In 1983 Bryan was nominated for a Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special for the mini series The Thorn Birds.
In 1999 Bryan won a AFI Award for 'Best Performance by an an Actor in a Supporting Role' for Two Hands.
Bryan is an appointed member of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June 2005 for services to film and television and for his support of community organisations including the Hope for the Children Foundation, World Vision and the YWCA.
In 1987 Bryan starred in the TV mini-series The Shiralee playing the role of Macauley. Macauley is a swagman on the road in the 1940s looking for work.
The movie also starred Noni Hazlehurst as Lily and Rebecca Smart as Buster.
In 1988 Bryan played a memorbale role in Cocktail as Douglas 'Doug' Coughlin. The movie also starred Tom Cruise as Brian Flanagan and Elisabeth Shue as Jordan Mooney.
Bryan has 3 children with his wife Rachel. His children's names are Rosie, Mathilda and Joe.
Bryan married actress Rachel Ward on April 16th, 1983. They are still happily married today.
Bryan Brown: We are always going to be influenced by America... I watched the word 'bum' go out and 'butt' come in. And part of me says, oh that's a shame, but Aussie boys are still Aussie boys.
Bryan Brown: Oh yeah. I'm always dancing on bars. I'm a bloke that loves a drink, and when you're just free and on the loose like we are on films - it happens.