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Orla Brady


Played Elizabeth Bishop over the science fiction TV drama Fringe, that was made by J.J. Abrams. She proved helpful being a model and performed the function of Adela in the Dublin movie theater production of Home of Bernarda Alba. She made an appearance over the BBC Television show The Deep. She wedded professional photographer Nick Brandt in Dec 2002. She was with an bout of the legal play Shark alongside Adam Woods.

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Full Name Orla Brady
Date Of Birth March 28, 1961
Place Of Birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.68 m
Profession TV Actress
Nationality Irish
Spouse Nick Brandt
Parents Patrick Brady, Catherine Brady
Movies The Price Of Desire, Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise, The Luzhin Defence, A Love Divided, How About You, 32A, Fogbound, Wuthering Heights, Words Upon the Window Pane, Wayland's Song, The Foreigner, 60 Minute Man, The Debt, Lawless
TV Shows Into the Badlands, Strike Back, The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns, Eternal Law, Banished, Sinbad, The Deep, Servants, Proof, Empire, Mistresses, Family Law, Noah's Ark, Out of the Blue, Jo, Out of the Blue (UK), Lawless
Star Sign Aries

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1Is the second of four children born to Patrick and his wife Catherine.
2Educated at a Loreto Convent in Wicklow and an Ursuline Convent in Dublin.
3When she was 25, moved to Paris where she studied at the L'École Philippe Gaulier, securing a place at Marcel Marceau's École Internationale de Mimodrame de Paris.
4Lived in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland, from birth until the age of seven.
5In 2001 moved to Los Angeles where she met English photographer, Nick Brandt, whom she married in December 2002 in the Chyulu Hills of Kenya.



Into the Badlands2015-2017TV SeriesLydia
American Odyssey2015TV SeriesSofia Tsaldari / Sophia Tsaldari
Banished2015TV SeriesAnne Meredith
The Price of Desire2015Eileen Gray
Doctor Who2013TV SeriesTasha Lem
Agatha Christie's Poirot2013TV SeriesCountess Rossakoff
Wayland's Song2013Grace
Jo2013TV SeriesDormont
Eternal Law2012TV SeriesMrs. Sheringham
Fringe2010-2012TV SeriesAlternate Elizabeth Bishop Elizabeth Bishop
Sinbad2012TV SeriesTaryn
The Deep2010TV Mini-SeriesCatherine / Catherine Donnelly
Mistresses2008-2010TV SeriesSiobhan Dhillon Siobhan Dillon Siobhan
Strike Back2010TV SeriesKatie Dartmouth
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings2009Video GameMaggie O'Malley (voice)
Wallander2008TV SeriesElla Lindfeldt
Shark2007-2008TV SeriesClaire Stark
Protect and Serve2007TV MovieDr. Lorna Herrera
How About You...2007Kate Harris
32A2007Jean Brennan
Last Night2006/IIShortLucy
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise2006TV MovieLilly Summers
Sixty Minute Man2006TV MovieKate Henderson
World of Trouble2005TV MovieJoan Denny
Empire2005TV Mini-SeriesAtia
Revelations2005TV Mini-SeriesNora Webber
Proof2004-2005TV SeriesMaureen Boland
Lawless2004TV MovieLiz Bird
Nip/Tuck2004TV SeriesDr. Monica Jordan
Hustle2004TV SeriesMeredith Gates
The Debt2003TV MovieAngela Jahnsen
Servants2003TV Mini-SeriesFlora Ryan
Family Law2000-2002TV SeriesNaoise O'Neill
Silent Grace2001Eileen
The Luzhin Defence2000Aunt Anna
Pure Wickedness1999TV SeriesJenny Meadows
A Love Divided1999Sheila Kelly Cloney
The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns1999TV Mini-SeriesKathleen Fitzpatrick
Wuthering Heights1998TV MovieCathy
Noah's Ark1997-1998TV SeriesClare Somers
The Heart Surgeon1997TV MovieMarcella Duggan
The Vicar of Dibley1996TV SeriesAoife
Pie in the Sky1996TV SeriesKit Kelly de Goris
Casualty1995TV SeriesWendy
New Voices1995TV SeriesRuby
Dangerfield1995TV SeriesDiane Foster
Words Upon the Window Pane1994Vanessa
The Rector's Wife1994TV Mini-SeriesSister Josephine
Absolutely Fabulous1994TV SeriesNurse Mary
The Bill1994TV SeriesAmy
Minder1993TV SeriesBank Teller
So You Think You've Got Troubles1991TV Series



4th Irish Film and Television Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
3rd Irish Film and Television Awards2005TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter
The 7th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Award Presenter
The 6th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Award Nominee
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2008TV SeriesHerself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actress in a Lead Role - FilmThe Price of Desire (2015)
2013IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actress TVSinbad (2012)
2012Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Guest Starring Role on TelevisionFringe (2008)
2011IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actress in a Lead Role in Film/TelevisionMistresses (2008)
2009IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in TelevisionMistresses (2008)
2004IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actress in a TV DramaProof (2004)
2004IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actress in a TV DramaServants (2003)
1999IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actor in a Female RoleA Love Divided (1999)

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