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Brían most recently filmed the role of Steve in Little Boy Blue for ITV.
He is known for his work on Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby, The International (Tom Twyker), Brooklyn’s Finest (Antoine Fuqua), Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (Sidney Lumet), No Reservations (Scott Hicks) and Intermission directed by John Crowley. His most recent film roles include Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall and John Boorman’s Queen And Country.
He received a Primetime Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Bert Pierce opposite Kate Winslet in HBO’s Mildred Pierce.
Other television includes: ‘Ken Karn’ in John McNamara’s Aquarias for NBC, The Bastard Exexcutioner, The Last Ship, Saints and Strangers, FlashForward (HBO/ABC), Brotherhood (Showtime), Prime Suspect (ITVUS/Universal) and Love Hate (Octagon/RTE).
Brían’s theatre performances have earned him multiple awards and nominations, including Tony Award nominations for The Beauty Queen of Lennane, Doubt and Tom Stoppard’s trilogy The Coast of Utopia. He won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Frozen and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for Doubt. His most recent stage performances on Broadway were in If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet with Jake Gyllenhaal and in John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar for which he was nominated for a 2014 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actor.