Kieran O'Brien

Kieran O'Brien
O'Brien grew up in nearby Royton and was educated at the Bishop Henshaw Roman Catholic Memorial High School in Rochdale. He began acting at an early age and was the star of a BBC TV series Gruey by the time he was 15. He also featured in several other series at the time in one-off or recurring roles. In 1993, he played the role of Craig Lee in Coronation Street and then the role of Lee Jones in Children's Ward. In 1993 he also became a regular in the detective series, Cracker, playing Mark, the son of central character Robbie Coltrane. In 1999 he made his cinema debut with the film Virtual Sexuality and began a reunited with Cracker director Michael Winterbottom for 24 Hour Party People in 2002 and, in '04, for the controversial 9 Songs, which included scenes of genuine sexual intercourse between O'Brien and his leading lady Margo Stilley. His role had earned him the credit of being the only mainstream British actor who has been shown ejaculating in a mainstream UK-produced feature. Since 9 Songs, O'Brien has made two further films with Winterbottom; A Cock and Bull Story and The Look of Love. Recent regular TV roles include Holby Blue and The Syndicate.
Name Kieran O'Brien
Also Known As
Birthday 1973-01-23
Gender Male
IMDB Kieran O'Brien profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Oldham, Greater Manchester, UK
As: Matt
2004-09-09
9 Songs...
As: Alex Thorne
1999-12-03
Virtual Sexuality...
As: Hughie McGowan
2006-05-12
Goal! The Dream Begi...
As: Hughie McGowan
2007-02-09
Goal! II: Living the...
As: Narrator (Voice)
2009-09-01
The Shock Doctrine...
As: The Boy
1987-01-01
Bellman and True...
As: Matt Banting
1989-01-23
Monster Maker...
As: Gary
2005-07-17
A Cock and Bull Stor...
As: Jimmy Humphries
2013-07-07
The Look of Love...
As: Nathan
2002-02-13
24 Hour Party People...
As: Lee Simpson
2016-08-24
The Watchman...
As: Peter Wilkes, a Farr
2019-04-05
Peterloo...
As: Poster Vendor
2013-10-13
Spike Island...
As: Ryan Flitch
1997-05-25
Born to Run...
As: PC Smalls
2018-12-25
Holmes & Watson...
As: Unknown
1992-04-10
Heartbeat...
As: Constable Robert Cli
2007-05-08
Holby Blue...
As: Unknown
1996-03-16
Dalziel and Pascoe...
As: Pvt. Allen Vest
2001-09-09
Band of Brothers...
As: Unknown
1993-09-27
Cracker...
As: Unknown
1983-09-12
Dramarama...
As: Unknown
2003-06-02
The Terry and Gaby S...
As: Sean Tyler
2003-01-27
The Afternoon Play...
As: Wafa
2008-02-17
The Last Enemy...
As: Unknown
2003-03-27
New Tricks...
As: Andy Grimshaw
2003-02-08
Burn It...
As: Shane
2009-05-18
Moving On...
As: Phil Prentice
2014-04-28
Prey...
As: Eric Metcalfe
2001-05-26
Messiah...
As: Robbie Rose
2000-04-30
Hearts and Bones...
As: Unknown
2007-09-27
Secret Diary of a Ca...
As: Unknown
2013-03-05
Bluestone 42...
As: Chris Miller
1986-09-05
Casualty...
As: Billy
1986-09-05
Casualty...
As: Lee Jones
1989-03-15
Children's Ward...
As: DS Gary Kenny
2017-07-11
In the Dark...
As: Thomas Bray
2014-09-15
Glue...
As: Actor
2000-05-07
Jason and the Argona...
As: Himself
2007-08-01
Indie Sex...