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Tony winning Irish actor BRíAN F. O'BYRNE (The Consultant) most recently starred in the acclaimed television series "Brotherhood,” which recently completed its run on Showtime. O'Byrne will next be seen in Antoine Fuqua's Brooklyn's Finest, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. O'Byrne also recently completed shooting a supporting role in Tree of Life, which re-teams him with director Terrence Malick. Next, O'Byrne will star opposite Joseph Fiennes in the ABC pilot "Flash Forward,” written and directed by David S. Goyer.

This past year, O'Byrne starred on Broadway at Lincoln Center in Tom Stoppard's groundbreaking trilogy "The Coast of Utopia,” directed by Jack O'Brien, also starring Ethan Hawke and Billy Crudup. O'Byrne portrayed the play's central figure, Alexander Herzen, a pro-Western thinker and writer known as "the father of Russian socialism.” O'Byrne received his fifth Tony nomination for his performance (Best Actor in a Play).

In 2007, O'Byrne was seen in Sydney Lumet's Before The Devil Knows You're Dead opposite Ethan Hawke, for which he was recognized by the Broadcast Film Critics (Critics Choice Awards), the Boston Society of Film Critics, the New York Online Film Critics and The Gotham Awards for the Best Ensemble Cast award. O'Byrne was also featured in Warner Bros.' No Reservations, directed by Scott Hicks, in which he played the neighbor and suitor of Catherine Zeta-Jones. Prior to that, he chilled audiences in William Friedkin's adaptation of the off-Broadway play Bug for Lion's Gate, opposite Ashley Judd and Harry Connick, Jr.. Other recent film credits include Terrence Malick's The New World, opposite Colin Farrell; Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby; two films for Barry Levinson, Bandits and An Everlasting Piece; and Tim Blake Nelson's The Grey Zone, among others. Other television credits include the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of "Blackwater Lightship”, HBO's "Oz,” and "Law & Order: SVU.” In 2007, O'Byrne starred as the title character in docudrama "Alexander Hamilton” as part of PBS' award winning American Experience series.

O'Byrne has received Tony nominations for "The Lonesome West,” "The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” and "Doubt,” and won the Tony for his portrayal of a murderous pedophile in 2004's "Frozen.” Prior to "Utopia,” he starred opposite Oliver Platt in the Broadway production of "Shining City,” directed by Robert Falls for the Manhattan Theatre Club. O'Byrne received his fourth consecutive Drama Desk Award nomination for "Utopia” and is also the recipient of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Doubt” and the Obie Award and Lucille Lortel Award for "Frozen.” O'Byrne credits his training at the Samuel Beckett Center, Trinity College in Dublin for his many successes.


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