Kieran O'Brien

Kieran O'Brien

Highest Rated: 86% 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
Peterloo
The Look of Love
Goal! The Dream Begins
Goal! 2: Living the Dream
9 Songs

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
66% 44% Peterloo Peter Wilkes (Character) $116.7K 2018
54% 34% The Look of Love Jimmy Humphries (Character) $14.6K 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Invisible Executive Producer - 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bloodlines Unknown (Character) - 2005
42% 77% Goal! The Dream Begins Hughie McGowan (Character) $4.3M 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
86% 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cars That Made The World Narrator 2020
89% 89% 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
52% 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 Holby City Neil Stevenson (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hearts and Bones Robbie Rose (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker Unknown (Character) 1993-1995
20% No Score Yet Heartbeat Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jim Henson Hour Matt Banting (Character) 1989

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