Bryan Murray trained at The Abbey Theatre in Dublin and was a member of the company there for seven years appearing in over 50 productions. He has also been a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre Company.
Recent stage credits include the role of James O'Brien in Deirdre Kinahan's AN OLD SONG, HALF FORGOTTEN directed by Louise Lowe for the Abbey Theatre & SoFFT Productions. He also played the lead role of Dave in DAVE AT LARGE by Joe Devlin and Brian McAvera, which opened at The Civic Theatre, Dublin and went on to tour nationwide in 2017.
Bryan has been a regular face on television for the last 35 years. Since 2006 he has played the regular role of Bob Charles in Ireland's longest-running soap FAIR CITY. Some of his best-known roles include Fitz in STRUMPET CITY, Flurry Knox in THE IRISH RM, Shifty in BREAD, (For which he won BBC TV Personality Of The Year) Harry Cassidy in PERFECT SCOUNDRELS and Trevor Jordache in BROOKSIDE.
Further television appearances include THE YEAR OF THE FRENCH; I'M A DREAMER MONTREAL; RIFLEMAN; BREAD OR BLOOD; FINAL RUN; IRIS IN THE TRAFFIC; THE FRANCHISE AFFAIR; GATES OF GOLD; HARD SHOULDER; THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE; CASUALTY; HOLBY CITY; THE BILL; SILENT WITNESS; PROOF; the ITV drama BABY WAR, and the Golden Globe nominated series, THE TUDORS.
His theatre work in Dublin and London includes; THE HOSTAGE; BORSTAL BOY; THE MORNING AFTER OPTIMISM; THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN; THE SILVER TASSIE; DEATHWATCH; THE DEVILS; ST. JOAN; BLOOD WEDDING; PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME; THE RIVALS; VOLUNTEERS; THE GLASS MENAGERIE; THE SHADOW OF THE GLEN; THE WHITEHEADED BOY; FANDO AND LIS; THE PLEBIANS REHEARSE THE UPRISING; THE HAPPY GO LIKEABLE MAN; A CHANGE OF MIND; THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS; JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK; CATCHPENNY TWIST; NASHVILLE NEW YORK; BLOOD BROTHERS; THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST; FINIAN'S RAINBOW; ONE TOUCH OF VENUS; MISERY; DEATHTRAP; THE CAVALCADERS; BOYBAND; AN INSPECTOR CALLS; AN IDEAL HUSBAND; JOE & I; THE GOAT; LOVE LETTERS; RANK; MEDEA; ANNA KARENINA; SALOMÉ; GREAT EXPECTATIONS; THE DEEP BLUE SEA; CELEBRATION; MY COUSIN RACHEL; BEST MAN; JACK AND THE BEANSTALK and IN SEARCH OF MR. B.
Bryan has presented KNOCK KNOCK and UMBRELLA for BBC Television, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE for RTE, and for three years his live chat show ENCORE for RTE television in Ireland. He recently presented the IFTA nominated four part documentary series THE TENEMENTS for TV3 and the four part documentary series THE BIG HOUSE also for TV3. He is an occasional presenter of LATE DATE on RTE Radio 1.
He has appeared in many television commercials in the UK and has been the voice for a number of advertising campaigns. In the United States his face is well known for the PIONEER PRESS TV commercials and the IRISH SPRING TV Commercials which he presented for 6 years.
Bryan has also worked on a number of Radio dramas for RTÉ and the BBC, most recently voicing the role of Dr. Pat Finnegan in A MATTER OF MODESTY, directed by Goretti Slavin for RTÉ Radio Drama on One.
His film credits include the role of Henry Liddell in Farhad Safinia's THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN starring Natalie Dormer, Mel Gibson and Sean Penn; HERE ARE LADIES, A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN, MRS. SANTA CLAUS and BOY EATS GIRL.
Bryan is based in Dublin.