Bryan Brown

Bryan Brown

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1947-06-23 (74 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

76 Movies · 17 TV shows

Also Known As: Bryan Neathaway Brown

Biography

Bryan Neathway Brown, AM (born 23 June 1947) is an Australian actor. 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 (1980), Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984), F/X (1986), Cocktail (1988), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), F/X2 (1991), Along Came Polly (2004), Australia (2008), Kill Me Three Times (2014) and Gods of Egypt (2016). He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award for his performance in the television miniseries The Thorn Birds (1983).

Personal Life

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, Rosie, Matilda and Joe.He is a strong supporter of Australian republicanism.

Early Life

Brown was born in Panania, in southwest Sydney, the son of John "Jack" Brown and Molly Brown, a pianist in the early days of the Langshaw School of Ballet, who also worked as a house cleaner. He grew up with his younger sister, Kristine, in the south-western Sydney suburb of Panania, and began working at AMP as an actuarial student. He started to act in amateur theatre performances, where he discovered a passion for acting.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 TV show
TV
The Moth Effect

The Moth Effect

2021
A sketch comedy.

2020.

1 TV show
TV
Hungry Ghosts

Hungry Ghosts

2020
On the eve of the Hungry Ghost Festival, a tomb in Vietnam is accidentally opened, unleashing a spirit that brings the dead with him. Young woman May Le must rediscover her heritage and accept her des...

2019.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Bloom

Bloom

5.33
2019
One year after a devastating flood kills five locals in an idyllic country town, a mysterious new plant appears with the power to restore their youth.
TV
Halal Gurls

Halal Gurls

2019
A comedy series offers a candid look into the lives of three 20-something Hijabis living their best lives in Australia as they endure the unseen everyday culture clash between their faith and desire.
Palm Beach

Palm Beach

2019
A group of lifelong friends get together to celebrate a birthday at the Palm Beach, which is a stunning backdrop for the unfolding drama. The good times roll, with lots of laughter, lavish meals, flow...

2018.

2 Movies
Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit

6.17
2018
Peter Rabbit had a dispute with Mr. As they compete for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door, McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before.
Sweet Country

Sweet Country

6
2018
The Eastern Arrernte Nation lands were established in 1929. Sam Kelly is a middle-aged aboriginal man who works with a kind preacher. After a bully arrives in town and Kelly kills him in self-defence,...

2017.

2 Movies
David Stratton: A Cinematic Life

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life

2017
A compelling personal journey with David Stratton, as he relates the fascinating development of our cinema history. David guides us from his boyhood cinema experience of Australia in England, where he...
Australia Day

Australia Day

2017
On Australia's most controversial national holiday, the lives of three Australians from diverse cultural background will collide, illuminating contemporary issues of racial tension and national identi...

2016.

3 Movies
The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

3.22
2016
A lighthouse keeper and his wife live on the coast of Western Australia and rescue a baby from adrift in a rowboat.
Gods of Egypt

Gods of Egypt

5.74
2016
A common thief is on a quest with a mythical god.
Red Dog: True Blue

Red Dog: True Blue

2016
An Australian legend will be created by an 11-year-old boy and his dog.

2015.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Deadline Gallipoli

Deadline Gallipoli

2015
Three journalists were on their way to Gallipoli in 1915 when the British and Allied troops arrived. The true story of an unfolding disaster won't be told because they won't be able to report the war....
Cocktails & Dreams

Cocktails & Dreams

2015
A comedic version of 1988's "Cocktail" starring Tom Cruise, featuring comedian Chris Fairbanks as a desperate bartender named Chris who tries and fails to start a business with the main characters fro...
Kill Me Three Times

Kill Me Three Times

2015
While on a seemingly routine job, a hit man discovers that he's not the only one with his target in the crosshairs.

2014.

1 TV show
TV
Old School

Old School

6
2014
A retired cop and a retired criminal get together to solve crimes and make money while avoiding the police and the underworld.

2013.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Breaker Morant: The Retrial

Breaker Morant: The Retrial

2013
Neil Pigot traveled from Australia to South Africa and the United Kingdom to tell the true story of Harry 'The Breaker' Morant.
An Accidental Soldier

An Accidental Soldier

2013
An unexpected love story set in WW1 France between a young Australian baker who has deserted the front line and a grieving French woman who protects him from the authorities.
TV
Better Man

Better Man

2013
The life and death of Van Nguyen, an Australian man who was sentenced to death for drug dealing in Singapore, was remarkable.
The Darkside

The Darkside

2013
A collection of the most poignant, sad, funny and absurd ghost stories from around Australia has been assembled by writer and Director Warwick Thornton. He will bring them to life with the help of som...

