Shane Brolly

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Shane Brolly
Born Shane R. Brolly
(1970-03-06) 6 March 1970 (age 47)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Occupation Actor, writer, director, poet
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Sarah Buxton Brolly (2006–present; 1 child)

Shane R. Brolly (born 6 March 1970) is a Northern Irish actor, writer, and director, most known for his role as Kraven in the Underworld franchise.

Life and career[edit]

Brolly was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and comes from a family of Irish actors, although he has done most of his film work in the United States. After some independent films, he played a small role in the science fiction thriller Impostor, based on a story by Philip K. Dick. His most notable role to date is in Underworld as Kraven. He also reprised the role for Underworld: Evolution and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. He starred in CSI: NY in 2007 in the final episode of Season 3 "Snow Day". Besides acting, Shane is writes and directs films. His first short film, "Y's Guys", was well received at the Atlanta, New York and Daytona Beach film festivals.[citation needed]

Brolly lives in Beverly Hills with his wife, actress Sarah Buxton. The couple married on 27 November 2006. On 20 December 2006, Sarah gave birth to the couple's first child, a son named Finn Michael Brolly.[1]

Literary works[edit]

Alex Simon of Venice Magazine wrote: "Shane Brolly attacks the Hypocrisy of Hollywood with the favor of a starving man who's finally been given the best table at a gourmet restaurant. Spare, bullshit-free poetry about life, love and dreams that demands to be read and re-read."[this quote needs a citation]

Steven Cojocaru of People Magazine wrote: "Shane Brolly is an immensely talented writer. These raw and potent poems come form the soul. Brolly gives the genre a real shot in the arm with poetry that's as edgy and explosive as any of today's stir-it-up rap artists. Quite simply a literary star is born."[this quote needs a citation]

His latest book of poems, entitled The Ossuary is set for release in early 2015.

He has written two plays, The Closet Bastard and Joe the Plumber, which were performed at The Garage Theater. He has also written three screenplays, "The Chase", "Drug Squad" and "Insane", two of which have been optioned.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Other notes
2014 Book of Fire Justinian
2012 "Y's Guys" Announcer (voice) Writer/Director
2009 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Kraven
2009 Spread Prince Stelio
2008 Japan Japan
2006 48 Angels The Man
2006 Underworld: Evolution Kraven
2006 Room 6 Nick
2005 Devil's Highway Roger
2004 Sin's Kitchen J.D.
2003 Underworld Kraven
2003 Deadly Swarm Daniel Lang
2003 Henry Brooke
2003 Connecting Dots Andy
2002 Impostor Lt. Burrows
2001 Rennie's Landing Brad
1999 Flypaper Jack
1998 Stomping Grounds C.D. Store Owner
2003 Henry Brooke
Year Title Role Other notes
1998 Nightman Chrome
2002 Spartacus Spartacus TV Pilot, Tribune
2004 The Secret Service Ethan Kelly TV Pilot, ABC
2007 CSI: NY Colm Gunn Episode "Snowday"
2007 Mr. and Mrs. Smith Mr. Jones TV Pilot, NBC


  1. ^ "Soap star Sarah Buxton welcomes first child". People. 17 January 2007. Retrieved 2014-10-15. 

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