Bryan Brown



Place of birth:

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia:


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.

Film Credits

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

Production Credits

Palm Beach ()