Brían F. O'Byrne
|Brían F. O'Byrne|
|Born||Brían Francis O'Byrne
16 May 1967
Mullagh, County Cavan, Ireland
Brían Francis O'Byrne (born 16 May 1967) is an Irish actor, best known for his work in the United States.
Early life and education
O'Byrne first attracted notice for his performances in the Martin McDonagh plays The Beauty Queen of Leenane (1996) as Pato Dooley (for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play) and The Lonesome West (1997). He is known for taking on serious and dramatic roles, such as a serial killer in Frozen (1998) (for which he won a Tony Award) and a priest accused of child molestation in Doubt (2004), for which he received a Tony Award nomination. O'Byrne also appeared as a priest in the 2004 film Million Dollar Baby. In May 2007, O'Byrne was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance as Alexander Herzen in Tom Stoppard's 2002 trilogy The Coast of Utopia. He appeared in the play by John Patrick Shanley Outside Mullingar on Broadway in 2014,and received a nomination for the 2014 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Actor In A Play.
In 2011, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his performance in Mildred Pierce as Bert Pierce. O'Byrne was featured in the 2009–2010 ABC series FlashForward, in which he played Aaron Stark. The show was not renewed. FlashForward began airing in Ireland on January 4, 2010.
O'Byrne is married to American actress Heather Goldenhersh with whom he co-starred in the broadway play Doubt. The couple has two daughters together, one being born in 2008, and the other being born in 2010.
|1994||Avenue X||Sonny||Short film|
|1997||The Fifth Province||Timmy|
|1997||The Last Bus Home||Jessop|
|1997||Electricity||Graham Crouch||Short film|
|2000||An Everlasting Piece||George|
|2001||The Grey Zone||SS Interrogator|
|2004||Million Dollar Baby||Father Horvak|
|2005||The New World||Lewes|
|2005||In an Instant||The Man|
|2007||Before the Devil Knows You're Dead||Bobby|
|2009||The International||The Consultant|
|2010||Brooklyn's Finest||Ronny Rosario|
|2011||Season of the Witch||Teutonic High Priest||Uncredited|
|2014||Queen and Country||RSM Digby|
|1976||Joe Forrester||N/A||Episode: "An Act of Violence"|
|1998||Amongst Women||Luke||4 episodes|
|2001||Oz||Padraig Connolly||3 episodes|
|2004||The Blackwater Lightship||Larry||Television film|
|2005||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Liam Connors||Episode: "Ghost"|
|2007–08||Brotherhood||Colin Carr||18 episodes|
|2007||The American Experience||Alexander Hamilton||Episode: "Alexander Hamilton"|
|2009–10||FlashForward||Aaron Stark||15 episodes|
|2010||Medium||Clark Kerwin||Episode: "The People in Your Neighborhood"|
|2011||Mildred Pierce||Bert Pierce||5 episodes|
|2011–12||Prime Suspect||Detective Reg Duffy||13 episodes|
|2013–14||Love/Hate||Mick Moynihan||11 episodes|
|2015||Exposed||Quigg||Unsuccessful television pilot|
|2015–present||Aquarius||Ken Karn||7 episodes|
|2015||The Last Ship||Lt. Cmdr. Sean Ramsey||8 episodes|
|2015||The Bastard Executioner||Baron Erik Ventris||2 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|2007||Gotham Awards||Best Ensemble Cast||Before the Devil Knows You're Dead||Won|
|2007||Satellite Awards||Best Cast – Motion Picture||Won|
|2011||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie||Mildred Pierce||Nominated|
- FlashForward star talks about coming home. RTÉ. Tuesday, 29 December 2009.
- Gans, Andrew. 64th Annual "Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominations Announced; 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder' Leads the Pack" playbill.com, April 22, 2014
- Catriona Wightman (February 20, 2012). "Brian O'Byrne joins ABC's 'Gilded Lilys' pilot". Digital Spy. Retrieved March 9, 2012.