Bryan Brown Biography
Bryan Brown is an Australian actor born in 1947. He has performed in over eighty film and television projects since the late 1970s, both in his native Australia and abroad. Notable films include Breaker Morant, Give My Regards to Broad Street, F/X, Cocktail, Gorillas in the Mist, F/X2, Along Came Polly, Australia, Kill Me Three Times and Gods of Egypt. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award for his performance in the television miniseries The Thorn Birds.
Bryan started his early career from Great Britain where he moved during the year 1964. From the very moment Bryan started appearing with his best performance in the minor role like within the Old Vic. Later, he came towards Australia and got associated with the Genesian Theatre and started working upon and across there in Sydney.
Bryan Brown also joined Queensland Theatre Company for her theatre performance and made a debut within the Australian film industry during the year 1977. This time it was a small role of him within the film named The Love Letters from Teralba Road. From the very moment his performance was noticeable one that made him to earn his popularity among the fans of all across the world.
He is best known to American television audiences for his role as Luke O’Neil in The Thorn Birds, starring Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward (whom he later married). Brown was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Miniseries or a Movie for his work.
Bryan Brown Family
Bryan Brown Wife – Rachel Ward And Bryan Brown
When Bryan Brown was first introduced to Rachel Ward on the set of the TV miniseries The Thorn Birds in 1983, he read her palm and predicted she would have three children. They married a few months after filming wrapped. They have three children, one of whom, Matilda Brown is also an actress.
Bryan Brown Children
Bryan children are Rosie who was born in 1984, Matilda Brown who was born in the year 1987 and the last son Joe Brown who was born in the year 1992.
Bryan Brown Net Worth
Bryan Brown net worth and salary: Bryan Brown is an Australian actor who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. Bryan Brown was born in Sydney, Australia in June 1947.
Bryan Brown Movies and TV Shows (Career)
Brown made his cinema debut in the 1975 film Scobie Malone as a policeman, delivering two lines, and being listed last in the credits as “Brian Bronn”. In 1977, he appeared in a small role in The Love Letters from Teralba Road and appeared in several more Australian films over the next two years such as Stir and Money Movers.
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 another Australian TV mini-series, “A Town Like Alice”, which won popularity in the United States.
He is best known to American television audiences for his role as Luke O’Neil in The Thorn Birds (1983), starring Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward (whom he later married). Brown was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Miniseries or a Movie for his work.
He starred in several international productions including Tai-Pan with Joan Chen, F/X – Murder by Illusion Gorillas in the Mist with Sigourney Weaver and Cocktail with Tom Cruise. In the 1990s and more recently, Brown appeared in American and Australian TV productions and films, such as Two Hands (1999), as well as in British TV commercials. He appeared in the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
Bryan Brown Movies
|1977||The Love Letters from Teralba Road||Len|
|1978||Third Person Plural||Mark|
|1978||The Irishman||Eric Haywood|
|1978||Weekend of Shadows||Bennett|
|1978||The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith||Shearer|
|1978||Money Movers||Brian Jackson|
|1979||Cathy’s Child||Paul Nicholson|
|1979||The Odd Angry Shot||Rogers|
|1980||Palm Beach||Paul Kite|
|1980||Breaker Morant||Lt. Peter Handcock||AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role|
|1980||Stir||China Jackson||Nominated—AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role|
|1980||Blood Money||Brian Shields|
|1981||Winter of Our Dreams||Rob|
|1982||Far East||Morgan Keefe|
|1984||Give My Regards to Broad Street||Steve|
|1984||Kim||Mahbub Ali||Television movie|
|1985||The Empty Beach||Cliff Hardy|
|1985||Rebel||Tiger||Nominated—AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role|
|1986||F/X||Roland ‘Rollie’ Tyler|
|1987||The Good Wife||Sonny Hills|
|1987||The Shiralee||Macauley||Television movie|
|1988||Gorillas in the Mist||Bob Campbell|
|1990||Blood Oath||Captain Cooper||aka Prisoners of the Sun|
|1991||Sweet Talker||Harry Reynolds|
|1991||Dead in the Water||Charlie Deegan||Television movie|
|1992||Blame It on the Bellboy||Mike Lawton/Charlton Black|
|1992||Devlin||Frank Devlin||Television movie|
|1993||Age of Treason||Marcus Didius Falco||Television movie|
|1993||The Last Hit||Michael Grant||Television movie|
|1995||Full Body Massage||Fitch||Television movie|
|1996||Dead Heart||Ray Lorkin|
|1997||20,000 Leagues Under the Sea||Ned Land||Television movie|
|1998||Dogboys||Captain Robert Brown||Television movie|
|1998||On the Border||Barry Montana||Television movie|
|1999||Dear Claudia||Walter Burton|
|1999||Two Hands||Pando||AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role|
|1999||Grizzly Falls||Tyrone Bankston|
|2000||On the Beach||Dr. Julian Osborne||Television movie|
