Richard Colin Brake (born 30 November 1964) is a Welsh-American actor, known for portraying [1 ] Joe Chill in and the Night's King in Batman Begins . Game of Thrones
Early life [ edit ]
Brake was born in
Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, Wales, United Kingdom to Welsh parents, and grew up in the US states of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Ohio. In 1967, he and his family immigrated to the United States, where they first settled in Atlanta. He attended Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio and trained in The Science of Acting under the technique's founder, and founding Principal of The Academy of the Science of Acting and Directing, [2 ] [3 ] [4 ] Sam Kogan. He also studied acting in New York City at the Michael Chekhov Studio under Beatrice Straight.
Acting career [ edit ]
Having appeared in numerous productions (including brief appearances in
and Cold Mountain ), Brake achieved his first significant role in mainstream cinema being cast as Munich Joe Chill in Christopher Nolan's 2005 film, . In this film (as in most versions of the Batman comic series), his character is the criminal who murdered Bruce Wayne's parents, effectively starting him on his path to becoming Batman Begins Batman.
Following this, Brake appeared as the warped Portman in
, with Doom Karl Urban and The Rock. Brake also made a cameo appearance in the video for Muse's " Knights of Cydonia", playing a villainous sheriff in a strange futuristic western. He then played the villain Bobby De Witt in , and appears in The Black Dahlia 2007's as Dortlich, one of the Hannibal Rising war criminals who murders young Hannibal Lecter's sister. [5 ]
In September 2007, Brake appeared on stage at the
Young Vic in by The Member of the Wedding Carson McCullers. The production was directed by Matthew Dunster.
Returning to film, his next starring role was that of Prior in
from director Outpost Steve Barker. Brake starred in Craig Singer's [6 ] , which was featured in the Perkins 14 After Dark Horrorfest film festival. In 2009, Brake appeared as Gary Scott in [7 ] Rob Zombie's , Halloween II a sequel to his remake of [8 ] – a role he garnered based on a personal recommendation to Halloween Rob Zombie from Sid Haig. [9 ]
He has also appeared in several British television shows including
, M.I. High and Keen Eddie , as well as the American television show Jeeves and Wooster . Cold Case
Brake portrayed a captain in the
einherjar in the 2013 film . Thor: The Dark World In March 2015 [10 ] Rob Zombie casted Brake as killer Doom-Head. [11 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
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