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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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Born:
Jun 23, 1947 In Sydney, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
69
First Appeared:
In the movie The Love Letters from Teralba Road 1977-01-02
Latest Project:
Movie Red Dog: True Blue 2016-12-26
Known For
Poster of Kill Me Three Times
Poster of Αυστραλία
Poster of Οταν Γνώρισα την Πόλυ
Poster of A Town Like Alice
Filmography
Movie Οι Θεοί Της Αιγύπτου Osiris 2016-02-25
Movie Το Φως Ανάμεσα Στους Ωκεανούς Septimus Potts 2016-09-02
Movie Red Dog: True Blue Grandpa 2016-12-26
Movie Kill Me Three Times Bruce Jones 2015-04-10
Series Old School Lennie Cahill 2014-05-23
Series Better Man Lex Lasry 2013-07-25
Movie The Darkside 2013-11-27
Movie An Accidental Soldier Captain Foster 2013-09-14
Movie Love Birds Dr. Buster 2011-02-24
Movie Limbo Daniel 2010-09-10
Movie Beautiful Kate Bruce Kendall 2009-06-13
Movie Cactus Rosco 2008-05-01
Movie Αυστραλία 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 2006-08-14
Movie Spring Break Shark Attack Joel Gately 2005-03-20
Movie The Poseidon Adventure Jeffrey Eric Anderson 2005-11-20
Movie Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman Hal Thorne 2004-09-26
Movie Οταν Γνώρισα την Πόλυ Leland Van Lew 2004-01-16
Movie Footsteps Eddie Bruno 2003-10-11
Movie Dirty Deeds Barry Ryan 2002-07-18
Movie Styx Art 2001-10-15
Movie On The Beach Dr. Julian Osborne 2000-05-28
Movie Risk John Kriesky 2000-02-18
Movie Dear Claudia Walter Burton 1999-02-25
Movie Journey to the Center of the Earth Casper Hastings 1999-07-07
Movie Grizzly Falls Tyrone Bankston 1999-11-05
Movie Two Hands Pando 1999-07-29
Movie Dogboys Captain Robert Brown 1998-04-04
Movie On the Border Barry Montana 1998-11-19
Movie Still Twisted Narrator 1997-01-01
Movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Ned Land 1997-05-11
Movie Twisted Tales 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 The Last Hit Michael Grant 1993-03-31
Movie Devlin Frank Devlin 1992-09-12
Movie Blame It on the Bellboy Mike Lawton / Charlton Black 1992-03-06
Movie Sweet Talker Harry Reynolds 1991-05-10
Movie Θανάσιμες ψευδαισθήσεις Roland 'Rollie' Tyler 1991-04-16
Movie Dead in the Water Charlie Deegan 1991-12-04
Movie Prisoners of the Sun Captain Cooper 1990-07-26
Movie Κοκτέιλ Douglas "Doug" Coughlin 1988-07-29
Movie 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 Θανατηφόρα εφέ Roland 'Rollie' Tyler 1986-02-07
Movie Tai-Pan Dirk Struan 1986-11-07
Movie Rebel Tiger 1985-12-05
Movie Kim Mahbub Ali 1984-05-16
Movie Give My Regards to Broad Street Steve 1984-11-28
Series The Thorn Birds Luke O'Neill 1983-03-27
Movie The Thorn Birds Luke O'Neill 1983-03-26
Movie Far East Morgan Keefe 1982-07-30
Movie Winter of Our Dreams Rob 1981-07-31
Movie A Town Like Alice Joe Harman 1981-10-04
Series A Town Like Alice Joe Harman 1981-10-04
Movie Palm Beach Paul Kite 1980-03-06
Movie Stir China Jackson 1980-05-11
Movie Breaker Morant Lt. Peter Handcock 1980-05-15
Movie The Odd Angry Shot Rogers 1979-03-01
Movie Cathy's Child Paul Nicholson 1979-06-01
Movie The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Shearer 1978-06-21
Movie Weekend of Shadows Bennett 1978-06-28
Movie Money Movers Brian Jackson 1978-10-24
Movie Newsfront 1978-07-29
Movie The Love Letters from Teralba Road 1977-01-02