2011.

2 Movies
Limbo

Limbo

2011
While his wife is in Trinidad with their two children, Jo is working as an oil engineer in Trinidad. She lives in large houses with servants. When the women nurse their superficial relationships over ...
Love Birds

Love Birds

8
2011
Love Birds is a romantic comedy that tells the story of a New Zealand man who is on a quest to find true love with the help of a native New Zealand Shelduck. A road working employee and huge fan of th...

2009.

1 Movie
Beautiful Kate

Beautiful Kate

2009
Ned was told by his sister to come back to the family home to say goodbye to his father. Ned's fiancée struggles with the isolation. He remembers his childhood when he's at home. There are secrets fro...

2008.

3 Movies
Dean Spanley

Dean Spanley

2008
Fisk Senior has little time or affection for his son, but when the pair visit an eccentric Indian, they start a strange journey that eventually allows the old man to find his heart.
Cactus

Cactus

2008
A man is kidnapped from his city home in the quiet hours of the night and the kidnapper, John Kelly, is on a journey into the Australian Outback towards the place where his hostage is due for delivery...
Australia

Australia

5.4
2008
Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,...

2007.

1 Movie
Joanne Lees: Murder In The Outback

Joanne Lees: Murder In The Outback

2007
After surviving the terrifying abduction of her boyfriend in the Australian desert,Joanne Lees became the victim of a relentless trial by media across two continents. With no body to speak of, the pub...

2006.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Archive Project

The Archive Project

2006
In the context of Australia's cold war a 'hidden history' of Melbourne's Realist film movement (1945-1959) is explored through the first person account of a filmmaker of another generation, speaking t...
TV
Two Twisted

Two Twisted

2006
In August of 2006 the Nine Network aired Two Twisted, an Australian TV mystery anthology drama. Each episode of the series has two short stories that have a twist ending and are narrated by Bryan Brow...

2005.

2 Movies
The Poseidon Adventure

The Poseidon Adventure

2005
A cruise ship capsizes on New Year's eve after being attacked by terrorists. A group of survivors, led by a priest and a homeland security agent, must make their way through the upside down vessel to ...
Spring Break Shark Attack

Spring Break Shark Attack

2005
There is a group of tiger sharks on the beach and a young teenager is not aware of it.

2004.

2 Movies
Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman

Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman

2004
A woman thinks she has a good life. Her husband is the editor of the newspaper. Everything comes to a screeching halt when she learns that her husband is leaving her for a younger woman. The older wom...
Along Came Polly

Along Came Polly

6.9
2004
Feffer has spent his entire life playing it safe. Polly Prince lives for the thrill of the moment and is irresistible. When these two comically mismatched souls collide, the world is turned upside dow...

2003.

1 Movie
Footsteps

Footsteps

2003
Daisy Lowendahl (Bergen) is a best-selling suspense novelist who finds herself at her isolated beach house with a local young fan (Hall) who knows almost everything about her, and two men - one of who...

2002.

1 Movie
Dirty Deeds

Dirty Deeds

2002
The story of an Australian mobster whose booming business was spurred by the influx of the U.S. is set in 1960's Sydney. During their tours in Vietnam, soldiers in town for R&R attract the attention o...

2001.

2 Movies
Risk

Risk

2001
Three people are in a drama. John is a veteran insurance investigator who gets caught up in temptation and ends up on the wrong side of the law. John hatched a plan to take a percentage of questionabl...
Styx

Styx

2001
Nelson spent years as a first-rate safecracker and has put his criminal ways behind him. Nelson needs to do one last big job with a few other professionals after his brother finds himself owing money ...

2000.

1 Movie
On the Beach

On the Beach

2000
Australia has been spared from nuclear destruction and a huge wave of radiation is floating in on the breezes after the world blew itself up. One American sub located in the Pacific has been met with ...

1999.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Two Hands

Two Hands

1999
A 19 year old finds himself in debt to a local mobster when some gang loot goes missing and he ends up on the run. Two street kids are on a shopping spree when they discover money is missing.
Grizzly Falls

Grizzly Falls

1999
When a young boy is captured by a bear, he begins the most incredible journey of a lifetime, full of breathtaking excitement, harrowing danger and thrilling surprises.
TV
Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

3.5
1999
Jules Verne's classic story was made into a movie. They are joined by the wife of a man who went on a similar expedition and vanished.

