|Paul O' Brien|
14 April 1978 |
Paul O'Brien (born 14 April 1978) is a South African born Australian actor.
Paul O'Brien was born on 14 April in South Africa, and grew up in Australia. He spent several years on the Gold Coast, with his family. He attended first St Kevins in Benowa and then Somerset and Marymount Colleges.
O'Brien has starred in a several short films, stage productions including 'Five Minute Call' directed by acclaimed Aussie director Robert Chuter and a number of features. He is best known for his role on Home and Away as Constable Jack Holden between August 2005 and 2008. He arrived with his brother Lucas Holden and father Tony Holden. Jack soon fell for Martha McKenzie, and the two later married, only to divorce later in 2007. Jack then married Sam, however this did not last, as Jack was still in love with Martha, and Sam later committed suicide. Martha and Jack re-married after a heartfelt wedding as Martha was diagnosed with breast cancer. On the season finale of Home and Away 2008, Jack was shot in the heart by his fellow workmate Angelo. Jack was found dead by his father Tony at the end of the 2009 Series Return – his death made the cover of TV WEEK magazine and was a big shock for Home and Away fans. He won the Most Popular New Talent Logie Award in 2006 and was again nominated for most popular actor in 2007 and 2008.
In 2008, O'Brien took part in the third series of It Takes Two, an Australian reality show in which celebrities compete against each other by singing. O'Brien was partnered with pop singer Jade MacRae. The finished in fourth position.
As well as acting, O'Brien runs an acting school in St Kilda, Melbourne called the Actors Nest. He also runs his own film production company in Melbourne named Gold Rush Studios.
Awards and nominations
|2006||TV Week Logie||Most Popular New Male Talent||Winner|
|TV Week||Cleo Bachelor Of The Year||Runner-up|
|TV Week||Voted hottest male||Winner|
|2007||TV Week Logie||Logie Award for Most Popular Actor||Nominated|
|2008||TV Week Logie||Logie Award for Most Popular Actor||Nominated|
- Wood finally wins gold at Logies
- ABC stars dominate Gold Logie nominations
- Home and Away's Paul O'Brien and Todd Lasance in Underbelly TV movie
- Andy Lee bachelor of the year
- Paul O'Brien departs from It Takes Two on a high
- Interview: Paul O'Brien
- Dainty, Sophie (2 October 2013). "Former 'Home and Away' star joins cast of 'Neighbours' in guest role". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 10 October 2013.