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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 23 June 1947Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Birth NameBryan Neathaway Brown
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bryan Brown was born on June 23, 1947 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Bryan Neathaway Brown. He is an actor and producer, known for Cocktail (1988), Australia (2008) and Along Came Polly (2004). He has been married to Rachel Ward since April 16, 1983. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Rachel Ward (16 April 1983 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Frequently plays Australians

Trivia (6)

Was slated to star in an Australian film called Kangaroo (1987) with Olivia Newton-John, based on a D.H. Lawrence story in 1983. The film was recast and released 3 years later in 1986.
Children: Rosie (b. 1984), Matilda Brown (b. 1987) and Joe Brown (b. 1992).
Inducted into the TV Week Logie Awards Hall of Fame in 1989. He was a former insurance salesman who turned to the theatre, working in Australia and London, he starred in TV mini series such as Against the Wind (1978), A Town Like Alice (1981), The Thorn Birds (1983) and The Shiralee (1987). His movie triumphs included The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978), Breaker Morant (1980), Cocktail (1988) (with Tom Cruise) and Gorillas in the Mist (1988).
He was awarded the A.M. (Member of the Order of Australia) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June 2005 for services to film and television and for his support of community organizations, including the Hope for the Children Foundation, World Vision and the YWCA.
Brother-in-law of Tracy-Louise Ward.
East Balmain, New South Wales, Australia [January 2009]

Personal Quotes (9)

Because I like theatre and I love a challenge. With 'Zebra!' I've found a new Australian play where I can create a character first - that's what I live to do.
You know, I stumble about what I'm going to do. I don't plan. I've never had ambitions.
Look, I've always been a confident bloke. I'm grateful to my mother for that.
I'm a Sydney suburban boy shaped entirely by the western suburbs.
I wanted to be an actor, and when that day happened that was sort of like the end. Now let it take me.
When you live in a place, you're not just taking from it, you're contributing to it. In America I would never be able to make myself a person who could contribute. I wasn't interested in that society; I was interested in this society.
We are always going to be influenced by America... I watched the word 'bum' go out and 'butt' come in. And part of me says, oh that's a shame, but Aussie boys are still Aussie boys.
It costs a lot of money to release a movie. What you'd call art-house movies - movies that don't have big stars or big budgets - they're very hard for distributors to get behind 'em and take chances.
I simply went down there to catch up with an old mate of mine, who owns the place. He's the one who wrote the book on the place, but no, no movie, just a beer.

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