Thorne
2016 Red Dog: True Blue as Grandpa
2015 Cocktails & Dreams as The Australian Guy
1980 Breaker Morant as Lt. Peter Handcock
2005 The Poseidon Adventure as Jeffrey Eric Anderson
2009 Beautiful Kate as Bruce Kendall
1979 The Odd Angry Shot as Rogers
2011 Love Birds as Dr. Buster
2011 Limbo as Daniel
2003 Footsteps as Eddie Bruno
2016 The Light Between Oceans as Septimus Potts
1979 Cathy's Child as Paul Nicholson
1980 Palm Beach as Paul Kite
1985 Rebel as Tiger
1997 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea as Ned land
2008 Australia as King Carney
2005 Spring Break Shark Attack as Joel Gately
2004 Along Came Polly as Leland Van Lew
1978 Money Movers as Brian Jackson
1978 Weekend of Shadows as Bennett
2015 Kill Me Three Times as Bruce Jones
1975 The Christmas Tree as axeman
1978 The Irishman
2016 Gods of Egypt as Osiris
1978 Newsfront
2018 Peter Rabbit as Mr. Rabbit (voice)
2017 David Stratton: A Cinematic Life as Self
1978 The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith as Shearer
1975 Scobie Malone as Policeman (as Brian Bronn)
2019 Palm Beach
1991 F/X2
2009 Beautiful Kate
1991 Sweet Talker

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