Brian’s most recent screen credits include the feature film Tiger Raid directed by Simon Dixon, The Stag directed by John Butler, Stay directed by Wiebke Von Carolsfeld starring Aidan Quinn and Taylor Schilling, Darkness On The Edge Town directed by Patrick Ryan, Serious Swimmers (a short film directed by Andy Taylor Smith for Rankin’s Collabor8 programme), and Ronan and Rob Burke’s forthcoming feature film Standby, co-starring Jessica Paré, in which he plays the lead role of Alan. He is perhaps best-known to Irish audiences for his role as Hughie in RTÉ’s Love/Hate.
On stage Brian most recently played the role of Kenneth in the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive, which also ran at the Atlantic Theatre in New York and was named Best Play of 2013/2014 by the New York Drama Critics Circle. Other theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet at the Abbey Theatre, Stuck at the Project Arts Centre and Druid Theatre Company’s production of The Silver Tassie, directed by Gary Hynes.
Further credits include the role of Gus opposite Kristen Stewart in Rupert Sanders’ Snow White and the Huntsman, the role of Sinclair in the BBC adaptation of Benjamin Black’s Quirke series, starring Gabriel Byrne, How to be Happy directed by Mark Gaster, Michael Rob Costine & Brian O’Neill, the animated short Coda directed by Alan Holly, the Immaturity for Charity sketches directed by John Butler, Trouble in Paradise, Single Handed, The Wake Wood, the popular ITV series Primeval, The Eagle directed by Kevin MacDonald, John Boorman’s The Tiger’s Tail, and the short films Noreen and What Will Survive of Us directed by his brother Domhnall.