1998.

2 Movies
On the Border

On the Border

1998
A dumb as rocks security guard in a Texas border town gets involved in a planned bank robbery because of the charms of two different women.
Dogboys

Dogboys

1998
Men are tracked for sport with dogs.

1997.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

4
1997
In 1886, New England's fishing harbours are the scene for a "creature of unknown origin" destroying ships at sea. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a marine expert, and Ned Land, the iron willed sailor, are g...
Still Twisted

Still Twisted

1997
Nothing is what it seems in four mind bending tales. The characters discover that their preconceived notions of reality aren't true in each tale.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

1997
The year is 1886, when New England's fishing harbours are the scene for a "creature of unknown origin" destroying ships at sea. It is the job of Professor Pierre Aronnax, a marine expert, and Ned Land...

1996.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Twisted Tales

Twisted Tales

1996
The series of the same name was introduced by Bryan Brown. Sometimes serious, often comical, but always with a twist at the end of the story.
Dead Heart

Dead Heart

1996
The chief lawman in the tiny rural settlement of Wala Wala, Australia, fears that long-simmering tensions between the area's aborigine natives and white settlers are about to erupt. A shocking murder ...
TV
Twisted Tales

Twisted Tales

1996
Twisted Tales is an Australian television Anthology and Mystery drama which screened on the Nine Network in 1996. Each episode was narrated by Bryan Brown, who also produced the follow-up series, Two ...

1995.

1 Movie
Full Body Massage

Full Body Massage

1995
Douglas, an art dealer's masseur, sent a replacement for Nina's weekly massage appointment, and she was surprised to find out he was named Fitch. During the session, the pair talk about their past rel...

1994.

1 TV show
TV
The Wanderer

The Wanderer

1994
The Wanderer is a television series of British origin, first transmitted in 1994 and comprising 13 episodes. Every episode brings a new adventure, and the story of long-ago brothers Adam and Zachary,...

1993.

2 Movies
The Last Hit

The Last Hit

1993
A man is trying to live in New Mexico.
Age of Treason

Age of Treason

1993
Marcus Didius Falco, a streetwise hustler, got caught up in the death of the son of a man close to the new emperor, Vespasian. Hired by the victim's sister to discover the truth, Falco and his newly a...

1992.

2 Movies
Devlin

Devlin

1992
A troubled cop is framed for the murder of his brother-in-law, whose father is a political boss.
Blame It on the Bellboy

Blame It on the Bellboy

1992
Three men come to Venice. A hit man is going to take out a mobster. He was set up with a woman he never met. One of them was sent to inspect a property by his employer. Three men are staying at the sa...

1991.

3 Movies
Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

1991
Charlie Deegan has everything he has ever wanted. He has an important law practice, a beautiful secretary, and the chance to be appointed to the high court. The only problem with this is that his wife...
F/X2

F/X2

4
1991
Rollie Tyler is a toymaker. Mike is the ex-husband of Kim. Rollie is asked to help catch a killer. The operation goes well until someone kills the killer and Mike. Rollie knows it wasn't the killer wh...
Sweet Talker

Sweet Talker

1991
When scam artist Harry Reynolds gets out of jail, he makes his way to the depressed coastal village of Beachport, where according to local myth, an old Portuguese treasure ship lies buried in the sand...

1990.

1 Movie
Blood Oath

Blood Oath

1990
The Japanese Empire operated a prisoner of war camp on an obscure Pacific Island just north of Australia. At the close of World War II, the liberated POWs tell a gruesome tale of mass executions of ov...

1988.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Cocktail

Cocktail

5
1988
After being discharged from the Army, Brian takes a job in a bar run by a man who teaches him the fine art of bar-tending. Brian quickly becomes a patron favorite with his flashy drink-mixing style, a...
TV
The Shiralee

The Shiralee

1988
Macauley was looking for work in the 1940s. He's a laid back, laconic sort of bloke but when he gets landed with his daughter after his drunken play-girl wife in Adelaide makes him face up to what she...
Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist

1
1988
The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.

1987.

2 Movies
The Shiralee

The Shiralee

1987
Macauley was on the road in the 1940s looking for work. He's a laid back, laconic sort of bloke but when he gets landed with his daughter after his drunken play-girl wife in Adelaide makes him face up...
The Umbrella Woman

The Umbrella Woman

1987
A love triangle develops between a man, his wife and brother.

1986.

