In 2009, Brendan won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie playing Winston Churchill on Into the Storm.
Brendan's first professional role was at the Abbey Theater.
Brendan works also as a playwright and director.
Brendan attended the University College, Dublin, Ireland. His degree is in Gaelic and English.
At the age of 18, Brendan spent a short time working as a street musician.
Brendan's Zodiac Sign is Aries.
Brendan's birthday falls under the Year of the Ram.
You can write to Brendan at:
c/o The Agency Ltd. (Dublin)
47 Adelaide Road
Dublin 2 Eire
In 1999, Brendan was nominated for the Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for: The General (1998).
In 1999, Brendan won the ALFS Award for British Actor of the Year for: The General (1998).
In 1999, Brendan won the IFTA Award for Best Actor for: The General (1998).
In 2003, Brendan was nominated for the IFTA Award for Best Actor in a Feature Film for: Wild About Harry (2000).
In 1998, Brendan won the BSFC Award for Best Actor for: The General (1998). He also won for his performance in I Went Down (1997).
Brendan is an Associate Member of RADA.
Brendan plays the professor of Defense Against the Dark Arts in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, as well as in, presumably, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and any subsequent films in which his character, Mad-Eye Moody, appears. This makes him the first, and to date only, actor to play a Hogwarts professor who has himself been employed as a teacher.
Brendan joined the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford Upon Avon, England, in the late eighties for two seasons where his credits included King Lear and King Richard II.
Brendan participated in the Dublin Shakespeare Theatre Festival the during mid-eighties.
Brendan is an accomplished fiddle player, and can be seen playing it in Michael Collins (1996).
Brendan made his film debut as a quarryman in The Field (1990).
Brendan stands 6' 2" (1.88 m) tall.
Brendan attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England.
Brendan was a teacher on the secondary level for 10 years before becoming an actor at the age of 34.