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Also Known As: Brian O'Byrne, Brian F O'Byrne Died:
Born: May 16, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: County Cavan, , IE Profession:

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Brían O'Byrne was that rare kind of actor who effortlessly navigated the worlds of film, television and the stage. The Tony Award-winning O'Byrne gained acclaim for his multilayered performance in the Broadway production of "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" (1998), "The Lonesome West" (1999), and the off-Broadway play "Frozen" (2004), in which he portrayed a sympathetic serial child killer. O'Byrne's versatility landed him a number of memorable film roles, most notably playing a priest in the Academy Award-winning drama "Million Dollar Baby" (2004) opposite Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank. He proved his mettle on television, with high-profiles roles on the Showtime drama "Brotherhood" (2006-08) and the ABC sci-fi series "FlashForward" (2009-10). But it was O'Byrne's earnest portrayal of a likeable cheating husband on the HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce" (2011) that catapulted him to A-list status in Hollywood and proved that he was undeniably one of the most compelling and dependable performers in the business.

Brían O'Byrne was that rare kind of actor who effortlessly navigated the worlds of film, television and the stage. The Tony Award-winning O'Byrne gained acclaim for his multilayered performance in the Broadway production of "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" (1998), "The Lonesome West" (1999), and the off-Broadway play "Frozen" (2004), in which he portrayed a sympathetic serial child killer. O'Byrne's versatility landed him a number of memorable film roles, most notably playing a priest in the Academy Award-winning drama "Million Dollar Baby" (2004) opposite Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank. He proved his mettle on television, with high-profiles roles on the Showtime drama "Brotherhood" (2006-08) and the ABC sci-fi series "FlashForward" (2009-10). But it was O'Byrne's earnest portrayal of a likeable cheating husband on the HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce" (2011) that catapulted him to A-list status in Hollywood and proved that he was undeniably one of the most compelling and dependable performers in the business.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Run and Jump (2013)
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 No Reservations (2007)
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 Bug (2006)
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 Million Dollar Baby (2005) Father Horvak
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 New World, The (2005)
10.
 Blackwater Lightship, The (2004) Larry
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1993:
Made his Broadway debut in "The Sisters Rosensweig"
1997:
Starred in the Irish drama, "The Fifth Province"
1998:
First attracted notice for his performances in Martin McDonagh's "The Beauty Queen of Leenane"
1999:
Returned to the stage for Martin McDonagh¿s "The Lonesome West"
2001:
Appeared in the Irish film, "Disco Pigs"
2004:
Returned to the Broadway stage to play a priest accused of child molestation in "Doubt"
2004:
Won a Tony for his portrayal of a child serial killer in "Frozen"
2004:
Played a priest in Clint Eastwood¿s "Million Dollar Baby"
2006:
Played Alexander Herzen, the principal character in Tom Stoppard's "The Coast of Utopia"
2007:
Made his series debut on the Showtime drama, "Brotherhood"
2009:
Cast as Aaron Stark in the ABC series, FlashForward"
2011:
Cast as Mildred's philandering husband in HBO¿s five-part miniseries, "Mildred Pierce"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
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