2 Movies
F/X

F/X

4.83
1986
A movie special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known mobster. He uses his special effects to catch the corrupt agents when they cross him.
Tai-Pan

Tai-Pan

1986
The film begins after the British victory in the first Opium War. Although the island is largely uninhabited and the terrain unfriendly, it has a large port that both the British government and variou...

1985.

3 Movies
Rebel

Rebel

1985
In World War II Australia, an American Marine named Rebel is recovering from wounds. He wants to leave Australia. He fell in love with a local singer. Kathy is not interested in him initially. Kathy w...
The Empty Beach

The Empty Beach

1985
John Singer's name meant money--big and small, clean and dirty--a man absorbed in a world of greed and dishonesty. Singer's widow, Marlon, uses the investigative skills of a private eye to find her hu...
Parker

Parker

1985
An Australian businessman is trying to find out why he was kidnapped and then released with no explanation.

1984.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Kim

Kim

1984
It is based on Kipling's novel.
Give My Regards to Broad Street

Give My Regards to Broad Street

1984
Paul McCartney wrote the music and screenplay for the film. If the mastertape of McCartney's latest album is lost, he must find its location in less than 24 hours or lose his recording company. The pe...
TV
Eureka Stockade

Eureka Stockade

1984
The battle of Eureka Stockade is the subject of a 1984 Australian miniseries. There was a reunion of people who worked on A Town Like Alice.

1983.

1 TV show
TV
The Thorn Birds

The Thorn Birds

3
1983
The story is based on a novel by Colleen McCullough and tells the story of three generations of the same family living on a sheep station.

1982.

1 Movie
Far East

Far East

1982
A Vietnam War veteran runs a sleazy bar. When her husband is prosecuted by the junta for discovering too much, his old flame enters his life again asking for help.

1981.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Winter of Our Dreams

Winter of Our Dreams

1981
When a womanizing bookshop owner hears about the suicide of a former girlfriend, he tries to find out more about her. When she finds her friend's diary, she discovers she's repeating her mistakes.
TV
A Town Like Alice

A Town Like Alice

1981
Set against the chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity, across three continents and two decades.

1980.

4 Movies
Stir

Stir

1980
The movie was inspired by the true life prison riot at Bathurst Jail in 1974 and the subsequent Royal Commission into New South Wales Prisons.
Blood Money

Blood Money

1980
A dying criminal takes his younger brother on one final job so that when the final hour comes, his brother and his brother's wife and daughter who he himself may have fathered, will be financially sec...
Palm Beach

Palm Beach

1980
Over the course of two days, there are stories about surfing and drugs.
Breaker Morant

Breaker Morant

4.2
1980
Three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting prisoners. They are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who want to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the war. As th...

1979.

2 Movies
Cathy's Child

Cathy's Child

1979
Baikas lives in Australia with her daughter. The authorities can't help her when her daughter's father returns to Greece. She turns to the media. The editor of a major daily newspaper gives her case p...
The Odd Angry Shot

The Odd Angry Shot

1979
A group of Australian SAS soldiers were deployed to Vietnam in the late 1960's and encountered the realities of war, from the numbing boredom of camp life and long range patrols to the terror of endur...

1978.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
Third Person Plural

Third Person Plural

1978
Four people get to know each other on a yacht.
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

1978
The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable, and as a result snaps in a violent and horrible way.
Newsfront

Newsfront

1978
A group of people risk their lives to film breaking news for a movie.
Weekend of Shadows

Weekend of Shadows

1978
A farmer's wife is murdered in a small town. A group of people are trying to catch a Polish labourer.
The Irishman

The Irishman

1978
Paddy Doolan is a man who refuses to accept change. In a new century where the motor car is changing the way things are done, the stubborn Irishman, the last of the draught-horse teamsters, continues ...
TV
Against the Wind

Against the Wind

1978
Against the Wind was a 1978 Australian television mini-series. It is a historical drama portraying both the British rule of Ireland, and the development of New South Wales and Australia. The producer...
Money Movers

Money Movers

1978
A group of crooks are planning to steal twenty million dollars.

1977.

1 Movie
The Love Letters from Teralba Road

The Love Letters from Teralba Road

1977
A violent man (Bryan Brown), who ostensibly has a slight mental illness due to fillings in his teeth, continues to write letters to his estranged girlfriend, Kris McQuade. She sees that he expresses h...

1975.

2 Movies
The Christmas Tree

The Christmas Tree

1975
Three lucky pine trees, with human faces, are cut down in order to enjoy the holidays with human families.
Scobie Malone

Scobie Malone

1975
Helga's murder is the subject of a murder investigation in the city.
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