Bryan Larkin (born 7 August 1973) is a Scottish actor, writer and producer. Also a self-taught filmmaker, he was awarded the Trailblazer award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2009. He is perhaps best known for his role of Dolokhov in Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz directed by Kieran Parker.
After guest roles in Scottish TV shows Taggart, Rebus and River City, he wrote and starred in the short film, entitled SCENE for which he won a BAFTA Scotland Award for his performance. He later played the lead role of Joe Cullen in the BAFTA Scotland winning film Running in Traffic opposite Kenneth Cranham. He shares a second BAFTA Scotland Award with the films co-producers, Marc Twynholm and Abigail Howkins. Running in Traffic also received its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2009.
His recent television appearances include Doctors, playing the guest lead role of Axel Hayley in Episode 'The Messenger'. Also, the role of Geordie in Season 1 of Outlander. In 2015 he played the recurring character of Eddie in Series 3 of Shetland for BBC Scotland, opposite Game of Thrones star Ciarán Hinds.
He played the role of Robert Eldridge Dean in the American depression-era film, The Red Machine written and directed by Alec Boehm and Stephanie Argy and the lead role of, Mitch in the action film Battleground, written and directed by Neil MacKay In 2015 he appeared in the Scottish/Irish horror film Let Us Prey opposite Liam Cunningham and Pollyanna McIntosh.
In 2016, he appeared opposite Gerard Butler in London Has Fallen, in the role of SAS commander Will Davies. The film was directed by Babak Najafi and was released on 4 March by Millennium Films, under their recently revived Gramercy Pictures label.
In 2016 he was cast as the lead antagonist, Ernest Hunt, in Chasing The Dragon (Chinese: 追龍), previously known as King of Drug Dealers. Larkin plays a supporting role opposite Donnie Yen and Andy Lau in the action crime drama film directed by Jason Kwan and Wong Jing.
Awards and nominations
|2006||SCENE||BAFTA Scotland||Best First Time Performance||Won|
|2009||Running in Traffic||BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards||Best Producer||Won|
|2009||Running in Traffic||Edinburgh International Film Festival||Trailblazer Award||Won|
|2002||Just Around the Corner||Gareth|
|2003||Room for the Night||Ponce|
|2004||Reflections of a Life||Alan|
|2005||Miracle of Silence||Palsy man in Cafe|
|2006||As far as you've come||Billy|
|2009||An Act of Terror||Colin Parker|
|2009||Running in Traffic||Joe Cullen|
|2009||The Red Machine||Robert Eldridge Dean|
|2011||A Portentous Death||Husband|
|2011||River City||Callum Duff|
|2011||Fast Romance||Doctor Gates|
|2011||Young James Herriot||Detective|
|2012||To Our Bright White Hearts||Bruce Callaghan|
|2013||Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz||Dolokhov|
|2013||Killzone: Mercenary||Voice of ISA Assault / Helghast||Video Game|
|2013||Powerstar Golf||Voice of Henry||Video Game|
|2014||Let Us Prey||PC Jack Warnock|
|2016||London Has Fallen||Captain Will Davies|
|2016||Quantum Break||Voice: Various||Video Game|
|2017||Horizon Zero Dawn||Bajund, Jun, Kimik, Kudiv||Video Game|
|2017||Chasing the Dragon||Ernest Hunt|
- Taggart as Erwin Baxter
- Rebus as Charlie Guthrie
- River City as Calum Duff
- Young James Herriot as Detective
- Outlander as Geordie
- Doctors as Axel Hayley
- Shetland as Eddie
- http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/bryan-rising-star-hollywood-2421851/[permanent dead link] Daily Record Article 15 October 2013
- https://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/industry/trailblazers/2009/bryan-larkin/ Archived 11 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine Trailblazer Profiles at the Edinburgh International Film Festival
- http://thespoilist.com/interview-outpost-rise-of-the-spetsnaz-star-bryan-larkin/ Interview with Bryan Larkin from The Spoilist
- "Scottish Screen news archive 2006". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
- "And it's lights, camera, action . . . outside a pub in Pollokshaws!". Evening Times. 30 December 2007.
- https://variety.com/2009/film/reviews/the-red-machine-1200476767/ Variety Review of The Red Machine/
- http://thehorrorhotel.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/review-battleground-2011.html_/[permanent dead link] The Horror Hotel review of Battleground/
- London Has Fallen Official Trailer,