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Brendan Coyle

The great-nephew of legendary Manchester United manager Matt Busby (1909-94). Trained to be a butcher after leaving school at age 16. Decided to pursue his acting dream at age 18, a year after his father unexpectedly died. Learned to act at his cousin's Dublin theatre. Honored with the 1999 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor for the London production of Irish playwright Conor McPherson's The Weir. Downtown Abbey creator Julian Fellowes wrote the role of Mr. Bates with him in mind, having seen him in the 2004 BBC series North and South. A patron of Lakelands Hospice in Corby, Northamptonshire; also supports Workwise, which helps young people find jobs.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
58% Me Before You
  • Bernard Clark
2016
40% Unless
  • Caspar Brown
2016
84% Noble
  • Gerry Shaw
2015
22% The Raven
  • Reagan
2012
57% Perrier's Bounty
  • Jerome
2010
No Score Yet Perfect Parents
  • Ed
2006
No Score Yet Offside
  • Actor
2006
44% The Jacket
  • Damon
2005
No Score Yet Amnesia
  • Ian Reid
2005
88% Omagh
  • Det. Sgt. John White
2004
No Score Yet Amnesia
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Mapmaker
  • Robert Bates
2001
No Score Yet Conspiracy
  • Maj. Gen. Heinrich Muller
2001
No Score Yet I Could Read The Sky
  • Actor
1999
81% The General
  • UVF Leader
1998
57% Tomorrow Never Dies
  • HMS Bedford Leading Seaman
1997
No Score Yet Glass Virgin
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Fool's Gold
  • Det. Sgt. Benwell
1992

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Downton Abbey
2010
  • John Bates
100% Spotless
2015-2016
  • Nelson Clay
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • DCS Mitchell John Bates Mr. Bates
86% Downton Abbey
2011-2016
  • John Bates
74% 12 Monkeys
2015
  • Dr. Kalman
No Score Yet Inspector George Gently
2008-2015
  • Patrick Donovan
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest

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