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Brian F. O'Byrne
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Brian F. O'Byrne

Irish actor Brian F. O'Byrne is as comfortable in front of the camera as he is on the stage. Most recently seen on screen in Terrence Malick's THE NEW WORLD, he also appeared in such films as Clint Eastwood's MILLION DOLLAR BABY, two films for Barry Levinson -- BANDITS and AN EVERLASTING PIECE, and Tim Blake Nelson's THE GREY ZONE. Following, O'Byrne appears in the critically acclaimed German film, MOSTLY MARTHA, directed by Scott Hicks and starring Catherine Zeta Jones and Aaron Eckhart. His television credits include the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of Blackwater Lightship, HBO's Oz, and Law & Order: SVU. This fall he will portray the title role on the two-hour PBS docudrama, Alexander Hamilton.

O'Byrne credits his training at the Samuel Beckett Center, Trinity College, Dublin for his many successes on stage. He is a four-time Tony nominee (The Lonesome West, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Doubt) and won the Tony for his portrayal of a murderous pedophile in 2004's Frozen. His most recent Broadway production was Shining City, for which he received his third Drama Desk nomination. Brian will next appear in New York's Lincoln Center production of Tom Stoppard's new play, The Coast of Utopia, co-starring with Ethan Hawke and Billy Crudup.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

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Selected Filmography

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