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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, Australia
Movie/TV Crediti:
Prime apparizioni:
nel movie The Love Letters from Teralba Road 1977-01-02
Ultimi progetti:
Film Australia Day 2017-06-12
Known For
Poster of Two Twisted
Poster of Still Twisted
Poster of Palm Beach
Poster of Cathy's Child
Film Australia Day Terry Friedman 2017-06-12
Film La luce sugli oceani Septimus Potts 2016-09-02
Film Gods of Egypt Osiris 2016-02-25
Film Red Dog: L'inizio Grandpa 2016-12-26
Film 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
Film An Accidental Soldier Captain Foster 2013-09-14
Film The Darkside 2013-11-27
Film Love Birds Dr. Buster 2011-02-24
Film Limbo Daniel 2010-09-10
Film Beautiful Kate Bruce Kendall 2009-06-13
Film Cactus Rosco 2008-05-01
Film Australia King Carney 2008-11-18
Film Dean Spanley Wrather 2008-12-12
Film Joanne Lees - Murder In The Outback Rex Wild 2007-03-18
series Two Twisted 2006-08-14
Film Spring Break Shark Attack Joel Gately 2005-03-20
Film Poseidon - Il pericolo è già a bordo Jeffrey Eric Anderson 2005-11-20
Film ...E Alla Fine Arriva Polly Leland Van Lew 2004-01-16
Film Scherzi d'amore Hal Thorne 2004-09-26
Film Footsteps - I passi dell'assassino Eddie Bruno 2003-10-11
Film Dirty Deeds - Le regole del gioco Barry Ryan 2002-07-18
Film Styx Art 2001-10-15
Film L'ultima spiaggia Dr. Julian Osborne 2000-05-28
Film Risk John Kriesky 2000-02-18
Film Dear Claudia Walter Burton 1999-02-25
Film Two Hands Pando 1999-07-29
Film Grizzly Falls - La valle degli orsi Tyrone Bankston 1999-11-05
Film Dogboys Captain Robert Brown 1998-04-04
Film On the Border Barry Montana 1998-11-19
Film Still Twisted Narrator 1997-01-01
Film Twisted Tales 1996-01-01
Film Dead Heart Ray Lorkin 1996-09-08
Film Full Body Massage Fitch 1995-10-01
series The Wanderer Adam/Zachary 1994-09-14
Film The Last Hit Michael Grant 1993-03-31
Film Devlin Frank Devlin 1992-09-12
Film Tutta colpa del fattorino Mike Lawton / Charlton Black 1992-03-06
Film Sweet Talker Harry Reynolds 1991-05-10
Film F/X 2- Replay di un omicidio Roland 'Rollie' Tyler 1991-04-16
Film Dead in the Water Charlie Deegan 1991-12-04
Film Giuramento di sangue Captain Cooper 1990-07-26
Film Cocktail Douglas "Doug" Coughlin 1988-07-29
Film The Shiralee Macauley 1988-06-26
Film Gorilla nella nebbia Bob Campbell 1988-09-23
Film The Umbrella Woman Sonny Hills 1987-05-14
Film F/X effetto mortale Roland 'Rollie' Tyler 1986-02-07
Film Tai-Pan Dirk Struan 1986-11-07
Film Rebel Matt, soldato ribelle Tiger 1985-12-05
Film Kim Mahbub Ali 1984-05-16
Film Broad Street Steve 1984-11-28
series The Thorn Birds 1983-03-27
Film Far East Morgan Keefe 1982-07-30
Film Winter of Our Dreams Rob 1981-07-31
Film A Town Like Alice Joe Harman 1981-10-04
series A Town Like Alice Joe Harman 1981-10-04
Film Stir China Jackson 1980-05-11
Film Palm Beach Paul Kite 1980-03-06
Film Esecuzione di un eroe Lt. Peter Handcock 1980-05-15
Film The Odd Angry Shot Rogers 1979-03-01
Film Cathy's Child Paul Nicholson 1979-06-01
Film The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Shearer 1978-06-21
Film Battuta di caccia Bennett 1978-06-28
series Against the Wind Michael Connor 1978-09-12
Film Newsfront 1978-07-29
Film Money Movers Brian Jackson 1978-10-24
Film The Love Letters from Teralba Road 1977-01-02