|2002||Dirty Deeds||Barry Ryan|
|2003||Footsteps||Eddie Bruno||Television movie|
|2004||Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman||Hal Thorne||Television movie|
|2004||Along Came Polly||Leland Van Lew|
|2005||Spring Break Shark Attack||Joel Gately||Television movie|
|2005||The Poseidon Adventure||Jeffrey Eric Anderson||Television movie|
|2006||Two Twisted||Detective Vincent Westler||Television movie|
|2007||Joanne Lees: Murder in the Outback||Rex Wild QC||Television movie|
|2009||Beautiful Kate||Bruce Kendall||Nominated—AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role|
|2011||Love Birds||Dr. Buster|
|2014||Kill Me Three Times||Bruce Jones|
|2016||The Light Between Oceans||Septimus Potts|
|2016||Gods of Egypt||Osiris|
|2016||Red Dog: True Blue||Grandpa|
|2017||Sweet Country||Sergeant Fletcher|
|2017||Australia Day||Terry Friedman|
|2018||Peter Rabbit||Peter Rabbit’s father|
Bryan Brown TV Shows
|1978||Against the Wind||Michael Connor||2 episodes|
|1981||A Town Like Alice||Joe Harmon||3 episodes|
|1983||The Thorn Birds||Luke O’Neill||3 episodes
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
|1984||Eureka Stockade||Peter Lalor||3 episodes|
|1994||The Wanderer||Adam||3 episodes|
|1996||Twisted Tales||Jack Johnson||Episode: “The Confident Man”|
|1999||Journey to the Center of the Earth||Casper Hastings||2 episodes|
|2012||The Good Wife||Jack Copeland||2 episodes|
|2013||Better Man||Lex Lasry||4 episodes|
|2014||Old School||Lennie Cahill||8 episodes|
Bryan Brown News
Bryan Brown goes back to the beach for big-screen ‘nostalgia trip’
23 June 2018 – smh.com
It was a few years ago that the idea struck: Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward were at a Christmas dinner in Wales with old friends, couples in their sixties, during which “all of the men were going through some form of existential crisis,” says Ward.
“These were people who had successful lives… but they were raging and going through a lot of psychological angst, and very much struggling to come to terms with this latter stage of life.”
Brown, one of the screen’s all-time laidback presences, was himself suffering from anxiety, the result of a “blood infection that nearly killed me” during the filming of Along Came Polly with Ben Stiller years earlier. The others included a renowned businessman who’d sold his business and lost all purpose, and a finance worker who’d recently been made redundant.
On the journey back to their Balmain home, Brown reflected on the gathering, the irony of all those old folks, “who you would think are okay”, lost in their lives. He was convinced there was a film in it, catering to oft-ignored moviegoers.
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“I came back and I saw The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and I looked around the cinema and saw everyone was over 55. I went, well, over-55s want something they can relate to, that resonates with them – so we pursued the film.”
The film is Palm Beach, an upcoming ensemble piece directed by Ward, produced by Brown and Deb Balderstone, and co-written by Ward and Melbourne playwright Joanna Murray-Smith.
The lighthearted drama follows a group of lifelong friends, and ex-bandmates, who reunite in the Northern Beaches suburb for a fancy birthday party over free-flowing wine and music, until tensions emerge.
“I describe it as ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel meets The Big Chill’,” says Brown, 70.
“It’s a nostalgia trip for the Baby Boomers,” says Ward, 60.
The film is a family reunion of sorts. Not only is Ward helming and Brown starring, their daughter Matilda plays Brown’s daughter and their son Joe designed artwork – New Wave music posters in the style of Martin Sharp – for the set decorations.
Then there’s the acting gang, including Greta Scacchi, Jacqueline McKenzie, Richard E. Grant, Heather Mitchell and Sam Neill – all among the couple’s close friends and frequent collaborators.
“Well, Sam [Neill] has written in his life contract that he has to do any movie that I’m in,” jokes Brown, in his iconic, laconic drawl. “In fact, it’s probably the only way he gets jobs anymore, working for me.”
Of course, the locale that gives the film its title is a character in itself, says Ward, its idyllic beauty contrasting with the couples’ bickering relationships.
The area has personal resonance to the couple: one of Brown’s earliest roles was in another Palm Beach, director Albie Thoms’ 1980 arthouse flick. Enamoured with the place, Brown convinced Ward to shack up in a fibro house in Whale Beach after they got married in 1983, where the couple lived for 11 years. Their three children were born at the local Mona Vale Hospital.
“I used to sit in the little park where the ferries go in and get talking to some family who’ll have driven all the way from Campbelltown just to appreciate how beautiful it is,” says Brown. “So what if it’s an hour-and-three-quarter drive away? I love seeing new generations of Australians finding this place.”
For many, the backdrop might evoke a familiar response: Summer Bay, the surf club, Alf Stewart’s flamin’ galahs. But the area’s really an “undiscovered gem” and oddly under-utilised as a filming location, says Brown.
“It is a bit strange to be back here,” he adds. “I’ve got 80 films I’ve done or something, and 40 years later I’m still doing Palm Beach.”
Palm Beach is due in cinemas in 2019.