Bryan Brown

Bryan Brown

Bryan Brown

June 23, 1947
Sydney, 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.
The Darkside (2013)
NR
0 votes

The Darkside (2013)

 
An Accidental Soldier (2013)
40%
1 votes

An Accidental Soldier (2013)

Captain Foster
Love Birds (2011)
56%
7 votes

Love Birds (2011)

Dr. Buster
Limbo (2010)
NR
0 votes

Limbo (2010)

Daniel
Beautiful Kate (2009)
69%
9 votes

Beautiful Kate (2009)

Bruce Kendall
Dean Spanley (2008)
76%
17 votes

Dean Spanley (2008)

Wrather
Australia (2008)
69%
592 votes

Australia (2008)

King Carney
Cactus (2008)
65%
2 votes

Cactus (2008)

Rosco
The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
50%
8 votes

The Poseidon Adventure (2005)

Jeffrey Eric Anderson
Along Came Polly (2004)
65%
608 votes

Along Came Polly (2004)

Leland Van Lew
Footsteps (2003)
NR
0 votes

Footsteps (2003)

Eddie Bruno
Dirty Deeds (2002)
63%
7 votes

Dirty Deeds (2002)

Barry Ryan
Styx (2001)
10%
1 votes

Styx (2001)

Art
On the Beach (2000)
65%
4 votes

On the Beach (2000)

Dr. Julian Osborne
Grizzly Falls (1999)
35%
2 votes

Grizzly Falls (1999)

Tyrone Bankston
Two Hands (1999)
82%
23 votes

Two Hands (1999)

Pando
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1999)
87%
3 votes

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1999)

Casper Hastings
Dogboys (1998)
NR
0 votes

Dogboys (1998)

Captain Robert Brown
Full Body Massage (1995)
NR
0 votes

Full Body Massage (1995)

Fitch
Blame It on the Bellboy (1992)
100%
1 votes

Blame It on the Bellboy (1992)

Mike Lawton / Charlton Black
F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion (1991)
67%
17 votes

F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion (1991)

Roland 'Rollie' Tyler
Blood Oath (1990)
35%
2 votes

Blood Oath (1990)

Captain Cooper
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
71%
81 votes

Gorillas in the Mist (1988)

Bob Campbell
Cocktail (1988)
67%
301 votes

Cocktail (1988)

Douglas "Doug" Coughlin
The Shiralee (1988)
NR
0 votes

The Shiralee (1988)

Macauley
The Umbrella Woman (1987)
NR
0 votes

The Umbrella Woman (1987)

Sonny Hills
Tai-pan (1986)
83%
3 votes

Tai-pan (1986)

Dirk Struan
F/X (1986)
72%
47 votes

F/X (1986)

Roland 'Rollie' Tyler
Kim (1984)
NR
0 votes

Kim (1984)

Mahbub Ali
The Thorn Birds (1983)
80%
1 votes

The Thorn Birds (1983)

Luke O'Neill
A Town like Alice (1981)
NR
0 votes

A Town like Alice (1981)

Joe Harman
'Breaker' Morant (1980)
76%
17 votes

'Breaker' Morant (1980)

Lt. Peter Handcock
The Odd Angry Shot (1979)
60%
2 votes

The Odd Angry Shot (1979)

Rogers
Money Movers (1978)
NR
0 votes

Money Movers (1978)

Brian Jackson
Newsfront (1978)
80%
1 votes

Newsfront (1978)

 
Old School
83%
11 votes

Old School

Lennie Cahill
Two Twisted
NR
0 votes

Two Twisted

 
On the Beach
100%
1 votes

On the Beach

Dr. Julian Osborne
The Wanderer
NR
0 votes

The Wanderer

 
The Thorn Birds
78%
16 votes

The Thorn Birds

Luke O'Neill
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