Bryan Larkin

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Bryan Larkin
Bryan Larkin 2016.jpg
Born (1973-08-07) 7 August 1973 (age 46)
NationalityScottish
OccupationActor, filmmaker
Years active2002-present

Bryan Larkin (born 7 August 1973) is a Scottish actor, writer and producer.[1] Also a self-taught filmmaker, he was awarded the Trailblazer award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival[2] in 2009. He is perhaps best known for his role of Dolokhov in Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz directed by Kieran Parker.[3]

Early life[edit]

Larkin was born in Glasgow and grew up in East Kilbride. He trained at Langside college in Glasgow.[1]

Career[edit]

After guest roles in Scottish TV shows Taggart, Rebus and River City, he wrote and starred in the short film, entitled SCENE[4] 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.[5] He shares a second BAFTA Scotland Award with the films co-producers, Marc Twynholm and Abigail Howkins.[6] 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'.[7] 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[8] 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[9] 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.[10] 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[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Category Result
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

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Just Around the Corner Gareth
2003 Taggart Erwin Baxter
2003 Room for the Night Ponce
2009 Miles Away Gill
2003 Solid Air Niall
2004 Reflections of a Life Alan
2005 Miracle of Silence Palsy man in Cafe
2006 As far as you've come Billy
2006 SCENE. Nathan/Gary/Actor
2007 Rebus Charlie Guthrie
2009 An Act of Terror Colin Parker
2009 Running in Traffic Joe Cullen
2009 Miles Away Gill
2009 The Red Machine Robert Eldridge Dean
2011 A Portentous Death Husband
2011 River City Callum Duff
2011 Fast Romance Doctor Gates
2011 The Crews Grassie
2011 Young James Herriot Detective
2012 Battleground Mitch
2012 Lip Service Banker
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
2014 Outlander Geordie
2015 Doctors Axel Hayley
2016 Shetland Eddie
2016 London Has Fallen Captain Will Davies
2016 Quantum Break Voice: Various Video Game
2017 Vengeance Marshall
2017 Horizon Zero Dawn Bajund, Jun, Kimik, Kudiv Video Game
2017 Chasing the Dragon Ernest Hunt

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/bryan-rising-star-hollywood-2421851/[permanent dead link] Daily Record Article 15 October 2013
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ http://thespoilist.com/interview-outpost-rise-of-the-spetsnaz-star-bryan-larkin/ Interview with Bryan Larkin from The Spoilist
  4. ^ "Scottish Screen news archive 2006". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  5. ^ "And it's lights, camera, action . . . outside a pub in Pollokshaws!". Evening Times. 30 December 2007.
  6. ^ http://www.bafta.org/scotland/awards/new-talent/nominees-winners/british-academy-scotland-new-talent-award-winners-in-4
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ https://variety.com/2009/film/reviews/the-red-machine-1200476767/ Variety Review of The Red Machine/
  9. ^ http://thehorrorhotel.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/review-battleground-2011.html_/[permanent dead link] The Horror Hotel review of Battleground/
  10. ^ London Has Fallen Official Trailer,

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