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      Kieran O'Brien

      Kieran O'Brien

      Highest Rated: 87% 24 Hour Party People (2002)

      Lowest Rated: 24% 9 Songs (2004)

      Birthday: Not Available

      Birthplace: Rochdale, Manchester, England, UK

      Hailing from Greater Manchester, film and TV actor Kieran O'Brien got an early start in the business, landing his first series lead at 14 on the BBC family comedy "Gruey." Roles on the long-running youth-oriented dramas "Children's Ward" and "Dramarama" followed, with O'Brien tackling his most high-profile television role as a regular on the Robbie Coltrane-led police procedural "Cracker." O'Brien, who'd made his feature debut as a kidnapped lad in Richard Loncraine's 1987 thriller "Bellman and True," hit the big screen again in 1999's Brit comedy "Virtual Sexuality." He then turned up in a small part in the indie drama "24-Hour Party People," director Michael Winterbottom's stylish survey of the '70s Manchester music scene. Winterbottom guided the actor through a much bigger role in the sexually explicit romance "9 Songs," a festival favorite that stirred controversy with its full-on depictions of O'Brien and his co-star Margo Stilley's on-camera lovemaking. O'Brien vehemently defended the art-house sensation ("It's only sex"), and he re-teamed with Winterbottom for a brief role in the director's next feature, "Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story." In 2005, the actor appeared in the soccer saga "Goal! The Dream Begins" as a tough Newcastle footballer, a role he reprised in the film's sequel, "Goal II: Living the Dream." He also returned to one of his better-known parts for the 2006 TV-movie revival of "Cracker," while continuing to light up the small screen in recurring roles on the police drama "Holby Blue" and the crime drama "Blue Murder."

      Highest rated movies

      24 Hour Party People poster
      24 Hour Party People
      Peterloo poster
      Peterloo
      The Look of Love poster
      The Look of Love
      Goal! The Dream Begins poster
      Goal! The Dream Begins
      Goal! 2: Living the Dream poster
      Goal! 2: Living the Dream
      9 Songs poster
      9 Songs

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      67% 42% Peterloo Peter Wilkes (Character) $116.7K 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Invisible Executive Producer - 2013
      54% 34% The Look of Love Jimmy Humphries (Character) $14.6K 2013
      58% 63% The Shock Doctrine Narrator - 2009
      39% 62% Goal! 2: Living the Dream Hughie McGowan (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker: A New Terror Unknown (Character) - 2006
      42% 77% Goal! The Dream Begins Hughie McGowan (Character) $4.3M 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bloodlines Unknown (Character) - 2005
      24% 32% 9 Songs Matt (Character) $49.8K 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine Eric Metcalfe (Character) - 2003
      87% 87% 24 Hour Party People Nathan McGough (Character) $1.1M 2002
      No Score Yet 46% Virtual Sexuality Alex (Character) $43.9K 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker: The Big Crunch Mark Fitzgerald (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker: To Be a Somebody Mark Fitzgerald (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker: Men Should Weep Mark Fitzgerald (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker: To Say I Love You Mark Fitzgerald (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker: The Mad Woman in the Attic Mark Fitzgerald (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 100% Bellman and True The Boy (Character) $19.1K 1987

      TV

      Credit
      95% 84% Ted Lasso James Tartt (Guest Star) 2020-2021
      89% 90% Years and Years Woody (Character) 2019
      No Score Yet 68% Cuckoo Goran (Character) 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Syndicate Andy Stevenson (Character) 2015
      No Score Yet 61% Secret Diary of a Call Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami SWAT Narrator 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker Unknown (Character) 1993-1996
      No Score Yet 73% Heartbeat Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jim Henson Hour Matt Banting (Character) 1989